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All about Blooming Flower Tea


A great choice for a tea party, family gathering, or bachelorette party, flowering teas are both a visual and culinary delight. Since a nice cup of tea adds elegance to any occasion, impress your guests with a flowering tea that blooms in a hot mug.

What is flowering/blooming tea?


blooming flower tea

Originated from the Yunnan province of China, blooming tea is now known across the world for its unique features and health benefits. Flowering or blooming tea is a bundle of dried tea leaves wrapped with dried flowers forming into a bulb shape that opens upon brewing. Other than its unique and refreshing taste, its aesthetic is truly remarkable as the bulb, once put in boiling water, expands into something like a blooming flower. Since flowering tea is a hand-tied tea that tastes as good as it looks, it’s best served in clear glass or teapot.

How are flowering tea balls made?

Flowering tea balls are made by arranging the leaves in a rounded shape sewed together through a needle. These hand-crafted tea balls can be made at home, using flowers from your own garden, such as Globe Amaranth, Marigold, Carnation, Yellow Chrysanthemum, Lilies, Jasmine and such. But, do you know that some hand-made versions of flowering tea balls won't open when they aren’t stitched properly? The creation of flowering tea involves a lot of effort and time. Tea buds are handpicked before they have a chance to open and then the leaves are hand sewn with cotton thread. Depending on the design the artisan wishes to create, the leaves can be shaped into balls before they undergo drying. That’s why flowering tea can be considered as a modern creation or a much older Chinese invention.

How to steep flowering tea?

Watching those blooming flower teas opening up is fantastic. To steep flowering tea, use a glass teapot with a wide base that will allow the tea to open fully so you can perfectly enjoy the view of this creative art. Some types of flowering tea open up with a relatively tall flower, so think of a teapot that can let it stand up straight. Flowering teas are tightly bundled, so it’s essential to use water just below boiling point for them to properly bloom. Usually, it only takes a minute to bloom and another 1 minute to fully unfurl. When it reaches full bloom, you may enjoy your first cup of tea with a strong flavor and intense aroma of the flowers. A great thing, blooming tea can be brewed up to 3 times, with changing flavors during every steep. Simply refill along the side of the glass to enjoy the view of the blooming flower that has now opened up, while drinking your first cup. Just make sure to avoid pouring water directly on top of an already-bloomed flower to avoid disrupting its elegance and beauty.

How long does flowering tea last?

Once served, you may preserve the fantastic view of the flowering tea up to one week by storing it in the refrigerator. Just keep it in a tightly closed container to keep out moisture and other contaminants. You can stock up flowering tea balls as they will last a very long time. The shelf life of tea balls depends on a variety of factors, such as the best before date, the preparation method and how it was stored. If you’re on doubt, your senses can be the most reliable instruments to tell if your tea has gone bad. Generally, the pleasant aroma of the leaves will be gone, making the tea far less flavorful.

What are the health benefits of blooming tea?

blooming flower tea

Apart from their great taste and appealing look, flowering teas are known for their very powerful antioxidant. Blooming tea are perfect for everyone, especially for ones experiencing health problems like anxiety, obesity, low metabolism, high blood pressure, skin disorders, inflammation, poor vision, indigestion, respiratory infections and such. Studies showed that blooming teas have anti-inflammatory properties and proven to boost brain functions. Drinking flowering tea is a great way to de-stress because it has anti-bacterial and anti-viral compounds. Because of its richness in special polyphenols, drinking flowering tea can make the skin healthy and beautiful. Also, its antioxidants are very effective in burning fats and reducing cholesterol.

Where to buy flowering tea online?

If you can’t make your own flowering tea at home, you can place your order online at JK Tea Shop. They have the finest flowering teas that bloom into appealing, flavorful blooming teas. Since a blooming tea can be brewed up to three times, buying them online can be more cost-effective than creating it yourself by handpicking fresh leaves from your garden, buying edible flowers and organic herbs. Indeed, the flowering tea is a unique treat that will give you a taste of luxury!

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