Hot Tea Drops Recipe

What you Need: – Isomalt Crystals – Gel Food Coloring (optional) – Tea of choice (can be bags or loose-leaf) – Small Saucepan – Large Cavity Semi-Sphere Silicone Mold

Place the isomalt crystals into a small sauce pan and heat over medium-high heat.

Let the crystals melt. Shake the pan to evenly distribute the crystals if needed. Do not stir.

Once all the crystals have melted, work quickly to spoon the mixture into your semi-sphere molds.

Add a few drops of food coloring into each mold if you choose. A little bubbling and sizzling may occur and that is okay.

Using the back of a spoon, quickly spread the mixture to cover the entire surface of the mold.

Allow the halves to set up before continuing, about 30 minutes.

Remove the top half of the sphere from the mold by carefully pushing up from the bottom of the mold.

Place the tea in the bottom half of the orb along with any additions you plan to include (herbs, sugar cubes, edible flowers, etc.)

Place a small skillet over low heat. This will be used to smooth the globe edges and help ease the joining of the two halves together.

Place the globe top onto the hot skillet for a few seconds to smooth and melt the edges. Quickly join it to the bottom half of the globe that is still in the mold.

Let the orbs cool for 5-10 minutes. A few minutes after that, you should be able to remove the entire sphere from the mold by carefully pressing up on the mold to release the bottom half of the globe.

To use, place a tea globe into a mug and pour hot water over it.

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