Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ice tea glasses

No, not "iced tea glasses" but "ice tea glasses." Really. They're ice. They're tea. They're glasses! To be exact, these glasses are made entirely of, from left, herbal rooibos tea, hibiscus herbal tea, matcha tea and cold-brewed, plain old Red Rose tea.


Although I am a teetotaler (or tea-totaler?), I could not resist buying this "ice shot glass" mold when I saw it at Marshall's for $2.99 recently. I'd seen one several years ago, didn't buy it, and have regretted it ever since. I was not going to let this one get away.

You fill each section of the mold about halfway with water (or tea), snap the dark blue lid in place, and freeze for three or four hours. I was worried I would crush my glasses when I unmolded them, but that didn't happen. You run lukewarm water over the bottom of the mold and these little ice "glasses" just slip right out. I spent so long taking photos, mine started to melt, so if I were making these for guests, I'd probably stick them right back in the freezer until time to fill with, oh, tea sorbet, perhaps!

Pretty cool, huh?

12 comments:

Linda J. said...

Angela, you come up with some of the most unique ideas for tea! I am always impressed by your creativity!

Susan said...

What a clever gadget! and just in time to make an iced mint julep!

Deberah Williams said...

Very cool! What a great idea.

Christa said...

Just wow, so creative Angela. Good job!

Marilyn said...

Yes, they are cool. They look like expensive glass, so pretty.

Steph said...

Wow - those colors are great!

Mary Jane said...

Angela, aren't these fun? A friend gave me some of these and I think they could be so versitile.

I didn't think of making them with tea. Great idea and so pretty and the colors make them look like little jewels.

I have used them for mini shrimp cocktail holders and have also added flower petals to the water and served rose sorbet in them.

Ginger said...

What a neat idea!

Anonymous said...

These are too cute, Angela. You continue to amaze me, with your finds. Thanks again, Joanie

Lisa Leggett said...

Neat-o bandito! Mmm, tea sorbet! Never heard of it, but it sounds good!

Marlena said...

totally super cool! You find the neatest stuff

ChaChaneen said...

Very COOL indeed! I WANT those! ha ha