Thursday, September 1, 2011

the sweetness of tea

During my first year of school in Atlanta I quickly realized that sweet tea was the cold beverage of choice. However, I refused to try it for that entire first year. I was sure that I wouldn't like it, because I had never liked plain iced tea. Luckily for me I had a persistent roommate that was sure I would like it, and on the last day of class insisted that we celebrate with sweet tea and cookies at a little restaurant across the street from our dorm. She was right, I absolutely loved it and have been obsessed ever since.

In the four years Ryno and I have been married he has always made sweet tea for me (I tend to go a little heavier on the sugar if left to my own devices). He decided recently that we should try out some better quality teas, since we drink it so often. Through his research he found Mighty Leaf Tea Company and ordered us each our own tin of tea. It's kind of amazing how much better their tea tastes than the run-of-the-mill grocery store teas we have bought in the past. I definitely recommend their tea, and they also have some great teaware.

Iced tea is too pure and natural a creation not to have been
invented as soon as tea, ice and hot weather crossed paths. -John Egerton

I thought this was a great quote, and completely spot on. I don't think all of the heat we are having in Texas would be bearable without ice-cold sweet tea!