Friday, July 15, 2016

Alice's Tea Cup Hawaiian Paradise


 
This one was a little tart for me.  I think I would like it as iced tea better.  Also, I think I will try again and just not steep it as long. 
Remember- give tea a couple chances before you dismiss it right away.  Maybe you steeped it too long, or not long enough.  If it is tart- add sugar.  It's like people, your first impression might be wrong :)
I love love love to play around and try new teas!  You never know what you might get.
 

 
From the website-
Since Alice's opened in 2001, it has been a destination in New York City for locals and tourists alike who crave a scrumptious afternoon tea without airs or pretension. Haley and Lauren Fox learned at an early age that tea was more than just a beverage--it was an event to be shared and protected. Alice's Tea Cup embodies the mantra "tea turned on its ear," serving up unique twists to traditional Victorian tea fare.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Making tea- Play with your tea!!!!

Don't forget to play with your tea!!! Making Iced tea is a great time to do this!!!!!  Mix flavors and see what you get.  If you are nervous to mix two bold flavors take a mint tea and mix it with a fun flavor.  Bigelow Plantation Mint is wonderful- it reminds me of the "ditch" tea my mom makes.  I was out of it, so I just used another peppermint tea.  It is a really good base for iced tea.



Summer is here, so I am playing with tea even more than usual.  I am making 6 gallons of iced tea today!!!

This was a fun one, Herbal Comfort from Alice's Tea Cup. I added one bag of Peppermint tea to this tea, since it I was making a smaller amount of iced tea.  This tea was not as good the second steeping time.  So, I would only make tea from this once, then start fresh with the next batch of tea.


Wild Orange Blossom was another one I liked.

I also added two peppermint tea bags with the loose leaf Teavana tea.


My mint tea this year is not doing well.  So, I took three mint tea bags and added lavender loose leaf tea.  This is my favorite.  And I do add a small amount of sugar to this iced tea.    I can run water through this twice before replacing the tea bags.

The tea is steeping.

Ready to go!!!

This is my frig- it will last me about a week!!!!!