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What Is Blooming Tea?

Updated on October 30, 2011

Wondering What Blooming Tea Is?

Blooming tea is also known as flowering tea. It has gained in popularity largely due to the beauty of the blooming flower while the tea steeps. Blooming tea is ideal to serve while entertaining company because the final product can be as beautiful as a table centerpiece. Yes, flowering tea is really made with flowers!

If you've wondered exactly what is blooming tea, it's time to learn more about it.

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Basics Of Blooming Tea - What Is Flowering Tea, Again?

Blooming tea is made by bundling tea leaves around a dried flower. The bulb is then dried. Once the dried tea bulb is added to hot water, it begins to open up, appearing as if the tea is flowering or blooming.

Here are some blooming tea starter sets, complete with the all important glass teapot to appreciate the blooming and flowering of the tea.

Watch Blooming Tea In Action!

Glass Teapots

A glass teapot is key to being able to enjoy the full experience of blooming tea. Here are some excellent glass teapots perfect for serving your flowering tea in.

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Thousand Days Red Jasmine

From the Fujian province in China, this hand-tied white tea flower is infused with the petals of jasmine. A Chinese red blossom in the center denotes fortune as the delicate notes of white tea and jasmine linger on the palate. Bag includes 10 tea flowers

Green Blossom

Green Blossoms consists of smooth green tea leaves bound together with three chrysanthemum flowers, creating a flower that floats as it infuses. A treasure unfolds in your cup, yielding a buttery finish that can be enjoyed with multiple infusions. This artisan crafted Chinese display tea is sure to delight with its sensational appearance and taste. Loose tea flowers in 4 oz. bag

Jade Pagoda

Hand tied by artisans in the Hunan province in China, these delicate green tea leaves slowly unfurl into the shape of a flower. A pale green hue, the flavor of this blooming tea derives its richness from the harsh growing conditions and soils of the mountains in Hunan. Bag includes 15 tea flowers


Bodum Bistro 15 oz Double Wall Insulated Glass Latte Mug with Handle (Set of 2) - $39.95

Features: -Set of 2 mugs with handle. -Bistro collection. -Material: Heat-resistant borosilicate glass.-Handmade, award-winning design of double wall glass remains cool to the touch. -Double wall of glass will keep beverage hot or cold for extended period of time. -Eliminates need for coasters as no messy condensation will occur. -Microwave safe. -Dishwasher safe. -Capacity: 15 oz. -Overall dimensions: 4.1" H x 9.6" W x 4.7" D.


Bodum Bistro 15 oz Double Wall Insulated Glass Mug with Handle (Set of 2) - $39.95

Features: -Set of 2 mugs with handle. -Bistro collection. -Material: Heat-resistant borosilicate glass.-Handmade, award-winning design of double wall glass remains cool to the touch. -Double wall of glass will keep beverage hot or cold for extended period of time. -Eliminates need for coasters as no messy condensation will occur. -Microwave safe. -Dishwasher safe. -Capacity: 15 oz. -Overall dimensions: 5.1" H x 9" W x 4.2" D.

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What's Your Thoughts On Blooming Tea?

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      nickirc lm 5 years ago

      I love blooming tea, it is beautiful and tastes great.

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      Northwestphotos 5 years ago

      How fascinating! I had never heard of blooming tea before. I really enjoyed the video...thanks! I learned something new today!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very elegant tea, and lens.

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      orange3 lm 6 years ago

      I love blooming tea! My favorite is any of the Jasmine blooming teas....they're so pretty!

      For some reason, because they're so pretty, they seem to taste better :)

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      Netlexis LM 6 years ago

      I never heard of this either. It's fabulous.

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      Marika 6 years ago from Cyprus

      Now this is one I haven't even heard of! Beautiful collection of blooming teas!

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      MagicBeanDip 6 years ago

      Very beautiful! I've never heard of blooming tea before, thanks!