Teavana - It Blooms!
With all the highs and lows that have been floating around during the course of my days, I was in search of a snacky thing that wouldn't do a damn thing to my numbers.
And that's where my friend Batman came to the rescue. She introduced me to this fabulous store, which housed these fabulous teas: Teavana.
Don't get me wrong - this crap is expensive. Eighteen dollars for nine freaking tea balls?
"But they bloom. Wait until you see how gorgeous they are, and how fabulous they smell, when they bloom."
So I made an indulgence purchase and bought a glass tea tumbler and some peach momotaro artisan tea. (I can't even explain what that name means, but when I mentioned it to my former coworker, she immediately knew that Momotaro was a Japanese folklore hero who apparently arrives on Earth via a giant peach. Some old lady finds the giant peach, brings it home, and she and her husband open it up to find a little boy inside. Since they didn't have any children of their own, of course they adopted the Peach Boy and lived happily ever after. I was a little surprised that this tea had a back story, but I checked Wikipedia and there is indeed the story of Momotaro and the Giant Peach [nod to Roald Dahl]. Imagine that. /digression)
And I have to admit - the Batman was right. This tea is lovely to brew, beautiful to look at, and both smells and tastes great. Nice and light, and interesting enough to keep my hands from reaching for leftover Christmas cookies. Watching it go from the tight little ball of tea into the cup of blooming distraction is something else - so I video taped it so I could show you guys. :)
Have any of you guys tried these blooming teas? I'm itching to give the strawberry one a try - any other recommendations? Would love to hear them!