Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blooming Tea Anyone?

Please note, this top photo was taken the day after all those that follow.


My friend and coworker, Sue, gave me this Tea... ***************Rhapsody tumbler as a Christmas gift. I've used it several times for making tea with tea bags. Recently, Sue gave me two tea balls. These hand-tied teas bloom into a beautiful flower as they steep.


















**************These are the hand-tied tea balls that Sue bought at a Teavana store in Milwaukee last week.







I put one of the Blooming Peach tea balls in my tea tumbler and added near boiling water.















The ball bloomed as promised.















********I took the blossom from the tumbler after several minutes. Sue told me I can reuse it a few times before it loses its flavor.







Lastly, I sipped the delicious tea, and found I was "opening the doors to health, wisdom and happiness," Teavana's promise.
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Besides all that, it had a very pleasant taste. I'm looking forward to another cup tomorrow.
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If you'd like to check into Teavana products, go to http://www.teavana.com/ . That's where I'm going right now.
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P.S. I posted this yesterday, Saturday. Today is Sunday. I had a second tumbler of tea today using the opened blossom from yesterday's tea. I took the photo at the top of my blog today. Look at it now! I fear I took the blossom out of the hot water too soon yesterday and didn't allow it to do it's thing. Now it's much prettier than it was before.

12 comments:

Vanessa said...

This looks very interesting so I just might have to try it out!!

Thanks for the tip :)

Shaddy said...

Vanessa: You're welcome. The Teavana website is awesome. I could spend hours browsing through all of their products.

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Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

It's so lovely how it somehow 'blooms' in the hot water!
Lovely weekend Shaddy dear!
xo

Gullible said...

Yikes! What's that alien life form growing in your tap water???

Shaddy said...

Lenore: It's something different alright.

Gully: It kind of creeped me out at first too but I kept telling myself: it's a beautiful blooming flower; it's lovely and naturally wonderful and oh so good for me. Then I relaxed and enjoyed the unique tea-drinking experience. (It's mind over matter, you know).

Gullible said...

'Twould be matter over mind for me, Shaddy.

Shaddy said...

To all: It's Sunday and I just added the top photo to this post. The result is much grander than yesterday's try.

This is another example of "live and learn."

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darksculptures said...

ummmm. I love tea. What a beautiful way to brew it. Such a lovely gift, it is pleasing to the eye and taste. I can only imagine tea that beautiful must also have a wonderful aroma.

Sarah said...

Oh I want one!!!!!!!!!