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