I was asked the same questions again and again. Finally I decided to write a blog about it to share with you.
The first question is always the same: What's blooming tea.
Everybody would think tea is "old", because it has thousand years of history. Yeap! Tea, used as medicine, food and beverage throughout thousand years is well cultured and an "old invention".
But surprisingly, blooming tea is actually a modern creation in China. Blooming tea (flower tea,
flowering tea, blossoming tea, bloom tea, flower blossoming tea, tea blooms, blooming flower teas, tea flowers in English translation, or 工艺茶，开花茶，女儿茶 in Chinese), refers to tea that is purely hand crafted with whole leaves and freshly dried flowers and it "blossom"s like a real flower once dropped in hot water, like the process from flower bud to a fully opened flower. It creates a whole completely different experience to tea drinking-entertaining, delightful, romantic and enchanting.
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There's another family who planted and sold tea for decades in Southern China, but their business was dying. In 90s, the most popular teas in China were green teas, but they were specialized in white and Oolong teas. The family barely made living for years. Until one day, the brother who was a sales rep for the father, came back with a question-he noticed the issues at tea house-In Chinese tradition, men always drink loose leaf teas only (because they believe they are strong), while women love flowers, such as rose buds, Jasmine. When few friends, male and female, go to a tea house, they have to order two separate pots of tea-whole leaf tea for men and herbal tea for women. The solution was to combine the two together-true Blooming tea was born!! The sister started working on the idea. She was inspired by the the natural flower blossoming and eventually created a truly beautiful blooming tea, with real flowers in the center of tea leaves!!!
Today blooming tea is enjoyed by people from all over the world! People not only love its entertaining and intimate blooming process, but also its special craftsmanship, creative tastes and natural aroma, from both tea leaves and flowers.
The true spirit of blooming tea is to love and share and that is what life is about!