What is Flowering Tea?


Most of you will agree that watching tea steep is like watching paint dry. It’s not fun and it’s not something people do. But if you ever have the opportunity to try China’s infamous flowering tea, you might just want to pull up a chair.

Flowering Tea, also known as blooming tea, are bundles of tea leaves and flowers that slowly blossom right before your eyes when steeped in hot water. These tea bundles are sewn by hand in China by talented artisans. Flowers commonly used in flowering teas include: globe amaranth, chrysanthemum, jasmine, lily, hibiscus and osmanthus.

To enjoy the blossoming effect, steep the tea in a glass container.  It really is a sight to be seen! It truly is a magical and mesmerizing event! Watch this video to see what I mean.

About Lesley Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy growing them, learning about them and I love creating bouquets of freshly cut flowers. In our climate where it's winter most of the time, the growing season is way too short, so I have started this blog to get my fix all winter! I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, especially if you're lucky enough to live in a warm climate and can grow flowers all year long. I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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