Tea Flowers (Organic)

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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec 6 g 7 oz / 207 ml

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From The Tao of Tea

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)

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A very soothing tisane (although it feels weird to be calling something from the camellia sinensis plant a ‘tisane’) it’s very enjoyable. It has a honey-esque sort of taste, pollen-y, with nectar-like tones. It’s got a very smooth texture, it feels soft as I drink it, and it tastes soft and smooth as well.

A natural, light sweetness to it. A nice, late-night drink that is a little bit sweet and very relaxing. Here’s my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/06/03/organic-tea-flowers-from-the-tao-of-tea/


I have always wondered about the tea flowers tea! Thanks for reviewing it.

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104 tasting notes

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.

205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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902 tasting notes

Much more delicate and floral when brewed at the recommended temp. Stronger notes of honey/pollen as well.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Geoffrey Norman

Love this stuff. It’s like having a mild black tea without any of the jolting effects.

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The dry flowers have a light fruity aroma. I put them in my 6 oz. glass teapot and gave them a good rinse, then brewed them for 3 min. at 185 degrees. The resulting medium-dark yellow brew was slightly bitter, so I tried a lower temperature the second time.

5-6g of flowers, 6 oz. of 170 degree water for 3 minutes: Now we’re talking! I got a golden yellow brew without much aroma, but fairly smooth with a mineral aftertaste. The surprise came after I let it cool for a bit—it became much sweeter, with a spicy warm flavor very much like cinnamon and fruit. Drinkable apple cobbler :)

Good for 2-3 infusions using this much “leaf” in a small pot.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Mineral

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 6 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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I gave these dry leaves a rinse with room temperature water because they are a hearty blossom with lots of little parts, nooks, and crannies. They remind me of popcorn with a tougher outer husk and then a puffy whitish flower inside. They still have the inner stamens or middles of the flowers intact which tells me how hearty the tea flower and tea plant really is!!! There are also the green base of the stem below the blossom still attached to some which is fun. This dry leaf smells very herbal. I love that smell, like a cool local health food shop with all the loose herbs that you can choose from. It really smells like dried basil and subtle amounts of mint.
The liquor is a golden clear color and smells like mixed herbs as well. It really tastes like chamomile tea but a little more creamy than chamomile. There is a note of corn on the cob in there as well.
I am not putting “flowers” in the flavors below because I don’t think dried flowers taste floral. They taste like mixed herbs to me. Floral is a scent and flavor of the living flower and the essences that it gives off ,,to me. There is no floral taste or scent which is good to me.
I like this herbal as a novelty and I wonder if it has any special healing properties? I like it. I am getting an even more creamy note as the liquor cools down. Very fun and delicious!!!
Adding to my cupboard as one to keep ;)

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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