Blooming Flower Tea

  • This flowering tea comes from the Anhui Province in China. Legend has it that Longing Heart was created by an old Anhui Tea Master in an effort to soothe his yearning heart when making the long trek to the markets of Beijing. With fresh, young shoots of the finest bushes of the Huang Shan district, the Tea Master tied them with chrysanthemum petals.

    Longing Heart is one of China's finest flowering teas. With luxury green tea, amaranth, and jasmine, this tea delivers a wonderful cup that's sure to please your eyes as well as your taste buds!

    To brew, place one flowering tea ball in a teapot, and add boiling water. Infuse until the ball is fully open (about 5 minutes). Be sure to use a strainer when pouring into your cup!

  • How to Brew Black Tea


    Hot Tea Method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-5 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’ 

    Iced Tea Method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!

$ 3.50

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