Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Iced Tea, Sugar Free

I'm making iced tea today using Fancy Tropicana, a heavenly black Ceylon loose tea that excites the senses. Of course I'm joining Kimmie and the girls because it's Tuesday Tea.

Perhaps you can see the rose and marigold petals, mallow flowers, thistle, dried orange peel, and cornflowers that give this tea its delightful aroma and taste.

What is supposed to be iced tea is now warm tea because the ice is all gone. You might be able to spy one or two tiny spots of white in the glass that had been ice a few minutes before. I fear it is still that warm in this neck of the woods. As an update, our daytime temps are still in the high to mid 90s F.

Also in the photo, you can see the candy I bought a week or so ago and completely forgot about it until I found it today with my tea paraphernalia. Why did I put it there you ask?

Because it is called "Lemon Ice Tea Hard Candy," and is also sugar free. I got it at the Nifty Nut House, where they bag all their candy, fruit, nuts, etc after you purchase whatever quantity you want.

I'm trying not to be a real piggy today (that was last week) and place only enough candy in the rocking horse candy holder that I could possibly eat this week.

Today's blog is a collaboration of many authors. It is the official blog of The English Tea Store and is called The Taste of English Tea Blog. There is so much information on this blog, it's hard to know where to begin. Some recent fun posts include mixing tea with apple cider (along with a recipe for Apple Coffee Cake) and all you ever want to know about scones, including how to eat them. Then there are the authors who review new tea paraphernalia and new tea themed books. And of course, don't forget the tea cups. There are some lovely old and delicate ones that any collector would swoon over. So feel free to check out The Taste of English Tea Blog today.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Tess said...

I love your Tuesday Tea posts but what did I spy the most? Those cute coasters. A sandwich coaster, how awesome is that! Happy Tuesday..
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Terri Kahrs said...

Happy Tuesday, Elizabeth! Your iced tea sounds so refreshing! I'm off to explore the Taste of Tea blog!!! Hugs, Terri xoxox

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Still cold tea weather in your part of the country, hope you get some relief from the heat soon. Your tea and candies sound refreshing Elizabeth. Happy T Tuesday to ya!
oxo

Steph said...

Happy Happy Tuesday, E!!! cold or not, this tea looks inviting!!! thank you dear friend for being there always.....
hugs steph

bad penny said...

It's gone much cooler here. I was helping in our new charity shop in the village... so busy we didn't get a cuppa til the very end !

Kimmie said...

we're just hoping it gets all the way up to 73 today .... we have long since abandoned our shorts and sandals .... that's the Northwest for ya .... oh well

Thanks for the link to the tea blog - I was intrigued with reading about the difference between Ceylon and Darjeeling tea - I've always LOVED darjeeling!

Happy T today!! Kimmie

La Dolce Vita said...

happy t day E!! sorry your weather is still so hot, we have been warm, but the sting of heat is def gone. now... if we can just have a little rain to keep the fires at bay, that would be soooo nice!!

1creativeone said...

Lovely smart and tart tea! I wish that you will cool down soon, it is hard to be hot all of the time! Christen

Julia Dunnit said...

Good grief, it is still hot in Wichita - is that unusual?.very distinctly autumnal here. Ice tea is a fave of Miss D's and that blend does sound delicious I must say.

Meadowlark Days said...

oh my - that tea sounds wonderful! I can commiserate with your hot weather...a few more months in houston until fall...

Halle said...

Not hot here...cold and rainy. I'm wearing corduroy pants, a long sleeve t-shirt and wool socks!

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