Jun 21, 2010

Blooming Tea...

For today's tea...
I thought I would do something entirely different!

(click photos to enlarge)

No pretty painted china cups today..
just glass.
Bathed in the sunlight.

I made blooming tea...

It's green tea with jasmine.

The tea starts as a little dry bundle of leaves.
When you pour the hot water on them
they bloom as they steep

This one is Summer Bouquet,
I thought that was appropriate
for the first day of summer:-)

I used my pink depression glass tea cup,
with a mix matched saucer.

More floating flowers,
This one a Gertrude Jekyll Rose..

A top view..
just because:-)

and this little bundle of Schizanthus
or Butterfly Flower.
In a simple clear glass bottle.

Today I am sharing my tea with several parties!
Stop by and visit...

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life

Martha at Martha's favorites

Lady Katherine

Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage

Thanks for visiting me today!


Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a pretty tea!! I love all of the glass, especially your depression glass tea cup. And you are always so good with plant names...I admire that. Nicely done, Bella!


Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I saw this on another blog a while back. Just gorgeous! I love all the clear glass :)


Average Girl said...

Very pretty!

parTea lady said...

That pink depression glass teacup is lovely. I too enjoy steeping the blooming teas and watching the pretty flowers unfold.

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Bella :) OOOHHH, I love your pretty pink Depression glass teacup! I have a few pieces of Pink Depression, but no teacup :( someday! Always enjoy my visits with you!

happy Teacup Tuesday!
Warmest, Brenda

Vicki said...

Hi, Bella,
What a charming tea party you have for us today. I, too, love how the sunlight streams through your teapot and lovely cup and saucer. Your Gertrude Jekyll rose is so pretty as are the other flowers. Thank you for sharing your beauty with us today. Love and blessings always~ Vicki

Shelia said...

Hi Bella! Oh, this is so beautiful! I've never had this kind of tea but it's so magical to look at!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Fågel Blå said...

Ohhhh so lovely photos!
Love them!
Have a nice day!

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

We have the same ideas :)

Sandra said...

Bella, really beautiful.
I was looking for the name of Schizantus, because I have the plant but didn't know the name.
Your roses are splendid, mine are very spoiled due to rain and I'll have to wait to see them recovered.
Love from Spain!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
I've seen the blooming tea kits in the stores and find your photo of it steeped, fascinating. You didn't say how the tea tastes or was it too pretty to drink? :-)
Love your flowers on the table.
Happy Summer.

kate said...

Always loved the flowering teas, you set such a pretty table

Cabin and Cottage said...

Shizam! to your Schizanthus! haha This is a terrific look. Tres exotic! I can't imagine what it's like to walk out your door and pick a bloom or two! The glass looks wonderful with your laces, no? Did you get the sunshine I sent you? Jacqueline

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

How charming your tea is, Bella! I have never tried blooming tea yet but one of these days...
I love how pretty the tea looks and I love your pink depression glass teacup. Your teascape is very pretty with your blooms about; especially that beautiful pink rose! Thank you for sharing and for joining me for Tea Time. Wishing you a lovely Summer's day.


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I have heard of flowering teas before and I love how you positioned the tea pot so the light of the window illuminated it. What a stunning tea post for today!!


Appleshoe said...

Hello Bella- Beautiful tea. I love all the glass and the breezy summery feel it brings. I've been contemplating getting a glass blooming teapot, when you pour your tea does the 'tea-bud-bundle' tip over or does it right itself out when you set it down? Take care.

Msartist said...

Hi Bella, Lovely blooming tea. I would love to get a tea pot for doing just that! I love glassware. I have a few of my grandmas with the luncheon plates. Your flowers on the table are so pretty. Have a wonderful week, Theresa

Dawn said...

Oh I love the glass TP and seeing the jasmine too is wonderful, what lovely flowers too, such a treat thank you for the invite.

Love Dawn xx

Beansieleigh said...

"just glass"?!!! I LOVE your depressin glass cup and saucer, and I'm sure I'm not alone saying so! I have a pink depression glass sugar and creamer, but no cups and saucers to match!.. So, someday, hopefully! Love the floating rose.. Very pretty! ~tina

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh your blooming tea is so pretty. I love the way the light shines through it. Your flowers are stunning and I love, love, love the beautiful table cloth. So pretty. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Esther Bisbal said...

This is diferent, but its very beatiful also!!! And it is very original too!!! Kisses Esther

Ro Magnolia said...

I love tea flowers. When my girlfriends and I get together for a "girls night in" that is one of our favourite things to share ... a lovely tea flower blossoming slowly over a tea light! Something my dear husband just doesn't appreciate. Although I do have one girlfriend who is completely freaked out by tea flowers and is convinced they look like spiders! Silly, silly girl ... spiders never ever looked that lovely! :)

Princesa Nadie said...

Glass has an special enchant...I love it.Your photographs are really pretty

Terri said...

Beautiful tea, sunshine is my favorite color!
I love your glassware and how beautiful the tea and flowers are in them.
THank you so much for sharing today.

Kathleen said...

Very pretty!

Sherry said...

What a lovely tea. It is as pretty to look at as I am sure it tastes!
Love your teapot and teacup.

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

That is just lovely! I've heard of the blooming teas but it never occured to me that it had to be fully appreciated in a clear teapot! Thank you for sharing!

Natasha said...

How stunning is this! I did a post about this tea a while ago and I so wished I had a glass teapot to show how beautiful it looks! Your tea looks wonderful.

Best wishes,

KathyB. said...

Refreshing and sparkly! I have never brewed one of the blooming teas . It is beautiful. Guess I need to get a clear glass teapot now!

Jane said...

I really like your clear glass display and the pink depression teacup. I have never heard of a blooming tea. It all looks very pretty.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I really love your tea pot. It is so beautiful. The tea looks wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing this stunning tea pot and cup with us. Blessings, Martha

Lady Katherine said...

I have to admit, I have wanted one of these lovely clear glass Teapots with the blooming Tea for a long time. The sunlight coming in on your lovely lines with flowers are so pretty! Love the floating rose! Your pink depression glass teacup is so lovely! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday! I just love your sunny flowering Tea!