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drank True Love Flower Tea by Teavivre
1360 tasting notes

The most beautiful flowering tea I have seen to date. Silver needle green tea cradling a white bouquet with twin white spires rising up topped with red globes. The flowers look like they were just picked. The picture does not do it justice.

Poured boiling water through a strainer so as not to damage the pod. It began expanding immediately. Not a single leaf or petal came loose in the pot. Poured into cup through the strainer. Clarity is excellent. Color is from pale amber to deep golden depending on steep time. The jasmine flavor is way in the background. One of the other two flowers – the globe amaranth I think – dominates and it is not a flavor I particularly like. Letting this steep longer and letting the cup cool brings out the jasmine a little more.

Visually this rates a 100.

Uniquity

I’m always afraid of using boiling water on a blooming tea, because there is still green tea in there! I’m glad this one worked out for you!

K S

The first experience with a blooming tea (Primula tea) I thought like you and the bloom didn’t want to sink to the bottom or open fully, I decided to start following directions after that. Apparently silver needle green can take it.

Uniquity

I have used a few different blooming teas, but I don’t remember what I did in terms of temp. I do think they are GORGEOUS though!

CHAroma

I’ve never had blooming tea before. How do you take the leaves out to drink the tea? Or do you just drink it anyway with the flower in there? Do you have to worry about oversteeping it? Any advice would be appreciated!

ashmanra

I have seen a glass teapot on Gardeners Supply site that has a built in wire strainer in the spout. I just make mine in a glass pot and pour a couple of cups of tea, tipping it so the bloom stays in. Then I add more water and keep it steeping. These from Teavivre have never gone bitter on me and taste so good, unlike others I have tried. Each Time I pour a cup, I add more water! I get three steeps at least but I don’t use a ot of water in each.

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Uniquity

I’m always afraid of using boiling water on a blooming tea, because there is still green tea in there! I’m glad this one worked out for you!

K S

The first experience with a blooming tea (Primula tea) I thought like you and the bloom didn’t want to sink to the bottom or open fully, I decided to start following directions after that. Apparently silver needle green can take it.

Uniquity

I have used a few different blooming teas, but I don’t remember what I did in terms of temp. I do think they are GORGEOUS though!

CHAroma

I’ve never had blooming tea before. How do you take the leaves out to drink the tea? Or do you just drink it anyway with the flower in there? Do you have to worry about oversteeping it? Any advice would be appreciated!

ashmanra

I have seen a glass teapot on Gardeners Supply site that has a built in wire strainer in the spout. I just make mine in a glass pot and pour a couple of cups of tea, tipping it so the bloom stays in. Then I add more water and keep it steeping. These from Teavivre have never gone bitter on me and taste so good, unlike others I have tried. Each Time I pour a cup, I add more water! I get three steeps at least but I don’t use a ot of water in each.

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