Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blossom Tea.. Your gift, My pleasure

Blooming tea, also referred to as Blossom or Flower tea is a hand-crafted tea, in which edible flowers are tied in a ball of high quality tea leaves. When brewed the blooming tea ball will slowly open, giving the appearance of a blossoming flower.

Artistic flowering tea balls are handmade in China, using green and white tea and real jasmine, chrysanthemum, and other flower varieties. Creation of flower tea balls is a highly specialized ancient art. The finished product is a tight roll of dried tea and flowers, sometimes round, sometimes resembling a mushroom. Shell life of unbrewed tea ball is up to three years.

How to use it
Steep the ball for at least five and up to ten minutes if you’d prefer a stronger tea. After drinking the tea. you may rebrew the same tea ball again: once if you have used a teapot, and up to five times if you have brewed it in an individual cup. After that you may cover your bloom with cold water and display it for days.

Health Benefits;
*Antibacterial effect.
•Anti-inflammatory effect.
•Contains fluoride and protects teeth.
•Reduces risk of heart disease.
•Controls blood pressure.
•Elevates good cholesterol (HDL).
•High levels of anti-oxidants fights free radicals.
•Increases bone density (green and especially white tea).
•Inhibits abnormal blood clot formation.
•Lowers bad cholesterol (LDL & triglycerides).
•Lowers rates of colon, esophageal and pancreatic cancer.
•Lowers the risk of heart-attack.
•Makes your skin healthy and young.

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