Those of you who know me, know I'm a tea drinker. I drink a LOT of tea regardless of the weather & haven't been known to say no very often when offered a cup. My preference is just plain ol black tea with sugar, although I am fond of a herbal one now & then. The making & drinking of tea for me is a calming, mindful experience. I love watching the steam rise in floaty tendrils from my mug as I cradle it in my hands.
On a recentish trip to the "big city" (read: The Gold Coast) I came across these:
Hand rolled "Buddha Balls" in the most devine tea-dedicated shop I've ever seen. They smelt simply delicious & I was told that as they steep, they unfurl into pretty flowers. Wow! This I had to try.
After a lengthy search to find a glass teapot at non-astranomical prices, I finally found (on special - gotta love that!) the perfect vessel in which to enjoy all it's beauty:
It's an all in one mug/teapot. Just add one ball & boiling water, wait a few minutes and:
Ta-dah! Oooo ... pretty!
Then remove the glass insert & you're ready to enjoy.