Last February, we went to Scotland and I came across a Chinese restaurants selling Flowering Tea / Flora Tea. I wondered whether this was for decoration or whether it was a real tea. I am not usually the most adventurous person when it comes to these things but this flower tea was really attractive so I ordered one. I had Flower Lover which is made up of green tea, chrysanthemum, globe amaranth and jasmine.
When the waitress presented me a huge wine glass with a ball, I was shocked. I asked for flowering tea and I get a ball in a wine glass full of hot water. So I decided to poke it with a chopstick then decided I better let it brew. It took about 5 minutes to bloom to a full flower. After the flower had bloomed, it was gorgeous! The flavour was nice and the aroma was gorgeous.
Then last week, I went to Chinatown, London and found one of the supermarkets selling the flower tea one for £1. So I bought it. I’m not sure what they are officially called. But this is how it looks!
Have you tried them before? If so, what do you think?