Floral Teas For Spring

Floral Teas For Spring

April 02, 2024

Spring is in full bloom, and a warm cup of floral tea is a delicious way to embrace the season. If you have yet to foray into floral teas, no worries – we’ll be your guide. We’re covering some of the most common types of floral tea and recommending a few of our favorites to help you find your perfect spring tea ritual.


Jasmine tea has been consumed for centuries in China. While it can be prepared as a floral tisane (a “tea” that is made with only herbs or flowers instead of tea leaves), it’s more commonly enjoyed as an addition to green teas. Its light, sweet taste and pleasant fragrance make it a perfect flavor enhancer for the grassy, vegetal notes of green teas.


Rose petals, buds, and hips are all used to make and flavor teas. Pure rosehip tea is prized for its high vitamin C and antioxidant content, while dried petals and rose extracts/ oils are used to flavor tea blends. While you can find rose blended into all types of teas, it’s most commonly added to black teas since its strong floral flavor can easily overpower green and light oolong teas.


Like rose, hibiscus offers a strong floral flavor that blends well with other dried flowers and teas. Hibiscus is also enjoyed on its own as a tart, fruity, and antioxidant-packed tisane with a beautiful red hue.

  • Discover the bold flavor for yourself by brewing a cup of pure hibiscus flowers from Mountain Rose Herbs.
  • Groundwork’s Hibiscus Sunrise blend contains organic hibiscus, chamomile, lemongrass, rosehips, cinnamon, and blood orange for a tea that is high in vitamin C - and just as tart as it is sweet.


You might be familiar with the houseplant that needs a lot of love and care to thrive, but did you know that orchids have been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years? When dried, orchids contain medicinal properties that are great for strengthening your immune system, reducing inflammation, and improving eyesight. Orchid teas are rich in antioxidants, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Orchids are most commonly found in Oolong teas to produce a subtle toasted honey floral flavor that leaves you with a silky mouthfeel.

  • Grown in the hilltops of Nantou, Taiwan, Art of Tea’s Orchid Oolong is a well-rounded tea that brings out flavors of lilac and orchids with a roasted buttery finish.


Chamomile is the most common floral tea, at least in the West, and is readily available in nearly every supermarket. While it’s well-known as a relaxing bedtime tea, chamomile’s notes of apple and honey makes a lovely addition to other tea blends.


Love the scent of lavender? You’ll probably love lavender teas just as much. Because of its reputation as a calming herb, you’ll often find lavender in caffeine-free herbal teas, though it pairs nicely with other teas, as well.

  • The bergamot in Earl Grey pairs well with lavender for a floral take on the classic Earl Grey. Try TeaLeaves’ Organic Earl Grey with Lavender on its own or turn it into a London Fog by adding steamed milk, vanilla extract, and sweetener of choice.
  • Onyx Coffee Lab’s Lavender Chamomile Rooibos tea is a harmonious blend of American Lavender, Egyptian Chamomile, and South African Rooibos to create a silky, floral cup of comfort.
  • Wind down with Ember’s DIY relaxing tea blend featuring chamomile, lavender, and lemon balm.

Blooming Flower Teas

If you are interested in a beautiful, floral tea experience that photographs just as well as it tastes, try a blooming flower tea. Rather than a blend of fine tea leaves and herbs, one whole, single flower is dropped into hot water for an eye-catching experience. Blooming flower teas can often be steeped more than once for multiple pots of tea.

  • The Qi’s Royal Chrysanthemum Tea is made with dried whole organic Chrysanthemum flower that blooms as it steeps to reveal the natural golden beauty of the flower. Chrysanthemum tea is a natural inflammation reducer that is known for its gentle flavor and relaxing properties. If you are interested in more blooming flower teas, check out some the Qi’s other products here.

Whatever blend of tea and flowers suits your palate, you can preserve those delicate flavors by keeping them warm in your Ember Mug². A lower drinking temperature of around 125°F allows you to appreciate the subtler flavors of jasmine and chamomile, while the stronger flavors of rose, hibiscus, and lavender will shine through even at higher temperatures.

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