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take one tea ball, add water.

watch slow explosion of tea, jasmine and lotus flowers.

16th Mar 2006, 00:51   | tags:

altcity says:


Don't you mean eat?

16th Mar 2006, 00:58

miss_pretty_pants says:

what a beautiful drink. i've heard of those but haven't tried one, yet.

16th Mar 2006, 01:01

mat says:

no, I mean drink. it's tea. you don't eat tea, it's horrible. :)

16th Mar 2006, 01:19

sslovetub says:

Cool! where do i get one?

16th Mar 2006, 01:29

miss_pretty_pants says:

i just looked online, a pound would cost $78! but they are hand tied.

16th Mar 2006, 01:30

sslovetub says:

Gah, never thought to google it. Wonder if they have them at the Bodum shops or Whittakers..

They look a bit alien once expanded, like something out of a hospital/canopic preservation jar. ICk.

16th Mar 2006, 01:34

mat says:

I got these from eBay, £2.50 for four. They're probably not the best quality (I've certainly drunk better green tea), but this is more of a show tea than a drinking tea.

16th Mar 2006, 01:35

alfie says:

that would make such an utterly great present for someone. Good enough to stock up on even.

16th Mar 2006, 07:47

kozika says:

Very beautiful jasmine tea ball.
Please spend wonderful tea time.

16th Mar 2006, 08:56

Gael says:

that's magic!

16th Mar 2006, 10:05

Gael says:

I love the idea of a 'show' tea : )
Reminds me a bit of some things we had at Christmas; Hibiscus flowers in syrup, you put one in the base of a flute and topped up with Champagne, like a very posh Kir Royale, really delicate pink with a perfect alien flower suspended by the bubbles

16th Mar 2006, 10:08

Geodyne says:

Wow, that's stunning. It would make a great dinner party trick.

16th Mar 2006, 10:09

altcity says:

Girlfriend's birthday = 19th April

Nice little extra pressie = this.

16th Mar 2006, 12:22

backwards lamb says:

i like the way it expands looks almost like a creature of the deep

16th Mar 2006, 12:25

Gael says:

are you familiar with the poem "Tea" by Carol Ann Duffy?

16th Mar 2006, 12:44

mat says:

I don't believe I am, no. I shall probably google that shortly..

16th Mar 2006, 12:52

itchymoblog says:

Gah, it's alive! Kill it! KILL IT!!!

16th Mar 2006, 15:00

RareAquaticBadger says:

Cool. I bought loads of these back to England for Christmas. There are some great little Chinese tea shops here that sell that kind of stuff; great for gifts! If there are any rare teas you're after, I can probably see if I can get them here on the cheap for you.

16th Mar 2006, 18:35

Ric(info-at-attictea-dot-co-dot-uk) says:

Hi Guys, we have some of the best quality tea balls bought directly from Shanghai tea market.
take a look!
all the best, Ric

28th Sep 2006, 22:43

paintist says:

wow....these are much prettier than mine....mine are just tea. These look delicious.. :-)

29th Sep 2006, 15:24

Dhamaka says:


29th Sep 2006, 15:33

anonymous says:

that is beautiful. I might even drink it.

29th Sep 2006, 19:59

swamprose says:

oh geez. anon is me. again.

29th Sep 2006, 20:00

Marko(mark-at-markabadi-dot-com) says:

Well I met these last week in PING PONG restaurant in lonond and they wanted a quid each for a large ball. I thought that was rediculous then in a tea shop in soho they wanted 2.50 each and I laughed heartidly and walked out.

My point is is that site the large balls or the small ones? and is that really a cheap as they come?



15th Dec 2006, 20:01

marko says:

also chek this out

15th Dec 2006, 20:06

Ric(info-at-attictea-dot-co-dot-uk) says:


The tea balls we have on are the large ones. we buy them directly from Shanghai Tea markets that is why we are ablle to offer them at a reasonable price and we are able insure the best quality.
There are roughly 9 tea balls in a 50g bag.
check out to see our tea ball and filter in action!

cheers, Ric

16th Dec 2006, 20:58

TORI says:

I had this tea at burke williams spa and it was the best tasting tea i have ever had. DELICIOUS!!! and the flower is really pretty. It is a part of thier new harmony treatment. you start off in the jacuzzi with your cup of blossoming tea

4th Jul 2009, 00:23

Trish(trish-dot-tyler-at-yahoo-dot-com) says:

I sell these at my cafe! I get them from Primula, which is also online[though the site address escapes me]. The jasmine is my favourite!

4th Jul 2009, 01:01