New Gourmet Tea Brand Brings Tabletop Drama and Display Tea to Dinner Parties

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The Exotic Teapot launches a line of unique flowering tea gift sets, clear glass teapots and artisan made blooming teas to enliven social occasions and help make them more memorable.

The latest trend to hit the specialty tea market in the UK is hand tied display tea. These premium grade blooming teas magically blossom into a colourful fusion of exotic flowers and green tea needles when steeped in hot water. Although little known in the UK, the art of display tea has been practiced for centuries by teamasters in China. Originally destined for the lavish tables of emperors, tea lovers in the UK can now experience the delicate taste and visual spectacle of these unusual green teas through the new website of The Exotic Teapot - This London based upscale brand imports a wide range of high quality blooming teas from China. The rich variety of shapes and floral bouquets are designed to enliven any dinner party or afternoon tea. Each tea has been hand sculpted by local artisans from Fujian Province and carefully selected based on overall appeal, taste quality and aesthetics.

Says Nadia Iliffe, the founder of The Exotic Teapot, "Flowering display teas are best served as a digestive to cap off a great meal. The beautiful tea dance they perform as they bloom can really transform a meal and get the conversation going. They never fail to surprise and entertain guests". Herself an artist/sculptor, she was intrigued both by the intricate work that went into creating these little floral creations and the "wow" they invariably elicit when viewed and tasted for the first time. Each tea takes about 3 memorable minutes to fully bloom and is best served in a glass teapot. The Exotic Teapot also offers a variety of Flowering Tea gifts sets. The Discovery gift set comprises a heat resistant glass teapot and a sampler tin of blooming teas for £19.95. A more expensive Luxury Gift set is also available with the added bonus of a double wall glass teapot, 4 glass cups and a high quality Bamboo serving box. Flowering tea sets are proving to be extremely popular gifts this year in the run up to Christmas. As remarks Nadia Iliffe "An elegant looking clear glass teapot is the essential partner for a flowering tea. It's really not worth buying a great looking tea if you can't show it off to your friends and guests".

The Exotic Teapot is a dynamic, UK based tea brand that was founded by artist/sculptor Nadia Iliffe - The brand specialises in the fine art of Chinese display tea and currently offers one of the widest selections of flowering tea in the UK. All the teas, glass teaware and unique gift sets can be purchased online on The Exotic Teapot website. Most Exotic Teapot branded tea products are also available on, and selected online retailers. The company also supplies wholesale tea and teaware products to reputable caterers, hotels and retailers in the UK.

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