Red Blossom Flower Tea

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Flowering Tea
Flowers, Green Tea Leaves
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 27 oz / 800 ml

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Origin: Fuding, Fujian, China

Ingredients: Made of Silver Needle Green Tea and Carnation Flower

Taste: A fragrant, sweet taste, lingering flower scent mixed with tea flavor

Brew: a single tea bundle in a clear glass in boiling water. Glass Cup: 10cm in height, over 7cm in diameter

Health Benefits: Thanks to the combination of green tea leaves and Carnation flower, blooming tea has many health benefits such as delaying the ageing of cells, whitening the skins, improving immunity etc. The infusion of the Carnation flower is one of the most popular cut flowers. Moreover, it can maintain beauty, good for your face, soothe the nerves, slake thirst, and promote metabolism.

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I have a lot of these flowering teas; a whole sample bag full, actually. They boggle my mind a bit and I don’t really know how to describe them. Most seem to be gentle, floral, and jasmine infused, and that’s about it.

This one a bit different from those because the vegetal, grassy tea really comes through strong here. It’s not unpleasant or bitter, and couples nicely with the overall nuttiness of the cup. The smell is in-your-face cut grass but the whole thing still manages to taste delicate and light in it’s own way. It’s a little astringent in a drying way.

The instructions for most of these flowering teas say to pour boiling water on the ball to let it unfurl, but once it’s done that I think it’s best to treat it like a typical green if your attempting a second steep. These guys seem to be two-faced between drooping petals and razor talons.

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After waiting not so patiently for two weeks for this order to come, it’s finally here!
This tea is gorgeous! It blooms an amazing red color, and the green tea leaves expand beautifully. And it smells really good, too! Slightly floral when dry, with a really nice sweet, almost black tea scent (even though it’s a green). Once brewed the floral notes hit the background, and your left with delicious, sweet, almost wine-like honey notes.

Taste: So, taste wise, this tea isn’t as strong as I might have thought, given the strong, rich scent of the dry leaf and brewed tea. That’s ok, though. I’m still picking up some nice flavors. Some vegetal notes are present, with the nice sweet honey notes throughout. At the end of the sip is a light floral aspect. Overall, though light, this is quite yummy!
To be honest, I wasn’t holding out any high hopes for flowering teas…they looked too pretty to actually taste good. This one, however, has defied my expectations.
Also, I give this one a A for beauty. It’s not as out there as some of the other ones I’ve seen, but it’s simple and colorful. Nothing wrong with that. =)
Can’t wait to try the others!

NOTE: Second steep was a little more floral, but still had some nice honey-ish notes, as well as an earthy aspect I hadn’t caught before. Neat.

Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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I like this one. The flavour is nutty and not flowery to me at all. The blossom is beautiful, and holds up well to resteeps. I would let it bloom over several steepings, otherwise the tea gets too strong and astringent for me.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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I was just sorting out my old coin collection and I came across an old one that I had forgotten about, It’s a 1797 George III one penny known as a cartwheel. It’s amazing to think of how long ago it was made and the amount of hands it has passed through over the years. Unfortunately it’s not in great condition otherwise I could have gotten a lot of money for it, but for now at least it’s nice to admire it.

To celebrate my coin find I chose a blooming tea from my Teavivre stash and this particular one was chosen at random. Waiting the five or so minutes and watching it bloom into a beautiful flower is almost breathtaking, such beauty from almost nothing. And beautiful it truly is, the red flowers are pale and look very soft.

Flavour wise this is reminds me of white tea similar to silver needle, it’s light yet creamy and floral with a delicate sweetness yet an almost toasted quality. Like a white tea meets a light Oolong. The more I drink the stronger I can taste a honey like flavour.

It’s nice, I would have it again. :)

185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 27 OZ / 800 ML

Wow—to think about where that coin has been. Incredible.


That is so awesome! The earliest coin I’ve ever come across is from the 1940s or so.


Oh my! I have been drooling over George III tea sets and pots for just that reason – to think of holding it and imagining the stories it has beheld as people reached for the teapot to celebrate a new friendship, an engagement, a baby on the way, or to comfort each other in grief. Sigh.

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This tea is a bit lighter tasting than traditional US/British teas. When I lived in Canada I used to visit a Chinese tea shop for blooming tea and this is reminiscent of the experience I had while living there. I brewed the water first, dropped in the tea, and watched it blossom. Not only was it beautiful it was very nice after being steeped for a while. It holds a light, soft floral flavor & the smell is sweet & calming to the nerves. This is quite possibly one of my favorite blooming teas.

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