Because today is my birthday, I'm gonna talk about tea. Well, really, I'm gonna talk about tea another time, but I'll leave you with a picture of one of my new obsessions - flowering tea.
I forget exactly what kind this is, but it was in a variety pack of Numi tea. The flowering stuff is not only super yummy, but it's also really fun to watch. The tea leaves are sewn together, so you don't always know what it will look like until it blossoms. Put the little tea package into a clear glass teapot and then pour almost boiling water over it. Put the lid on so that it steeps and wait. It'll start blooming almost immediately.
Yes, the tea is a bit on the expensive side, but you can use each blossom 3 times, so really it works out to be not so bad when you think about it like that. Just make sure not to steep the tea longer than 3-4 minutes each time and you can definitely get 3 uses out of it.
Also, my cats like to watch the tea blossom also. They're fascinated by it. And that amuses me.