The moment you add a bud of Osmanthus Dancing Flowering Tea to boiled water it comes alive, to create a dancing display in your tea pot. The lily flowers will move around slowly and gracefully while the osmanthus flowers will rapidly rise to the surface, creating a mesmerising performance to enjoy while you wait for this WellTea to brew. As well as pleasurable for the eyes, Osmanthus Dancing Flowering Tea has a fragrant, sweet taste that will delight your taste buds and smell.
Osmanthus Dancing Flowering Tea combines mao feng green tea leaves with lily and osmanthus flowers to create a WellTea that’s both refreshing and packed.
Lily is also used traditionally in China for treating insomnia, while osmanthus flowers are often used for warming the lungs, relieving chills and alleviating pain.
The tea leaves in Osmanthus Dancing Flowering Tea come from the Hulin area of Fujian province in China. With 1840 hours of sunshine a year, the subtropical monsoon climate of Fujian provides the perfect conditions for growing some of the finest green tea in the world.
THE WATER TEMPERATURE
- The golden rule about water temperature is never use boiling water on the tea, whatever kind of tea you are making.
- Green Teas require water at 70°C and black teas require water at 85-90°C.
- These days you can get kettles which enable you to choose your water temperature.
THE AMOUNT OF TEA
- Custom dictates that 4 grams are sufficient for one cup. But the amount is partly a matter of preference.
- In the case of Assam tea, which is naturally very robust, you might want to reduce the strength and brew 3 grams instead of 4.
THE BREWING TIME
- This is a very important step in the art of tea-making. In fact, the brewing time varies depending on the type of tea. An over-brewed black tea will develop a bitter taste whilst an under-brewed white tea will be flat and insipid.
- Black teas are normally brewed for 2-3 minutes, green teas for 3 – 4 minutes. It is a good idea to check the brewing time before making the tea, because some teas need to be infused for very specific times: for example, Jade Pearl is left to infuse for 7 – 20 minutes, whilst Oolong tea will need 5 – 7 minutes for its bouquet to develop fully.
- Brewing is normally done with a lid on, so that the tea retains all its aromas.