Tea Flower

Last Saturday I bought myself a new little glass teapot.

Tea Flower, Tea Pot, Tea Culture, Tea Party, Flowers, Tea Leaves, Shaped TeaI bought the pot for a specific purpose, but it will also be nice to have another teapot. The teapot also came with an infuser, so I will have yet another method of brewing loose leaf tea.

Tea Flower, Tea Pot, Tea Culture, Tea Party, Flowers, Tea Leaves, Shaped TeaSome of my Chinese colleagues brought me a small tin of tea during one of their visits.

Tea Flower, Tea Pot, Tea Culture, Tea Party, Flowers, Tea Leaves, Shaped TeaHere the tin is open and you can see seven little balls of tea leaves. These are tea flowers and open up when they are steeped in hot water.

Tea Flower, Tea Pot, Tea Culture, Tea Party, Flowers, Tea Leaves, Shaped TeaI placed one of the tea flowers in the pot and poured in water from my tea kettle. You can see that the flower is just beginning to open.

Tea Flower, Tea Pot, Tea Culture, Tea Party, Flowers, Tea Leaves, Shaped TeaHere you can see that the tea flower has opened and the tea is a nice golden color.

Tea Flower, Tea Pot, Tea Culture, Tea Party, Flowers, Tea Leaves, Shaped TeaThe tea flower looks very interesting. They will usually add in some flower components, and you see them here along with the tea leaves.

Tea Flower, Tea Pot, Tea Culture, Tea Party, Flowers, Tea Leaves, Shaped TeaHere is one last picture that I took after draining most of the tea into a mug. The tea was good with a little bit of an earthy taste, but not as good as my tea from Taiwan.

I will now let the tea flower dry out and see what it looks like. If it still looks interesting, you may see some more pictures in a future post.

Have you ever seen a tea flower?

Steven

 

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