Flowering / Blooming Oolong Tea (开花茶)
- Region: Nantou County
- Harvest: 2020
- Availability: In Stock
Flowering tea or blooming tea is a special kind of tea. In the dry form, it looks like a tight ball. This ball is hand-made from dried tea leaves twisted around one or several dried flowers.
When brewed the blooming tea ball will slowly open, giving the appearance of a blossoming flower. Flower fully opens in pot in 7-8 minutes.
This tea is usually served in teapots of glass or other transparent material to enjoy the effect of the opening and flower blooming.
Leaves: leaves and flowers are combined and then dried. The main color of the tea infusion is light-golden, shades could be very different.
Tea has a rich floral jasmine aroma and mild sweet taste. Aftertaste is long and rich.
We recommend you to brew this tea 90-95°C (195-205°F), one bud per 200 ml of water.
Tea can be steeped up to 3 times, each time getting a little taste more bitter.
Preparation time for this position 2-3 days more, than usual.
This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences you can you can vary brewing time from 35s to 5 minutes.
You can also use Chinese traditional way of brewing - spilling, using Gaiwan and brew for 3-5 second each time.
Please note, that it is natural tea with high content of active elements, including caffeine, and minerals and some unusual feelings could appear. In that case we recommend decrease quantity of dry leaves and brewing time.