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No. 200

Artisan Flowering Tea Bulbs - Luxury Blooming Tea

Handcrafted Chinese Tea

Blooming before your eyes, our award-winning tea bulbs unfurl to create a stunning, aromatic infusion made from pretty flowers and premium green tea leaves.

From: Fujian Province, China

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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

 

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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 parcels being sent to EU countries from the UK. This is due to complexities arising as a result of the UK leaving the European Union. If there is any disruption to the service that you have selected, we will keep you updated.The table below provides estimates of shipping times.

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Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

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.

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

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 flowering tea bulbs collection


A combination of premium green tea leaves and beautiful flower buds, our flowering tea bulbs collection is one with a wow factor the perfect gift for a loved one, for impressing dinner guests, or even for treating yourself.

Our flowering teas, also known as blooming teas, are artisanally made in China by combining the highest grade of green tea with wonderfully delicate dried flowers. Each tea bulb consists of a bundle of dried tea leaves, meticulously hand-tied around one or more dried flowers to produce a delicately aromatic, flavourful cup of tea. To brew, you simply fill a glass teapot with boiling water and drop in a single bulb. When steeped, the bundle expands and unfurls in a process that emulates a blooming flower, while the flowers inside emerge as the centrepiece. The result is a delightful pale golden orange infusion with a fresh, floral aroma and delicate, sweet flavour with hints of tropical fruit.

Read more about the Collection


What makes a good blooming tea?


Blooms commonly used in flowering teas include chrysanthemum, jasmine, lily, hibiscus, marigold, rosebuds and osmanthus. Flowering tea is generally served in teapots or cups made of glass so that the flowering effect can be enjoyed to its maximum. Feel free to re-steep your flowering tea bulbs, too  the bundles can usually be reused two or three times without the tea becoming bitter.


What are the health benefits of flowering teas?


Our flowering tea bulbs collection is based on a luxury loose-leaf green tea which has a range of potential health benefits. These are largely due to green teas 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 flowering tea bulbs


Stuck for a gift? A caddy of the tea makers of london floral or rolled loose-leaf tea is a great idea. For a classic tea made from white tea leaves, our jasmine silver needle is a beautifully fragrant choice. Or, for a premium green tea that will also unfurl while being steeped, look to jasmine dragon pearls, made from delicately rolled early-harvest chinese leaves. 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 tea pots, made from borosilicate glass. To find out more about the magic of chinese flowering tea, see our tea journal.

Ingredients


Green tea, jasmine flowers, rose buds, marigold petals, osmanthus lilly flowers, chysanthemum and roselle.

Tasting notes


This tea offers an intensely floral aroma and clear yellowish infusion. A delicate and soothing cup with osmanthus, jasmine and rose notes 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

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