I ordered this tea set from Amazon last week because it caught my eye. I made my first cup of flowering tea yesterday and snapped this picture with my phone (because the batteries in my camera were dead). Isn’t it utterly gorgeous? Okay, the picture isn’t that great but trust me. It’s gorgeous. You can make three cups of tea with one flowering bud and this one, a jasmine tea, is to die for. Totally beautiful and so delicious. I think I’m hooked.
Here’s the description of this particular tea: Starlight Rose’s delicate silver needle white tea leaves are handsewn around a tender rosebud. The spring buds, infused in water, expand into a round blossom. The soft, lucent, liquor and subtle aroma of roses yields a smooth, mellow flavor; illuminated by the calming benefits of white tea.
This morning I’m drinking Dragon Lily: Dragon Lily bursts open into an arrangement of superb white tea and stunning flowers. When steeped, sprinkles of osmanthus petals surface and an orange lily blossoms, a mesmerizing display. This translucent liquor imparts a velvety sweet apricot flavor.