Monday, January 12, 2009


This is the neatest thing. Lisa received it for Christmas. It came with a "tea ball," and a cup for brewing your tea. On the stove you bring a cup of water to a boil, and then pour it into the cup over the tea ball. Let it simmer until the right strength. But here is the strange part. The tea ball opens up into a beautiful flower. Look at the picture closely. You can watch as it opens up. The tea tasted wonderful. I think that was one of Lisa's favorite gifts.

I found their web site. If you want to read more about it. They are rather expensive.... I think Lisa's came from Belk Dept. Store. in Johnson City, TN


Judy said...

What a great gift. I would love one of those as would a lot of people I bet. I wonder where she got it. You might be able to find it online. I am going to try. Thanks Clara for showing it to us. I have never seen one before.

Leedra said...

Such an usual gift. I love tea, so I would have loved this one. Got to put it in a clear glass so it can be enjoyed to the fullest.

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Clara, My hubby taught in Chine several semesters. He learned to enjoy 'real' hot tea. SO--he has 3 of your new gadgets--and we drink loose-leaf tea every single day. He orders our fancy tea online (Special Teas) --and we have several incredible flavors, from old faithfuls like Earl Gray to new ones like Pina Colada. Enjoy your new gift!!! You'll love it. I never enjoyed hot tea as much as I do now.

By the way, I added you to my list and hope you will add my blog. Thanks.

bennie and patsy said...

That is just great love new things hope Judy finds it online. I will try.

Grammy said...

What a cool gift! It ranks right up with Ebelskivers, which make little stuffed pancakes. I don't have either, but my neice has one of the Ebelskivers which come from either Sweden or Norway. I saw it on her blog just after she got it.
See you,

Frank Baker said...

What a novel gift. Can you eat the flower?

I'm wondering what my friends in England will say about this?

Judy said...

Thanks Clara, for the info. I will check it out.

Beth said...

That is just amazing, Clara. How lovely to be able to watch your tea flower bloom!

By the way, has the set at a pretty reasonable price. And you don't have to pay tax! Just go to Amazon and search "Primula Flowering Tea Set." It's 29.99 with the pot.


Hello Clara,a wonderful gift anyone would be pleased to recieve.
I did so enjoy reading your blog and would like to thank you for visiting mine and the kind words.
Much appreciated.
Take care.


Jamie Dawn said...

That is a unique and wonderful gift.
I've never seen one of those before.