Make a tea gift unique by giving a flowering tea set
Posted by AmandaTom on November 16th, 2012
A tea gift could be a perfect gift in the UK. The people in the United Kingdom are absolutely passionate about their tea and a beautiful tea set makes a great gift indeed. Tea came to the UK during the imperial times when the British Empire was spread far and wide including China and India. Once the British people warmed up to the concept of tea drinking the beverage never lost its popularity in the country.
Do you know that you can buy a really special tea set and gift it to someone? Yes, when you think of a tea gift you should think of flowering tea. If you have not heard about flowering tea then you should. As you read below you will get to know more about it.
Flowering tea is usually made from green tea. Some of the manufacturers may also use black tea or oolong tea depending on the harvest and also to offer some variation in the taste. Green tea, as you may know, is an extremely beneficial beverage. It is rich in antioxidants, catechins, polyphenols and flavanoids. Green tea is known to have neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties and is also known to reduce body fat content and lessen weight. But this is not the only reason why flowering tea is so popular. It is the looks of it that makes it so special.
To make flowering tea, the tea leaves are first processed and then they are tied together with flowers. The whole package is fired and scented to give it that unique property. These packages are then sold in tins. To serve the flowering tea one needs to dip one tea bloom in a glass teapot filled with hot water. The tea gradually flavours the water and at the same time the flowers bloom slowly. It is actually a visual delight that is best experienced when you see it happening in front of your eyes. If you want to make sure before you buy a flowering tea set or choose to buy a flowering tea gift then you can also access videos in some of the video sharing websites.
Is flowering tea expensive? Well, it is more expensive than the standard tea that you get in the market. However, each tea bloom can be used up to three times and this gives you better value for money.
As far as purchasing a flowering tea set or a flowering tea gift is concerned there are some specialized websites that sell these items. Shopping would be as you normally shop for other products – choose the set you want to buy, pay for it online and have it shipped to your home.
Anyone that you give a flowering tea set or a flowering tea gift is bound to think that you consider them special. And when you are looking online you may even want to buy one set for your home. Your guests will be thrilled and amazed when you present a flowering teapot in front of them.
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