I continue to receive offers for free magazine subscriptions, and three of the issues I've read lately all turned up articles on tea! With tea's popularity these days, I shouldn't be surprised that it's showing up everywhere, but I found it in a few places besides Tea Time Magazine recently and thought I'd share. First up: the April/May 2016 issue of Taste of Home.
My favorite article was the one about hosting a bridal shower or baby shower with an iced tea party. The iced tea station shown here incorporates a few of the ideas, and the article also has ideas for flavored teas and fruited ices to serve in the teas.
I read a number of business magazines these days, including Black Enterprise.
The March 2016 issue has a great feature on Nailah Ellis-Brown, the 28-year-old entrepreneur who started out selling her Ellis Island Tea from the trunk of her car and now has it in Whole Foods and other stores in the Midwest. The next time I visit a Whole Foods up north, you can bet I'll be looking for some of her tea. Meanwhile, you can read about this tea online by clicking here.
Finally, Martha Stewart Living's May 2016 issue shares an idea for a new way to make iced tea, and it's so simple, I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner. To make 2-1/2 cups of iced tea, the piece says, add 3-4 tablespoons of loose tea to the strainer of a teapot. Add 2 cups of boiling water and let steep 3 minutes. Add 2 cups of ice, and by the time the ice melts, the tea will be the right strength. Add more ice and serve. And those pretty cupcakes on the cover are made with candy, such as gummy peaches (the one at upper right) and mini marshmallows (second row, far left). If you made these in mini sizes, they'd sure be pretty at a tea party!