A more beautiful, aromatic tea you never did see! Our blooming tea blends have been created with the wonder of nature in mind, intended to make you feel amazing with the power of plants.
These teas are a delight for all the senses – they smell incredible, taste delicious and look fantastic. When steeped in hot water, the loose tea ball unfurls to present a stunning floral display, while infusing the tea with the floral flavours of the blend. If you want a tea that will impress and delight your visitors, flowering teas are a treat they will adore.
No-one seems to know if these engaging display teas have a long history or are a modern invention. They involve a great deal of work and the girls in the factories sit around a large table on which are long green tea leaves and a selection of colourful dried flowers - yellow or pink chrysanthemums, white lilies, pink plum blossom, tiny yellow osmanthus flowers, jasmine flowers or osmanthus. The girls select the flowers and stitch them together using silken or cotton thread.
This delicate chain of flowers is attached to a nest of tea leaves which are then crafted around the flowers to form a neat ball, or other intriguing shape that depends on the type and number of flowers concealed inside. The tea is then bound with thread so that it holds its form and the entire shape is dried. Often the bright colour of the flowers peeks out through the tea leaves and when brewed in hot water, the leaves slowly open to reveal the artistic flower creation hidden at the heart. Our Dragon Flower is made of green tea shaped around jasmine, red amaranth and chrysanthemum flowers and it brews to give a pale liquor that is mild and sweet.
The benefits of these teas are wide ranging, due to the variety of blooms available. Generally, floral blends are full of antioxidants, working their magic on the blood pressure, cholesterol and digestive system. Many floral blends are great for those who suffer with menstrual pain, while rose petals are said to help make the drinker more beautiful, thanks to its ability to clear the skin and make it glow. The power of flowers is not to be underestimated and makes for a tea that smells, looks and tastes unbelievable!