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Sun Tea - How to brew tea in the Sun

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I have a confession to make. Prior to meeting my southern husband, I have never heard of Sun Tea before. When he found this out, he had the most quizzical expression on his face as if he saw something in my teeth and couldn't decide whether to laugh or cringe.

brew sun teaAnd so I got the lecture. "Sun Tea", he proclaimed, "is part of what bonds children with their mothers, is what makes childhood memories everlasting, it's what no child should ever be deprived of, otherwise its a childhood not worth having..." OK, maybe I am exaggerating the lecture a little bit. Wink

How to Brew Blooming Tea

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how to make blooming teaBlooming tea is a visually enticing experience. Hand rolled, tea leaves are bundled up together with various flowers into many different shapes. Not only is blooming tea easy to prepare, its dancing leaves will draw center of attention to any summer party.

Electric Honeydew Tea Recipe - Summer Cocktail

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These days, non-tea-drinkers categorize our fun loving group into two stereotypes: the zen and serene / the pretentious (and possibly British). I'm sure the health-conscious are thrown somewhere into the mix. ThisElectric Honeydew Tea Cocktail weekend, I vow to throw those preconceived notions to the wind and let lose with a high in tea, low in calorie, summer cocktail. The days are warm and the nights are long, what better time than now? Move over Long Island Ice Tea, there's an electrifying new antioxidant-rich drink on the block. Enjoy...

Fruit Tea Recipe - Summer Tea 3

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fruit tea recipeHere is a fantastic "dessert in a cup" recipe with our favorite tisane, Fruity Dream. This drink is also the best way to maintain your hard earned figure for the summer without sacrificing taste.

Ingredients (per serving):

1. One heaping tablespoon of Fruity Dream herbal tisane

2. One teaspoon of honey

3. One cup boiled filtered water

4. Ice, cubed or crushed

5. Whipping cream

Combine tea and honey in a teapot. Add filtered water, just below boiling temperature and steep for 4 minutes. Stir until honey dissolves. Strain brewed tea mixture over ice in a blender. Blend to your desired thickness. Serve with whipping cream on top or a grapefruit slice garnish to really live it up.

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