The liquor is a lovely amber color. The flavor of this actually reminds me of an oolong. It’s sweet, malty, woodsy, but with a very…unique vegetal note. Not quite spinach but close. Almost as if someone mixed an oolong with chrysanthemum flowers.
Tea Flowers (Organic)
Native Name: Cha Hua
Origin: Jing Mai Mt., Yunnan, China
Plucking Season: Fall
Introduction: The tea plant (Camellia sinensis) flowers once a year in Fall. This is the time just before the plant produces seeds and goes into winter hibernation.
Yunnan Tea Flowers
These 100% organic tea flowers are from the southern Yunnan province of China and harvested from old growth tea trees indigenous to the area. The native peoples of this region are among the few tea-growing cultures with a history of tea flower harvesting.
Jing Mai Tea Forest
Jing Mai Mountain is home to one of the largest Old Growth Tea Forests in southern Yunnan. The area has been called a ‘Tea forest museum’ with trees ranging from 800 to 1,200 years old.
Flavor Profile: Though not as floral as Jasmine or Rose, Tea flowers have a delicate pollenal aroma with shades of hibiscus and honeydew melon and a sweet, smooth taste. Similar to Puer teas, the tea flowers will age well and develop a richer, fuller taste.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Camellia sinensis Flowers
Certified Organic by: Quality Assurance International (QAI)