Discover the Ultimate Flower Tea Blends for a Summertime

As the summer sun reaches its peak, there's no better way to cool down and savor the season than with refreshing flower teas paired with the best of summer's fruits. At The Qi, we believe in creating perfect harmony between nature's finest blossoms and the vibrant flavors of seasonal produce. This summer, elevate your tea experience with these delightful pairings featuring rose, rose bud, chrysanthemum, blue lotus, and butterfly pea teas.

The QI Shangri-la Rose Tea

1. Rose Tea with Strawberries

Why It Works: Rose tea, with its delicate floral notes and subtle sweetness, pairs beautifully with the juicy, slightly tart flavor of strawberries. This combination is a celebration of summer's most beloved berry and the timeless elegance of rose.

How to Enjoy: Brew a pot of rose tea and chill it in the refrigerator. Serve over ice with fresh, sliced strawberries. For an added touch, muddle some strawberries in the bottom of your glass before pouring the tea. Garnish with a whole strawberry on the rim for a picturesque finish.

The QI Rose bud tea

2. Rose Bud Tea with Peaches

Why It Works: The tender, youthful flavor of rose bud tea harmonizes perfectly with the rich, sweet taste of ripe peaches. This pairing brings out the best in both the tea and the fruit, creating a smooth, fragrant experience.

How to Enjoy: Prepare rose bud tea and let it cool. Serve over ice with slices of fresh peach. You can also blend the peaches into a puree and add a spoonful to your tea for a thicker, more indulgent drink. A sprig of mint adds a refreshing twist.


The Qi royal Chrysanthemum flower tea

3. Chrysanthemum Tea with Orange/Tangerine

Why It Works: Chrysanthemum tea, known for its mild and slightly earthy flavor, pairs beautifully with the bright, citrusy notes of orange or tangerine. This combination is refreshing and invigorating, making it a perfect choice for a revitalizing drink.

How to Enjoy: Brew chrysanthemum tea and cool it in the fridge. Serve over ice with slices of fresh orange or tangerine. For a more robust flavor, infuse the tea with orange or tangerine slices while it chills. Adding a dash of honey can balance the citrusy tang with a touch of sweetness.


The Qi blue lotus flower tea

4. Blue Lotus Tea with Blueberries

Why It Works: Blue lotus tea offers a unique, slightly spicy and floral flavor that complements the sweet and tart profile of blueberries. This combination is a feast for the senses, offering both visual appeal and a delightful taste experience.

How to Enjoy: Steep blue lotus tea and chill it. Serve over ice with a handful of fresh blueberries. For a fun twist, freeze blueberries and use them as ice cubes. A drizzle of honey can add an extra layer of sweetness if desired.

The Qi butterfly pea

5. Butterfly Pea Tea with Lemon and Raspberries

Why It Works: Butterfly pea tea, famous for its stunning blue color and mild flavor, becomes a vibrant purple when mixed with lemon. The tartness of lemon and the sweet-tart burst of raspberries create a refreshing and visually striking beverage.

How to Enjoy: Brew butterfly pea tea and let it cool. In a glass, add a few raspberries and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Pour the chilled tea over the fruit and ice. Watch the magic happen as the tea transforms into a beautiful purple hue. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a few more raspberries for a show-stopping presentation.

The Qi Blue Lotus Flower

6. Blue Lotus Flowers with Strawberries

Why It Works: Blue lotus flowers offer a subtly sweet and floral taste that complements the bright, juicy sweetness of strawberries. This pairing creates a delicate yet vibrant flavor profile, perfect for a refreshing and unique beverage.

How to Enjoy: Brew blue lotus flower tea and cool it in the fridge. Serve over ice with slices of fresh strawberries. For a deeper infusion, add strawberry slices to the tea while it chills. A hint of mint or a squeeze of lemon can enhance the freshness and complexity of the drink.

The Qi royal chrysanthemum flower tea

7. Royal Chrysanthemum Tea with Mango and Mint

Why It Works: The mild, earthy flavor of royal chrysanthemum tea is balanced by the tropical sweetness of mango and the refreshing coolness of mint, making it a perfect summer refreshment.

How to Prepare: Brew royal chrysanthemum tea and cool it in the fridge. Serve over ice with mango slices and fresh mint leaves. For enhanced flavor, infuse the tea with mango chunks while chilling.

The QI blooming flower tea

8. Blooming Tea with Peach

Why It Works: The floral notes of peony and amaranth in the blooming tea blend harmonize with the delicate taste of green tea and the juicy sweetness of peach, making it a delightful and refreshing drink.

How to Prepare: Brew blooming tea and cool it in the fridge. Serve over ice with fresh peach slices. Allow the tea to infuse with the peach slices for a richer flavor. Garnish with a few peony petals.

The Qi Blooming tea

9.Blooming Tea with Watermelon

Why It Works: The floral and green tea notes of blooming tea are beautifully complemented by the sweet, juicy flavor of watermelon, making it an incredibly refreshing drink for hot summer days.

The Qi Blue Lotus

10. Blue Lotus Tea with Cucumber and Basil

Why It Works: The floral and slightly sweet flavor of blue lotus tea is enhanced by the crisp, refreshing taste of cucumber and the aromatic hint of basil, creating a cooling and revitalizing drink.

How to Prepare: Brew blue lotus tea and cool it in the fridge. Serve over ice with cucumber slices and fresh basil leaves. Muddle some basil leaves for an added burst of flavor. 

Each recipe not only offers a unique and invigorating taste but also provides various health benefits, from boosting your immune system to reducing stress. Embrace the season with these delicious and healthful beverages, and let the essence of summer bloom in every sip.

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