Blooming Tea, China

Big Bloom N°723

€26

VAT included, shipping excluded

€29,55/100g We dispatch within 1-2 working days

A blooming tea with jasmine green tea leaves hand-sewn around a Blue Butterfly Flower

The art of flowering tea, or gong yi hua cha, is a spectacle enjoyed in China for centuries. Jasmine green tea leaves are carefully hand-sewn around the blue Butterfly Flower. The result is a tea which when steeped is a visual delight and makes for a delicate and fragrant cup.

jasmine, geranium, green peas

  • Green tea
  • blue butterfly flower (clitoria ternatea)
  • jasmine blossom
Quantity Temperature Time
Quantity Temperature Time
1 Blossom 100° C / 212° F 1st infusion 7 - 10 min.

Seemingly unassuming at first, observe these walnut sized buds unfurl into an exotic flower display. The spectacle you see is gong yi hua cha, an ancient artform the Chinese enjoy as the ‘’art of flowering tea.’’ The unique experience comes from artistically arranged silver needle green tea leaves carefully hand-sewn around a blue butterfly flower which blooms when brewed in hot water. The result is an enchanting blue-tinged infusion with a fragrant and delicately floral flavor. Flowering or Blooming tea is an artform, once crafted solely for the amusement of the Emperor, has had a popular modern-day revival. The beautiful floral display is the ‘wow’ factor that presents an additional visual dimension to our sense experience. Be sure to steep the bud in a glass teapot to enjoy the full spectacle this tea has to offer. The Chinese tradition says, blooming tea symbolizes long life and harmony; making it the perfect gift, or enjoyed with family and friends.

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