Does Jasmine Tea Have Caffeine? (Find Out How Much!)

While I enjoy having a cup of jasmine tea, I am concerned about caffeine intake - particularly because I am sensitive to caffeine.

I've seen a bit of conflicting information out there, making me wonder, does jasmine tea have caffeine or not?

Having done my research, I will provide you with everything you need to know about jasmine tea and its variants and whether or not they contain caffeine. Read on to find out more!

Pure jasmine tea does not have caffeine. Most of the time, however, it is blended with other teas. Depending on the tea varietal, these teas could have caffeine.

Below are some other teas with a jasmine blend, and we'll take a look and see if the tea contains caffeine.

1. Does Jasmine Flower Tea Have Caffeine?

Jasmine flower tea does not have any caffeine. This particular tea only has jasmine flowers and a wonderful aroma to it.

While it goes especially well when blended with a green tea base, this is also perfect for drinking on its own, and I find that it makes for a perfect cup on a cold winter's day.

2. Does Jasmine Pearl Tea Have Caffeine?

Jasmine pearl tea does have caffeine, as it belongs to the green tea family. It has about 30 to 50mg of caffeine per serving.

This incredible tea consists of tea leaves and white tea buds that are slightly oxidized and rolled into balls by hand. The jasmine flowers are then added for flavor.

3. Does Jasmine Green Tea Have Caffeine?

Yes, jasmine green tea has caffeine, as green teas on their own naturally have caffeine. The caffeine content of jasmine green tea is 25 mg in 8 ounces of tea.

4. Does Jasmine Oolong Tea Have Caffeine?

Yes, Jasmine oolong tea also does have caffeine. This distinctive blend is crafted with jasmine blossoms and one of the finest oolong teas from China.

The amount of caffeine that you can expect to find in this tea is 30mg.

Jasmine Tea Leave Varieties

Popular Jasmine Tea Brands & Their Caffeine Levels

If you're a fan of drinking from different brands, you may wonder if their caffeine levels differ.

Here, we'll take a look at some of the popular brands.

Lipton Green Tea Orange Passionfruit Jasmine

This particular tea has caffeine, as it's crafted with green tea leaves. While the exact caffeine level of this particular tea is unknown, jasmine green tea typically has 25mg of caffeine. Hence, this particular tea would have roughly the same amount as well.

I enjoy this particular tea as, unlike other green teas, it has a fruity taste - thanks to the flavors of citrus and passionfruit.

Dilmah Green Tea With Jasmine

This blend contains leafy green tea with an infusion of jasmine. How much caffeine does it have? It would be about the same as a typical jasmine green tea - about 25 - 30 mg of caffeine.

It's delicious on its own and a delicate brew.

Lipton Green Tea Orange Passionfruit Jasmine And Dilmah Green Tea With Jasmine

Simple Truth Organic Green Jasmine Tea

This popular tea has a lovely taste to it and comes with just enough caffeine (about 25- 30mg or so) to wake you up in the morning.

As the name suggests, it's also organic and the perfect scented tea for any time of the day.

Twinings Jasmine Green Tea

When it comes to how much caffeine, this is similar to the other jasmine green tea brands. Twinings jasmine green tea has 30 - 40mg of caffeine per day. A tea bag makes a delicious cup that's a perfect way to start your morning.

Simple Truth Organic Green Jasmine Tea And Twinings Jasmine Green Tea

What Is Jasmine Tea? (How It’s Made & What It Tastes Like)

Jasmine tea is a tea that is scented with the aroma of jasmine blossoms. It typically has green tea as the base. However, you can also find it in white tea, black tea, and even herbal tea.

The plant was believed to have been introduced into China during the Han Dynasty and became a popular drink of choice during the Qing Dynasty.

The jasmine plant mainly grows in China, with the province of Fujian having the best reputation. Jasmine tea is also produced in Japan, particularly in Okinawa.

To make Chinese jasmine tea, the tea leaves are first harvested in early spring and stored until late summer when the flowers bloom.

It is essential that the tea scenting takes place only when the jasmine flowers open in the evening, as that's when the flower releases its fragrance.

Jasmine Pearl With A Cup Of Tea

There are two methods to scent the tea. In the first method, both the tea and flowers are placed in alternating layers. In the second method, the tea is blended with the jasmine flowers before being stored overnight.

The scenting process can be repeated as many as seven times or more - particularly for the highest quality jasmine teas such as Yin Hao.

