I’ve just back to work today after take my annual leave on Dec 26-27, then i found two gifts on my desk. Those gifts were from Beijing. One from my manager and one other from my colleague, both of them stay and work in our Beijing office.
My manager sent me a necklace, it’s very beauty and i am sure that i will look more beauty when i wear it 😛 And the other one is flowering tea.
Flowering tea or blooming tea (Chinese: 香片, 工艺茶, or 开花茶) consist each of a bundle of dried tea leaves wrapped around one or more dried flowers. These are made by binding tea leaves and flowers together into a bulb and are then set to dry. When steeped, the bundle expands and unfurls in a process that emulates a blooming flower, while the flowers inside emerge as the centerpiece. Typically they are sourced from the Yunnan province of China. Flowers commonly used in flowering teas include globe amaranth, chrysanthemum, jasmine, lily, hibiscus, and osmanthus.
This is my first time see a flower blooming in a glass of tea. You just need to put the flowering tea in a transparent glass, take hot water and….it will bloom like this 🙂