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!
Flower / flora tea are hand-tied green tea leaves with dried aromatic flowers. Once placed in boiling water, it blooms into an artistic and captivating flower display.
Have you tried them before? If so, what do you think?