After a cold, bleak winter, spring is miraculous. The warmth, the beauty—it never gets old, does it? A simple walk through your neighborhood can be breathtaking in the spring. The only hard part about this season is how quickly it passes; the flowers wither and fall so quickly! Thankfully, though, there are ways to capture spring flowers and carry them with us year-round. Photographs, paintings, pressed petals...and our favorite method: tea!
We’ll dive into the most popular floral-infused herbal teas in this blog, but first: a brief tea lesson.
Tea vs. Tisane: What’s The Difference?
Tea (in its technical form) is made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Black tea, green tea, white tea, and oolong are all harvested from this plant. A tisane, on the other hand, is an infusion of herbs, spices, fruits, or other plant material in hot water—in short, herbal tea. Some people like to use the term “tisane” to distinguish floral infusions from tea made with the Camellia sinensis plant, but “herbal tea” is just fine with us!
Here are five celebrated floral teas, best enjoyed strolling through a pleasure garden or with fresh flowers on the table.
- Chamomile. Chamomile is the name for several daisy-like plants hailing from the Asteraceae family. When these sweet little blossoms are dried and boiled in water, you get a heavenly cup of tea; light and earthy with hints of apple and floral sweetness. Try our organic chamomile tea, or mix it up with our chamomile lavender mint tea for an even more calming experience.
- Jasmine. Jasmine is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family, and it’s the most famous scented tea in China. Jasmine is known for its sweet, intoxicating fragrance—so soft and euphoric! We can’t get enough of it. Indulge in our Jasmine Silver Needle tea or Olive Jasmine tea, which is a traditional jasmine flower scented three times, then hand rolled into an olive shape.
- Hibiscus. Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. Hibiscus tea is well known for its deep crimson color and tart, cranberry-like taste—delicious both hot and cold. Refresh yourself with our Organic Hibiscus tea or Organic Strawberry Hibiscus tea, which is a Chinese green tea blended with hibiscus, strawberry, apple, and rosehip.
- Rose (and rosehip). You’re probably very familiar with this exquisite flower! A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant in the Rosaceae family. Rose tea can be made two different ways—with the petals and with the hips (fruit). Receiving a dozen roses is always a wonderful surprise, so go ahead and treat yourself to that kind of joy in liquid form! We add rose petals and rosehip to many of our teas, such as our Early Grey Rose tea, Strawberry Rose tea, and Balance tea.
Stock Up On Spring Teas At Premium Steap
Go on, get outside—take in the sweet scents and colorful blooms. Stop and smell the flowers, then put the kettle on and drink them! At Premium Steap, we have dozens of herbal teas to help you celebrate the beauty of spring. If you can’t decide what kind of tea you’d like, check out our Springtime Special for a sampling of six seasonal teas. Enjoy!