good gift and every perfectgift is from above, and
cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no
variableness, neither shadow of turning." ~James 1:17~
Let's have a Tea Party!!!
Why don't you pour yourself a cup.......
and I'll pour one here where I am. We can pull up a chair
and then we can have a nice visit together for a while.
I'm partial to raspberry tea myself.
If you are serving a pot of
tea, you will have good results
with this recipe:
Rinse out the teakettle and start with fresh, cold tap
water. Never boil anything but water in your teakettle.
2. Bring the water to its first rolling boil. Never
overboil! Overboiling takes the oxygen out of the water,
which in turn creates a flat beverage.
3. Take the teapot to the teakettle and rinse out the pot
with the boiling water from the kettle. Never take the
kettle to the teapot, as you lose one degree of heat per
second. Water for tea must be 212 degrees.
4. Use one teabag or teaspoon of loose tea per cup.
Leaves enter the warm teapot and the infusion begins when
the leaf opens.
5. Pour hot water gently over the leaves. (Never bruise
6. Allow the tea to brew for three to five minutes,
according to the blend of tea and how strong you like it.
~From "Tea Time with God"~
How to Make Suntea
1. Place 3 family size (or 9 regular size) tea
bags in a clean one gallon Suntea jar.
2. Add cold water to fill.
3. Cap the jar loosely and place in hot sunshine for 3 -
4 hours to brew.
4. Remove tea bags.
5. Flavor and sweeten to taste with sugar, fruit juice or
6. Refrigerate unused portion within 5 hours of brewing.
because this tea is not brewed with boiling water, it
should be served within 48 hours.
Enjoy these Hints & Tips Tea Ice Cubes:You might also
want to pour some of the tea into Ice Cube trays to make
Tea Ice Cubes. That way when the ice cubes melt they
won't water down your tea. Some people put edible flowers
in the ice trays before freezing.
Garnish:Don't forget a nice garnish
for the glass. How about using a large stir stick or
tooth pick and slide different berries on it. You could
use a sprig of Mint or a slice of orange or lemon.
Frosted Glasses: Why not use stemmed
glasses or a regular Iced Tea Glass? Now don't forget to
Frost the glasses. You do this by putting the glasses in
the freezer before serving the tea.
Special Stir Sticks for Tea
"Serve sticks of peppermint or lemon candy
with cups of hot tea. Guests stir, sweeten and flavor
their tea all at once -- and no spoons to wash.
Peppermint or molasses sticks are wonderful with hot
~From With Love...and a pinch of Salt~