Flowering teas, also known as blooming teas, performance teas, and display teas, among other names, are hand-sewed individual tea leaves forming a ball, and designed to perform an action when steeped in hot water, usually unfurling into decorative flower-like arrangements. Flowering teas are usually prepared in glass or otherwise transparent cups or mugs so that the performance can be seen.
Observations on China's tea industry: Stephen Chao of Eastrise Trading Corp. recently led a small group on a trip to visit China's tea gardens in a picturesque village at the foot of Huang Mountain in Anhui province. Here, he shares his findings.
Feb 20, 2004; Huang Mountain is celebrated in art for its craggy cliffs and shifting clouds and also for the wonderful teas grown in the area,...