Saturday, 5 December 2009

Asian afternoon tea - Blooming tea and other goodies

What better way to wind down an weekend afternoon than with a lovely big pot of tea. Especially when it's a gorgeous bud that slowly opens into a pretty flower in the teapot.

I bought these at Floriade but didn't get a chance to try them out as I had to hunt down a clear teapot first. This proved quite tricky, as T2 were sold out of the large ones, and only had the miniscule smaller ones. I bought my teapot on special at Woolies.

The packet came with 5 different blooming teas. This one is 'Waltz of the Flowers' with green tea and chrysanthemum

Waiting the 10 minutes for the tea to infuse and the flower to bloom.

Gorgeous yellow flower - the tea was quite mild, it was more about the novelty factor of the pretty flower

Some nibblies to accompany the tea, mainly yum cha goodies:

Mochi - coated with desiccated coconut and with an eggy custard filling inside

Innards shot

Chicken pie- asian style! with a crispy, slightly sweet crunchy top

Red bean pastry

Blooming tea

And also bought some Christmas goodies at Koko Black, they had the cutest snowmen chocolate and various other special Christmas items:
Couldn't resist their buttery soft macadamia shortbread

And the adorable Christmas chocolates:

Squee!! Christmas tree and Snowman choccies!!! *cuteness overload*


katthroatworld said...

your food pics are the best. ahh!

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

I'm completely suckered in by the blooming flower as well - who wouldn't want to see that live in their own teapot?!

And the Koko Black chocolates are just too cute! Pity they didn't have such small themed ones at Easter - I just couldn't bring myself to pay what they were asking for their bunnies =(

panda said...

i wish we had a koko black here in sydney :(

missklicious said...

katthroatword: Thanks lovely!

MD: I still have a few more blooming teas to get through, hopefully they are all as gorgeous! And yes, Koko Black prices are a bit steep. They have the cutest snowman chocolate for Christmas, in different sizes!

panda: Aww, but Sydney is spoilt for choice already - Max Brenner, Lindt Cafe, Guylian, the never ending list goes on!