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
Chicken pie- asian style! with a crispy, slightly sweet crunchy top
Red bean pastry
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: