Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Try a Flowering Tea Ball

At the mall earlier this year I went into a tea store and saw some amazing "blooming" tea balls. You brew them in a glass teapot so you can watch as the tea leaves unfurl and a beautiful flower comes out. Well, the price wasn't in my ball park, so I left the store without any.

Then, I was at a friend's house and she pulled out a little packet of these she had obtained at Marsh (local grocery store). Voila! It was the same idea. She sent me home with the remaining two and here's what they looked like:

It's just the kind of thing to pull out when you have someone special over for a visit. And, you are meant to be able to get three steepings out of each tea ball. There were three balls in the original packet and all three bloomed differently.

Now I just need to find a glass teapot so I don't have to use the coffee pot! Oh! We have a tea cozy give-away going on over at The Cooks Next Door. So stop on over there for a week of Irish recipes and the giveaway!


Heather said...

Oohhh pretty! Does it taste as lovely as it looks? The glass teapots with the flowering tea balls are on clearance at our Meijer - I saw them last night and was tempted, but didn't know if it was all show and not pleasant to taste as well!

Anonymous said...

Wow! They look so pretty! Elizabeth Shaw and i were talking about baking tonight after our AGM and she was asking me if I read your blog! We all enjoy keeping up with your activities. :)

Monica said...

Wow, that's so neat. I've never heard of this before.

Angela Harris said...

I've always wanted to try one of these!
It 's gorgeous!

Karen Winslow said...

Wow!! I need to try to find some of these. They really are amazing!

Ruth MacC said...

Looks good! Like Monica, I never heard of this before too.