My mom sent me this wonderful little gift - a tea pot and green tea flowers.
The web site says the tea flowers are cultivated from a unique blend of green tea and jasmine, and they are handsewn and reusable. Select leaves are paired with certain flowers to form an encapsulated pod that will bloom in a mug or teapot when hot water is added. Each can be used up to three times and makes five cups of tea.
Boil 16 oz of water, pour it over the flower ball, and let it steep for several minutes. The picture above is the flower beginning to open up after about a minute.
My treat! I added a teaspoon of the honey the boys gave me for my birthday, Savannah Bee Company Organic Acacia Honey. (bottle of honey hidden behind my teacup)
I love it! THANKS MOM!
Husband says you have to drink TONS and TONS of green tea to get the health benefits but I'm going to assume that this is so darn cute that I'm clearly healthier for having this and drinking two cups each evening.
Is this not the cutest gift? (You can get one here.)