blooming tea flowers Blooming tea flowers (green tea) are renowned for their health benefits. They help with; weight loss, heart disease, skin, and are a powerhouse of cancer-fighting antioxidants. The beautiful thing about blooming tea flowers is that they can be steeped and re-steeped up to 3 times. They can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours (remove water). So in this blog we’re going to share nine additional ways you can use your leftover green tea and continue to reap the benefits of this powerful superfood.

1. Oatmeal

Instead of cooking your oatmeal in plain water you can cook it instead with green tea. Steep one blooming tea flower. Prepare your favorite oatmeal like you normally would in the steeped green tea boiling water.

2. For Sore Throat

  • 1 blooming tea flower
  • 5 orange slices
  • 3 fresh ginger slices
  • ¼ teaspoon honey
  • Fill your teapot with boiling water. Steep the orange and ginger for 4 minutes.
  • Add the blooming tea flower and steep for a further 3 minutes.
  • Pour the tea through a strainer into your cup.
  • Add honey to your taste.

3. Soup

Instead of adding plain water to your rice or vegetable soup add hot green tea instead. The ingredients will soak up all that goodness that comes with green tea.

4. Stir-fry Noodles

Add a pinch of brewed green tea leaves to your noodles. Cook in a wok over medium heat, ensuring the fragrant tea is fully absorbed in this heart-healthy dish.

5. Juicing

  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 2 green apples
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 inch of peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 blooming tea flowers
  • 1 lemon peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1 bunch of kale (curly, medium-sized, chopped)
  • Juice all your vegetables.
  • Brew blooming tea flowers in ¼ cup of hot water for 5-10 minutes.
  • Pour the blooming tea flower water over ¼ cup of ice cubes until cold.
  • Add the cold green tea water to your green juice.
  • Stir and enjoy.

6. Sweet Marinade

Steep 3-4 blooming tea flowers in hot water then thicken the liquid with a touch of honey, salt, and pepper. Marinade the mixture to your favorite vegetables, tofu, or chicken.

7. Stewed Fruits

Stew peeled pears or apples in green tea, and then add brown sugar, honey, and spices. Simmer until fruit is tender for a smoky green tea flavor.

8. Odor Repellant

Instead of using baking soda, why not use green tea? Add a couple of crushed blooming tea flowers in a small, thin, cloth bag and place it wherever the odors are. The green tea leaves will absorb the odor.

9. Sensitive skin

Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce redness and irritation that are typically associated with sensitive skin. Steep one to two blooming flowers in boiling water. Let it cool, and then soak a clean washcloth in the water. Wring the washcloth and pat to the irritated area. Repeat three times a day. Alternatively you can use this recipe as a toner. Pour the blooming tea water in a clean spray bottle. Spray upon your clean face or apply with the help of cotton. Enjoy the aromas of our fruit flowering teas that contains; apple cinnamon, tangerine spice, pomegranate, strawberry, acai berry, pineapple, orange, mango, vanilla, melon, litchi and peach. As you can see there are many surprising ways to incorporate blooming tea flowers into your daily life. Elevate your experience by experimenting with our fruit flowering teas and continue to reap the benefits of green tea while enjoying them as a drink, a remedy, or recipes. blooming tea flowers Photo credit: Bigstock