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A delicate flower blooms inside this ball tea just before tiny flowers slowly cascade upward like Champagne bubbles. The flowers add their enlivening fragrance and strong taste to this delectably smooth green tea. Our Ball offers one of the most artful spectacles in tea. This blooming tea has an original shape of a tiny ball and when put in boiling water a bouquet of tea leaves and flower. The aromas of both flowers and tea leaves are very well preserved and these exceptional teas develop a wonderful flavor and create at the same time a beautiful "table decoration".

Once dropped into a glass of hot water, this ball tea unveils a broad flower followed by the sudden eruption of a flower plume, which is an actually flower sewn together end to end. The golden liquor yields a full-bodied flavor intensified by the large medicinal bloom. Let the blooming tea brew for at least 8 minutes, a longer brewing time will not spoil the tea, on the contrary, the flavor will rather improve. One piece of blooming tea can be used twice with approximately 5 to 6 dl water each time.

Blooming teas are also known as artistic teas, flowering teas or as simply as art teas. It's made by artisans in China. The Blooming teas are made from the finest full length AA grade green or white tea leaves, finely cut and hand sewn with natural flowers. The tea is blended 3 times with the freshest bloomed jasmine to produce the beautiful aroma unique to jasmine. Hand-tied with silver needles (a kind of white tea) or long green tea leaves and dried around a flower center that "blooms" - just put one at the bottom of a pot, then add hot water and enjoy the show.