Cold Tea on a Hot Day

...or How to Make Good Ice Tea. I did not commit a typing error: The term is ‘ice’ tea, not ‘iced’ tea. In the southern part of the United States, one says, “Would you like a glass of ice tea, honey?” This is known as dialect and a perfectly acceptable way of speaking. I have …

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Summer Solstice Tea

The time is near for Summer Solstice and a special glass of chilled tea. Something full of sunshine would fit the bill nicely. Just as the Winter Solstice marks when the Northern hemisphere of our planet has the fewest hours of daylight and longest night, Summer Solstice marks its longest day and shortest night (reverse …

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Making Your Own Iced Tea

Warmer weather is coming to the Northern Hemisphere as Spring cranks into full gear. That means one thing: Iced Tea! You can settle for the bottled stuff and take your chances on what’s in it. Better yet, make your own — a tradition since the St. Louis Exposition in 1904 when tea merchant Richard Blechynden …

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