Blooming teas (also called flowering, presentation, or display teas) are one of the most beautiful presentations that exist in the world of tea. Initially, it is shaped like a modest, round ball of tea. But, pour hot water over it in a clear glass or teapot, and it quite literally blooms into a gorgeous floral arrangement.
These blooming teas come in a vast array of colors and shapes, but this particular tea opens into a base of green tea leaves surrounding a yellow marigold, with a lavender-colored globe amaranth flower floating above. The flavor is of a sweet, full-bodied jasmine green tea, and multiple infusions are recommended.
During steeping the bud will open up to reveal the long leaves and a delicate flower hidden inside. For fullest enjoyment, we recommend preparing this tea in a glass vessel and taking the time to watch it gradually unfurl.
Fortune Teaª: Each fortune is hand-folded by us here at the store. As such, each one is completely individual, and the colors will vary.
Blooming teas are hand-tied by artisans using cotton thread, most commonly sourced from the Yunnan Province of China. There is some debate over whether they were first created in the 1980s, or if they are the product of a much older Chinese practice. Though, there is no doubt that there has been a huge surge of interest in flowering teas since the early 2000s.
Bring filtered or spring water to 180°F. Add Use one bud of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 4 minutes.
Pour boiling water over tea bud in a glass. The tea may be infused several times. You may display the flower for about a week in cool water.
Green tea, globe amaranth, jasmine, and marigold flower,