I stumbled upon this unique site called Full Bloom Tea. They basically sell tea but presented in very unique and unusual ways. The dried tea comes to you in various presentations and when steeped the tea â€œbloomsâ€ into a presentation looking very much like a bouquet of flowers. Lovely if you steep it in a clear tea pot so you admire it while drinking the creations.
An example is Let Love Bloom tea. It comes to you in the form of dried tea tied into the shape of a heart! aww…. When steeped, the tea blooms into this:
Prior to blooming this tea bloom is in the shape of a heart, making it special to anyone you give it to.
Once steeped, this tea bloom looks like a Bird of Paradise. Silver Needle Tea is the highest quality white tea and is harvested during the Spring before the buds open to preserve tenderness.
Very delicate providing a pale yellow brew, with a fresh light flavor. Contains Silver Needle White Tea leaves and carnation.
The benefits of the tea is presented as follows:
Silver Needle White Tea leaves have antioxidants that have been known to help fight against cancer-causing radicals and heart disease.
White tea is also good for digestion, longevity, and anti-aging. Jasmine helps relax and alive stress, stabilizes emotions. Marigold helps with stomach irritation, and enhances immune functions.
Each bloom is $3 and they ship internationally! The international shipping cost of a flat rate of $25 is rather steep though which is a bit of a pity as this would make a very lovely and unique gift for tea-drinker friends, well unless you are buying in bulk. For those who’d like to try it before buying, there are free samples available, but you have to pay $2 shipping per bloom. I’d love to use these as party favours with a twist but shipping would probably kill me!