A cup of blooming tea kept beside a teapot containing blooming tea
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Blooming Tea or Flowering Tea Recipe

Try out this simple recipe and witness this bloom into a special surprise right before your eyes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: blooming tea, flowering tea
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 1 blooming tea bundle
  • 1 clear glass pot or jar (so you can see the flower bloom!)
  • 4 cups of water (filtered)
  • 1 tsp of organic honey or sugar (if necessary)


  • To make blooming or flowering tea, place the blooming tea bundle in the glass jar or teapot.
  • Meanwhile, boil the water in a separate stainless steel pot.
  • Pour the water into the glass jar.
  • Allow the mixture to steep for 3-5 minutes as the bundle unfurls to reveal the blooming flower.
  • Let the mixture stand for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour the tea (but not the bloom) into cups.
  • Add honey or sugar as per taste and enjoy!


The bloom can be re-used for another pot of tea if desired.