Pearls are among nature’s most beautiful objects, prized for their rarity and majestic appearance. You’ll think you’ve discovered another of nature’s most beautiful creations when you witness our Blooming Tea Orient Pearl emerging in a glass teapot or glass.
Blooming Tea Orient Pearl is an artisan tea created by hand using cotton thread to tie a delicate green tea leaf around flame orange lily petals. It is supplied as a small bud which when added to a glass with hot water unfurls to release the petals and sweet jasmine flowers inside. While the tea is brewing, you can watch and enjoy the beautiful display of an elegant bouquet appearing before you.
Creating Blooming Tea Orient Pearl is a highly skilled and delicate process. However, the display it creates is one to be savoured and a source of indulgence for the eyes as well as the taste buds. It’s an experience best shared with friends, particularly those who’ve never seen the spectacle of the Blooming Tea Orient Pearl unfurling before their eyes.
Made from green tea leaves, Blooming Tea Orient Pearl is deliciously refreshing and the aroma of petals will delight your nose as well. Packed with antioxidants, it also offers health benefits for the heart, body and mind.
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.