This handcrafted artisan tea ball is clean and delicate highlighted by grassy tones and a cleansing reminiscent of light lemon.
Originally created in the Thenchong county of Yunnan after the last eruption of the Thenchong volcano during the Ming dynasty in 1609. A local artisan decided to create the tea to appease the universal forces. He gathered local produce that was available, collecting amaranth, hibiscus and lavander blossoms, believing their roots in the volcanic soil would lend power to his creation. He tied the blossoms with green teas from one of Yunnans finest gardens whilst still damp so as it dried the blossoms would become trapped. The artisan believed that concealing the floral burst within the tea would spiritually represent his hope that the lava would be forever trapped within the mountains rocky shell. And so far, the volcano is yet to erupt!
Price per tea ball.
How they are created
- The tea is processed and dried as normal, then sorted to extract the longer leaves and pieces.
- The tea is then moistened so that the leaves can be bent and shaped without breaking.
- After carefully being formed into shape with the flower tightly secured inside, it is then expertly tied together ready to be used.
Brew your flowering tea ball by adding water just off the boil, approx. 90 degrees, preferably into a clear teapot, or large glass, and gently place the tea ball inside. The leaves will soften and you will see it flowering in a few minutes. Leave the ball for at least five minutes, pour and enjoy!