Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Cup (or two) of Christmas Tea. 31 days of Christmas Wonder (day 25)


A Cup of Christmas Tea is a lovely read aloud for all ages. It is a sweet story of a lesson learned on honoring the older in our midst. And the illustrations make you desire a great cup of tea.

Today, I have two favorite tea recipes for you.

The easiest sparkling pink punch ever recipe:

2 liter bottle of clear soda - 7 up, Sprite etc. (diet or regular)

2 Celestial Seasonings zinger tea bags (raspberry zinger is my favorite)

A few hours before you need it, carefully open the chilled soda. "Stuff" the tea bags in the bottle, add the cap and return to the refrigerator until you are ready to enjoy this delicious beverage. Simple. Simple. Simple.

I have served this so many times, I could not keep track. And every time, people love it. I get a lot of "what in the world is in this delicious drink?"

My friend, Melia, taught me this trick.

Herbal Iced Tea (I love cold drinks year round.)

4 Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger tea bags
4 Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea bags
4 cups pure apple juice

Steep the 8 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Combine the tea with the apple juice and refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice.

This recipe is from Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Family Style. Dave loves it when Ina comes out with a new cookbook, then he know what to get me for Christmas.

Enjoy these easy and delicious drinks.



image credit: A Cup of Christmas Tea

5 comments:

  1. I love the idea of the tea bags in the soda bottle. That's thinking outside the box!

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  2. I'm with Sallie! I love that idea!!

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  3. Day 25 and she is still going strong!

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  4. Love reading that
    book each year. Thanks
    for the drink ideas!
    xx Suzanne

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  5. I never heard of the book...I'll keep an eye out for it!!

    Love the tea recipes...a nice twist on the same old!!

    XO,
    Jane

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