rhondabee wrote: However, I am curious about how to scent the tea using your own dried flowers.
Now you have made me curious too
I have a number of interesting herbs that I have not yet used in cooking
From a quick search, results keep telling me that unopened flower buds are added to the tea while it oxidises. Thisa does not seem practical for you (or at least for me)
The blooms (or in my case leaves) are removed before packaging, although a few petals are sometimes included for decorative reasons.
The heat and humidity generated (by use of fresh blooms) can cause the tea to deteriorate
Use of dried blooms or leaves would solve the previous problem, but may not add sufficient fragrance to the tea
I think I would try with dried, in a canister, leave for some time, extricate the additive and see how the tea tasted.
This is a punchy little article.http://teaguardian.com/nature_of_tea/modified_scented.html