Today we are going to talk about these amazing hand crafted flowering Teas. The Tea leaves are carefully sort it and hand-sewn, with cotton thread, to the fresh flowers – imagine the amount of work! These Teas are originally from Yunnan region in China. Blooming Tea is usually made with green tea (although you also can find it with white and oloong Teas) and different aromatic flowers like globe amaranth, chrysanthemum, jasmine, lily, hibiscus and osmanthus.
How to prepare:
1. You should serve these Teas in a glass pot, so that you experience the beautiful flower blossoming! 2. Use just 1 tea bulb for 300ml (10oz) of water; 3. The water should be heated 85°C (180°F); 4. Do not serve the Tea until the flower has opened (about 3 minutes); 4. You can use the same bulb up to 3 infusions.
These Teas are great gifts – each tea bulb costs between £0.80 and £1,5.
You can find these Teas in different shops, like the The Chinese Tea Company, in Portobello rd, London; or buy it online - http://jingtea.com/tea/flowering-tea,
Have a great long weekend, Mariana!