Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ginger Pear Iced White Tea

Happy Belated National Iced Tea Day!

Did you celebrate on June 10th? In honor of this national day, I would like to share a white tea I discovered two years ago that makes a really nice iced tea.

Typically I like my iced tea strong and straight. I usually use Irish or English Breakfast teas. Recently I've been inspired by two issues of Tea Time magazine that featured a wide variety of iced teas. I want to branch out this summer and order some of these teas.

Come join me for a refreshing glass of organic Ginger Pear Iced White Tea.


This tea comes from Trader Joe's. I prefer it iced. It's a great thirst quencher for hot days. The ginger flavoring is very subtle not spicy and the pear flavoring adds a small amount of natural sweetness.
The tea comes in individual bags which makes it easy to make iced tea. (Excuse the shadows.)

"American-style iced tea is the perfect drink for a hot, sunny day. It never really caught on in the UK, probably because the last time we had a sunny day was in 1957."
                                              ~Tom Holt

All kidding aside, my family in Ireland thinks the whole idea of iced tea is bizarre. 

I admit I'm really picky when I go to restaurants and order iced tea. I always ask if the tea is freshly brewed. I'm not a fan of the sweetened powdered "fast food" type of iced tea. Also, I've never had southern sweet tea. I'm looking forward to trying that one day.

*Do you have a go to iced tea? Please share your favorite iced teas that you recommend for this summer.*
Thank you in advance! I appreciate your visits.

Best wishes for a wonderful week filled with conversation, tea and sunny skies. 
~Nora






15 comments:

  1. Hi Nora, I will need to look for that tea at TJ's, as I do love trying new teas. Right now I'm drinking some peach tea from some tea leaves that a friend shared with me. It's really good as an iced tea.
    Happy tea day to you!

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  2. I do wish we had a TJ close! That sounds delicious! And what a pretty table. It looks so welcoming for a warm day. Have a wonderful week!
    Ruth

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  3. Hi Nora, You always share such beautiful pics of tea time. I think I would love this tea's flavor. I grew up in Georgia and love my sweet, iced tea! Like you, I am trying different flavors now. Hope you have a nice week.

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  4. Hi Nora: Love how good the tea looks. I am off to make myself some. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  5. I must confess that I was remiss in celebrating National Iced Tea Day on June 10th. The first time that I made my own iced tea using black teabags, it was so strong that I was up 2 in the morning! So now I make iced tea out of my herbal infusions. Hee!

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  6. I actually love iced tea, and before I graduated to hot, it was the only drink for me! I love the quote from Tom Holt...too funny! Your tea looks so refreshing and wonderful! The darling tea towel is perfect!

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  7. OH that sounds wonderful. Right now my favorite tea is White tea with vanilla - so refreshing - great hot or iced. The quote about iced tea made me laugh. I didn't celebrate on June 10th with a blog post about iced tea - but I did drink several glasses of it, in glasses with sailboats on them, to also celebrate summer.

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  8. Your iced tea sounds lovely, Nora. I don't drink a lot of iced tea but my hubby enjoys it in the hot weather {if we ever get any this year}. Wish we had a TJ here. The quote is a cute one! Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Have a wonderful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. This sounds really good. I love iced tea. I usually use brewed loose earl grey tea or english and brew it really strong also. I also want fresh tea when out also. Love the quote.

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  10. Hi sweet Nora! Mmmm... your iced tea sounds delicious! I don't think I have ever tried Ginger Pear White Tea - I will have to see if I can find it around here :)

    Thanks for joining Roses of Inspiration this week. Hugs and blessings to you!

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  11. The tea sounds wonderful - ginger is supposed to have great anti-inflammatory properties.

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  12. Ginger Pear Tea sounds delightful ... and so inviting on your mosaic table...I shall look for it...Thanks for the tip...Enjoy your day...Hugs

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  13. This really sounds delicious. I am not familiar with this one so thanks for the suggestion. Lovely photos.

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  14. This sounds so refreshing! I'll look for it. I like to mix regular tea with a small tea bag of raspberry tea sometimes. We drink a lot of ice tea here in Florida. I like to add a nice squeeze of fresh lemon, too. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  15. me again.....I visited TEAVANA at the mall last week and had so much fun tasting samples of hot and iced tea. I bought Spice of Life blend tea and love it. I thought of you and many of my tea loving friends while there!!!

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