Art of Tea Blooming Bliss

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: sage green with white tips
Ingredients: Silver Tipped Green Tea, Amaranth Flowers, Natural Flavors
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 180 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: very pale

This blooming tea was a bit less showy than others that I’ve tried but I did not mind that one bit. I secretly hate the ones that shoot of tons of tiny flower bits. Amaranth flowers are pretty standard issue for this type of tea. They added a pretty punch of color to what might otherwise be a plain bouquet of leaves. The ball unfurled fairly quickly but I suggest steeping it for the full five minutes. You’ll definitely want to make this in something glass so that you can watch the show, even if it is just a wine glass. The base green tea was delicately sweet and vegetal with just a touch of astringency. I was happy to find that the jasmine flavoring was pleasantly light. It wasn’t soapy or perfumy and there was no bitterness. This isn’t a tea that I would make often but after a stressful day it was a relaxing way to unwind. Flowering teas are how I first got really interested in tea so I have a soft spot for them. It’s hard to believe but this is my 800th post. Holy cow!

You can find out more about this tea here.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.