Tag: blooming tea

Episode 257: Amaranth Mushroom

Don’t let the name of this blooming tea scare you off — the “mushroom” in Tea Laden’s Amaranth Mushroom refers to the shape of the tea bloom. Jasmine-scented green tea is woven around a chrysanthemum and an amaranth flower to create this unique shape.

This little baby is packing a punch of flavor! The jasmine is sweet and floral, with accents of honey from the chrysanthemum. Try it out today!

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Episode 285: Flower Umbrella

Tea Laden’s Flower Umbrella is…well, an umbrella of flowers. That’s pretty much it! (Tea Laden isn’t exactly big on descriptions for these blooming teas.) From first glance, it looks to be green tea and some type of large petaled flower.

While this tea ball steeps, those large petals open up. Taste-wise…it’s nothing spectacular. The green tea is average at best and the flowers don’t impart any flavor in the final brew. I’m pretty sure you can pass this one by if you see it elsewhere.

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Episode 289: Miniature Golden Pagoda

Neat little shape for a blooming tea, isn’t it? Yes, this little cone is Tea Laden’s Miniature Golden Pagoda, and it’s rare for a blooming tea because it’s made up of black tea. Each cone is meant to bloom in a cup or small teapot, so it’s pretty easy to use.

The taste on this is pretty mellow for a black tea. It’s got a nice smooth taste with notes of caramel and a slightly coppery aftertaste. It stands up fairly well to multiple brewings as well. For the price, this is something you want to keep stocked in your tea stash!

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