Jasmine pearls and jasmine tea are commonly mistaken to be the same tea. What's different about jasmine pearls is the fact that it also consists of hand-rolled young Chinese green tea leaves along with a jasmine flower bud.

To me, jasmine tea has a sweet aroma to it along with a floral taste that's slightly bitter.

If I had to compare it to another tea, I would say that it has a similar sweetness and dryness to an Earl Grey tea.

While the jasmine tea taste is wonderful on its own, jasmine tea blends such as one with a green tea base add flavor to it.

Discover The Health Benefits Of Jasmine Tea!

  • 1
    Heart Health
    As it is rich in antioxidants, studies have shown that drinking more jasmine tea can help with reducing heart disease.[1]
  • 2
    Boost Brain Function
    Blends such as those with green tea or bold black tea have caffeine in them. The caffeine can help with making you feel more alert and improving short-term memory.
  • 3
    Promotes Good Oral Health
    This tea is packed with catechins that can help protect against tooth decay or cavities.
  • 4
    Aid Weight Loss
    Catechins also have fat-burning properties and can help with weight loss. As long as you’re not adding sugar to your tea, drinking jasmine tea can be part of a regular, healthy diet.
  • 5
    Boost Immune System
    As it is high in polyphenols, it comes with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties; it can help with boosting the immune system.[2]
A Cup Of Jasmine Tea Outdoors

Master the Art of Brewing Jasmine Tea with These Expert Tips!

When it comes to brewing jasmine teas, there’s a bit of technique involved in making sure that you’re doing it right!


  • 1
    Make sure that you've got at least six ounces of boiling water in your pot. It should be about 180 degrees.
  • 2
    Prepare one heaping teaspoon of tea for every six ounces of water.
  • 3
    Infuse the tea leaves for two to three minutes, and you have yourself a brewed cup of tea.

Barista HQ Expert Tips

As this is a delicate brew, here are some tips on how to make it right.

  • The best way to make jasmine teas is to cool the hot water after it has boiled. Aim to have the water be about 80 degrees, as this will help bring out the flavors of the tea without making it bitter.
  • While you might be tempted to add milk to your base tea, there's no need to do so. If you want it to be sweet, add honey.
  • Maintain steep time to be 2-3 minutes. Any longer, and you will have a cup of bitter brew.
  • Make sure to adjust depending on the tea type that you're using. Dragon pearl tea, for example, can be steeped more than three times with the same water, but for jasmine black tea, you have to steep it again with almost boiling water.
Jasmine Tea Recipe Being Made

Related Jasmine Tea Questions

What countries produce jasmine tea?

China and Taiwan are the predominant countries that produce jasmine tea, also known as Chinese green tea. The Fujian province is a particularly well-known jasmine tea-producing region as it has many jasmine flowers.

Is jasmine tea green tea?

No, jasmine tea is not green tea. Green tea is made from the Camellia Sinensis plant, while jasmine tea is made with jasmine blossoms.

Does jasmine tea make you sleepy or awake?

Jasmine tea can make you sleepy as jasmine tea is a natural relaxant and can have a calming effect, so it can help you to fall asleep. Of course, this may not be true for jasmine tea blends that include caffeine.

Is it good to drink jasmine tea every day?

Yes, it is good to drink jasmine tea every day as it comes with plenty of health benefits, such as lowering your risk of heart disease and certain cancers. It is also packed with antioxidants.

Can I drink jasmine green tea before bed?

It is not recommended to drink jasmine green tea before bed as it contains caffeine which could make it harder for you to fall asleep.

Is jasmine tea better for you than green tea?

Jasmine tea can be better than green tea if you're looking to consume less caffeine. Other than that, they both come with plenty of benefits, such as weight loss, improved blood sugar control, and heart health.

Can I drink jasmine tea on an empty stomach?

It is not recommended to drink jasmine tea on an empty stomach as it is quite an acidic tea and could cause intestinal pain or discomfort.


A cup of jasmine tea contains no caffeine, but when blended with other loose-leaf tea, it could have caffeine.

It does, however, come with many benefits, has a wonderful aroma, and is a great cup to have, no matter the time of day.


Karmy Widjaja

Karmy Widjaja

Karmy grew up in Singapore before heading to wintry Boston to pursue a Hospitality Administration degree. It was there that she developed an interest in coffee - especially hot lattes which helped get her through the winter. In her later years, Karmy moved to Melbourne, fully immersing herself in the world of coffee, beans, and the roasting process. Now, Karmy resides in Perth where she's always on the hunt for the next best coffee.

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