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How to plan a blooming tea party

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

If you are looking to impress your guests with a unique and remarkable tea experience, blooming teas might be the perfect choice. Blooming teas in Singapore are handcrafted tea balls that unfurl into beautiful floral shapes when steeped in hot water. These teas are often referred to as ‘flowering teas’ or ‘display teas’ due to their visually impressive appearance. Blooming tea in Singapore comes in a range of flavours and is often enjoyed for its delicate taste and the aesthetic experience it provides. Whether you are a tea enthusiast looking for a unique experience or a seasoned host planning a party, this guide will give you an idea of how to create an unforgettable blooming tea experience for you and your guests.

Blooming Tea: Types and Flavours

When selecting a blooming tea, it is important to consider the type of tea leaves and flowers used in the blend. Some popular options include Muscat Grapes, Japanese Strawberry, Korean Peach, Nasi Lemak and Pandan. Each flower brings a unique flavour and aroma to the tea, so it is worth experimenting with different blends to find the perfect match for your taste buds. You may also find that some blooming teas are made with green tea leaves, while others use white or black tea leaves. Each type of tea brings a special and unique taste and comes with different concentrations of caffeine. Pick and choose your favourite tea from our meticulously selected blends at Pétale Tea and have a delightful experience.

Select Complementary Foods and Snacks

To complement the delicate flavour of blooming tea, it is a good idea to select foods and snacks that are not too overpowering. Light and fresh options such as cucumber sandwiches, fruit tarts, or a selection of cheeses and crackers work well. Avoid strong-flavoured or spicy foods that may detract from the delicate taste of the tea. It is also a good idea to provide guests with water and palate cleansers such as plain crackers or slices of apple to refresh their taste buds between sips.

Set Up and Decorate the Space

Creating a visually appealing setting is an important part of hosting a blooming tea party. Consider using a tablecloth or table runner in a soft pastel shade, and decorate with fresh flowers or small potted plants. Tea lights or candles can also create a cosy atmosphere. Arrange the blooming tea balls on a platter or in a decorative bowl, and display the tea set and accessories next to them

Select the Right Tea Set and Accessories

The right tea set and accessories can enhance the experience of drinking blooming tea. For example, a glass teapot is a popular option, as it allows guests to watch the tea ball unfurl and adds to the visual appeal of the experience. To complete the look, consider using matching glass tea cups and saucers. In addition to these items, accessories such as a tea strainer and a sugar bowl can also be placed on the table. At Pétale Tea, you can find a range of teaware to choose from, including the Buckingham Teapot and the Mini Double Wall Glass.

Tea Service and Etiquettes

When serving blooming tea, it is important to follow proper tea service etiquette. Begin by filling the teapot with hot water and letting it sit for a few minutes to warm the glass. Place the blooming tea ball in the teapot and fill it again, allowing it to steep for several minutes. Pour the tea slowly into each guest's cup, and be careful not to disturb the tea ball. While it is customary to serve tea with milk and sugar, this is not necessary with blooming tea as it is often enjoyed plain.

Brewing and Serving the Blooming Tea

To have the best blooming tea experience, follow the instructions below:

  1. Begin by boiling water to a temperature of around 90 to 95°C.

  2. Place the tea ball in a clear glass and pour the hot water over it, filling it about two-thirds full; ideally the glass should be 12 cm in height and with a width of 8 cm.

  3. Allow the tea to steep for several minutes until the flower has fully unfurled. The tea bud usually takes around 5-10 minutes to bloom and it can then be served and displayed as a beautiful centrepiece.

Blooming tea can be enjoyed hot or iced, and a single tea ball can be used to make several cups.

Plan the Perfect Blooming Tea Party with Pétale Tea!

Are you planning a tea workshop in Singapore and looking for something unique and visually stunning to impress your guests? Pétale’s blooming tea is the perfect choice! With a wide range of delicious blends and categories to choose from, including Classical Romantics, Tropical Paradise, Hers Truly, I Love SG, and other favourites, you are sure to find the perfect flavour to complement your party theme. Simply pour boiling water into the teapot and watch as the tea ball unfurls into a beautiful blooming flower, creating a stunning centrepiece for your tea table. So why not add Pétale’s blooming flower tea to your party planning checklist and create an unforgettable blooming tea experience for your guests? Order now and let the blooming begin with the best-blooming tea balls in Singapore!

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