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Tea Bombs!

Step aside hot chocolate bombs because the latest hot beverage craze is here…Tea Bombs! Gorgeous and flavourful – tea bombs are the must-try trend now!

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Move over hot chocolate, tea has jumped on the bomb bandwagon and there are a wide assortment of choices out there!

You’ve probably already seen them during your daily scroll on Instagram, Facebook or TikTok— alluring frosted globes filled with tea, herbs, glitter, and confetti. Videos show them coming alive as hot water is poured over top, awakening the flavours within.

Tea bombs are a beautiful way to enjoy tea and are the latest trend for this timeless beverage. They make for a fun, festive cup of tea by yourself or celebrating with friends — in person and virtually!

They’re a perfect activity to make at home, gift, and experience. Looking to get your hands on some? You can order these cute little tea-splosions and try them now with Natteas! Explore now and chose one of our delicious collection. Tea Bombs – Black Berry Collection, Tea Bombs – Green Collection, Tea Bombs – Classic Black Collection, Tea Bombs –Christmas Collection.

What’s inside a tea bomb?

Tea bombs are commonly made with a sugar and corn syrup or isomalt shell shaped in silicone molds. Isomalt is a sugar substitute derived from beet sugar.  For those who closely monitor their sugar intake, isomalt has little to no impact on blood sugar levels and does not stimulate the release of insulin. It’s a type of sugar alcohol used primarily for its sugar-like physical properties, but is much easier to work with and commonly used in baking and candy making. It’s also vegan-friendly, but it’s always good to double-check the brand when you buy, should you decide to make your own tea bombs. We use hight quality isomalt and our delicious teas from Natteas collection.

Our bombs are filled with loose-leaf tea and herbs. Loose-leaf tea is much more visually pleasing as you watch the bomb shell melt away. For both flavour and visual appeal, they can also be packed with flowers, jasmine or rose petals and luster dust.

How to prepare a tea bomb?

When you’re ready to drink your tea, place the tea bomb into a tea pot of your choosing and gently pour hot water over it. If possible, brew in transparent tea pot to get the full aesthetic effect.

The shell will melt, releasing the tea and edible flowers and glitter into a shimmering liquor. Once your water is boiled, let it sit for a minute or so to cool down slightly. You want to ensure the water is hot enough to melt the shell but not still boiling when you pour it over the bomb so as to avoid burning the tea leaves or other ingredients. Traditional tea rules still apply!

Some teas are better at certain temperatures than others, and the longer the tea is steeped, the stronger the flavour.

If you’re consuming a bomb with an isomalt shell, try these tips to avoid a hardened sweetener at the bottom of your mug.

  • Stir the beverage right away once the shell is melted.
  • Gently swirl the beverage every so often in the mug while consuming.
  • Don’t let it get too cool before finishing the drink.

Also, try to rinse a tea pot as soon as you can once you’ve finished the drink. If there is any isomalt left in the tea pot when it starts to cool down, it will harden and stick to the bottom of the tea pot. Cleaning can be a little bit of a challenge. (Take our word for it!). But nothing to worry about – just add hot water again and wait couple of minutes till Isolmat dissolves.

What flavours are available?

You can find tea bombs in a wide range of flavour combinations. There seems to be no end to the combinations: black tea (English breakfast), favoured black or green tea’s (caramel, cherry, vanilla or raspberry), or Christmas collection.

Whether you order them or make them, you’ll want to consume tea bombs relatively soon so the outer shell doesn’t begin to melt. For that reason, you’ll also want to store them away from a heat source.

Tips for making your own

Making tea bombs at home is simple yet precise. There are many tutorials and recipes out there, but these are some tips to remember when making your tea bombs:

  • Few ingredients are needed: Isomalt crystals, food coloring (for the globe if you like), loose leaf, and anything else you may wish to include some flowers or fruits.    
  • Silicone molds are essential to have as well; that’s how you’ll achieve the globe shape.
  • Heat the isomalt until melted, stirring often while adding the food coloring. Then carefully spoon the melted isomalt into each silicone mold, making sure to coat the bottom of the molds.
  • Let them cool and carefully remove from the molds.
  • Add your tea of choice to half of the shells.
  • On a warmed plate, place the other half of the shells opening side down until the edges are slightly sticky – this makes the adhesive complete the tea globe.
  • Be careful when assembling the shells; they can get hot!
  • The globes will be very delicate and fragile, like glass, so take care while assembling.
  • Let them cool, and you’re ready to enjoy!

How do you store tea bombs?

Just like all types of tea, humidity is bad for tea bombs as it makes them sticky or melt. It’s best to store your amazing homemade tea bombs in a cool, dry place in an airtight container.

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