We can expect more whipped coffee and doughnut cereal from TikTok in 2021. For example, a tea bomb is the latest food craze on TikTok. Similar to the hot chocolate bombs that were popular late last year. Tea bombs, like hot chocolate bombs before them, are spherical treats packed with goodies that only melt. Contrast this with tea bombs, which typically contain colourful, flavorful tea leaves inside a chocolate shell.
The leaves are released as the tea bombs slowly melt in contact with hot water, allowing you to watch a cup of tea brew before your eyes. Because TikTok trends aren’t subtle, many tea bombs have stunning, sparkly exteriors that enhance the final result.
Here are Some Colourful Tea Bombs in Action:
While making tea bombs isn’t as simple as making a perfect quesadilla, there are plenty of TikToks that demonstrate the process.
@mysuperhero helmethair posted a tutorial on TikTok. She starts by making a small sugar disc for the bomb’s foot, and then pours liquid sugar (made by melting granulated sugar) into an egg-shaped silicone mould. She drills a small hole in one end of the sugar sphere to funnel in some loose leaf tea. Finally, she secures the tea bomb with liquid sugar and places it in a cup of hot water. Voila!
The Harry Potter-inspired tea bomb above was made by TikTok user @miss lyssi0215 using a mold and sugar, corn syrup, and honey. She added a Lipton tea bag and let the hot water do the rest.
If making your own tea bombs seems too difficult, Instagram user @anaberriezzzz makes amazing tea bombs and is currently taking orders via her account. Wait no longer!