Partake in Vietnamese tradition when you sip on this special blend, a combination of wild green tea and organic hundred-petal lotus flower. Commonly used to help de-stress, this exquisite tea is ideal for incorporating into your next meditation session or celebration.
- Origin: Ha Giang (green tea) & Hien Minh (lotus), Vietnam
- Cultivar: Shan Tuyết
Artisan: Nguyen Family
- Harvest date: Spring 2022
Ingredients: wild green tea, lotus flowers
Caffeine level: medium
Tasting Notes: floral, celery, vanilla, anise
Place the flower on a clean surface, then gently pull apart the petals until you see the enclosed tea leaves.
Pre-heat teaware by pouring hot water into your vessel, then discarding.
Add desired amount of tea (1 tsp per serving), plus a few of the small inner petals, to your teapot.
Add 185°F/85°C water to tea.
Steep for up to 1 min in a teapot. Adjust according to your personal preference.
Pour tea into a fairness cup or pitcher before serving in cups. This will ensure an even tasting experience for all those enjoying the tea.
Teaware not included
Drawn to the intrigue of brewing Shan Tuyết alongside actual lotus petal, unlike with simple lotus-scented green teas, I was met with a brew that provided a distinct salty/savory liquor. With floral overtones followed by a tanginess on the back of the tongue, this tea reminded me of a Korean magnolia flower tisane.
This tea has a pleasant, clear-yellow-pink hue,
I haven't tried lotus tea before, so the more savory taste was very unique, and one I enjoyed greatly. My only comment is that I wasn't entirely sure how to unravel the lotus to brew the tea at first! Maybe some slightly more detailed instructions could help with that.
But I would definitely get it again.