I picked up this delicious Guava Tea Bud from Spice and Tea Merchants in Temecula, California. It was perfect for last weeks Tea for Two theme! I’ve brewed a tea bud once before and I had no idea what I was doing. I learned a lot after that first experience. Here’s hoping you’ll learn from my mistakes!
Most companies put the brewing instructions on their packaging. (If they don’t, you can google it.) Allowing green tea to brew for too long will result in a bitter taste. So follow the instructions!
This is what the tea bud looks like before it’s brewed.
Watching this bud blossom in the Blooming Tea Pot was pretty awesome! So awesome that I recorded it. I allowed the bud to brew for five minutes, as instructed on the package. Don’t worry, I sped up the video so you can see it bloom in less than one minute.
The tea bud is doing it’s thing, and check out that color. The tea looks great! But the smell… it’s divine!
Alright! The part we’ve all been waiting for- the Guava Tea Bud has bloomed! What do you think? Does it look like you expected? It smelled really good. Not at all like I had expected. I really like fruity and herbal teas, so this one was a win for me. I actually picked up two more Guava Tea Buds after trying this one! On the package it says it’ll make ten more cups, but, there are five of us in the house and we all really liked it. This is one we’ll be going back for, for sure.
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January 27, 2019