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Flowering tea - a different floral gift

Updated on June 24, 2015
Flowering tea makes a beautiful gift.
Flowering tea makes a beautiful gift. | Source

Flowering or blooming tea makes a floral gift with a difference

I find that it's always lovely to receive a bouquet of flowers for special occasions but their beauty fades away so quickly.

That's why I often choose to give flowering - or blooming - tea as a thoughtful and different gift at special times of year. But it's not just the drink, I particularly like the fabulous glass teapots that are available so that you can watch as the tea 'flowers' in front of your eyes.

The pellet, which has the appearance of a small bundle of natural leaves, opens when hot water is added making a gorgeous floral display. At the same time, the scent of the lovely beverage is released. This is a wonderfully calming experience and is a splendid start to the day or an 'anytime' treat.

The people I have given these to have always told me what a wonderful item I've given them because they enjoy it every day. That's especially important to me when my family are so far away - it's lovely to imagine them thinking of me every morning as they watch the apparently miraculous flower bloom and then enjoy a delicious drink. Imagining their pleasure gives me pleasure. It's like giving a bouquet of flowers every day.

Stunning teapot for your blooms

Why I - and the people I've given it to - love this

This has so many lovely features that it's hard to know where to start. But just read the following and you'll agree that this is the perfect item to give.

In addition to being a beautiful way to create delicious blooming tea:

  • This is made of a particularly strong glass, similar to glass cookware, and it can even be used as a kettle on the stove top.
  • It has a separate infuser which means that you can use it for regular tealeaves without the mess and without getting the leaves into your drink.
  • It holds up to six cups so is perfect to use for guests - they can watch the pellet bloom in front of their eyes. In addition to making a lovely drink, it's also entertainment.
  • Because it is make of high quality glass, it has no plastic or metal parts so no funky chemicals that can seep into your drink. This is something many people are concerned about today.
  • It comes with twelve gorgeous blooming pods that are hand made - just to get you started. And each one can be used three or more times if they are stored in the fridge after use.
  • By some miracle that I don't understand, the handle of this teapot remains cool to the touch, even when it's used as a kettle on the top of the stove.
  • It comes at a great bargain price too!

GROSCHE Munich 42 fl oz. 1200ml Glass teapot and 12 premium blooming tea gift set
GROSCHE Munich 42 fl oz. 1200ml Glass teapot and 12 premium blooming tea gift set

If you were to buy this wonderful product from a local store, you'd have to package it extremely carefully to send it to the recipient. Ordering online takes away that problem.

By ordering online, you can have it wrapped and add a personal message too and be sure that in the unlikely event of there being any damage, the teapot will be replaced at once at no extra charge.

 

Warmer

This lovely warmer is sold separately and is a great addition to your gift. As you can see, a simple tea-light is all that's needed to keep the contents warm so you'll be saving electricity and power resources. It also a very attractive piece in its own right.

The photograph shows how the teapot can be used with the infuser to make regular tea using loose leaves. This is great if you, like me, buy loose leaves and experiment with different flavors and blends..

GROSCHE Cairo Premium Teapot Warmer with tea lite candle. For glass teapot and other heatproof dish warming use.
GROSCHE Cairo Premium Teapot Warmer with tea lite candle. For glass teapot and other heatproof dish warming use.

This is a lovely accessory and of course, can be used with other dishes as well as the glass teapot.

It will keep your drink warm at just the right temperature for up to four hours without damaging the flavor.

If you're buying this with the pot for someone else, there's no need to add a tea-light as this is already included. This enhances the gift beautifully.

 

See the 'daily bouquet of flowers' - Examples of blooming tea

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Teas Etc Fowering Green Tea Sampler, S0601, 8 Count
Teas Etc Fowering Green Tea Sampler, S0601, 8 Count

I always add this selection of teas when I'm sending this lovely treat. They add even more variety and spectacle.

This sampler contains four different varieties - two of each - and also come along with an explanatory history of blooming teas and full instructions too.

 

Iced drinks

Remember - tea isn't just for serving warm. Make a delicious iced version using your flowering bulbs. The if you like to add sweetener to your iced drink, the best way to do this is add it to the hot water before you brew. Use sugar, honey or the sweetener of your choice. Add ice cubes to cool the beverage and add more just before serving. Because the first ice you add will melt, it's best to fill the pot only about two-thirds full with hot water. Your iced drink will look wonderful served in the teapot, complete with its flower.

Add sliced fruit to each glass if you wish for a refreshing cool drink.

Watch examples

See examples of how beautiful the flowers are when they are created. Every one is different and it's almost magical, the way the flowers bloom and grow,

Photography credits

All photographs from Amazon, where you can order the above products.

© 2013 Jackie Jackson

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      Aren't they gorgeous?

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      Tanya Jones 4 years ago from Texas USA

      I've often wondered about flowing teas. This answers my questions.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @CaztyBon: Thank you - aren't they lovely?

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      CaztyBon 5 years ago

      Great lens for a tea lover.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @anonymous: Good to hear :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A unique idea for a lens! I love trying new teas. I have bought something similar before and it was quite nice.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @RitaAnne: Aren't they lovely? The teas are a great way to give someone a bouquet of flowers every day - plus a delicious drink. I really think these are simply brilliant.

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      RitaAnne 5 years ago

      Indeed this definitely makes a unique floral gift idea and I learn something new today... Thank you for sharing this lens ;)

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @favored: Thank you so much - aren't they a fabulous gift?

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      This is amazing. I just love it. Looking forward to getting this and giving it also. Thanks so much for bringing it to our attention. Sharing this post. Blessed.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Camden1: How lovely! Aren't they wonderful?

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I sent my sister a flowering teapot this Christmas...she loved it so much that she sent me a picture of the blooming tea to admire...and she said the tea tasted delicious as well.

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