Although coffee is our energising drink of choice here at Lifehacker, tea is a great alternative. Step up your drink with blooming tea, a flowerful, delicious cup that is great to enjoy with your tongue and your eyes.
There isn't actually anything special to making blooming tea — you just need to buy a blooming or flowering tea ball and the right kind of loose leaf tea instead of a normal tea bag. It is, however, definitely worth mentioning for those who have yet to hear of it or see it. It's best to make in a large, clear pot, so when you begin to steep it in the hot water, you can watch it flower and enjoy its beauty while you drink. Perfect for a cool day outdoors or as a nice flowery iced tea on warmer days. Hit the link for more detailed steeping instructions, as well as interesting information on how flowering tea gets made.
Hot to Make Blooming Tea [wikiHow]