Yunnan, the southern most province in the People’s Republic of China is world famous for not only amazing tea, it also boasts the country's largest production of flowers. So it seems only natural that, given the prominence of the local floral industry, tea artisans would create a tea in its honour. Rising Lotus boasts 3 flowers in each tea ball. As Rising Lotus brews, it unfolds and mimics the way the lush Yunnan countryside bursts open with colour in the Spring time.The tea is produced by tying Lily, Osmanthus and Jasmine blooms together with steamed full leaves of Yunnan Green Tea. As the tea dries, the flowers are held inside, the way seeds are concealed in the damp earth. Drop the tea into a glass teapot, infuse it and watch the miraculous bloom unfold. The cup, like springtime in Yunnan is bright, with a very full green taste layered with overtones of cut Peach, Jasmine and Lily perfume. Makes the perfect gift! It is important to use water that is extremely hot. Boiling water is required to allow each ball to open up to its full potential.
Smooth and satisfying green tea notes. The peach character of osmanthus comes to the fore with hints of jasmine and lily.