I picked this flowering Osmanthus tea up in Leaf, a hipsterish restaurant in Liverpool that I want to live in. I’ve never tried flowering tea before, and it was only a few quid so I thought I’d give it a go.
Anyway, they are sewed up green tea ‘bulbs’ which unfurl when plonked in hot water. Once they have fully opened you can drink.
It was quite fun, but it wasn’t the best tasting tea I’ve had. It wasn’t a strong taste, but a bit like stewed green tea. I’ve also seen prettier flowers on the interwebs. So I don’t know if this was a dud one, or whether it had been siting on the shelf too long (the other tea I bought there is fine), or whether flower tea is just a bit rubbish. But I think I’ll try some more just to see.
Anyone know anything about flowering teas? Have you had good ones?