Beautiful and delicious, we are proud to offer Blue Lotus Blossom Herbal Tea for the first time. This summer, we stumbled upon a 28 year old organic Lotus Flower Farm in our own backyard and couldn’t resist sharing them with you. Each blossom is hand picked, beautifully cared for, and carefully dried over three days, to give you an amazing hot or cold brew.
A fact that surprised us is that Blue Lotus is illegal in a small number of countries. Used in many religious rites and ceremonies throughout history, many cultures have revered this flower and used it to experience spiritual awakenings, fully aware of its effects. Buddhism has made extensive use of it in symbolism as well. Please check that it this tea is legal in your particular jurisdiction before you get some.
While we have not been ‘tripping’ as we have been enjoying this tasty herbal tea, we have noticed a clarity of thought and slightly positive change in mood. Apparently, however, if you concentrate it enough it is possible to have a hallucinogenic experience. Don't get too excited, however. The concentration needs to be very high :)
** NOTE: Called ‘Blue’ Lotus the actual color of the dried flowers varies from yellow-blue to bright blue when dried. Rest assured it is the same flower and has the same taste no matter the color.
Status: Certified Organic
Cultivar: Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea
Season: Summer, 2021
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Region: Jian, Hualien
Recommend Brewing Style:
We have experimented with one blossom in 95C(205f) water for multiple one minute steeps in a smaller glass(~300ml), and with slightly lower temperatures and longer steep times in a larger teapot. Both seemed to work well!
Be careful as the first steep of this tisane can be bitter if you brew it intensely with hot water. If you have a low bitterness tolerance a quick, 30 second rinse to begin might be a good idea. Later steeps are sweet with hints of ripe yellow fruit and, of course, the intoxicating scent of the Lotus Blossom itself.
**As with most herbal teas, experiment yourself with brewing parameters to get the best possible result for your individual taste preferences. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
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