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As wonderful as a cup of tea can be, it can get kind of hot especially for June. You can go to iced tea or even go for a tea frappe, but even that can get old. As it turns out, one cool treat you could have is tea jello.
Whether you remember Jello for that treat you had as a kid or otherwise – it is definitely a great way to enjoy your tea. The blog Use Real Butter provides a great recipe for the wobbly treat:
1 cup water, boiling
enough tea to make a strong cup
scant 1/4 cup sugar
1 envelope (or 2 sheets) of gelatin
Steep the tea in the hot water until desired strength (much stronger than you would drink it, but not bitter). Stir in sugar until dissolved. Sprinkle powdered gelatin* over the hot tea and stir until completely dissolved. Pour into vessel(s) and refrigerate until set.
*If using sheets, soak sheets in cold water in a bowl. When sheets are softened, add to hot tea and stir until dissolved
The great part of this recipe is all of the varieties of tea you could try and what you could mix in. You could try fruit flavorings with white tea or green tea, try different black teas with honey, or all matters of herbal tea. Rose tea in particular could be a beautiful jello to try. It would be a great way to impress friends at parties or even something to introduce children to tea with.
However you try it, tea jello is definitely something to cross off your tea bucket list – no matter what season.
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Nothing quite says summer like biting into a sweet, juicy peach. Even the colors of it: red and pink and orange look like a summer evening sky. It is not only is a wonderful summer motif, but exactly the thing to put a zing in your summer tea drinking habits. Iowa Girl Eats provides a wonderful recipe for a Sparkling Peach Tea, a great addition to any summer tea line up:
- Brewed black tea, chilled
- Club soda, chilled
For the Peach Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 peaches, sliced (or 12oz frozen peaches)
- For the Peach Simple Syrup: Add water, sugar, and peaches to a saucepan then bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Turn heat down to medium then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let syrup cool completely then strain out peach slices (save for ice cream, pancakes, smoothies, etc.) and chill simple syrup.
- To serve: fill a glass with ice then fill 1/2 of the way up with cold tea. Add 2-3 Tablespoons cold peach simple syrup then top with club soda, stir, and then serve.
That is a sweet and sparkling way to make your summer even peachier. So go ahead make sparkling peach tea for those days that need a little more jazz.
Warmer weather in soon upon us and nothing quite says summer like peaches, especially in your tea. This recipe, via Jeanette’s Healthy Living, is a peachy green tea smoothie sure to hit the spot.
Peach Green Tea Smoothie
What you need:
1 large peach (sliced and pitted)
½ a banana
1 green tea bag
½ cup of ice cubes
1 tablespoon of honey
Brew ½ cup of green tea and then chill the tea with ice cubes or put it in the refrigerator. Then you blend the green tea, banana and peach in a blender until it is smooth, and add some honey for sweetness.
This is a great way to mix it up with Green Tea and a great way to cool off for summer. Not to mention all of the health benefits green tea has. So make yourself a peachy green tea smoothie and get ready for summer.