Thursday, November 5, 2009

Beauty In a Cup of Tea

I am deviating from my normal type of posts, so please bear with me. My DH had to go 6 hours away to baby sit our Grandson this week while I stayed home to tend the store. I guess he felt bad that I had to stay home alone because last week he bought me some tea I have wanted for ages, but just couldn't afford. Today the weather here it is alternating between sunny and snowing or sleeting and it seemed like the perfect time to have a little tea party. I thought it was a shame to have such lovely tea alone, so I'm sharing it with all of my blog friends.




The name of the tea is Lover's Three Flowers and this is what it looks like before it is brewed. Below is what happens as it steeps after you've popped it the water.









After it has steeped for a while, you get this beautifully light tea. It tasted as wonderful as it looks!



Here are a couple more pictures of the open flower. The three flowers in this delight are Amaranth, Jasmine and Osmanthus. How exotic and romantic does that sound?




Finally, here is a before and after shot.

I just wish I could have invited you all to join me. Maybe next time, for as you see, I still have one flower left!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is a lovely tea...i have it myself from time to time, and actually did today! So, we had it together in different places!
Toni

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i've never seen anything like this. wow! i can almost smell that fabulous fragrance and thanks for inviting me. i had a wonderful time!

hugs,

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Oh my goodness! What an interesting tea!

Fun to discover your blog too~

Cathy

Prim2Pink said...

There's nothing hohum & boring about this tea. I bet it smells lovely. Thanks for the tea invite. I wish I could have been there. I love to try different teas.
Judy

Linda said...

I was surprised at this kind of tea during a tea ceremony when I went to Beijing a few years ago! And, yes, I couldn't believe how expensive some teas can be... I tried one of those chrysanthemum ones in a clear glass cup waiting at the Beijing airport, very nice and fragrant - it was amazing watching the brewing process. LindaS

Veronica R said...

I'm not a tea person, but that is just too pretty to pass up! That open flower is gorgeous!

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Connie said...

Hi, thanks for your post about my blog. I didn't know tea could be so pretty! It looks like something you could use in a book. Maybe about casting love spells in a romantic novel.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

OH WOW!!! I have never seen anything like this! Just curious, I wonder how expensive this tea is? I would sure like to try it sometime.
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Bertie said...

That stuff is amazing! What a joy it must be to watch in your cup!

Thanks for visiting Aunt May's Cottage today and I hope to see you many times in the future.

Aren't old homes wonderful places to inhabit?

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

I've seen that tea before but never tried it. Looks so good! Thanks for stopping by!

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Oh that tea looks wonderful! I will have to try it. Thank you so much for stumbling upon my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I will definitely be back to visit yours as well. Wishing you a wonderful week!
Warmest regards,
Carrie
Noelle Garrett Designs

Jenni said...

Great Pics!! I had no idea tea such a beautiful experience :)

Vicki said...

Hello, Sandy,
Thank you for inviting me to tea! This tea looks so wonderful, and I can almost smell its aroma! Your husband was sweet to remember you in such a special way. I love that pretty blue and white tea cup. Thank you so much for stopping by Bunny Cottage for a cup of tea, too. You always brighten my day when you do! Vicki

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sandy! It is so nice to meet you, thank you so much for stopping by today and leaving such a lovely comment! I simply adore tea! I have several parties a year and love to sip tes in the evenings. This is so beautiful!! I have not tried this tea but is it ever beautiful!!
Hugs,
Amy

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Sandy, and thank you for visiting my blog! That tea looks yummy and I have never seen anything like that before! Your teacup and saucer are beautiful! Bisous... Julie Marie

Vicki Pink Pearl Girl said...

Hi Sandy,
Thanks for visiting my blog & your nice comments about my bridal things. I have enjoyed visiting your blog too. That cup of tea looks wonderful.