Hey there Teacups! I hope you’re all well. For this weeks Let’s Talk Tea we’re going to be talking about Blooming Teas.
I’ve had a lot of questions recently asking me what blooming tea is, so I thought what better way to answer those questions than with a Let’s Talk Tea post.
So what is blooming tea?
Blooming tea is basically a bundle of dried tea leaves, wrapped around one or more dried flowers. These are made by binding tea leaves and flowers together into a bulb, and setting them to dry.
When the bulbs are steeped, the bundle expands and unfurls in a process that emulates a blooming flower, and the flowers inside emerge as the centrepiece.
Common flowers that are used for blooming teas include carnation, chrysanthemum, globe amaranth, hibiscus, jasmine, marigold, lily, osmanthus, and rose.
Most flowering teas have a fairly neutral flavour that can be described as slightly floral or vegetal.
Blooming teas, aside from their very unique look and taste, also contains rare antioxidant compounds that cannot be found in any other type of tea. This tea is loaded with remarkable amounts of flavonoids and cathecins. This is because blooming tea is a mixture of different types of teas which means that it got the best of all of their ingredients. Although there are different types of blooming tea, each of them can provide your body with very beneficial antioxidants. Blooming tea often splits opinions a lot of people love it and a lot of people hate it. I for one love it and I can’t get enough of it. Not only does it taste amazing but it’s also incredibly aesthetically pleasing.
Top tip: If you’re going to Steep blooming tea, Steep it in a clear glass tea pot or steeper to get the full effect.
I really hope this posts answers the questions you had about Blooming teas.
As per usual if you have any questions at all stick them in the comments and I’ll answer them as soon as possible.
Speak to you all again soon – have a great week – Kimberley 💖🍵