Each month through the cold winter months the WuWo Tea Ceremony
group tastes tea. This month the theme was flowers.
We tasted varieties of tea blossoms, jasmine, osmanthus, and lotus.
In this pot dried tea flowers were beginning to steep.
Some of the flowers we tasted were just plain flowers and
some were mixed with tea.
Interestingly and to my surprise I most often liked the straight flowers better.
I had never tasted dried tea flowers before.
For me it had a back note of anise or licorice, which I found fascinating.
I do believe I will start drying my tea blossoms this year.
The jasmine we tasted plain and then as a jasmine pearl.
Both were quite good.
Osmanthus flowers and the lotus, both I preferred with just the blossoms
to get the full flavor of the flowers. We did try both of these also mixed with oolong teas.
Have you sipped flowers?
Do you have a favorite?
Something fun on a cold winter day.