Flowering Tea

June 17, 2011

If you are a frequent tea drinker, as I am, you know that there is a fine art and beauty to brewing tea. Some of my favorite teas to drink are known as “flowering teas” because when you brew the leaves they flower and if you have a clear teapot, it’s a beautiful thing to witness. Loose tea leaves are sewn around flowers and when hot water is added they “bloom” in the pot. Such an amazing tea and flower experience.

Actually, many teas are made from flowers and add exquisite fragrance and flavor. Flowering teas come in green, black, white, and oolong varieties. Some of the best flowers to use and “bloom” in tea are jasmine, peony, lily, rose,  and lavender.

So you can experience it too, here is a video of tea flowering.

 

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