Welcome to Chowhound Recommends, Chowhound’s weekly series where our staff shares our favorite food and kitchen items around a central theme. This week we’re getting into the spring of things with floral food and drink to celebrate the vernal equinox. It’s still a little early for baby vegetables and tender spring produce in most parts of the country (we’ve got winter greens to tide us over until then)—but buds are starting to emerge, and some flowers are already blooming. So we got inspired to share our favorite floral teas and a blossoming honey; fragrant, warm drinks for lingering chilly weather, and the flavors of a new, sweeter season.
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Guillermo Riveros, Senior Video Producer
Product: TeaBloom Tea Flowers
Nothing screams SPRING more than flowering teas! This collection of 12 unique flowers by Tea Bloom is amazing. They’re gorgeous and smell delicious. All the blossoms are created with green tea leaves, so you get all the benefits, while looking at something beautiful.
You can even re-steep them once or twice, so keep your flowers, and drink tea till summer gets here!
Teabloom Jasmine Flowering Tea, 12 tea flowers for $14.95 on Amazon
Nathan Carpenter, Video Producer
Product: Tazo Decaf Lotus Blossom Green Tea
Tea is objectively great, and Tazo never disappoints. For spring, I’ve been drinking the Decaf Lotus Blossom Green. It’s got fresh floral notes of lotus flower essence, and the fact that it’s decaf means you can drink it any time of day or night and chill out.
Tazo Decaf Lotus Blossom Green Tea, 20 tea bags for $7.50 on Amazon
Jen Wheeler, Associate Editor
I’m a habitual coffee drinker, but still appreciate a good cup of tea, and these Tea Forté selections are fantastic in every way—the packaging is gorgeous, the fragrant flavors (like Orange Jasmine, Lemon Lavender, and Vanilla Pear, a particular favorite) are delightful, and each pyramid-shaped infuser is topped off with a little green leaf, which is super adorable. Their Jardin collection, inspired by the New York Botanical Garden, will be available for purchase starting April 15—just in time for Mother’s Day—and I’m already obsessed with it (that artwork! chocolate-rose tea!), but in the meanwhile, the Lotus collection is equally lovely and high-tea-worthy. Plus, you can buy it in several formats, from single flavor loose leaf canisters to ultra-fancy gift boxes and even lotus-patterned accessories.
Tea Forte Lotus Petite Presentation Box, 10 infusers for $17.02 on Amazon
Lauren Zaser, Social Media Manager
Product: TruBee Honey
When I think of flowers I always think of bees and their honey. These honeys from TruBee in Tennessee are so flavorful! They have two different floral flavors, Tennessee Spring and Wildflower Summer. Depending on the time of year the bees pollinate different flowers, so the honey tastes different. They make their honey using “free-range” bees, meaning they can fly wherever they want and get their nectar from wildflowers and native plants.
TruBee Raw Honey, $6-10 at TruBee
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