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Blooming Chinese Tea, Tea, Gourmet Getaways

Good Morning and welcome to Monday morning.

I am sure we all have mixed feelings about Monday. After all it is back to work, back to school and back to the rush of a normal week. Today I would like to share a cup of tea and have a little chat with readers.

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I have some news, after nearly twelve years of living in the same house, a house that I designed and built myself, my family and I have moved.  We didn’t go far, but the move has taken two months!!! So firstly let me apologise for the spasmodic posts.

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We also haven’t exactly completed the move yet!  There is still so much left in boxes, and so much more which remains cupboardless. My kitchen is smaller, and a little on the ugly side, but the view more than makes up for this.

We have moved into a slightly smaller house on the beach! I have to admit, I love listening  to the sound of the waves as I drift off to sleep each night.

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So tea today is on the deck overlooking Diggers Beach Coffs Harbour.

I have chosen a blooming tea, this is something my SIL introduced me to last time we visited. Those who know me would be aware that I am very partial to green tea and pretty things, so these mysterious little bundles grabbed my attention straight away.

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The tea is sold as individually vacuum sealed balls to maintain freshness. I bought a mixed pack of 16 blooms. A single bulb of green tea is placed into a glass teapot or vessel. Near boiling water is add to the tea and slowly a gorgeous bloom of green tea and flowers unravels to produce a gorgeous visual display.

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Allow the tea to steep for five minutes and enjoy the relaxing effects of tea infused with a slight floral flavour.

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The tea can be topped up with additional hot water without changing the bulb if required.

Have you tried a blooming tea? I have five blooming tea samples to giveaway.  If you would like to try one courtesy of Gourmet Getaways simply leave a comment at the end of the story, letting me know your thoughts on this product.  Oh and “like” GourmetGetaways on FB  too please xx.

Giveaway is open to Australian residents only and the winners will be announced on Monday 4th June 2012.

Have a lovely week.