Things that are quick and easy to make are things that I love. Chocolate bombs were all the rage for a while, and now tea bombs are taking over. Learn how to make all sorts of fun and tasty herbal cold tea bombs with only a few ingredients by following these instructions.
Cold Tea Bombs
These easy to make herbal cold tea bombs are a great way to enjoy a lovely herbal tea. They can brighten your day, and can also brighten your friends and family’s day when given as homemade gifts, especially when they are not feeling the best.
As always, it is best to consult your doctor before using medicinal herbs, especially if you are taking any medications and have any health conditions. Some herbs have known interactions, so making sure that they don’t conflict with your medications is a top priority. Remember it is always best to do your research first.
What is a tea bomb?
A tea bomb is a collection of tea and other edibles such as dried flowers or sprinkles that are brought together inside a dissolvable sphere.
Loose tea leaf or tea bags can be used. While the loose leaf tea bombs can be a little nicer to look at, you will need to strain the tea pieces. Therefore, tea bags are a little more convenient.
When this tea ball is added to a mug or teapot, hot water is poured over it. This dissolves the ball and the tea inside beings to steep, creating a lovely cup of tea.
There are versions of tea bombs that use Isomalt, a sugar substitute. As Isomalt is not readily available and can be quite expensive if you do find it, this tea bomb recipe is made without using it.
What to put in a tea bomb?
There are many things that can be put into a tea bomb including:
- Edible flowers
- Edible glitter
- Sweeteners such as honey, molasses, maple syrup
- A small amount of food colour gel or natural food coloring can be used to add some colour
- Other herbs for colds and flus such as echinacea, peppermint, ginger, and liquorice root
- Honey could be added after the tea has been heated to help add flavour and to help with a sore throat
- A couple of teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice could also be added.
Making tea bombs
Using the same mould that I did, you will get around four to six delicious herbal cold tea bombs.
To make these herbal bombs, you will need:
- 2 tablespoons elderberries
- 1 tablespoon dried chamomile
- 1 tablespoon dried lavender
- 1 tablespoon marshmallow root
- 2 cups water, divided
- Circle ice mould
- 2 glass jars
Place the marshmallow root in a glass jar with ¼ cup of water and let it steep through a cold infusion.
Boil the rest of the water in a teapot or kettle. Add the elderberries, chamomile, and lavender into a jar and fill it with the remaining boiling water. You can also boil the water with the herbs on the stove as well if you prefer that way.
Let both jars sit for 10-15 minutes.
Strain both jars and combine the water.
Pour the liquid into the silicone mould and carefully place the mould in the freezer.
Let sit overnight or until solid.
Take out the tea bomb, place it in a teapot or a mug and pour hot water over it.
Enjoy a nice cup of tea!
How long do tea bombs last?
Your tea bombs should last for up to three months when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
After this time, the herbs may lose some of their potency and flavour.
Syrup Recipes that Could be Added
- Caramel Pecan Syrup
- Lychee Syrup
- Lime Syrup
- Lemon Syrup
- Orange Syrup
- Strawberry Syrup
- Blueberry Syrup
- Mulberry Syrup
- Rosella Syrup
- Elderberry Syrup
- Honeysuckle Syrup
How to Make a Herbal Cold Tea BombSimple Living. Creative Learning
- 2 Glass Jars
- Place the marshmallow root in a glass jar with ¼ cup of water and let it steep through a cold infusion.
- Boil the rest of the water in a teapot or kettle. Add the elderberries, chamomile, and lavender into a jar and fill it with the remaining boiling water. You can also boil the water with the herbs on the stove as well if you prefer that way.
- Let both jars sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Strain both jars and combine the water.
- Pour the liquid into the silicone mould and carefully place the mould in the freezer.
- Let sit overnight or until solid.
- Take out the tea bomb, place it in a teapot or a mug and pour hot water over it.
- Enjoy a nice cup of tea!
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