by adagio teas (3 reviews)
price level: $$$$
Blooming teas appeal to the eye as much as the palate: each serving is a hand-tied cluster of tea leaves that slowly unfurls in water to reveal a delicate flower hidden within. The splendor of the flower "blooming" in the cup enhances the wondrous taste of tea leaves gathered at the peak of freshness. Enjoy these yourself, or share with those you love. Exquisite green tea leaves from China's Fujian Province, hand-shaped into a bud containing within it fragrant jasmine flowers. Contains a moderate level of caffeine. Brew at 190° F for 5-7 minutes, or until the bloom is fully open.