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22 Jun

JING flowering tea

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Jing-flowering-tea-photo-and-styling-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell It is officially Summer and the garden tea party season is in full swing.

Tables everywhere are being adorned by pretty tableware, flowers and cakes.

Let’s make ours stand out with JING’s hand tied flowering teas, found inside those cute golden packets above. Jing-tea-flowering-tea-photograph-by-Little-Big-Bell JING’s flowering tea are made of green tea buds and beautiful aromatic flowers.

What’s inside this glass tea pot may look unassuming, but it is a hand tied tea bulb of flowering Jasmine and Lily, ready to unleash its beauty.

Flowering teas originated from the Fujian province of China, where the flower tying skills reside.

The green or white teas are processed with their whole leaves intact and the flowers are dried as per herbal teas.

When the components are ready, the tea leaves are moistened to become flexible and bundled up with the flowers to be tied by hand. Once finished, the tea is dried again and ready to pack. Flowering-tea-photo-by-Geraldine-tan-Little-Big-Bell

Watch this “Theatre of Tea” as the bulb unfurls, to reveal its inner flowering beauty.

Here are some tips on how to make the perfect cup:

1. Place a bulb of flowering tea in the middle of a tall glass.

2. Add 250ml – 400ml of boiling water (it must be boiling or the bulb won’t open).

3. Infuse until the flower opens.

4. Re infuse with boiling water for 2-3 minutes.

5. Drink in the same way the Chinese do when adding leaves direct to the cup: once cool, drink top half then top up again with hot water, as the bottom half will be too strong. Jing-flowering-tea-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Here is a close up view of the Jasmine and Lily flower. Jing-tea-flowering-jasmine-and-lily-tea-photo-by-Geraldine-tan-Little-Big-Bell So pretty on the party table Flowering-tea-party-photography-by-Little-Big-Bell Sure to impress friends and family visiting right? Jing-flower-tea-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Not only is it visually stunning, but the fragrance from the tea is so uplifting.

You’ll have to try it to experience what I mean.  Jing-Jasmine-and-Lily-flowering-tea-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I’ve used this Tea-iere from JING to filter out the flower when pouring. Flowering-Jing-tea-pot-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell Anyone fancy a cup of Jasmine and Lily tea?

Alternatively, you can get the fragrant Osmanthus flowering tea too.
Jing-tea-flowering-tea-balls-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Hope you’ve enjoyed this ‘how to give your tea party table a little something special’ post.

If you want to see how the tea is tied and watch it unfurl with water, then do take a peek at this short video.

Happy mid week all.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration post with JING tea, but all opinions are my own).

  1. How absolutely adorable are the two bowls – the cactus and pineapple?? Love those!!! And the tea looks delicious too, so does your styling Geraldine!

  2. Dear Geraldine, the whole ensemble looks stunning and the tea utterly delicious. Wonder if they sell it here in Denmark. Have a great weekend 🙂
    A xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Hi Anya,so nice to hear from you. The tea is amazing and so fragrant. You can get some on their website. Hope we get to met again soon lovely. x

  3. I had this type of flowering tea for the first time about 7 years ago in a Sushi place off Oxford street and have been an addict ever since. Not only do they taste great but they look so so pretty – perfect for an afternoon tea and cake session

  4. Oh your posts are always a visual feast. So beautiful. What a stunning way to present and serve tea. i bet it tastes as beautiful as it looks x

  5. Such lovely images, so beautiful. I have some of these tea flowers but have not made tea with them yet, I’m glad I got your tips. I especially like the idea of drinking half and then topping up – I hate that when you get to towards the end of a cup and it is over-strong.

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Molly 🙂 Hope you enjoy your flowering tea. They’re so good.I’m off to have some now. x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      It sure is like theatre and so delicious to drink too. You have to try some Rachel xx

  6. Pretty as a picture! You have such beautiful images Geraldine, it makes you want to try and buy everything you post! I haven’t tried tea flowers before but I’m curious now… xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Pippa for that really lovely and sweet comment. You should try some of this tea, it is so good. xx

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