Monday, August 13, 2012

Refreshing Sweet Tea

Today I am joining Tea Time with some delicious 'sweet tea' as the Southerners would call it.  Who doesn't love it on a hot, sultry summer day?  It seems to quench your thirst like no other drink.  Please pull up a chair and grab a glass.

This graceful iced tea pitcher is perfect for the two of us.


The addition of fresh lemon with sprigs of mint from the garden make it even more refreshing ...


Ahh, sweet tea poured over ice ...


Now, please don't be confused as I am not from the south, but those Southerners sure know how to sweeten things up!


I always keep a pitcher in my refrigerator.  It never goes out of season at my house.  How about you?


The little wooden beverage tag from The Southern Living Collection makes a great hostess gift.  They come in a set of six finished with jute twine.  So cute!


Isn't this great for your summer table?  If you have any special iced tea recipes, please feel free to share them with me.  This week I am joining the following blog parties:

Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson

17 comments:

Becky said...

I am from the South, and sweet tea is a common refresher. your pitcher and tag are beautiful.

Terry said...

Yum! It sounds and look delish! I just read a tip about putting a smidge of baking soda in the pitcher before you put in the tea bags and boiling water. It's supposed to make it less bitter, I believe. Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,

Terry

Cynthia said...

I love sweet tea. You make yours look so great. I would love to have a glass of tea with you and chat.

Cynthia

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Hi Donna: The pictures of your tea make it look so appealing--makes me want to run to the kitchen and make some tea! Have a great week!

Antiques And Teacups said...

That's perfect for today! We are in our 4th day of summer here in the Pacific Northwest...it may even hit 80! But don't hold your breath....
Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
Iced tea sounds good to me right now as it is quite hot outside and it is beginning to heat up the house. We always keep iced tea in the refrigerator this time of year. Cute pitcher! Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Millie said...

Sweet tea looks very refrehing, especially in the photos you took!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am from the south, and Sweet Tea is a staple in our house, and also when we dine out.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Donna,
I'm from the north but I love sweet tea! My favorite is McDonalds with no ice so I can bring the big container home and sip all day!
Nancy

kitty said...

I've always loved sweet tea, but I use sweetener now. I love your cute tags.

Rhonda Langley said...

There is always a pitcher of sweet tea in my fridge!

Sue said...

You have the Most beautiful blog design. I love it all. Just my cup of tea.

AntiquityTravelers said...

that looks delicious! lovely blog

Katherines Corner said...

Such a refreshing treat on a hot August day xo P.S> thank you for sharing at the hop my friend :-)

JM said...

No matter what the subject is, your photos are always beautiful!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a pretty little tea pot. Love the little tag you added to it.

Jann Olson said...

Donna, I was thinking how sweet the 'sweet' tag was from the very start. I grew up having ice tea as my mother called it at home in the summer. Still enjoy a refreshing glass now and then. And yes, don't forget the lemons! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

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