Hello from California.

Hello from California.

Being punched by a baby has never been so cute. #leo

Being punched by a baby has never been so cute. #leo

More from the tea-v shoot.

More from the tea-v shoot.

They’re gonna be on Tea-V.

They’re gonna be on Tea-V.

@ava89 and then there’s a party.

@ava89 and then there’s a party.

LACMA 2

LACMA 2

There we go, it’s August for goodness sakes.

There we go, it’s August for goodness sakes.

When you’re not looking…

Nick’s a Rambling man. @theycallmemrpibbs

Iced Teas to Beat the Heat

americantearoom:

It’s the middle of the summer. The heat rises and we slow down. We make our way to the porch, to the beach, to a barbeque, and into the sun. And we know that there’s only one compliment that’s perfect on a warm summer day. The classic American iced tea! We’re constantly striving to be creative with our blends and further so with our iced tea combinations. For this season, we’ve put together three new iced tea recipes to cool you down and share with friends! In addition, you can check out our previous years’ iced tea recipes.

MARTINIQUE MYSTIQUE

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8 tablespoons Martinique tea 
24 ounces Water
2 cups Ice, plus more for cups
1 Mango
2 cups Organic Mango Lemonade (available at Trader Joe’s)

Steep the tea in the water for 5 minutes at 185-200 degrees. Strain out tea. Pour in the lemonade. Pour over the 2 cups ice. Slice up the mango and stick in pitcher; use to garnish as well. Top with ice and enjoy!

BLISS BLAST

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8 tablespoons Bliss tea 
24 ounces Water
2 cups Ice, plus more for cups
2 Limes
2 cups Organic Pomegranate Limeade (available at Trader Joe’s)

Steep the tea in the water for 5 minutes at 185 degrees. Strain out tea. Pour in the limeade. Pour over the 2 cups ice. Slice up the lime and stick in pitcher; use to garnish as well. Top with ice and enjoy!

PHUKET FOG

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8 tablespoons Vanilla Noir tea*
24 ounces Water
2 cups Ice, plus more for cups
1/2 cup raw Sugar
3/4 cup Almond Milk**
Mint, for garnish

Steep the tea in the water for 5 minutes at 185-200 degrees. Strain out tea. Dissolve sugar in the tea. Pour over the 2 cups ice. Mix with milk and top with ice. Garnish with mint and enjoy!
* The So Coconut tea is excellent with this as well.
** For a richer, more authentic Thai iced tea, half the sugar and substitute sweetened condensed milk for the almond.

All recipes make 64 ounces of iced tea.