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.
Besides all that, it had a very pleasant taste. I'm looking forward to another cup tomorrow.
If you'd like to check into Teavana products, go to . That's where I'm going right now.
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.


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!

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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Anonymous 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!!!!!!!!!