Have you ever heard of flowering tea?  Several months ago I was at a new sandwich shop in the area and came across Numi tea.  I’d never heard about it but whenever I see Moroccan Mint tea I get intrigued.  I happened to look at the back of the box and saw a halal marker.  Imagine my surprise!  It’s not very often that companies bother to label things halal.  I started looking into the company even more and really loved their commitment to fair trade, ethical labor and organic products.  I should mention too that their tea is really very good.  I knew that I wanted to share this company with you because of all of those reasons.

After talking with the company I really wanted to try out their flowering tea.  I’ve always wanted to see if this tea really flowered or what it was all about and…well just take a look.  The image above was me filling up the tea pot with the tea ball inside.

Beginning to steep

 

The ball beginning to open
Open!
Table piece

Isn’t it beautiful?  Each of the tea balls is hand sewn making them incredibly unique.  I surprised MarocBaba with a breakfast on our patio and made this pot of tea.  He thought it was very cool!  Imagine your next dinner party or tea with your girlfriends serving a pot of flowering tea!

Meal Plan for tomorrow:

Suhoor: Chances are there are several odds and ends in your fridge.  I like to use up fruit and grains in a Yogurt Parfait.  It’s healthy and filling, fast and easy to put together in the early morning.  In a tall glass or bowl add a layer of your favorite yogurt, a layer of fruit and a layer of grain or cereal.  Repeat.  That’s it!

Iftar:  My freezer has been depleted and so this weekend I will be baking plenty of rghaif, msemmen and batbout to fill it up again.  Since we’re pretty much out of appetizers these Mini Lasagna Cups from Kevin and Amanda look like a great iftar meal!

Dinner:  I created a recipe for Lentil Burgers a few months ago.  I literally pulled the recipe from nowhere and have been surprised at how many comments I’ve had about the recipe.  I think they’re pretty good and our kids like them too.  You probably have some lentils left over from a few nights ago – use them up!