How to make the tea bombs you’ve seen on TikTok

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In this episode of In The Know Cooking: Kitchen Etc, content creator and chef, Tway Nguyen (@twaydabae), spills the tea on how to make her delicious, colorful version of the tea bombs that you’ve been seeing all over TikTok. Hopefully you’re ready for some food science! 


  • 2 tbsp water
  • 4 oz chamomile
  • 1 lemon


  1. Melt 1 cup isomalt with 2 tbsp water in a pan on medium heat, and stir until clear and bubbly.
  1. Keeping the pan on a very low heat, use a silicone brush to fully coat your candy mold with isomalt. Tip: the isomalt will harden quickly, so try and work fast! 
  1. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  1. While still in the molds, decorate the bombs with edible luster dust and gold leaves.
  1. Carefully pop the bombs out of the mold.
  1. Fill half of the domes with chamomile and butterfly pea tea, and leave the other half empty to use as the tops of the tea bomb.
  1. Seal the domes together by brushing leftover isomalt over the seam of the tea bomb.
  1. Pour boiling water over your tea bomb and stir. As a final step, feel free to add a squeeze of lemon, before stirring again and serving! 

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