Friday, January 11, 2013

Numi flowering tea


Numi flowering tea - after
Originally uploaded by hlkljgk

Our oldest son gave me this tea pot and Numi flowering tea for Christmas.
I had not tried it before. It not only tastes and smells delicious but when it is brewed in the clear glass pot, it looks like a sculptural work of art.
The flavors in the set he gave me are Shooting Star, Sunset Oolong, Golden Sunset, Dragon Lily, Jasmine Lovers and Lavender Dream.
Flowering tea is an art form made of hand picked tea leaves sewn around various flowers. This can take 10 minutes to sew the tea bundle. When steeped they slowly blossom into a bouquet.
Numi is the name of the tea company and they pioneered this technique. The ingredients are organic.
This is new to me and way wonderful.

39 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

OH!!!
I had seen this on another tea website (which I cannot remember) and just bought a French Press so at some point, I can buy one of the tea flowers.
What exquisite work~~beauty and tea.
Wonderful!

XXOO~~
Anne

Pam said...

We received a similar pot with tea flowers. They give quite a show and the tea is delicious.

Denise said...

Wow, sounds, and looks awesome. I love tea.

Gill - That British Woman said...

did it taste alright though? I have often wondered if they taste as good as regular leaf tea?

Gill

Daisy said...

Very pretty! I bet it tasted great too.

Stephanie said...

How fun and pretty :) I would love something like this to serve to guests. Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Lady Jane said...

I also saw this before. I had lost the name of the tea. It is such an interesting idea. Thanks for reminding me.

Simply Shelley said...

How neat...I had never heard of this. You are right...its very pretty in your pot....thanks for sharing dear friend....blessings

Wanda said...

Oh Terra, that is absolutely beautiful. Makes a lovely centerpiece, and then to have something so delicious to drink.

What a thoughtful gift from your son.

Donna said...

Terra, what a beautiful gift! One of my friends had a tea party once and had something very similar, that 'blossomed.' It was so beautiful!

Thank you for stopping by my Nana's Hutch post. Baby has been forgiven. She is forgiven every day for some sort of mischief! haha

Have a great weekend!

Donna

Sandra said...

i don't drink tea, but this is stunning and i would like to have it just to look at. how long will it stay like it is in the photo. thanks for stopping by my post.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello:
What a wonderful gift! As you say, the tea whilst steeping in its water is a sculptural form and all the more fascinating for it. We are afraid to say that we are not very adventurous with tea, sticking with Twining's Breakfast Tea for years. However a friend recently ordered 'Pink Tea' in a rather swish tea room in Brighton recently and we had to say that it looked [and he said tasted] absolutely delicious.

Laurie said...

I have never heard of this, and really need to check it out! It really is quite pretty, isn't it?

rosaria williams said...

What will they think of next!

glenda ryans said...

I've got it on my wish list on Amazon...so prettie....

Red Rose Alley said...

Terra,
This tea pot is so pretty and unique. I love that it is clear and you can see the tea brewing. Thank you for your heartfelt comment about my mom, and I'm so sorry you lost your mom at the age of 54. I'm o.k, and she is always in my heart, but as you know....losing a mom is very hard at times.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Carol Z said...

This is beautiful. I think I have to try it. Thanks for all of your sweet notes!

Ivy and Elephants said...

This sounds amazing! I'd love to give this a try. Thanks for telling us about it.
Hugs,
Patti

Joanna Jenkins said...

Lovely! I have something similar to this and it's pretty amazing watching the flower unfold-- you can't help but relax as you watch.
Happy New Year. jj

Marydon said...

Interesting! Have not seen this tea before. Love tea ... hmmmmmm!

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

farmlady said...

How absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful gift.

Linda Stubbs said...

Hi, we have had these teas. Love to watch the flowers open up! You have a very sweet son!
Hugs from the farm!

Casa Mariposa said...

I've seen pictures of this but never knew what it was. What a thoughtful and beautiful gift. :o)

Amrita said...

Wow how exotic , a lovely gift

Katherine Jenkins said...

Love it! We have some Numi tea at home too! We are BIG tea drinkers!

BumbleVee said...

I, too, have only seen photos of this ... not seen one in person so to speak. It looks very pretty.

lemonverbenalady said...

And it's hot tea month, Terra! Perfect timing! xxoo LVL

Megha Varshini said...

never heard of this... looks amazing... need to find out more about it...


megha
http://meghafashionista.blogspot.com

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I love it, what a fabulous gift! I'd be like a kid watching it brew!

Carol

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How gorgeous! I have never heard to this before but it sounds delightful and looks beautiful!

Celestial Charms said...

Such a beautiful gift!
Maureen

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Wow, I would be making tea and not drinking it as I would prefer to sit and look at it in the pot. Fantastic. Diane

DawnTreader said...

I've never seen this before - interesting... (I love tea)

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FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I just read about these teas somewhere online and seeing a picture is wonderful!!!

Enjoy.

FlowerLady Lorraine

Lynda said...

I am not a tea drinker but saw these on the internet and think it's a wonderful idea! It makes that treat ever better with the bouquet for the eyes, nose, and mouth.

Holly Lefevre said...

I love these...not only are they pretty but they taste great! Enjoy the beauty of this tea!

Marie said...

Oooh, I love brewing tea, and this looks great! Thanks for commenting on my Mondays Mural!

~Cheryl said...

This is fabulous! I enlarged the photo to take full advantage of the beauty. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for giving me words of encouragement. May you have a wonderful weekend.