For our anniversary this year, Nick got me flowering jasmine tea from Tea Source. I had never heard of flowering tea before and was excited to try it. It comes in the little pods that you see below. You put them in a clear glass and pour water over them. As they steep, they expand to become a flowerish-type thing. I was so excited to see how this would turn out, that I had to break out the camera and flash.
During my initial photos of the pods, I was so enthralled in photographing, that I missed the electric tea kettle going off, and I had to start my water over again! Luckily, the tea was too hot to drink for awhile, so I was able to snap away without being stuck with cold tea.
I think this was a really fun experience, and the flowering tea is both beautiful and eerie at the same time. As for the taste of the tea, it was good, but I don’t think it was any better than any of the other jasmine teas that I have. I will definitely enjoy it, but I don’t know if I’d get it again.