Blooming tea is a masterfully bundled ball of tea leaves and flowers that “bloom” when placed in hot water. Blooming teas contain a single flower or multiple flowers inside of the bundle of tea leaves. However, not all blooming teas contain actual flowers—the name “blooming teas” can also refer to the opening of the tea leaves during infusion. Common flowers in flowering teas include carnation, chrysanthemum, globe amaranth, hibiscus, jasmine, marigold, lily, and rose. The flowers used in flowering teas are food-safe / edible flowers.