Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Flowering Tea

Flowering Tea: The Charm of Home
I am having a flowering tea today.  I bought this for my Mother and she let me borrow it back to have tea for my blog. A flowering tea is just an herbal tea that is in the shape of a flower when it "blooms" in the hot water.  This variety was made with green tea, jasmine, chrysanthemum, and globe amaranth.  

Flowering Tea: The Charm of Home
It helps to have these glass teapots to steep the tea in so you can see it flower. Mine steamed up so that I had to do a peak-a-boo shot to see the blooming tea. 

Flowering Tea: The Charm of Home
My cake is a southern classic, Hummingbird Cake.  I have never made one of these cakes but the family has pre-approved a re-bake!  I think it is a new favorite.  The link provides the recipe I used.

Flowering Tea: The Charm of Home
My mug is serene and calm with the swans swimming peacefully on it.  The mug is by Roy Kirkham.  
So there you have it; some fun new things I have never tried for the new year. I can't wait to have many more teas and especially some gorgeous food for 2016!


I will link this to:
There Is No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House 
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva
The Homemaking Party at Classical Homemaking


Unknown said...

Oh my, i want this cake. Now!!!!!!

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

I have read about the blooming teas but have never had one myself! It seems like such a fun way to spruce up an afternoon tea!

Sylvia said...

Now that's neat, I've never heard of a flowering Tea! I have made the hummingbird cake before.

Bernideen said...

Dear Sherry:
I've made this too and it is a wonderful cake. Yours looks very nice! I am sure the family loves it!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A Hummingbird cake; how splendid! I will have to check out your link. It sure looks good. Love your swan cup and the flowering tea is very pretty. Thanks for sharing, Sherry.


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

There's nothing quite as beautiful as watching a flowering tea in a glass teapot. I did a post yesterday showing what I am using my glass teapot for at the moment. : - )

Our Hopeful Home said...

Never heard of the lovely "flower" tea or the cake. Both ~ beautiful! xoKathleen

Margie said...

I love watching flowering teas unfurl! So pretty! This is the first time I've heard of hummingbird cake...now I'm off to check out the recipe link that you provided.

Micupoftea said...

Pretty setting, lovely to see the tea steep. I love Hummingbird Cake...yum,yum! What a nice way to start off the year. Happy 2016 :)

designchic said...

Wishing I had a slice of cake with my morning coffee...yum!

Pondside said...

I was given a flowering tea, but haven't yet tried it - it seemed so odd. Now that I have seen yours, I really must make use of that gift!
I've never heard of a hummingbird cake, but it sounds delicious. I love a layer cake!

Curtains in My Tree said...

the cake looks so good
I had a summer pudding tea once and loved it also
your flower tea sounds good

Unknown said...

Beautiful cake.
I love talking to you on Instagram.
I have a new laptop so am back to blogging.
Fondly Michelle

S H Elliott said...

My mother in law would make Hummingbird cakes when she was living. She was a wonderful southern cook! Sheila

quakerhillfarm said...

How beautiful! The cake looks delicious. Have a beautiful week!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Sherry. I do love the flowering teas...so ordinary in a ball but they bloom so beautifully. I got one for my DIL one year. The swan myg is wonderful. I love Roy Kirham. Have a wonderful week! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

handmade by amalia said...

So elegant, Sherry! I like everything but must pick that gorgeous swan mug as my favorite.

Melissa said...

That hummingbird cake looks delicious and the lavender transferware plate (the part that I can see) is gorgeous!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

The flower teas certainly put on a show at tea time. I never tire of watching the flower open. The Hummingbird cake looks delicious. I've never tasted one before. Thanks for sharing! Your photos are beautiful.

Tammy Patina and Paint said...

I have this exact same flowering tea pot. I have used it a couple of times but I am still on the fence . After seeing yours I am thinking I'll give it another try. Now if I could only have a cake like yours! Thanks!

Our Hopeful Home said...

Thanks for linking up this lovely post over at Vintage Charm last week! We love having you! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this Thursday. Have a great week. xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}