Flowering Tea

24 Nov

Flowering tea, commonly referred to as blooming tea, is a small bundle of dried tea leaves and flowers bound together with cotton thread into a ball. When steeped, the bundle expands and unfurls in a process that emulates a blooming flower. Typically they are sourced from the Yunnan province of China. Flowers commonly used in flowering teas include globe amaranth, chrysanthemum, jasmine, lily, hibiscus, and osmanthus.It remains uncertain whether flowering tea was developed in the 1980s or was a much older invention. Flowering tea is generally served in containers made of glass so that the flowering effect can be seen. Also, the bundles can usually be reused two to three times without the tea becoming bitter. Check out an assortment of the teas in action in the below video.

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