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==Wording in lead== hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii "... trellis gates or fences, or made ...". Two "or"s within a list is not grammatically correct. If you have it there to have a difference between "gates or fences", might as well just go with gates, seeing as trellis fences are just lined up gates, which isn't really a fence, just a positioning. End Result: "... trellis gates, or made ..." 65.116.31.66 (talk) 01:28, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

I'm not convinced there's a grammatical error, but the sentence is inelegant... You're welcome to be bold and edit as you see fit. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 05:01, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
The offending sentence has been removed, it was breaking up the introduction. Nadiatalent (talk) 18:27, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Can someone add info on the stimulants in jasmine (and/or jasmine tea)? ie. Does it have caffeine (if so, how much) and theophylline (if so, how much)? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.16.241.202 (talk) 16:23, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Trachelospermum jasminoides - 01.jpg

I'm going to remove the picture of "Jasminum azoricum" from the articly because this isn't J. azoricum. It is actually Trachelospermum jasminoides (star jasmine). [1] [2] --Hecktor 02:15, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

File:Jsambac1.jpg

I added a photo of my Jasminum sambac in bloom, as I saw the previous pic had been removed. (And it was wrong...good call) Magialuna 21:56, 23 June 2006 (UTC) 911 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.252.71.47 (talk) 00:11, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Great, just great. 1. Because I am now on DirecWay (with no other options for a server) I cannot stay logged in *PERIOD*. 2. Before this I went to the trouble to take a photo of J. sambac in my yard, and I edited the size (bytes) for a quick load. I added it (5 months ago) to the Jasmine page. 3. Now the self-appointed over zealous Wiki Police remove it, and I cannot stay logged on to put it back! It's not my fault Wikipedia has some glitch that won't recognize Direcway users, and yes I went to your help desk to no avail. Will someone PLEASE go to my website and get the pic: http://www.MagiaLuna.net/jsambac1.jpg and put it back on the darned page? The removed text under the pic read: "J.sambac in bloom along with an unopened bud. The flowers smell exactly like the tea." Magialuna 20:34, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

I'm on Direcway and my logon doesn't show, so the most recent edit (improper grammar usage) was by Magialuna 22:06, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

I checked the deletion log, and the image was deleted because it did not show what license it was released under. Please see Wikipedia:Image copyright tags and select which tag you would like it to be released under, then it can be re-uploaded. - MPF 13:47, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

season?[edit]

what time of the year does jasmine bloom? 4.249.15.18 (talk) 16:09, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Generally in early spring, but I suppose there are exceptions. Groogle (talk) 00:22, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

The etymology refers to reliable dictionaries, and also to Think Baby Names. The latter claims that the name comes from Old French "jasmin". OED supports neither this spelling in Old French, nor the derivation from Old French, so I've removed the claim. Groogle (talk) 00:22, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Etymology bis (flower & name)[edit]

"The etymology refers to reliable dictionaries" -- whatever the text says, just take a look at truly reliable dictionaries in both languages and you'll find what they give for the flower: Arabic ياسمين (yāsmīn), from the Fārsi ياسمين (yāsmin), not this yâsmînâ, that is more or less the derived female name Yāsmīna in Arabic and Yāsminā in Fārsi. And "Think Baby Names" is not that reliable outside the English, typically French and perhaps 95% of the Hebrew fields. 193.253.141.83 (talk) 22:05, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

In popular culture[edit]

So my gf says that in Asian horror movies, smelling jasmine at night would precede seeing a ghost. Iäm sure she's right, but does anyone have references?--CodeGeneratR (talk) 15:44, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Jasmine in Jasmine Tea[edit]

"Jasmine tea is consumed in China, where it is called jasmine-flower tea (茉莉花茶; pinyin: mò lì huā chá). Jasminum sambac flowers are also used to make jasmine tea..."

Several issues here...jasmine tea is also "consumed" in Japan. I have no idea which country first flavored their tea with jasmine, but there it is.

Second, the statement I quoted from the text (see above) is a mess. Apparently, Jasminum sambac is different from the aforementioned jasmine tea as "consumed" in China since the author says "are also used." Therefore, it needs to state which variety is used in the tea made in China.

I grew up drinking jasmine tea in the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. That jasmine tea was distinctly different from many kinds now available, definitely a different variety of jasmine. The quoted text is not really informative but only raises questions.

I personally would like to know the varieties of jasmine used in the various teas, and I'm sure that others who are fans of jasmine tea would like that information as well. This needs to be fixed because Jasminum sambac is not the only variety used. Zlama (talk) 08:46, 16 March 2014 (UTC)