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This is an interesting tea. It’s made up of flowers. They’re a deep yellow color. They smell like black tea with that savory aroma of an assam. I’m a bit confused about the actual tea, though, because they are flowers and on the website are listed as a non-caffeinated tea. However, on the package, it’s listed as a green tea. I wonder if this is just a packaging issue. (EDIT: To clarify, it’s not a green tea; it’s an herbal infusion as it’s made up of the flowers from the tea plant. Thanks, American Tea Room, for the quick response and clarification.)

At any rate, 165F (73C)/2 min, now the tea smells kind of smoky. It’s not the smoke of a Lapsang Souchong, but rather the smoke of a campfire. More fresh, lighter as the breeze catches it. The taste reflects that smokiness and I’m left with a taste of smoked honey in my mouth. I don’t taste any sour notes, as the description implies, just a nice tea with strength. It’s very unique in terms of flavor and if it’s truly a non-caffeinated tea, it’ll be making its way into my tea cabinet… somewhere. (I’ll make room!)

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

This sounds fascinating! I was not aware that tea flower tisane was made – or available!

Kashyap

if you’ve never had ‘tea flowers’ from the tea plant …I know there are places that make it into a beencha disc, but also the Tao of Tea sells this ‘loose’ and the flavor is very much like corn husk and chrysanthemum….decaf and interesting

QuiltGuppy

It’s a spectacular tisane and Jeff @ATR told me that the flowers come from tea plants that are 1000 years old from the Jen Mai tea forest in China. I think that’s so amazing.

oolong

I bought this tea and liked it but I wasn’t crazy about it, as ATR has many great teas and this just was not my favorite. So, I decided I would use it up and ice it and quite to my surprise I just loved it and have bought it again to drink iced.

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ashmanra

This sounds fascinating! I was not aware that tea flower tisane was made – or available!

Kashyap

if you’ve never had ‘tea flowers’ from the tea plant …I know there are places that make it into a beencha disc, but also the Tao of Tea sells this ‘loose’ and the flavor is very much like corn husk and chrysanthemum….decaf and interesting

QuiltGuppy

It’s a spectacular tisane and Jeff @ATR told me that the flowers come from tea plants that are 1000 years old from the Jen Mai tea forest in China. I think that’s so amazing.

oolong

I bought this tea and liked it but I wasn’t crazy about it, as ATR has many great teas and this just was not my favorite. So, I decided I would use it up and ice it and quite to my surprise I just loved it and have bought it again to drink iced.

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I’m a middle school teacher of French, Spanish, ESL and reading intervention. I’m also a mom to two young children.

I’ve always been a tea lover. When I lived in France during college, I really loved the tisanes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve branched off into loose teas. I’m not very knowledgeable about teas, but I’m really loving the learning process!

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