WOD Challenge 5-5-20 Exploring Jasmine

Courtesy of Wikipedia

From bud to bloom, jasmine is a fragrant flower loved by many. Asian women wear jasmine flowers in their hair, and in China, the flowers can be mixed into green tea. They are native to tropical and subtropical climates with the center of their diversity in south and southeast Asia. It is enjoyed in gardens, as houseplants and as cut flowers. There are so many different species, some form of jasmine can be grown just about anywhere. Jasmine is also the main flower used in Hawaiian leis, and in Thailand, it is the symbol of motherhood. Jasmine rice has become very popular, and in the Philippines, it is strung in garlands to adorn religious images. It is used for incense and perfume because of it’s intoxicating scent.

What is your favorite kind of jasmine?


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4 thoughts on “WOD Challenge 5-5-20 Exploring Jasmine”

  1. I thought the leis were predominately plumeria. When I was there, my hiking group made leis and plumeria is what we used but I am sure many different kinds of flowers can and are used to make the beautiful necklaces. ~ I had my first cup of Jasmin tea a while ago and had to go buy some..I love it. Nice post.

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      1. I was surprised to find several different ‘makers’/brands of jasmin tea in my local grocery. the (lest expensive) brand I bought isn’t as good as the sample I had in a restaurant so next time I’m buying a different one. I recommend it…very soothing, relaxing.

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