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Who says tea can't be dramatic? Flowering teas are one of life's sweet, sensual pleasures - the sight, the scent, and the gently floral taste all make for a wonderful experience. I admit, sometimes it's about showing off a little and creating a tea ceremony that sings special! Because these "tea flowers" are meant for a whole pot, they can have a subtle, mellow flavor. If you like your tea a little more potent, like I do, feel free to add some additional flavors. I like to infuse another herb or herbs first, and then use the strained infusion as the tea bath for the blooming flower.  Since our flowering teas are a combination of green tea leaves and organic flowers, some great herbal additions include:

Organic Spearmint Leaf

Organic Chamomile Flowers

Organic Blackberry Leaf

Organic Strawberry Leaf

Organic Peppermint Leaf

Organic Dandelion Leaf

Organic Watercress

Organic Red Clover Herb or Flowers

For one pot of tea, heat 3-4 cups of water to boiling. Add 3-5 Tablespoons of chosen herb (or combination) in an infuser, tea bag, or ball and steep for 2-3 minutes. I use more herb and go for a quick steep so that the water will still be hot for pouring over the Flowering Tea. Place tea flower in a clear glass tea pot or glass pitcher. Quickly strain infusion and pour over flower, allowing to steep until the flower opens.  Enjoy!

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Written by Friends on August 10, 2014