Frequently Asked Questions
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Each product has brewing instructions right on the box which gives and estimate of how much of the dry tea / tisane to add to a standard pot of tea. However, it's important to remember that it's all about you - feel free to deviate from the recommended amounts to suit your own tastes. We know some people like a lighter or heavier-flavored tea. Also, remember to use our glassware for maximum viewing pleasure. It won't crack on you, we promise!
Generally 2-3 infusions. After that, the colors and flavors of the flowers and tea diminishes.
The best way to enjoy the tea is simply to add more water to the pot - sit there with your friends and enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea! Just like in a restaurant, when the waiter adds more hot water to your pot with the tea bags or loose leaf tea in it.
If you want to save the tea ball for later use, simply cool off and put in a sealed ziplock bag or other container in the fridge. You can keep it for a few days that way.
DO NOT attempt to dry the tea ball and re-steep later!
No. The flowers are exactly how you find them in nature, only dried. The tea is infused with natural fruit juice prior to drying.
We use white tea, which is very similar to green tea. It is comprised of tea needles plucked from immature tea buds and simply dried without other processing steps. This gives the tea a more delicate flavor than green tea while packing the same antioxidant and nutritional punch.
The tea comes from the Fujian province of China, which is one of the world's premier tea-growing regions. The flowers come from producers all around China.
Yes, you can actually! Just replace the warm or hot water you used to brew it with cold water. Be careful not to pour water directly on top of the blossom or rattle it around too much, as that will diminish the appearance. These can be kept for 5 days or more.
The blooming teas contain a small amount of caffeine, generally less than a third of what you'd find in an equivalent amount of coffee. The tisanes are all naturally caffeine free.
The glassware we offer is both elegant and durable. However, while it can easily handle boiling water transferred from a kettle, do not put in the microwave or on the stove top. While we recommend hand-washing it, you may put it in the dishwasher.