I love a good pot of blooming tea and after recently sending a little gift box of some to my sister I decided to get some for myself since my supply was running low.
The packaging of this is really special and fit for gift giving. I found this on Amazon here but I imagine you can find it in other places as well.
The best way to truly enjoy a blooming tea is to use a clear teapot so you can watch the little ball unfurl. The one I chose was an orange flavored one and I chose a below boiling temperature because it seemed a bit fragile. The box suggests a boiling temperature of 212 degrees but I loved the way mine turned out at a lower temperature.
A tiny little ball of tightly wrapped tea –isn’t it just adorable?
As the tea steeps it “blooms” into what is a little flower. Now I am not saying it looks like the picture on the package but it is still a fun little bloom, isn’t it?
The orange tea was tasty and I loved being able to watch the bloom unfold. Nothing finer than a nice pot of tea on a fall day. Lifting my cup to you – have a great day yourself and I hope it includes a bit of tea.
“All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each year that passes – a fact which is recognised in the extra ration issued to old-age pensioners.”A Nice Cup of Tea (Article published in the Evening Standard – Jan. 12, 1946) – George Orwell
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That was really pretty! I can almost smell the tea.
It was a nice light orange flavor and so refreshing.
I love these! I bought some at a Chinese Market in Vancouver once. They are so fun to watch. You do need a clear glass teapot though.
Yes–a glass teapot is key to watching them unfurl. They are a fun tea to have every now and then.
I received mine as a gift for Mother’s Day and I still have some flowers left to enjoy.
Most of the flavors were also good ice down for enjoying in the hot weather.
These are pretty light flavors and I bet they would be wonderful iced down as well. I may have to try that.
So neat! I bet it smelled and tasted as terrific as it looked.
It really was a nice light tea —perfect for a summer tea although it is no longer summer. 🙂
Isn’t it? I love it and it is a perfect gift.
What a beautiful awesome tea!! I never knew tea could be so interesting until I started reading your blog. .
I am so happy I have helped to educate everyone on the wonderful world of tea!
Blooming tea is so fun. I just love how pretty it looks. I haven’t had any in a while and may have to get some now that you showed off your pretty blooms.