Monday, April 30, 2012

Blooming Tea-Flowering Tea

Blooming tea or flowering tea is one of the most beautiful ways to have tea. Blooming tea is made to emulate a flower blooming  and consists of a tea ball made of dried green tea that "blooms" as it absorbs water. Normally they are hand tied bundles and quite time consuming to make. I have included here a link to a video by teaposy who sell blooming tea to give you some idea of the different effects achieved by different flowers. 

According to the Wiki flowers commonly used in flowering teas include globe amaranth, chrysanthemum, jasmine, lily, hibiscus, and osmanthus. My favorite are the  jasmine ones as there is a delicate floral flavor and scent to the tea. Jasmine tea is also particularly renowned for it's relaxing qualities. I received a gift-set of blooming tea a couple of years ago from Teavana which is one of the nicest teashops around for gorgeous tea related gifts.


  1. Ah wow that looks amazing! Never heard of it, but fab, would def need a glass teapot before hand as well!

  2. Definitely has to be a glass teapot or if you are really pushed maybe a nice clean jam jar would do but it would have to be sure it wouldn't shatter with the heat.

    I got a special type of glass tumbler with my gift set that had too layers of glass so the outside didn't get too hot for you to pour it, You can still find them on Teavana

  3. Hey this blooming tea looks amazing, herbs are best for our health you must try
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    Thanks for the sharing