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Friday, February 9, 2007

Display Teas ($10)

Here's the trick: you drop the little ball of leaves into your hot water, and then, they open up, releasing flowers. They bloom. Remember the little gelatin capsules you bought as a kid? You'd put them in hot water and the capsule would melt, producing a floating sponge Triceratops? When you were done with those, you had a damp sponge dinosaur. When you're done unfurling these jasmine and red display teas ($10 gets you ten packets), you have gourmet tea. That's the advantage of being a grown-up.