" Come sit by my side and over a cup of tea, speak to me of the goodness of life."
Lady Evelyn Fitzgerald Dodson

Sunday, January 26, 2014

China Mist Iced Tea

We've had a very mild winter in the desert this year. We've already taken tea several times on the patio. It's no surprise that we have already served iced tea on these spring-like days, when it really feels like April and not January. China Mist  iced tea appeared in the grocery store this fall, and we love it.

It's a very strong, brisk tea, with a rich body, perfect for every dish we've served with it. It required brewing and mixing with cold water, but that takes no time and is very much worth the effort. Today, we ate a tuna salad under a very bright winter noontime sun with the China Mist iced tea, and enjoyed every delicious sip.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Tea Trivia

The first recorded mention in Western history of taking a cup of tea is in Samuel Pepys' diary from 1660.

"At Home: A Short History of Private Life" by Bill Bryson (Anchor Press, 2011)