These Glittery Tea Bombs Burst Into Flavorful, Flowery Drinks—and We Can't Stop Watching
Remember hot chocolate bombs, the mesmerizing, break-the-internet beverage of late 2020? Just as Dalgona coffee (AKA whipped coffee) inspired spin-offs like whipped strawberry milk, we figured it was only a matter of time that hot cocoa bombs inspired new twists on the trend.
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These tea bombs often feature a glittery or vibrantly colored shell, and some also include edible flower petals and loose leaf tea. All of this delivers a lovely hint of spring, and is a beautiful way to tiptoe the trend into the warmer, sunnier days ahead.
To replace the crunchy chocolate shell on the typical hot cocoa bomb, the exterior of tea bombs are usually a thin, translucent sugar sphere that allows for a peek at the goodies inside while subtly sweetening the tea. Inside, you'll find either tea flowers, loose tea leaves or a tea bag, and occasionally spices or dried citrus to add even more flavor.
If you, too, are inspired to perk up tea time with one of these showy bombs, creative TikTok-ers have posted how-to demonstrations. (Psst...you'll need a mold like this 6-Cavity Baking Mold; $10.99, amazon.com.) Or you can outsource the construction to one of these ace Etsy shops.
Where to Buy Tea Bombs Online
Best Tea Bomb for Flavor Variety
TeaTreatsAndGifts on Etsy doesn't just limit you to one color or flavor. Select from 8 bomb shades and 20 tea flavors. Dibs on lemon-ginseng, wild cherry and orange-spice!
Best Tea Bomb for Global Flavors
Kashmiri tea, or noon chai, is tradition in the Kashmir Valley as a ritual to prevent heartburn and ease bloating. No plane ticket is required to try it yourself: NYCHalalKitchen's Etsy store has the same flavors packed inside these edible rose petal-coated tea bombs.