With Mother’s Day just two days away, it’s time to kick your planning into high gear. We shared a few gift ideas last week for that special lady in your life, but if those didn’t tickle your fancy, then consider cooking your mom her favourite meal paired with this gorgeous blooming tea. Watching the tea bud blossom is a treat in and of itself, and the following recipe punches up the flavour for a truly tasty libation.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients used in sparkling blooming tea

  • 1 blooming tea bulb*
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sparkling water, chilled
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp grenadine or maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh berries, for garnish

*We found fruit flavoured tea bulbs to work the best. Blooming teas typically use green tea as the base, so they will all generally have a green tea flavour.

 

Gathering ingredients was half the battle! Now just follow these simple steps:

In a medium saucepan, add the water and sugar, and bring to a boil. In the mean time, scout out a good looking glass jug or bowl that is heat resistant, and set the tea bulb inside. Tea bloom still in pod form inside a tall glass pitcher

 

Once the water is boiling, pour it over the bulb and let it steep for 4-5 minutes.

A time lapse showing the expansion of the tea bloom in hot water

 

Place tea into the refrigerator to chill until cold. When ready to serve, pour the lemon juice into the jug with the tea, and top with the sparkling water. Then gently pour in the grenadine – it will sink to the bottom and create a pretty ombre effect!

Tall pitcher of sparkling blooming tea

 

Lastly, garnish with some fresh berries…

Tall pitcher of sparkling blooming tea with berries

 

…and serve it to your loving mom!

two cups of peach ombre sparkling tea lemonade with berries

We wish you all a wonderful weekend and if you give this recipe a shot – we would love to see the results! Just tag us on Instagram (@demetres) and check back later for more goodies, tutorials and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks!

Print Recipe
Sparkling Blooming Tea
two cups of peach ombre sparkling tea lemonade with berries
Course Drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
Litre
Ingredients
Course Drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
Litre
Ingredients
two cups of peach ombre sparkling tea lemonade with berries
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, add the water and sugar, and bring to a boil.
  2. In a heat resistant clear jug or bowl, set the tea bulb inside and pour the boiling water over it, letting it steep for 4-5 minutes (the bloom should be fully open). Place tea in the refrigerator to chill until cold.
  3. When ready to serve pour the lemon juice into the jug with the tea, and top with the sparkling water.
  4. Gently pour in the grenadine (it will sink to the bottom) and garnish with the berries.
Recipe Notes

*We found fruit flavoured tea bulbs to work the best. Blooming teas typically use green tea as the base, so they will generally all have a green tea flavour.

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