Tea bombs could be the new hot chocolate bombs for 2021 in Toronto
Hot chocolate bombs rose to popularity in Toronto just in time for the holidays, but there's a new hot drink trend that's perfect for making viral videos: tea bombs.
Maison de Dessert is one of the first places to sell them in the city. Like hot chocolate bombs, chocolate shells that "explode" when hot liquid is poured on them releasing cocoa mix and marshmallows, tea bombs are clear shells that release tea and eye-popping edible glitter.
Candy Couture & Co. also recently introduced tea bombs to their menu, at $6 apiece with an upcharge for edible glitter and edible roses.
Maison de Dessert owner Selena Flores explained to blogTO that for her tea bombs, the "shell is made from a low calorie sweetener derived from beet sugar and has little to no effect on blood sugar levels. That means they're weight loss and diabetic friendly."
The tea bombs come in English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Lady Grey, peppermint, green, Irish Breakfast, chamomile, lemon and ginger, Goodnight Blend, and honeybush, mandarin and orange varieties. They're $5 each, and you can simply DM to order.
"The shell is coloured with any food colouring of your choice. The inside contains a tea bag or loose leaf tea," says Flores. "We use edible glitter that has no taste or texture to make that tea sparkle. You can add sugar, cream or anything you normally would to your tea."
At Candy Couture & Co, the tea bombs have to be ordered in advance and you pay via e-transfer, and then can pick up in Thornhill or get them delivered within a 10km radius. Their original tea bombs have regular sugar shells, and their gluten-free tea bombs are made with a naturally sourced sweetener derived from beet sugar.
"People are loving tea bombs. They are so excited that the hot chocolate bomb trend has lead to something for tea lovers," says Flores. "They are being made in Las Vegas and I decided to take it to Toronto."
Maison de Dessert also does the classic hot chocolate bombs, as well as glitter bombs you can pop into glasses of wine or champagne for a fun twinkle, another trend that's blowing up right now.
Candy Couture & Co also makes shimmer bombs, and they say people have especially responded to those and the option to add a little shimmer to their tea bombs.
"We are super thrilled with all the love our shimmer bombs have received. From nights in, birthdays to gender reveals and weddings, it really is the perfect addition and we can't get enough of how beautiful the final effect is," wrote Erica DeCillis and Nicole Zagury of Candy Couture & Co in a statement.
Spending every night in can get boring, so we're all looking for a way to add a little pizzazz to our evenings. Glitter, sugar and tea make everything better, so why not give this new type of drink bomb a try?
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