Sunday, June 03, 2007

Tea - Tea Culture

A couple of months ago I posted about Chinese Flower Tea and recently a new tea store has opened up within Prahran Market (right next door to Monsieur Truffe) that sells 12 different varieties of flower tea.

Naturally I couldn't resist sampling some of their wares.

flower tea

The flower tea is available in these packs of 2 or if you prefer there are cans that contain I believe, roughly 20 flowers.

seashell

This is called Seashell with Pearls - it's Jasmine and Globe Amaranth Flower bundled with green tea.

It's hidden beauty comes alive with the simple addition of hot water

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This particular blend is said to calm and relax and
contains essential vitamins and minerals and helps east coughing and enhance vision


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It's very easy to drink - there's subtle jasmine on the nose and is quite soothing on the throat. As with all flower teas you can keep refilling the pot with hot water.

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13 comments:

  1. Lovely post. I love flower tea, too. Must go and get some to try :)

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  2. Almost too pretty to drink :) At a cafe I once visited in Brisbane, they had a selection of these types of teas, and I think they called them "tea gardens".

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  3. Wow, that's very pretty. Do they sell it online anywhere? Is it worth me looking through (London's) Chinatown for some?

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  4. What a beauty! I have never seen something like that. And lovely picture too Haalo! As always

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  5. Haalo,
    This looks beautiful, I would really love to try some. Will have to find my way to Prahan market someday, are they expensive?

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  6. Thanks Anh - the flower teas are perfect for sharing.

    Hi Y - that's an appropriate name for them!

    Hi Owen - your best bet might be a tea specialist - there are stores online that do stock them so it may be worth while just googling to see if they will deliver to you - they might also be called Bouquet Tea.

    Thanks Rose - I hope to post about some of the others in the future.

    Hi Tara - The packs of 2 cost $4 - average price I've seen can be from $2-$5 each. I can also recommend www.teas.com.au for local online purchase. If you visit Prahran Market don't forget to try the chocolate at Monsieur Truffe!

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  7. I just got some of those recently, they're really pretty.

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  8. That's beautiful. I love the glass teapot as well!

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  9. That looks so pretty! Similar to Rose, I've never seen anything like that. I feel like am missing out, so I'll have to hunt some down in Sydney....

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  10. Hi Brilynn - they are pretty but they also make a good pot of tea.

    Thanks Christianne - the teapot is from Bodum.

    Thanks Nora - they seem to be coming more readily available - I know Essential Ingredient stock the Larsen and Thompson range.

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  11. Thanks, Haalo. The problem with the Essential Ingredient is that the last time I went there, I left a few hundred dollars poorer. There is always something that I "need" ;-)

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  12. During the last blogging by mail, i was the lucky recipient of that type of flowering tea and I don't get tired of it...makes me happy everytime I brew some tea! Beautiful picture.

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  13. Nora - I can relate to that problem ;)

    Thanks Helen - it looks lovely but also tastes so good.

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