Enjoying lotus scented tea on summer days

‘Bach diep’ lotuses (literally hundred-petal lotuses) are a rare species found mostly in Hanoi. They are renowned for not only their beautiful look with many petal layers but also its use of flavouring tea. Enjoying lotus scented tea in a tranquil summer morning is an elegant habit of many Hanoians.
Enjoying lotus scented tea on summer days hinh anh 1‘Bach diep’ lotuses (literally hundred-petal lotuses) are a rare species found mostly in Hanoi. The blossoms have been planted in several ponds within the capital as outdoor studios for camera-friendly people and to produce lotus tea. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Enjoying lotus scented tea on summer days hinh anh 2Sunrise is the best moment to capture the fullest beauty of ‘hundred-petal’ lotuses as the light that time is perfect for instagrammable photos. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Enjoying lotus scented tea on summer days hinh anh 3During sunrise, ‘hundred-petal’ flowers look stunning in dimmed light and release a delicate scent. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Enjoying lotus scented tea on summer days hinh anh 4Tea is put into lotus flower when it has just opened. During the time the tea is packed in the flower, the tea absorbs its scent. Tasting lotus tea freshly taken from buds by stunning ‘hundred-petal’ flowers is surely an unforgettable memory for anyone. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Enjoying lotus scented tea on summer days hinh anh 5One of the best types of lotus tea is shan tea stuffed in ‘hundred-petal’ lotus buds. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Enjoying lotus scented tea on summer days hinh anh 6For tea sommeliers, tea sets also play an important role in adding flavor to the tea. A raw pottery teapot is the best to help keep the flavor of the lotus scented tea. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Enjoying lotus scented tea on summer days hinh anh 7Lotus tea is perfect for tea lovers to start a positive new day. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Enjoying lotus scented tea on summer days hinh anh 8Lotus tea has a delicate scent and slightly sweet flavour, offering drinkers a sense of relaxation. (Photo: Vietnam+)
Enjoying lotus scented tea on summer days hinh anh 9A set of lotus tea amid green nature (Photo: Vietnam+)
Enjoying lotus scented tea on summer days hinh anh 10‘Hundred-petal’ lotuses show off beauty in sunlight. (Photo: Vietnam+)

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