Thursday, January 08, 2009

Relax ...

Okay …you’ve had a week of weight loss resolution suggestions. Let’s work on another resolution. – reducing stress! Did you know January 8th is National Bubble Bath Day? Jasmine tea is perfect with a bubble bath. (Well, maybe not for this little bugger, but ain't he cute?!)

What is jasmine tea? Jasmine (from Persian yasmin which means ``gift from God’’) flowers, which bloom only at night, are placed atop tea leaves after they have been processed into typically green or oolong teas. Their scent is a distinctively rich, warm floral fragrance that is sweetly exotic. Jasmine sedates the nervous system, so it is great for jangled nerves, headaches, insomnia, and depression and for taking the emotional edge off PMS and menopause. It also has a reputation as an aphrodisiac!

The intoxicating fragrance of the jasmine blossoms scents the tea, and the scent stays with the tea. A more intense jasmine fragrance can be obtained when the tea is scented numerous times. The tea should just taste like good tea. The jasmine is a scent, and should only be within the flavor as achieved through your sense of smell. A flavored jasmine tea is a cheap knockoff, and should be avoided. The best way to enjoy a cup of jasmine tea is to inhale the scent on the steam as you are sipping in the tea. Add a bubble bath, some soothing music, maybe subdued lighting … I’m feeling better already!

Our jasmine offerings are extensive. Our most popular jasmine teas are Jasmine Green and Jasmine Chun Hao, though Rose-Kissed Jasmine has recently picked up a following:

Our most intense jasmines are the pearls (shown above) and butterflies (shown below). In the case of the pearls, two leaves and a bud are hand-rolled into a ball the size and shape of a pearl. Upon steeping, these pearls dance gracefully through the water, slowly unfurling and releasing their alluring fragrance. The only difference between Dragon Phoenix Jasmine Pearls and Organic Jasmine Pearls is that Dragon Phoenix Jasmine Pearls are not certified organic.

Golden Jasmine Butterfly is a rare reserve tea, perhaps the finest jasmine tea we’ve ever experienced. Not your everyday tea (unless your everyday is a little like heaven!) Exceptional hand-picked Chinese white tea is together by hand into the shape of beautiful small butterflies, then layered with fresh jasmine petals replaced night after night until the scent and flavor are indescribably deep and sweet.

There are five other lovely jasmines available at SensibiliTeas

Can you tell which one goes with my bubble bath?
It’s time to let yourself go …

Jasmine teas will be available at 10% their regular price from now until Saturday, January 17, 2009. Mention you saw the sale mentioned in this post, or enter the code blog01089 in the special comments section of the online order form.

(Please call the shop before trying to visit. I may still be out of town due to a death in the family. )

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