Blooming tea which became quite popular in the 2000s, has roots in China and has many health benefits depending on what it’s made of.
Blooming tea can help you lower stress, improve cognitive functions and heart health, flush out toxins, prevent cancer, reduce inflammation, and more!
What Is Blooming Tea?
The flower tea, or blooming tea, is made of dried tea leaves and flowers. Initially, it’s hand-sewn by Chinese artisans, so it’s not something you can make from scratch at home.
However, if you could get your hands on one of those, it’s pretty easy to make the tea.
I wasn’t planning on making it myself, although when we traveled out of the city a few days ago, we came across a shop selling those, and I thought, hey, why don’t I write about it and take my pictures!
So I haven’t made it yet at the time of writing this, but I’m hoping it’ll turn out well.
Let’s get into the benefits of blooming tea first and see what good it can bring!
What Are The Health Benefits of Blooming Tea?
Flower teas or blooming tea balls are usually made of green tea leaves. They contain no proteins, calories, or sugar unless you add some to sweeten it up. Here are the nutritional values:
- Calories: 0
- Fiber: 0 grams
- Sugar: 0 grams
- Carbohydrates: 0 grams
- Fat: 0 grams
- Protein: 0 grams
Blooming tea is rich in antioxidants helping your body flush out radicals and reduce inflammation.
In addition, the caffeine content in green tea helps with metabolism and body weight.
Therefore, if you are watching your weight, flower tea can be an excellent option!
According to various resources, Blooming tea improves heart health and relieves stress.
It also helps fight cancer, significantly reducing the chances of colon and stomach cancer.
It sounds like there’s no reason you shouldn’t make your blooming tea from time to time and receive all the benefits tea can offer.
So let me show you how to brew your flower tea in just 6 minutes, and enjoy!
Let’s get into it!
How To Make Blooming Tea: Recipe
What you need:
A blooming tea ball
4 cups of water
A transparent or glass teapot
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Brewing Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
How to make
Boil some water – at least 4 cups in a kettle.
Put your blooming tea ball into the glass teapot.
Pour the boiled water into the teapot.
Close its lid and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.
I don’t know if I did the aesthetics part right, but the one I made, as you can see in the picture, sits upside down and looks more like some sea monster rather than a flower! But I’m sure it has brewed well, and I extracted all the right things from it!
Optionally, you can add a sweetener such as honey or regular sugar.
Pour the tea into cups and enjoy your drinks!