Eight Treasures Tea with Flowers: Short description
Our Eight Treasures Tea with Flowers contains:
Jujube*, Longan fruit*, Goji Berries*, green or black tea (China), Japanese rose bud*, Tangerine peel*, Chrysanthemum*, Jasmin flower (Poland).
Ingredients marked with * are from China and were imported through Lian Chinaherb, Switzerland.
Assembled and packaged by Queen T
Our Eight Treasures Tea with Flowers in Detail
This Eight Treasures Tea with Flowers has a lovely flavour. The sweet fruits bring the delicate taste of the rose bud (chin. Mei Gui Hua, lat. Rosae Rugosae Flos) and the jasmine flower (chin. Mo Li Hua) to the fore. Apart from being delicious, this tea also looks gorgeous. The name “Eight Treasures Tea” (Ba Bao Cha) comes form the fact that this tea has eight ingredients.
Eight Treasures Tea is originally a tea of the muslim Hui ethnicity mainly in the Provinces of Ningxia, Xinjiang, Gansu, and Qinghai. There, it is often enjoyed with a good meal.
Amongst the many varieties of Eight Treasures Tea, we decided for this one because the flowers give it a very unique taste.
Ensuring high quality of Chinese herbs is very important to us. This is why we buy them from a Swiss supplier specialised in herbs. Then, we mix them ourselves. Depending on your preferences, you can choose between the mixture with black tea and with green tea.
Our Eight Treasures Tea with Flowers is great as a tea for everyday use but also for a special occasion. The different flowers give it its subtle aroma.
Preparing the tea is very simple: Take a portion Eight Treasures Tea with Flowers and pour boiling water on it. Wait for a few minutes and enjoy! Ideally, the cup or pot should be covered by a lid to keep the warmth inside.
Steeping time depends on how much water you use for one portion of tea. Traditionally, this tea is infused in a lidded cup. If you use one, then two to three minutes steeping time are enough and you can have several refils. In a cup (such as our kitty cup or our bamboo cup) the herbs should steep around four minutes. Several refils are possible. In a tea pot, the tea should steep for at least five minutes to make sure you get a strong enough infusion. Depending on the amount of water, you can get a second infusion.
This tea is slightly sweet but you can add rock sugar or other sweeteners if you want more.
For even more details, watch our product video (English subtitles):