Throughout the winter, we bundle up and remain snugged tight for several months. Therefore, it only seems fitting to create a beautiful, warm sanctuary for the soul with blooming tea. Bundled like our bodies, each tea boasts layers of dried leaves wrapped around one or more flowers. While steeping, expanding leaves dance and petals unfurl as a flower rises upward to the rhythm of Spring’s life-giving song of hope and renewal.
Flowering teas trace their roots to 10th century China as art for the royal courts, often displayed as a bud or bloom. Today, the majority tea blooms hail from of the Yunnan Province in China and come in a garden of flavors, the most common being Globe Amaranth, Chrysanthemum, Jasmine, Lily, Hibiscus, and Osmanthus.
Use a glass teapot to fully enjoy this tealightful garden. A glass tea cup too will also allow you a front row seat to watch as the magic unfurls. Beautiful steeped bundles can be infused two or three times without bitterness, too.
The flowering tea illustration is inspired by Camellia Sinensis’ assortment of eight.
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Such an absolutely beautiful drawing!
Cheers Dharlene for the TEAlighful compliments :) Have a TEAlicious day.
I remember the first time I watch a tea flower unfurl. Amazing to watch. Definitely worth experiencing. That was years ago and the teas were not of the highest grade back then. I suspect that has improved considerably.
I’ve sipped upon flowering teas over the past two years, both times from Cameilla Sinensis in Montreal, so it’s a better insight to current quality. I enjoy blooming teas in the winter – a bit of delicious hope for the return of spring. Thanks for leaving a comment. Have a TEAlicious day. Jenn
That’s good news. Thanks Jenn