Floral teas feature dried flowers like jasmine, rose, lavender, and chamomile in soothing, aromatic blends that are full of flavor.
For centuries, flower blossoms have been blended with tea and other herbs to create tasty and medicinal brews. Whether you’re dreaming of spring flowers, looking for an iced tea to enjoy in the summer heat, or simply interested in teas with a flowery note, a floral tea is sure to hit the spot!
The best floral teas
From floral black teas to soothing herbal blends, here are some of the most popular types of tea made with flowers.
1. Jasmine teas
Jasmine tea is a type of tea that is lightly scented with fresh jasmine blossoms. When it comes to the highest quality jasmine teas, loose leaf tea leaves are scented by laying a tray of jasmine blossoms underneath a tray of tea leaves overnight, when the jasmine blossoms are at their most fragrant. Other tea blends sometimes blend jasmine flowers directly with the tea.
Jasmine has been shown to reduce stress and improve mental clarity. Jasmine teas often have a green tea base, but you can also enjoy white, black, and oolong jasmine-scented teas. Popular jasmine tea blends include Jasmine Yin Cloud green tea and Jasmine Silver Needle white tea.
2. Rose teas
Whether you’re dreaming of a romantic afternoon tea with your sweetheart or just want to insert a little whimsy into your day, rose teas are a lovely option. Rose petals are often blended with black or herbal teas for a soothing floral note.
Rose tea benefits include lowering anxiety, reducing inflammation, and imparting a sense of calm and wellbeing. Some wonderful rose-flavored floral teas include Midnight Rose black tea and Cherry Rose green tea.
3. Lavender teas
Soothing lavender tea blends are another popular type of floral tea. While lavender is too strong to be used on its own as a single-ingredient tea, it’s often added to tea blends to impart a floral note. Lavender is known for its calming, stress-relieving properties, and can also boost your mood and help you to sleep better at night.
4. Chamomile teas
Chamomile is a classic single-ingredient floral herbal tea that’s also a popular ingredient in a variety of herbal tea blends. Chamomile tea is light, soothing, and a great option to enjoy before bed or when winding down at the end of a long day. Some of the benefits of chamomile tea include reducing stress, soothing sore throats, and boosting your immune system.
Our Egyptian Chamomile herbal tea is a great example of a high-quality chamomile tea. With large, flavorful flower heads and a honey-like natural sweetness, this tea is delicious all on its own. It also makes a great base for tea-based cocktails.
5. Hibiscus teas
While many floral teas are light and delicate, hibiscus imparts a fruity, citrusy taste reminiscent of cranberry juice. Hibiscus can be enjoyed on its own, but is also often used as a base for a wide variety of herbal tea blends. Popular hibiscus-based blends include Blueberry Pomegranate herbal tea and Chocolate Strawberry herbal tea.
Some of the many benefits of hibiscus tea include a high vitamin C content and high antioxidant levels. Hibiscus is sometimes also known as roselle, and is delicious as an iced tea. Pro tip: combine iced hibiscus tea and lemonade for a tart, refreshing summer drink.
6. Other floral teas
In addition to the floral teas mentioned above, there are many other types of tea that feature flower petals. Other popular floral teas include Butterfly Blue Pea Flower herbal tea and chrysanthemum herbal tea.
7. Teas with floral notes
Certain teas don’t contain any flower petals, but are still described as having floral notes. For example, classic teas like White Peony white tea and Fine Ti Kuan Yin oolong tea are notable for their flower-like taste. In these cases, the teas don’t contain any actual flowers, but have a delicate floral aroma and flavor.
How to make floral tea
How to brew floral tea depends on the specific type of tea. For black and herbal floral teas, we recommend using one teaspoon of tea leaves for every six ounces of water in your pot or cup and using water that has reached a full boil. For other types of floral blends, like floral green teas and floral white teas, we generally recommend using water with a lower temperature and infusing the tea for a shorter amount of time. For
If you’re making floral tea at home using your own dried flowers, it’s important to make sure that the flowers are safe to eat and don’t contain any pesticides or harmful ingredients.
Our floral teas
We carry many delicious and flavorful floral tea blends! Whether you’re looking for a floral herbal tea, a caffeinated tea blended with flower petals, or even just a classic, unflavored tea with floral notes, we have plenty of options to choose from.
Are herbal teas the same as floral teas?
While some herbal teas are floral teas, not all floral teas are herbal teas. Flowers can also be added to a caffeinated blends for a soothing floral note. Some teas, like chamomile and hibiscus, are single-ingredient floral herbal teas, while other herbal blends feature dried flowers in addition to other herbs and spices.
What sweetener works best in floral teas?
While can use any sweetener you like in a floral tea blend, a dollop of honey is a great choice that works well to complement the floral notes in your tea. Our raw, unfiltered Mt. Tam honey is delicious when paired with floral teas. You can also sweeten floral teas with sugar or a sweetener of your choice.
Can you use dried flowers for tea?
You can use edible dried flowers to create your own homemade tea blend. While some floral teas, like chamomile or hibiscus, may contain only one ingredient, in most cases floral tea blends contain more than just flowers. Rose petals and lavender, for example, are often used to accentuate tea blends rather than as a sole ingredient. If you plan to use your own dried flowers for tea, make sure that the flower petals are safe to eat and free from pesticides.