TO MAKE YOUR OWN BLOOMING TEA BALL PLZ WATCH VIDEO THIS IS HOW I MADE A FEW OF MY OWN A COUPLE YEARS BACK I LEARNED FROM THIS VIDEO AND ITS NOT HARD TO DO HUGS .I HAVE GIVEN HOME MADE ONES AS GIFTS
Tea Drops flowering teas are bundles of tea leaves and aromatic flowers hand tied into special shapes. When steeped in hot water the tea leaves unfurl to create a visually pleasing display that emulates a flower.
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I LOVE THE BEAUTY OF THESE TEAS WITH DIFFERENT FLOWERS I HAVE JUST ORDERED MORE OF THESE TEAS THIS TIME WITH DIFFERENT FLOWER THAN THE ONE I HAVE SHOWN YOU THE TASTE TO ME IS NOT ALL THAT GREAT BUT I LOVE SEEING THE FLOWERE WHICH MAKE A NICE CENTERE PIECE OR JUST FOR THE SHEAR FACT OF HAVING IT AND WATCHING IT GROW AS IT STEEPS SO NEAT I SHARED THIS WITH MY NEIGHBOUR SHE NEVER KNEW ABOUT THESE TEAS,ALSO FOR MY BIRTHDAY I GOT FROM A FRIEND SRI LANGEN GREEN TEA WHICH I WILL POST PICTURES FROM SRI LANKA TEA FIELDS WHICH WERE CAPTURED.
*PAINTING DONE IN BACKGROND OF THIS PHOTO VIA PHOTOSHOP CAPTURE TEA ADDING CANE SURGAR SWIZEL STICK THAT I HAVE FOR YEARS BOUGHT THEM IN GERMANY BROWN AND WHITE I USED ONE IN CAPTURE IN PHOTO FOR SHOW BESIDE THE FLOWERING TEA, FOR SHOW..,ALSO ADDED SAUCER VIA PHOTOSHOP A DIFFERENT COLOUR I DID LIGHTENED IT UP TO PUT FOCUS ON FLOWER .ADDING FLOWERING TEA BALLS. I WILL POST MORE PICTURES WHEN MY DIFFERENT FLOWER TEA COMES PRETTY THEY ARE WITH MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF FLOWERS I LOVE SEEING THEM BLOOM WHILE THEY STEEP*
Blooming Tea balls are handmade from top quality green tea with inside a flower
With selected quality of green tea and natural herb, the artisan tea products have various health benefits such as delaying the aging cells, whitening the skins, improving immunity, etc.
Flowering teas are usually prepared in glass or otherwise transparent cups or mugs so that the performance can be seen.
Submerged in hot water the bloom opens.
flowering tea is mainly made of green tea leaves and freshly dried flowers. Some are made of black tea leaves, but for best display and taste, flowering tea made of green tea stays popular.
Flowering teas are noted more for their appearance than their flavor. They are typically made of tealeaves (mostly tea buds) that have been sewn by hand into a shape such as a sphere / globe, peach, oval, disc, rosette, mushroom, cone or heart. The tealeaves are sometimes pressed flat before they are sewn into three-dimensional shapes, and they may have a residual texture / imprint if they were pressed between pieces of cloth or paper.
Many contemporary flowering teas contain a single flower or multiple flowers inside of the bundle of tealeaves. However, not all flowering teas contain actual flowers — the name “flowering tea” can also refer to the opening of the tealeaves during infusion. Common flowers in flowering teas include carnation, chrysanthemum, globe amaranth, hibiscus, jasmine, marigold, lily, osmanthus and rose. The flowers used in flowering teas are food-safe / edible flowers.
When flowering teas are infused, they open into a different shape. This may be a larger sphere, the shape of a basket, a garland shape or various other shapes. Although they typically open gradually, some flowering teas feature flowers that have been sewn into a strand or garland that opens quickly, popping out of the tealeaves once the tealeaves have been softened and opened enough by the hot water. These types of flowering teas tend to be showy and dramatic compared to their more traditional counterparts.
The striking appearances of flowering teas has made them a bit of a YouTube phenomenon; a YouTube search will yield quite a few videos showing the blooming processes of different flowering teas.
Most flowering teas have a fairly neutral flavor that can be described as slightly floral or vegetal. This is because the shaping process compromises the flavor of the tea. Some flowering teas are scented with jasmine flowers or otherwise flavored to compensate for the lack of flavor in the tealeaves. Generally speaking, the flowers contained inside most flowering teas do not contribute much to the flavor, although flowers like chrysanthemum, jasmine and rose can be tasted in some cases.
Simple types of shaped and hand-tied teas have been made in China for hundreds of years. However, the showier styles of flowering teas developed in China during the excess of the 1980s. In recent years, flowering teas have become very popular in the North American and Europe. They are now made in several parts of China (notably Anhui, Fujian and Yunnan).
How Flowering Teas are Made
Flowering teas are typically made from the delicate buds of the tea plant. In Fujian in particular, they are often made with white tea varietals, which have long, soft buds.
The leaves are processed into tea (usually green tea, but sometimes white tea or black tea), then moistened and shaped by hand. Using food-safe string, bundles of about 20 leaves are sewn into shape, often around one or more flowers. They may be wrapped in cloth while they dry — this helps them hold their shape better.
How to Brew Flowering Teas
The whole idea behind flowering teas is enjoying their appearance, so a glass brewing vessel is the best choice, followed by clear plastic. (Seriously, though — glass is much better!) If you don’t have a clear glass teapot, that’s OK. You can also use a large wine glass or a glass pitcher to brew your flowering tea.
Although most green teas and white teas taste best when they are steeped in water that is below boiling, flowering teas have a less pronounced flavor, and are perfectly fine when steeped in boiling water. In fact, boiling water (or near-boiling water) can be better for helping flowering teas to “bloom.” Similarly, while most green teas are sensitive to over-brewing, many flowering teas can steep for a long time (20 minutes or so) without getting bitter. This simple, flexible preparation makes them a great choice for serving at gatherings.
The aromas of both flowers and tea leaves are very well preserved and these exceptional teas develop a wonderful flavor and create at the same time a beautiful “table decoration”.
Common flowers used in flowering teas include globe amaranth, carnation, chrysanthemum, jasmine, sweet Olive, lily, tea flowers, peony and marigold
it can be refreshed several times by adding more water as needed, from 5 to 15 times depending on the variety.
Flowering teas are fragrant, aromatic teas that do not tend to get bitter with extended steeping.
Storage : stored in a dry place and no direct sunshine
Commend using clear glass teacup to enjoy the beautiful tea.
The glass teacup or teapot would be best about 10cm height and 8cm diameter to let a blooming tea develop.
Put one tea into the glass and poring boiling water to 4/5 capacity of the glass.
Enjoy the blooming tea to develop in the tea glass.
After 2-3 minutes, when the flower tea full-blown in the water, enjoy your beautiful sweet fragrance tea
16 Blooming Flower Tea – One type each – Vacuum Packing
Flowering teas are also known as “flower teas,” “blooming teas,” "display