Four Flowers Green Tea Blooms
lovely lavender notes wind their way through the cup to a lightly floral finish
Our new Four Flowers Tea Blooms are truly a spectacle for the senses! Not only do these traditionally handtied teas “bloom” in breathtaking fashion, but the infused tea itself is a delight, hinting of exotic Fujian gardens and fresh green tea. The infused cup is a delicate mélange of early season green tea mingled with the essence of four types of flowers. Hence the name!
Our Four Flowers Green Tea Blooms opens to reveal a handcrafted flower bearing a golden chrysanthemum supporting tiers of jasmine petals crowned with a single globe amaranth. Stunning, indeed. On the nose, the infused tea is quite fragrant. The first sip of the golden infusion has light lavender notes, finishing with a pleasant floral bouquet.
These artisanal tea blooms are truly a visual spectacle! Not only do these traditionally hand-tied teas “bloom” in breathtaking fashion, but the infused tea itself is a delight, hinting of exotic Fujian gardens. The cup is a delicate mélange of early season green tea mingled with the essence of four flowers. Hence the name!
On the nose, the infused tea is quite fragrant. The first sip of the golden infusion has light lavender notes, finishing with a pleasant floral bouquet.
This package contains four individually wrapped tea blooms. Each bloom makes 3-4 cups of green tea. An information card with instructions is included. Stored in a cool, dark place, these tea blooms will stay fresh for up to two years.
Blooming teas, also known as flowering teas, have been enjoyed for centuries. Tea blooms originated in the Yunnan province of China and are now popular worldwide for the beauty of their handcrafted nature and visual intrigue. Made by forming tea leaves and dried flowers into a floral bulb and handtied, tea blooms are exquisitely designed to bloom in freshly boiled water. As the hot water meets the tightly tied tea bloom, it begins to unfurl in spectacular fashion. As the bloom steeps, the flavors and benefits of the tea leaves and dried flowers are released creating a beautiful and delicious infusion.
As a green tea, Four Flowers Green Tea Blooms contains low to medium levels of caffeine.
Green tea has been shown to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol. A 2013 review of many studies found green tea helped prevent a range of heart-related issues, from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure. Other research shows that drinking green tea is also beneficial for the brain. L-theanine found abundantly in green tea boosts memory and attention.
Blended with antioxidant-rich flowers that also possess vital minerals and anti-inflammation properties, our Four Flowers Green Tea Blooms may offer several health benefits including reducing fatigue, improving skin, lowering blood pressure and promoting overall wellness.
Four Flowers Green Tea Bloom can be enjoyed hot or iced, sweetened with sugar, honey or other sweeteners.
Traditional Hot Tea
Place one tea ball into a 3-4 cup glass teapot and add freshly boiled water. Allow the tea to brew for at least five minutes. Initially the tea ball will float, but as it loses the trapped air during the steeping process it will sink and begin to “bloom.” (Please note you must use boiling water for the tea to unfurl and bloom properly.) Once the tea ball has opened to its full potential, remove the bloom and transfer to a clean container to be re-steeped up to another two times. Pour the infused tea and enjoy.
While cold-infusion is a wonderful way to prepare most green teas, it is not recommended to cold-infuse tea blooms.
Store Four Flowers Green Tea Bloom in a cool, dark place away from direct light. If stored properly, tea blooms will stay fresh for up to two years.
Ingredients: green tea, amaranth, jasmine, chrysanthemum and lavender flowers