Over the past couple of weeks I've been quite busy with work (yay! I heart freelancing), but as a result I have not spent as much time blogging about tea as I would have liked to. I've promised myself this won't happen again. Although while I was crazy with work I satisfied my need to share tea expediences via twitter.com (if you're on twitter then follow me @myteacups). If you have been following my tea tweets, then you'll know that I've been enjoying several iced tea blends and soaking up the cool refreshment during the hot days of summer.
I have been experimenting iced tea blends ever since the arrival of my fabulous Bodum Iced Tea Pitcher! I purchased the Bodum Iced Tea Set from Mighty Leaf, which came with pitcher and choice of tea. I had trouble picking a tea from the selection, but eventually settled on Green Tea Tropical, which turned out to be a fabulous choice for my summer self longing to be on a beach. Green Tea Tropical "boasts smooth green tea leaves that harmoniously blend with sweet tropical fruits to create a sensation as uplifting as a breeze of the isle of Papenoo. A healthy and refreshing blend rich in antioxidants, Green Tea Tropical makes an ideal introduction to green tea." I highly recommend purchasing the iced tea set from mighty leaf!
What are your favorite iced teas to drink during the hot summer days?
I absolutely love, love, love this tea cup that I found on fredflare.com (a favorite site for cool home accessories and knick knacks). There is something so special about this three tiered cup that just fits with my personality and lifestyle, as I usually am juggling many thoughts and tasks at once. I can imagine pouring myself a cup of tea on a busy morning, and switching between handles as I work through A.M. emails (what a way to wake up the fingers).
It might be fun to confuse some guests as I pour into the stacked cups, but it's a joke that will only work once on friends not reading the blog (and if they're not reading, then maybe they deserve a trick or two-just joking!).
I'm tempted to order a few strange teas and some stacked mugs and have a wild and wacky tea party!
According to several blogs and a facebook event, this past Saturday was declared as global tea party day. I took part in the global festivities, by sharing a large bottle of Ito En's: Teas' Tea Green Jasmine with a few friends while on the go (we didn't take swigs, we used cups like ladies). I love Ito En's Green Jasmine because it's "infused with the natural scent of jasmine flowers by alternating several layers of the flower within the green tea leaves prior to the brewing process. Exuding a distinct refreshing taste, Jasmine tea has nerve-calming and relaxation effects and also helps promote fresh breath."
I would have preferred to plan a large scale tea party, but weekend graduation parties, weddings and other events have taken over my Summer. So, to make up for this small, on-the-go celebration I am in the process of planning a large, outdoor tea party picnic in a Philadelphia park at the end of the Summer. My recent tea purchase, a Bodum Iced Tea Server from Mighty Leaf, should be arriving soon and be a perfect accessory for the tea picnic (it also comes with choice of loose Mighty Leaf tea-I chose Green Tea Tropical!) Anyway, I will blog more details in August.
Did you celebrate this year's global tea party day by raising a hot cup or an icy glass? If so, I'd love to hear about it.
Quick side-note: I will be taking my tour de tea journey in the beginning of August. If any Philly tea lovers want to join, please comment and let me know. All delicious tea finds will be shared at the Philadelphia Tea Picnic!