Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
The best Lotus Tea tastes as elegant and heavenly as it sounds. It is a blend of Black Tea with one of the most beautiful flowers imaginable, to which we then add Rose Petals to enhance its floral flavour with slightly malty undertones. Be sure to buy Lotus Tea online or in-store here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, where every Loose Tea and Roast Coffee is packed fresh to order.
Cultural Significance of Lotus Black Tea
Countries and societies across the world - particularly in the Far East - consider Lotus Flowers to be sacred. Buddhists see them as an important symbol of fortune, having grown from muddy waters only to rise above the surface and flourish. This plays into the notion of following the so-called “middle way” - a life of neither attachment nor aversion - in order to achieve enlightenment.
The colour of the flowers also holds various meanings. If they are white, it suggests the purity of the mind and spirit. If they are red, it refers to compassion and love. A blue lotus flower is associated with common sense, which, in Buddhism, could be interpreted as someone having the wisdom and logic to seek enlightenment in the first place. Then there are pink flowers, which represent the history of the Buddha.
Does Lotus Tea Have Caffeine?
While our Lotus Tea might not be able to provide you with an enlightened sense of self, it could at least offer a much-needed energy boost. The reason is its abundance in caffeine, a stimulating chemical compound that, in reality, needs little introduction. Specifically, you can expect about 45-mg of caffeine per 8-oz cup. Now is the time to show you how to make Lotus Tea to perfection.
How to Brew Lotus Tea
- Buy a Filter or Tea Infuser and fill it with Loose Tea.
- Position the Tea-filled accessory in your cup or mug.
- Pour in freshly boiled water at temperatures of 100°C.
- Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes for the best Lotus Leaf Tea taste.
How to Serve: Best served without additions.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a floral flavour with malty undertones.
Lotus Tea Benefits
Those looking to utilise the health benefits of Lotus Tea are in for a treat. Frequent consumption, it turns out, can support your lifestyle in a plethora of ways due to its abundance of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. Such nutrients combined serve to combat free radicals in the body, effectively working on a molecular level to reduce the risk of developing numerous chronic conditions. And there’s more.
Lotus Leaf Tea for Weight Loss
Would you believe that Lotus Leaf Tea benefits your waistline? For starters, with only two calories per serving, it is a viable alternative to sugary and fatty soft drinks while tasting much better. What’s more, and perhaps more vitally, it boosts the metabolism of fat cells. This enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently, meaning that Lotus Tea helps exercise routines to produce noticeable results.
Lotus Tea Skin Benefits
Yet another perk to Black Lotus Tea, especially when applied topically, is its ability to improve skin health. Preliminary evidence now indicates that it prevents infections, reduces puffiness, slows premature ageing, protects against UV radiation, accelerates skin regeneration and decreases signs of blemishes. There is even early research showing that it lowers the chances of getting skin cancer.