For all you tea lovers out there, this is an experience you do not want to miss. Have a cuppa and watch a mesmerizing flower bloom in front of you eyes in your glass.
Flowering tea originates from the Yunnan province in the far south east of China, known for several different types of tea including Pu-erh. The history of flowering tea is not entirely clear, some believe it to be a modern creation whereas others trace its existence back hundreds of years.
Also called blooming tea, some believe it was used as long ago as the 10th century when the art of shaping and displaying tea was used in the royal courts of China, although purely for visual purposes, rather than drinking.
The tea consists of a bundle of dried tea leaves wrapped around one or more dried flowers. These are made by binding tea leaves and flowers together into a bulb, then setting them to dry. When steeped, the bundle expands and unfurls in a process that emulates a blooming flower, and the flowers inside emerge as the centerpiece. 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.
Flowering tea artists believe their creations symbolize love, happiness and prosperity, therefore picking only the freshest, high-quality teas and flowers to carefully create their blossoms, taking great pride in their work.
Each flavor of flowering tea has a unique design, ranging from a simple flower posy to intricate flower arches and bouquets â providing a stunning display perfect for wowing guests with.
Who would you like to drink a cup of this special floral tea with?