If you have yet to experience the elegant display of Red Dragon Blooming Flower Tea unfolding in a glass then you have a delightful experience to look forward to, for both your eyes and your taste buds. Watching a bouquet of flowers emerge in your glass tea pot or glass is a beautiful sight to behold. Our Red Dragon Blooming Flower Tea features a bright purple Amaranth flower at its centre surrounded by blossoms and green tea leaves.
Red Dragon Blooming Flowering Tea is supplied in the form of a small bud or tea ball, comprising of a tea leaf delicately wrapped around an Amaranth flower. This is delicately prepared by hand shortly after the tea leaf is cultivated.
When the bud is added to a glass tea pot or glass with near boiling water the leaf unfolds to release the Amaranth flower and its petals. It’s indeed a sight to be enjoyed, and may even lead to you preferring to let the tea go cold rather than dry up the wonderful bouquet displayed before you.
Red Dragon Blooming Flowering Tea is made with green tea leaves, imbuing the tea with its antioxidant qualities. Some of its health benefits include lowering cholesterol, improving digestion, reducing anxiety and even helping to improve dental health.
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.