Blooming Teas are beautiful, hand-tied teas that are a work of art! Also called flowering teas, these teas "bloom" when you steep them. They are made by tea artists who hand-tie tea leaves around one or more flowers and are usually flavored. When steeped, the tea leaves unfurl revealing the beautiful bloom of flowers inside.
Blooming teas are typically made in the Yunnan Province of China. Flowers commonly used in blooming teas are: jasmine, amaranth, chrysanthemum, lily, hibiscus, and osmanthus. These teas provide a lovely centerpiece and the blooming tea can be re-steeped two or three times. They are usually served in glass teapots or teacups so the romantic bloom can be seen and appreciated.
Blooming tea makes a great gift for your favorite tea lover, as a unique introduction to tea for newbie tea drinkers, as a romantic gift for newlyweds, and kids absolutely love watching these teas bloom.