Chinese tea legend has it that at some point during the early part of the last century, (the exact date is no longer known), a tea artisan from Fujian province was visited in a dream by a Fucanglong dragon. The dragon told him to craft a blooming flowering tea that represented his protective powers. If he did so the artisan would achieve great success and grow wealthy. The blooming tea he created used the petals of 4 flowers, wrapped up inside full leaves of fresh green tea. The leaf depicted the dragon's scaly skin while the flowers represented his treasure. The Artisan took the blooming tea to market and true to the dragon's word he had a hit on his hands and quickly sold out of all the tea he had created.
Brew a pot for yourself or your customers and you'll quickly discover why the first batch of Dragon 4 Flower sold out so quickly. On the nose the infused blooming tea is a delight, hinting of a Fujian garden in the springtime. The cup displays delicate, exceptionally fresh hints of grassiness that intertwine with the intricate mélange of the four flowers. On top of it all, the blooming tea is a visual spectacle, not unlike a dragon bursting forth from a volcano! It is truly a cup to behold.
HOT BREWING METHOD: Place 1 blooming tea ball into a 3-4 cup glass teapot and add freshly boiled water. Allow the tea to brew for at least 5 minutes. Initially the tea ball will float but as it loses the trapped air during the steeping process it will sink if you have used boiling water. Once the tea ball has opened to its full potential the tea can be consumed.