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Oriental Beauty Flowering Tea Bulbs

Oriental Beauty Flowering Tea Bulbs

Chinese Green Tea

Fragrant jasmine and chrysanthemum, all perfectly tied up with premium green tea from Fujian’s famed spring harvest – this is how you say it with flowers.

From: Fujian Province, China

Delivery Info

Shipping policy

Christmas Delivery Schedule

UK Delivery

UK Standard Delivery via Royal Mail - 17th December 2021

UK Tracked Delivery via DPD - 21st December 2021

UK Next Day Delivery - 22nd December 2021

 

EU & Rest of the World

Standard / Economy - This might not arrive before Christmas.

Tracked - 17th December 2021

 

*We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

 

UK Deliveries

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

£2.50, Free - over £25

Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, 1-2** days, Tracked

Saturday

£13.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

European Deliveries


Currently, there are some delays with sending parcels to EU countries from the UK. This is due to the UK leaving the European Union. We will keep you updated with any notifications as they happen.

Please note that a tracking number is not provided for EU Standard deliveries. For the latest information regarding the status of our delivery partners, please see the following links: DPD (UK) - Service Updates DHL | COVID-19 (simplydhl.com)

CUSTOMS CHARGES: All commercial goods arriving from the UK are subject to VAT, Import Duty and a handling fee in the country receiving the goods.

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Economy

From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Tracked

From £15.95

Feedex

3-5 days, up to 8*, Tracked

*Most deliveries will be made within the usual time-frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

International Buyers (Including EU) – Please Note:


Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

The origins of our Perfect Rose Chinese flowering green tea


Jasmine Flowers and Chrysanthemum come together in this stunning luxury flowering tea golden orange infusion. Boasting a delicate floral aroma and subtly sweet flavour, underpinned by hints of tropical fruit, our Oriental Beauty speciality Chinese tea has been recognised by the Great Taste Awards for its exceptional quality.

Produced in Fujian, this unique tea is meticulously handcrafted by artisans who make it by skilfully stitching together edible flowers with premium green tea leaves from the region's spring harvest. When you drop a bulb into the water, it gradually unfurls, with our Oreintal Beauty tea appearing to 'bloom' in the glass, as if by magic.

A great special-occasion tea, Oriental Beauty is the ideal gift for a loved one or for bringing a wow factor to your high tea or dinner party. However you serve it, this refreshing, artistic infusion is bound to bring a smile to anyone's face.

Learn more about how our flowering teas are made


How are flowering teas made?


Also known as blooming teas, flowering teas are made in a few regions of China – mainly Fujian, Yunnan and Anhui. While China has a centuries-old history of hand-tying teas for dramatic effect, the elaborate floral creations popular today first came onto the market in – perhaps unsurprisingly – the flashy days of the 1980s.

To make each bulb, premium green or white tea leaves are wrapped around one or two central flowers – commonly chrysanthemum, jasmine, lily, hibiscus, marigold, rosebuds or osmanthus. Artisans then carefully sew and bind the petals and leaves together with food-safe thread, tucking everything into a neat ball shape, before the teas are dried and finished, ready to be packed up and delivered as a delicately aromatic, flavourful tea.


What are the health benefits of flowering teas?


Our Flowering Tea Bulbs Collection is based on a luxury loose-leaf green tea that has a range of potential health benefits. These are largely due to green tea's high level of flavonoids called catechins, which studies have shown may be linked to good cardiovascular function, weight management and even cancer prevention. Because of their minimal processing, green teas are also higher in other antioxidants such as carotenoids and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) than other teas.


Alternatives to Perfect Rose tea


If you love the heady scent of jasmine but want to keep things simple, try a caddy of our other speciality teas from Fujian: Jasmine Silver Needle, for a beautifully fragrant example of a classic white tea; or Jasmine Dragon Pearls, made from nothing but delicately rolled, early-harvest green tea leaves – and another premium tea that unfurls while being steeped. Alternatively, for a soothing, caffeine-free option, try our Whole Chamomile Blossoms, grown on the fertile Nile river delta, or our beautifully romantic Whole Rose Buds, made from carefully selected Iranian flowers.

Watching a flowering tea bloom is key to the joy of these aromatic infusions. Browse our Glassware section for a range of stunning individual infusers and teapots, made from borosilicate glass. To find out more about the magic of Chinese flowering tea, see our Tea Journal.

Ingredients


Green tea, Jasmine Flowers and Chrysanthemum

Tasting notes


This tea offers an intensely floral aroma and clear yellowish infusion. A delicate and soothing cup with rose  and marigold with clean floral mouthfeel.

Region


Fujian is a coastal province in Southeastern China on the shores of the South China sea, facing the 110 mile-wide Taiwan Strait. The province is mostly mountainous and heavily covered in dense forests. The elevation varies from sea level to 2,174m at the peak of Mount Huanggang, in the Wuyi Mountains, offering a formidable natural barrier between the coast and the interior of China.

Learn more about the Fujian Region, China

Rivers are of great importance for transport and irrigation. The climate here is temperate Humid Subtropical (CFA), with hot summers of high rainfalls and cool, dryer winters, with occasional snow in the northwest and at higher altitude. Across the year, the skies are mostly cloud-covered, with low wind. The province has a whole as varied vegetation, ranging from tropical to cold temperate species.

At lower elevations, the subtropical forests are home to evergreens, hardwood trees and confiners, lianas and ferns, along with a diverse fauna which includes many birds, amphibials and reptiles. Higher up, deciduous trees, conifers and rhododendrons are plentiful. Oolong, Black and smoked teas originate from the Wuyi mountains, in the North of the province.; whilst the white teas hail from Fuding and Zhenghe counties, closer to the coast, but still elevated, on rich, fertile forest soils. Rice cultivation is common in the valleys.

How to brew

1 bulb

1 bulb

80°C

80°C

400ml

400ml

3mins

3mins

Oriental Beauty Flowering Tea Bulbs

£7.45
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