The girls and I love tea... Hot, iced, lukewarm. I have even had tea ice cream. And it was delicious.
So, for my birthday, the girls gave me a package of blooming tea. The idea is that you drop the tea pellet in the pot and steep for 3 - 5 minutes. While it is steeping, it actually blooms into a lovely flower.
Since my teapot is a ceramic one, I hesitated to use them as we wouldn't be able to see them bloom.
One day, I found a glass teapot at the thrift store for $1! How could I pass it up?
And here is the excitement!
I boiled the water in the tea kettle and poured it into the heated pot. I dropped in the tea pellet and we waited.
The pellet began to open up and float...
And then it opened up even more...
So, I did. And when I did, the bloom deflated and didn't look beautiful anymore....
But, the tea was delicious and beautiful.