Blooming tea

Blooming or flowering tea is made by sewing tea leaves around different flowers like for example amaranth, carnation, jasmine, chrysanthemums, rose and marigold. Different tea leaves can be used – green tea, white tea, oolong and black tea. The leaves are sewn into a ball-shaped object. Such a ball is then dried.

Blooming tea
Blooming tea

Blooming tea is a Chinese invention. The best one is from the Chinese Yunan province According to tea experts this form of tea exists since 1980's. But there are people claiming that it is much older.

Blooming tea is very easy to prepare. Put a flower tea ball in empty glass and pour some boiling water over it. It will then slowly open or let's say "blossom". Tea balls can be reused 2-3 times.