FIRST PUBLISHED BY LAUREN ON JANUARY 30, 2021.
Have fun making awesome Tik Tik Tea Bombs using this easy how to make Tea Bombs tutorial. With this easy step by step (pictures included) how to you will be able to make all sorts of fun, tasty and beautiful tea bombs.
Tik Tok Tea Bombs Recipe
Have you seen the newest awesomeness on Tik Tok, Tea bombs! We are loving hot chocolate bombs here and when we saw them on Tik Tok knew we just had to get a recipe live for anyone who would be looking for one. They are fairly easy to make, the basic recipe for tea bombs is just 2 ingredients. From there use your creativity to have fun and make all the fancy tea bomb ideas you can think of!
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What is a Tea Bomb?
A tea bomb is the tea version of a hot chocolate bomb. Using Isomalt to make a shell, then the shell is filled with a tea bag, edible flowers, edible confetti and other additions you can totally customize them with your favorite flavors and designs once you know the basics.
How to Use a Tea Bomb
When you’re ready to drink your tea, simply place the tea bomb into a mug, then pour boiling or hot water over it. The tea bomb shell will melt and the tea bag will steep and any additions like edible flowers or sweetener will pop out and flavor and decorate it while it seeps in the hot water.
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Tips and Variations
Be CAREFUL when touching the balls and they are hot. When you are putting the 2 balls of Isomalt together to form the ball it will be hot. If you are doing this with kids, this step is one that you want the adult to do not the kids.
Add sweetener. Isomalt is not overly sweet, so you may want to add some sweetener if you prefer a sweet cup of tea. If you like your tea sweet then you will want to add sugar or sugar substitute inside with the bag.
Add Flowers. There are lots of edible flowers that you can add to the tea bomb with the tea bag to make them fancier.
Change up the Tea. I used Chai when making mine, but ff you are not a fan of Chai you can use any type of tea bag to make a tea bomb.
- Chai Green Tea
- Passion Wild
- Sweet Orange
- Refresh Mint
- Sweet Cinnamon
- Spice Calm Chamomile
Change the color of the Isomalt. I left these clear to make things easier to see but if you want to have your tea bombs colored then all you have to do is add a few drops of the food coloring you want them to be to the isomalt before heating it up. I suggest using the gel food coloring so you are not adding to much more liquid to the mixture.
What fillings are best for Tea bombs?
Aside from the teabag that you need in a tea bomb there are lots of other things you can add to a tea bomb to make them fancy. Anything you are adding to the inside of the tea bomb you need to make sure is edible and food grade.
- Edible luster dust
- Edible Flowers
- Edible Rose petals
- Edible Confetti
- Edible Gold Leaf
Tea Bombs Recipe
- ¼ cup Isomalt
- 2 Individual Tea Bags
This recipe will make 2 chai tea bombs, but it is really easy to double and triple this recipe for as many tea bombs as you want to.
Place isomalt into a glass measuring cup that is heat-safe. Microwave on high in 30 second increments, stirring between each increment until fully melted.
Add about ¼ of the melted isomalt to one spherical mold cavity, using your spoon to press the isomalt up and around the edges of the mold. Repeat with 3 additional molds.
Put the filled molds into the freezer for 5 minutes to harden.
Remove the filled molds from the freezer and gently peel the mold away from the isomalt half-spheres.
Place a tea bag into two of the isomalt half-spheres, leaving the tag of the tea bomb hanging out.
Warm your saucepan over medium heat, and when it’s hot, turn an empty isomalt half-sphere over and rub the flat edge of the isomalt shape onto the bottom of the pan until it just starts to melt. – I highly suggest using heat protective gloves for this as it is HOT.
Immediately place the slightly melted isomalt half on top of an isomalt half-bomb with a tea bag inside. The two sides of the tea bomb will seal together in just a moment or two when the isomalt cools.