Spotlight Tea: White Lotus Fruit Tea
The white lotus flower stands for a fresh start—and we’ve got a tea that will make you feel like you’ve got a new lease on life.
White Lotus Fruit Tea is one of the sweet options on our shelves that will get you through the increasingly warm days of spring and summer. This tea is a flavorful alternative to the sugary drinks of major coffee chains that pack as much flavor as they do calories. (We know you didn’t work so hard on your beach body just to throw it away so easily.)
So, let’s talk about White Lotus Fruit Tea—what it is, the history behind the white lotus, and the various ways we think you can make your life better by trying it.
It’s a new season, so why not celebrate with a new drink?
White Lotus Tea: History and Background
The lotus has held symbolic value for various cultures and religions for thousands of years.
Through their hieroglyphics, the Egyptians presented the white lotus as a representation of death and rebirth. White Lotus also has special significance in Buddhism, Christianity, and Hinduism—all of which use its white pedals to stand for purity in their respective traditions.
(Perhaps one reason the lotus took on such special significance is due to its multiple health benefits. You can increase the level of fiber in sausage, for instance, by adding lotus powder to it.)
More recently, HBO’s hit show The White Lotus has incorporated the themes of death and rebirth into stories about rich strangers on vacation. Characters often experience the death and rebirth of their relationships or lifestyles. Few of them leave their vacations as the same people they were when they arrived. (We’re trying not to spoil the show. If you know, then you know.)
Every type of food and drink has a history. The lotus’ importance throughout history is another reminder that seemingly insignificant things can take on meanings much larger than themselves.
White Lotus Fruit Tea: Flavor and Health
Now, let’s talk about White Lotus Fruit Tea’s flavor profile.
It’s creamy and sweet. Upon your first sip, you’ll find hints of coconut and some floral notes. Its ingredients include pineapple cubes, coconut flakes, coconut chips, and more. (The full ingredient list is on the product page.)
This tea packs a strong flavor, but it’s not going to overpower you. You’ll want to relish each sip, not recoil from them.
How to Make White Lotus Fruit Tea
Here’s how we recommend you brew White Lotus Fruit Tea:
- Boil your water to 212 degrees Fahrenheit.
- While the water is heating up, add 1 teaspoon (or 8 ounces) of the tea to your cup.
- Steep for the coffee for 5-10 minutes for the best flavor.
- Add a sweetener of some kind—perhaps honey?—and enjoy!
If you’re so inclined, then we also encourage you to try an iced tea version of this beverage. Pair it with a little honey, and you’ve got a sweet, fruity drink that has few calories but keeps massive amounts of flavor.
You don’t have to blindly accept our word on this. Come to our store in Raleigh or order some tea through our website. White Lotus Fruit Tea will quickly earn a place in your daily beverage rotation.