Special Grade Custom Crop with flowering Chinese carnation | Antioxidant-Rich | A ‘Pearl of a White Tea’ from the Tai Mu hills/Fujian Province in Southern China.
The tippy ‘Silver Needles’ and leaves of this tea are picked only a few days a year. The gentle ‘steaming and drying’ process in the open air allows the White Tea to create its sweet and fresh aroma and soft taste.
The Silver Needles are tied together in the shape of a large button and hold a Chinese carnation blossoms in the center. During the infusion the button will open and expose the large purple blossom. This ‘Flower Tea’ is prized for its special rich flavor.
Only small amounts of the tips are harvested and made available to the market.
The infusion is clear and pale with a delicate flower scent. Serve as a healthy, cleansing and refreshing all-day tea or as an ‘Entertainment’ and display tea at dinner parties. Use hot, not boiling water for preparation. Makes many infusions per serving.
Theine (caffeine) content: Very low | Gift Tin Packaging (Reusable & Recyclable)
Ingredients: Whole Leaf White ‘Thea sinensis’ tea tips & leaves, and Chinese carnation flower from the Fujian Province in China.
Suggested Water Temperature: 175 F – Suggested Infusion Time: 7 Minutes
Preparation: Bring fresh water to the boil. Let it cool down for 2 minutes. Warm up your tea-bowl or tea-pot by rinsing it with hot water. Place one Tea Ball per 8 oz cup of this ‘White Tea’ into the preheated cup or pot. Pour the hot water into the tea. Let infuse for 7 Minutes and serve. You may add more hot water to the tea to prepare several infusions until it becomes too mild. STORE COOL, DARK AND DRY!
Culinary notes: Because of its fresh and lighter white tea character this Tea selection may be offered as a choice with light foods, vegetarian, macrobiotic or vegetable recipes and special desserts including fruits and lighter cheese selections.
Tea Station & Tea Fountain Custom Designer Blend. Mature Estate Quality.
We started creating client and custom blends like this one under our European TEA STATION label in 1975. Since 1997 our traditional tea blend designs and tisanes are also known and sold in the United States. For over 40 years the Top Quality and reasonable pricing of our special creations make them very popular selections for tea connoisseurs and clients in the Culinary Industry.
To view the variety of ‘Flower Button Teas’ on our site please click here.
General Info: Leaves for green and black Teas are grown and harvested in 14 provinces of Central and Southern China. The Tea Estates are located in the mountain regions. Climate and elevation produce a wide variety of blends and flavors of the Thea sinensis that are lower in tannic acid than the Thea assamica species that is cultivated in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The best known names are China Keemun, Szechwan, Yunnan, Fujian, Jasmine and Rose Tea. The best tea crop quality derives from leaves that are picked during the spring harvest and mostly air-dried.