Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Tea flower bing




Tea flower tea? This sounds odd. Anyhow this is a bing of flowers from tea trees. It taste great with only a few blooms at a time. Honey roasted sweet aroma, actual tea flavor in taste. I might try it with some "less great" tea to see if I can create a new concoction.

Purchased from an Ebay seller for $12.50 plus shipping. At 5 blooms per cup without resteeping, this bing will last for an eternity. The calligraphy is a nice little souvenir too, I am keeping it on a scrap book. It's actually handwritten.The scent of seed oil functions like a perfume ad in a magazine except better and possibly keeps bugs away too.

13 comments:

Jérôme D said...

Wow. I know flower-shaped tea, flower-flavoured tea, but I'd never heard of that.
I confess I'm a little sceptic about the result.

Good luck for your blog, it's a great start and I hope you'll go on.

Imen said...

Jerome,

Tea flower is considered as a floral-herbal type of tea, tisane if you will. Such as rose and jasmine, but coming from a tea tree, it's bound to have tea flavor in addition to the floral aroma.

Thank you for your wish..

Imen

~ Phyll said...

Interesting flower tea! Oh, and I own that very same book by Master Lam. Nice to have found your blog! I also blog about tea and wine in blogger.

Regards.

toki said...

In Korea, after drinking a green tea for the 4th brew, tea master will add flower into the pot mixing with the remaining green for a 3 mins infus in low temp.
I wonder how will it taste using tea flower? -toki

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Imen said...

Toki,

I actually tried that with my 8 yrs old loose leave pu-erh. I added 4-5 blooms to the 6th brew, the pu-erh was very light with a slight hint of sweetness and some smoky aroma, after I added the blooms, the honey roasted taste mixed well with the smokiness of pu-erh, added a layer of floral scent, deepened the tea soup texture as well.

It's a nice touch when you need something different. However like the Chinese saying, hard-core tea drinkers don't drink floral/herbal tea. It's all about personal preference. I rather try something new and different than missing out.

If you like, I can send you a little sample. I'll send you an email for you to reply with your address.

Thanks for stopping by btw. Your blog is awesome. I was in that tea city just 1.5 yrs ago.

Imen

Imen said...

Phyll,

Thanks for stopping by. You have a cool blog...

Imen

Jason Fasi said...

Nice blog!

Imen said...

Thank you Jason!

~ Phyll said...

Alright, you made my mouth water looking at this flower beeng. I will order soon from Scott (YS LLC) with some other pu-erh. It's all your fault. :)

I bet it would taste great mixed with shu pu-erh.

Imen said...

Phyll,

It did go well with cooked pu-erh as I tried it. Tell me what you think after you try it. :)

Imen said...

I sneezed at 3:30am 8/25/06. I just had a cup of this tea tree flower tea 10 minutes ago. Boy, that subtle sweet honey floral aroma shot out of my nose through my throat. Pleasantly weird!