Flowering tea, also known as blooming tea, is a bundle of dried leaves wrapped around one or more edible dried flowers which are made by binding tea leaves and flowers together into a bulb. Once steeped, the bundle expands and unfurls that emulates a blooming flower to produce a delicately aromatic, flavourful cup of tea.
This tea is the epitome of self-indulgence as the flower emerges as the centrepiece that not only can be enjoyed for its taste but also admired as an art form. It is a true treat for all the senses and appeals to those who love adventure and magic.
Wonderfully aromatic, pleasant on the palate, and stunning to observe, flowering teas recall their natural spring blooming, and, just as in nature, there is a wide range of flowers and colours to enjoy.
As you unwrap the bulb, it is immediately apparent that a lot of meticulous work has gone into its creation. Each individual bulb is carefully hand-rolled. A sense of the utmost respect engulfs you as you hold the little ball of tea in your hand. You can feel the craftsmanship, the art, the culture, and the history in your palm. You instinctively want to treat it with as much love and care as its creators.
As you pour hot filtered water, the magic does not happen immediately. Staying true to its playful nature, the little bulb carefully unwraps itself - not revealing too much at first. It builds the suspense until, in one sudden and exciting move, it lets go of the flower inside which travels upwards in your teapot like a soaring bird.
Once fully bloomed, the tea is ready to enjoy. But before doing so, it is worth taking an extra moment to take in the complete, eye-pleasing structure. What was initially little more than a ball of leafy green is now a stunningly assembled basket of flower and tea, evidently the work of a highly-skilled tea artisan.
The Tea Makers of London Flowering Tea Bulbs
Create the next viral video on social media by filming the flowering tea bulbs magically expand and unfurl into a blooming flower.
“Melody” Green Flowering Tea Bulbs
Made with the fresh spring buds, Jasmine Flowers and Roselle.
“Lily Heart” Green Flowering Tea Bulbs
Made with the fresh spring buds, Rose Flowers and Lily Flowers.
“Oriental Beauty” Green Flowering Tea Bulbs
Made of the highest grade of special green tea of fresh spring crops, Jasmine Flowers and Chrysanthemum.
“Perfect Rose” Green Flowering Tea Bulbs
Made of the highest grade of special green tea of fresh spring crops, Jasmine Flowers, Rosebud and Marigold.
“Jasmine Basket” Green Flowering Tea
Made of the highest grade of special green tea of fresh spring crops, Jasmine flowers and Lily. It is made in China by skilled Artisans by hand to produce a delicately aromatic, flavourful cup of tea.
Flowering Tea Gift Set
If you are thinking of finding that perfectly unique gift for tea lovers, look no further. This gift comes in a beautifully packed box that contains 10 Flowering Tea Bulbs made from the finest quality silver needle green tea and a 450ml Zenshi Glass Teapot. Our customers tend to agree that this is the ideal gift set for any occasion.
Flowering tea is served in glassware where the flowering effect can be seen. Our Tea Expert Teapot is as elegant as it is practical. The teapot is made from heat-resistant and durable borosilicate glass, and this teapot has a very classic and elegant design.
Can you reuse flowering tea?
Once steeped in flirted water at 80c for 3 minutes, the flowering tea bulbs are suitable for one re-steeping.
How to brew flowering tea?
- Glass Cup: 9.5cm in height, over 6.5cm in diameter (400-500ml).
- Water: 100-degree boiling, before dropping tea in.
- Enjoy after 3-4 minutes.