A hancrafted artisan tea ball. Originally created in the Thenchong county of Yunnan after the last eruption of the Thenchong volcano during the Ming dynasty in 1609. A local artisan decided to create the tea to appease the universal forces. He gathered local produce that was available, collecting amaranth, hibiscus and lavander blossoms, believing their roots in the volcanic soil would lend power to his creation. He tied the blossoms with green teas from one of Yunnans finest gardens whilst still damp so as it dried the blossoms would become trapped. The artisan believed that concealing the floral burst within th eta would spiritually represent his hope that the lava would be forever trapped within the mountains rocky shell. And so far, the volcano is yet to erupt!
The tea is clean and delicate highlighted by grassy tones and a cleansing reminiscent of light lemon.
Price per tea ball.
Brew your flowering tea ball by adding water just off the boil, approx 90 degrees, preferably into a clear tea pot, or teacup, and gently place the tea ball inside. The leaves will soften and you will see it flowering in a few minutes. Leave the ball for at least five minutes, pour and enjoy!