Flower and Teas
Tisanes, by definition, refers to a herbal drink. The fundamental difference between tisanes and tea is the ingredient or plant part that is infused. Herbal infusions that are derived from plants other than the Camellia sinensis plant, are commonly also known as herbal tea. One of the most common parts of a plant that is used is none other than the flower.
With flower herbal loose teas, these wonderful blooms not only engage our sights, smells but also our taste. Floral tisanes as a standalone, intrinsically do not contain caffeine. They are a great non-caffeinated option for folks who are sensitive or prefer not to consume caffeine.
If, however, you would like your flower teas to come caffeinated, you can always opt for a floral tea blend using flowers and loose tea leaves as well as a variety of other ingredients. In tea blending, these blossoms introduce their aroma and flavour to the mix of loose tea leaves.
Non-caffeinated floral blends are also available on the market, an example is Haflong Tea’s Safflower Safari.
Not to be confused with Roselle tea, Rose tea is light with a hint of sweetness. A true delicacy, Haflong Tea’s Verda Rozo blends pure Assam green tea with the floral elegance of an English rose. A delightful treat that is sure to charm the senses. Rich rose petals are infused with our high-grown tea to transport you to a stately English country garden on a spring day.
If you prefer Oolong tea, you can try Haflong Tea’s Rose Oolong loose leaf oolong tea. Let the fragrant aroma of the roses calm you as you sip on this brew. The soft sweetness of the rose complements the robust flavour of the Oolong, creating a symphony that entertains your
tastebuds. The loose rose petals sit within the Oolong tea, mimicking a field of roses atop the earthen soil.
Both blends will serve to soothe your senses. With blended flower teas, you can now taste your aromatherapy.
On the topic of aromatherapy, Lavender is widely used. Lavender as a herbal loose leaf tea infusion has a heavier taste. The fragrance from the violet buds produces a brew that leans more on the intense side. Lavender lattes are another way that people enjoy this shrub bloom.
An alternative to that is on the rise are blooming flower teas. Blooming flower teas such as Spirito Di Vita refers to a tea ball that is obtained by wrapping tea leaves around dried flowers. On top of an exquisite taste, these balls offer an added magical experience witnessing the unfurling and unraveling of the tea leaves to reveal the jewel bloom within.
Flowers are nature’s expression of love. If you are considering gifting someone important, do consider flower herbal teas as they are not only packed with health benefits but also carry lovely meanings with them. For example, lavender commonly represents devotion. We hope this blog has given you some insight into the world of floral teas.