Beginning with specially selected long, new tea leaves, the tea is tied together and the centre leaves are cut and the outer leaves remain long. The outer leaves are then painstakingly rolled into a light ball. The tea is then steamed and dried with fresh jasmine flowers which impart their delicate aroma. When brewed the outer leaves uncurl and the tea ball resembles a crysanthemum flower with long petals on the outside and short on the inside. The Crysanthemum implies tranquility, beauty, longevity and health.
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!
Ingredients: Green tea, Jasmine scent.