Monin Jasmine Syrup
Monin Jasmine Syrup is just one of a delicious range of flavours, used by coffee shops such as Costa Coffee and enjoyed across the country and further afield.
The bottles come in a 70cl Glass Bottle, and a 1l Plastic bottle variation which is ideal for bars, cafes and coffee shops, but can also be used at home.
Even though it has long been cultivated as a garden houseplant and used in items such as perfume, jasmine is a versatile flower which is also a popular culinary ingredient. Fragrant, fresh and delicate jasmine is fantastic for adding a sweet and feminine touch to drinks and desserts. Now with the assistance of Monin Jasmine Syrup, everything from flavoured teas to fruity cocktails can be supplied with a floral flourish.
With a deep history which goes back thousands of years and across approximately 200 species, it is understandably difficult to pinpoint the exact origins of jasmine. Its beyond doubt the flower is a native of Asia. Some botanists believe Iran, (then Persia), was the birthplace of jasmine. Then at some point approximately 300 years ago, the flower ventured across the Red Sea and into Egypt. From here, it would spread out to the likes of Turkey and Greece, and jasmines worldwide journey was fully in motion.
The smell and appearance of jasmine was especially popular wherever it went. In China at the start of the second millennium, Sung Dynasty emperors were particularly enamoured with the flowers fragrance. During the 15th century, the kings of Persia, Nepal and Afghanistan instructed for jasmine to be planted all around their respective residences. The general belief is that the flower landed in Europe in the 1600s. The Moors imported jasmine to Spain, and it quickly spread to other western European countries such as France and Italy.
While it was embraced everywhere it went, no country quite loved jasmine like the Philippines. When it reached the Philippines during the 1700s, the flowers appearance was greatly admired. Star-shaped with milky white petals, this jasmine species believed to be Arabian jasmine also has the novelty of opening at night and providing a blast of fragrance. In 1934, their love for the flower led to the Philippines declaring jasmine as their national symbol.It might not be placed on such a pedestal outside of the Philippines, but jasmine has been utilised in numerous different ways across the planet. As early as the 13th century, green tea was scented with jasmine by the Chinese. Herbalists in China also continue to believe jasmine treats insomnia, pains and headaches. For centuries, France has cultivated the flower and placed it in perfume a practise which continues to this day. Other modern uses for jasmine include being a relaxing ingredient in scented candles, essential oils and incense. It is, of course, also an ingredient for various drinks, pastries and desserts.