I almost wrote insert loud licking noises here but then it occurred to me that that may have been enough to have my site show up when people are hunting for porn. And while I’m all for increasing my readership, I don’t think I want to do it THAT way 😀 but licking noises would have worked too because this refreshing drink is so good you’ll start out slurping and end up licking… the glass, you pervs, the glass! Shame on you! 😛
I believe I may have mentioned once or twice
or five thousand times that I am a tea fanatic. I am pretty peasant in my tastes too. Give me a nice black tea, maybe some orange pekoe and I’m set. That was my way of saying that yes, I use Lipton tea bags and love them. Tea doesn’t have to cost 20 dollars for an ounce of it to be good. I’m about as far from snooty as you can get about tea. Ok, that’s not true. I won’t drink store brand teas cause I haven’t found a good one yet and I won’t drink decaf tea because it tastes weird. If you’re a coffee drinker who thinks that of decaf coffee (which strangely enough, tastes fine to me) you can understand where I’m coming from there.
I do however love variety teas. I enjoy some herbal teas. Celestial Seasonings makes some wonderful ones. One of my favorites is the most soothing drink ever to have late at night.
I love that stuff. But one of my all time favorite teas is Constant Comment tea. It is a black tea that is flavored with orange rind, cinnamon and other spices. It is SO good.
So one day a few years back, I wanted something cold. It was approximately 5000 degrees outside (the people of Mercury came here for a tropical vacation) and I was dying of heatstroke. But I still wanted tea. So I took my constant comment tea and made a batch then mixed it with some instant strawberry lemonade. Voila!! (Sorry, don’t know how to make the thingie that makes that word look official) I had a new and so yummy Summertime drink. It’s tart (you can make it sweeter with more drink mix) and refreshing. It’s also good hot in Winter btw. And it couldn’t be any simpler. So give this a try. Make a batch, float some frozen Strawberries in it, get out a good book and sit down and relax while you sip this. Slurping allowed. But I wouldn’t suggest licking out the glass unless you’re alone. You’ll get some weird looks.
Spiced Strawberry Lemonade Constant Comment tea
- 1 quart water
- 5 Constant Comment tea bags
- 1 cup pre-sweetened strawberry lemonade soft drink mix (I use Smuckers Brand)
- In a medium bowl, microwave the tea bags and water for five minutes. Let steep at least one hour.
- Mix in the strawberry lemonade mix. Let cool. Add cold water and ice to make this equal a half gallon. Garnish with frozen strawberries. Drink. Slurp a lot.
Just don’t lick the glass
Okay, okay, you’ve sold me. It sounds amazing!
Hilarious way to increase readership 🙂 This drink looks super refreshing, love it!
There ya go. maybe I should just have obscene titles for my posts to get more readers. Lord knows porn sites get enough google hits 😛
Such a beautiful color and I hope you get tons of hits from this. Legitimte ones that is.
I’m all about slurping 🙂
Cups of course! Full of yummy strawberry lemonade tea. Buzzed!
OK, OK–how I wish I had read this before I just went out and spent $80 at Teavana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I know, I am a marketers dream, but I am going to take your advice on tea.) What about a spiked spiced strawberry lemonade tea?
YUM! Looks so cool and refreshing-perfect for this heat!
Wow – I love lemonade, I love strawberry flavored drinks, and I love iced tea – this is so for me! What a perfect summer drink!
That looks perfect for a warm Summer day, love it!
This looks so refreshing and delicious!!
I LOVE constant comment too! (decaf) and I often drink it iced. The other day though I made strawberry chamomile iced tea. To die for! I can’t wait to try your lemonade-tea!
and i especially luuuuuurve to make that loud slurp-slurp-slurp sound… especially when there are stubborn leftover drop of drink left in the glass. don’t care if i’m in public or not. i am a slurper. btw, i believe chucking in a few spoonfuls of diced strawberries will make this iced tea phenomenal!!
Love this- what a nice and summery ice tea. Nothing beats strawberry lemonade on a hot day too. Yum!
Haha…have to say I hate it when people slurp, lol.
Thanks for the add on Food Buzz. I love meeting other bloggers who love food just as much as me!
If I liked tea, I’d be slurping away! That looks fantastic. Have you seen the May issue of Southern Living? It had a bajillion ways to use tea in recipes from chicken to tarts to, well, teas.
What a great recipe using Constant Comment, sounds absolutely amazing, can’t wait to try….thanks so much for sharing. You should check out our recipes on our website for even more inspiring beverages using tea!!!! http://www.bigelowtea.com/recipes/beverages.aspx
Kathy for Bigelow Tea
I had to laugh at this post, I’m new to your blog, and I’ve been going over the previous post and saving recipes. I absolutely LOVE celestial seasonings and constant comment. They make both good hot and cold teas though I prefer Iced. Celestial seasonings all time fav of mine is Chocolate Caramel Enchantment.
Oooo, don’t think I’ve ever heard of that flavor. I’ll have to look online and see if maybe Amazon has it. And thanks for reading my blog; I love hearing that 🙂