So I was feeling like having some peach tea. I had a Celestial Seasonings’, fruit sampler tea on my shelf and I decided to give the peach tea a try. I already have a favorite black peach tea, but I thought I’d try the sampler. It wasn’t a black tea, but chamomile based like the other teas in the box.
When I tore the envelope open (each flavor has its own envelope) I was greeted with a strong and pleasant scent. It smelled so good, yet so . . . familiar.
Then I realized it smelled exactly like a vanilla and orange creamsicle! I looked at the ingredients and it had more orange peel in it than Lipton’s Orange Passionfruit Jasmine tea that I had been drinking. Lipton’s first ingredient was tea, and then orange. This had orange peel as the first ingredient. This didn’t really even smell like peach.
I thought if it tasted like it smelled (like an orange creamsicle), it would make an interesting hot cup of tea. But it didn’t. 🙁 Darn.
It tasted like peach but a little like an orange. It made a delicious hot cup of tea. It has become a favorite nightly cup.
I also blended it with Lipton and it made a nice iced tea.
Peachy Orange Iced Tea
Makes 1 gallon
4 Celestial Seasonings’ Peach Tea bags
4 Lipton’s Orange Passionfruit Jasmine tea bags
1 (or 1 1/2 if you like it sweeter) cup(s) of sugar
Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add tea bags. Let brew at least a half an hour to several hours. Mix in sugar while still water is still warm so it will dissolve completely. Remove tea bags, and transfer to a gallon pitcher. Stir in cold water. Pour into drinking glasses and enjoy.
I’ve also purchased another brand of peach tea. There is absolutely no tea in it, just fruit. Oranges . . . strawberries and other things. I hope to post about it, but maybe not a Mystery Monday post. I also hope to have more fiber art (knitting, crochet, etc.) posts up soon.
Have you ever tried or heard of milk cotton yarn? It is made from cotton and milk fibers. It is a really nice yarn.
If you would like to learn about it, one of my favorite crochet blogs “Raffamusa Designs” has an excellent post about it here. She goes in depth about what milk cotton is and how it is made. Anyways if you like crochet patterns you should check it out.
I personally love milk cotton for kitchen projects. It is absorbent for dishcloths, and it doesn’t fade. See the following photo.
I like it for kitchen towels too. It has a more finished look than regular cotton yarn and wears well. After I wash most acrylic yarn, it starts to foof. I had made a towel for my loom towel tutorial, and I hung it in the kitchen. After a week I decided to wash it. When I took it out it was all fuzzy. I couldn’t use it in the photos.
It is also some of the softest yarn I have ever worked with. Here are some photos of an afghan I made from this yarn.
I’m going to try to make some socks/slippers out of a purple yarn I’m reclaiming from an old project. I’m not sure of the weight. It looks to be on the thicker side, so that will determine if they are slippers or no.
Tonight I want to share with you a new tea I have been drinking at night. It is a tea that my aunt loned me. It is by “Yogi Tea”. It is their “Honey Lavender Stress Relief” blend. The ingredients listed are:
So this week I am sharing a new orange iced tea recipe. It is a new (to me) orange green tea blend by Lipton. It is called “Orange Passionfruit Jasmine”.
Makes 1 Gallon
What you need:
6 green Lipton Tea bags
1 cup of sugar
2/3 cup of lemon juice
Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add tea bags and brew for one hour. While still warm mix in sugar and lemon juice so it will dissolve complete. When cool transfer to a gallon pitcher and stir in cold water.