Tea has always been one of the most aesthetically pleasing beverages on the menu, but there’s a new way to drink tea that’s bursting onto the TikTok scene in a big way.
Similar to hot chocolate bombs, tea bombs are round spheres, usually made from sugar, that when combined with boiling water, release tea leaves to create a colorful cup of tea! But to truly understand the wonder of tea bombs, you need to see them in action. Here are five tea bomb TikToks that’ll blow your mind.
This floral tea bomb is like a garden in your cup! The translucent shell fills with loose-leaf tea that “blooms” gradually as you pour in the boiling water. The tea eventually blossoms to nearly the size of the pot, creating the epitome of #springgoals.
2. This vibrant, ‘gold tea’ bomb
This TikToker used beet sugar to create a golden shell around her green tea leaves. When the bomb is dropped in the water, the golden color seeps throughout the liquid, creating a gold tea that looks far too pretty to drink.
3. This blue, Earl Grey tea bomb
This blue tea bomb has a galactic feel to it, and the taste is out of this world! When the boiling water is poured, blue and purple flowers disperse from the bomb, creating a vibrant blue tea. The tea bomb also contains edible glitter, for an extra splash of sparkle.
Cover this Thai-style tea bomb in condensed milk before dipping it into a cup of boiling water. The dark sphere melts slowly throughout the water, creating a savory blend of sweet milk, black tea and spice.
5. This heart-shaped, glitter tea bomb
Perfect for a special tea-lover in your life, these heart-shaped bombs are made using sugar, edible glitter, sprinkles and tea bags. If you haven’t already fallen in love with tea bombs, these sparkly hearts should do the trick.
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