Today’s offering is a clear glass teapot designed specifically for blooming tea varieties. If you have never had one of these blooming teas you are missing out on a wonderful thing! I brewed up some Peach Blooming Tea from Teavana in my beautiful glass teapot (also from Teavana) and thought I would show you a few pictures showing the steps.
What a nice combination! Since I know that those cookies look so tempting I will add the recipe below. I am not a real cookie addict but by golly—these are pretty darn wonderful if I say so myself! Let me know if you try them!
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 cups + 2 TBSP all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup salted butter, softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg, at room temperature
- 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 16 wrapped caramels, cut into 4 – 5 pieces
- sea salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Mix flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
With an electric mixer or stand mixer with a paddle attachment , cream butter and sugars together. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well. Gradually add the flour mixture and stir until dough forms. Fold in the chocolate chips. Do not over mix the dough at any point in the process.
Chill dough for at least 30 minutes (or up to 5 days if you can wait!) in the refrigerator. Drop by tablespoons (I use an ice cream scoop) on an ungreased baking sheet. Press a few pieces of caramel onto the tops of the cookies. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. The centers should be soft and puffy. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt while they are warm. Cool and enjoy!
++My baking time was closer to 15 minutes and I kept dough in the refrigerator until I was ready to put them on the sheets and in the oven. These are really yummy.
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I have a glass teapot as well, to use just for blooming tea. It always looks so pretty, just like yours does. Those cookies look so tempting. Thanks for the recipe.
The glass teapot always looks so pretty even if just using regular tea, doesn’t it? But the blooming tea makes it even better.
I still have a few blooming teas from you! I love drinking them. And thanks for the recipe. Salted caramel is one of our favs.
I don’t know why I don’t use them more often. After I did this post I thought that I really need to use the ones I have every day!
I can sit there and watch a tea ‘ball’ unfold for ages. Especially if I had those cookies to munch on.
They are fascinating, aren’t they? I just love watching them.
Oh my, there you go again, tempting me with cookie recipes…. 🙂
This is a good one!
You are teaching me much about tea. And those cookies…yum…it seems like I may have made these once.
Busted! It’s a repeat recipe but a good one!
I love my glass teapot(s) and on occasion do enjoy some blooming tea. I like to mix things u and make different flavor varieties with some rooibus tea. That’s by far my fave. 🙂
I love love watching those teas bloom! Such a meditative experience. And glass teapots are my favourite 🙂
Ooh a recipe! Thanks!!! Who doesn’t like salted caramel? I know it’s trendy right now, but in my mind it’s a classic. 😉
How cool! I’ve never had blooming tea before and the cookies look delicious!
Wow – I’ve learned something today! I wasn’t familiar at all with blooming tea!
How cool is this!!! I need some blooming tea in my life. 🙂
Yes, you do!