Steenbergs Weeping Rose tea ball - 3 wheels, box details and description
Steenbergs Weeping Rose tea is a luxury green tea tied with rose blossom. From the Yunnan province of China. This tea with its silver white tips hand sewn around delicate rosebuds is perhaps one of the most unique of these. Only the finest silver tips plucked from tea bushes grown at 1800 metres above sea level are used in its production.
This tea has been made for at least 250 years. Its name was originally rose chrysanthemum tea. However legend has it a local widow named Huan Yue, who worked in a Yunnan tea factory hand stitching the Rose Chrysanthemum tea fell in love with a dashing young British pilot stationed in Yunnan towards the end of World War II. As their love grew, they decided to marry once the war had ended. One day, the young pilot was asked to fly a secret reconnaissance mission over the Gulf of Japan. He promised to return in time for dinner. That night the pilot came to Huan Yue in a dream and told her he had been shot down over the Gulf. The next day she returned to work. As she began to sew the delicate rosebuds into the tea leaves she began to weep uncontrollably, her tears falling into the tea. From that day on the tea was called Weeping Rose in honour of her first love.
Tea brewing: put one ball of Weeping Rose tea into a teapot. Bring fresh water to boil, then after a 15 second wait pour over Weeping Rose tea, or at about 80 degrees C or 180 degrees F. Steep for 5 minutes. Watch the leaves unfurl to reveal the beautiful flowers inside.
Net weight 3 wheels, 20g
Origin packed in the UK from imported goods.