Our Spring Marigold Flowering Tea combines the golden colour of marigolds with mao feng green tea leaves to create a highly fragrant and beautiful display of colour in a glass teapot. Simply add one of the carefully wrapped tea buds to boiled water and enjoy watching the flowers emerge like a flower blooming in spring time.
Your living room or kitchen will come alive to the scents and sights of spring when enjoying a pot of this delightful oriental WellTea.
Spring Marigold flowers originally come from Europe and are known for their health benefits as well as their bright yellow colour. Some of their uses in alternative therapy include lowering a high temperature, reducing toxins in the body and improving hair, digestion and skin quality.
Partnering the marigold petals in our Spring Marigold Flowering Tea are the green mao feng tea leaves grown in the Hulin area of Fujian province. This area is famous for its tea plantations and the quality of the green tea leaves grown there. This is due to its 1840 hours of sunshine per year and pleasant year round average temperature of 18.5 degrees celsius, which are the idyllic conditions for growing the leaves in this WellTea.
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.