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Sunflower Petals

Sunflower Petals

Sunflower Petals
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Sunflower petals imported from Ukraine

Ingredients: Sunflower petals (Helianthus petalis)
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  • Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
  • Steeping Temp: 100°C
  • Steeping Time: 5 mins.
  • Certification: Conventional
  • Origin: Ukraine
  • Caffeine: Caffeine Free

Sunflower Petals

Sunflower petals come from the beautiful sunflower plant, which with its bright yellow petals is a great treat to the eyes, used commonly in gardens, summer bouquets and decorations. The petals are long, thick and bright yellow with a slight fragrance.
Sunflower petals are often used for their decorative element in tea blends, crafts such as soap and paper making or sprinkled on salads. They are also used as natural fabric dye as their use can produce a dye in ranges of yellow and orange colors.

Story, Folklore, History...

The Sunflower in Culture:
The sunflower is the state flower of the US state of Kansas and one of the city flowers of Kitaky_sh_, Japan.
The sunflower is often used as a symbol of green ideology. The sunflower is also the symbol of the Vegan Society.
During the late 19th century, the flower was used as the symbol of the Aesthetic Movement.
Subject of Van Gogh's most famous series of paintings: “Sunflowers”
The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine.
The sunflower was chosen as the symbol of the Spiritualist Church for many reasons, but mostly because it turns toward the sun as “Spiritualism turns toward the light of truth”. Modern Spiritualists often have art or jewelry with sunflower designs.
Starting from February 2010, Kuban Airlines of Russia painted part of its fleet in a new livery featuring enormous sunflowers.

Tasting Notes

Certification: Conventional
Grade or Quality: Whole Petals
Base flavor: Sweet

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