have you ever seen flowering tea? it's the prettiest thing! though i think i've seen pictures, i first saw it in person at a business lunch here, and it was a sight to behold...simple, whimsical and other-worldly. i bought a pouch of the magical little balls at this tea shop in woodstock over the weekend.
the instructions say to let each ball steep in hot water for 5 minutes and then watch the beauty take shape. i can't wait to try them!