With Spring 🦋 just around the corner, a change in season is upon us. The sunlight in the morning has a different warmth, birds flit from tree to tree preparing their nests, and the buds are just emerging from their branches.
It is not just nature that feels the change. We here at the shop find ourselves turning to new flavors that celebrate the season. We turn to lighter, fresher staples that help us to bring that sense of renewal and change of nature to the very teas we sip on during a quiet afternoon.
We like to bring a bit of Spring indoors with a pot of one of our flowering teas. Not only are they a feast for the eyes and palette with their vibrant flowers and smooth, mild taste, but they are also truly an event to behold. Each flowering tea "blooms" in the water as they steep -- a visual treat and interesting trick developed by artisans hand-sewing each one.
This unique method of sewing and drying the tea is the secret to their beauty. One flowering tea in a small glass teapot will "bloom" as it steeps, revealing the flowers within. The outer tea leaves gently float back, allowing strings of jasmine, pairs of chrysanthemum, or little pops of amaranth to emerge and delight the senses.