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Move over hot chocolate bombs — tea bombs are the new whimsical drink taking over TikTok.
These pastel-colored hollow balls are filled with loose leaf tea, herbs or flowers. Drop one of these tiny orbs into a mug of hot water and you’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale.
Making these magical tea globes does require a few unconventional materials. Luckily, TikToker @thestationarybaker provided simple instructions in an easy-to-follow video.
How to make tea bombs, TikTok’s viral beverage.
To make the viral TikTok tea bombs, you’ll need:
First, melt one cup of isomalt crystals in a pan over medium-high heat.
Once the mixture dissolves into a clear liquid, pour it into a silicone mold with semi-circles. Pro tip: Work quickly because the sugar will solidify fast and wear protective gloves because it is hot.
Add food color to the mixture while it’s in the mold and stir it together, spreading it around until it fully coats the mold. Let it cool.
Once the crystals have cooled, remove the solidified semi-circles and add an herbal tea bag, loose leaf tea or any other fillings.
Combine two semi-circles together with the filling inside, then melt the edges using the heat of the pan to stick them together.
Finally, add the tea bomb to your cup of hot water and enjoy.
Don’t feel like making your own tea bombs? You can also buy them online.
Shop: Tea Bombs (Set of 4), $24.78
If you don’t feel like making your own tea bombs, many small businesses also sell them online. On Etsy, sellers like Sugar Bombs By Cara and Kiki Bakeshop sell different versions of the tea bombs in different colors and flavors. You can also look on Instagram using the hashtag #teabombs to find sellers who are shipping pre-made tea bombs.
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