Wednesday, June 1, 2011

NATIONAL ICED TEA MONTH

The lazy days of summer are upon us. You might be enjoying sunny days at the beach or the lake or taking in a movie at the theatre. Well, I've been enjoying tall glasses of iced tea, 'cuz...June is National Iced Tea Month.

In 1904, a gentleman by the name of Richard Blechynden was trying to sell his hot tea at the World's Fair in St. Louis and because there was a heat wave, no one was buying any, so he added some ice and iced tea became popular.

Like most Southerners, I began drinking iced tea at a young age. Iced tea is considered the beverage of hospitality, the table wine of the South, and sometimes referred to as the champagne of the South.

Take the heat out of your summer, slow down and join me in sippin' some great iced tea! Today I'm serving Iced Pomegranate Tea from Harney Teas. It's the extra large tea leaves from Ti Quan Yin Oolong tea, infused with tangy pomegranate and is the perfect cold beverage to sip while nibblin' my Taste of Gourmet dips with pita chips and crackers.

"HERE'S WHAT I WORE" The apron is the latest addition to my collection...from The Pink Monogram. It's monogrammed in pink and has the pink polka dot grosgrain ribbon trim at the bottom. *LOVE* it!

The sideboard is set with dips and chips and iced tea....


The tea serving tray...with my monogram on the tea pitcher, from 2PreppyGirls. The goblets are by Lilly...the 'Trouble Hibiscus' pattern. I found mine at PreppyPrincess online.

These cute goblets are must-have for the Southern hostess! They will certainly get a lot of use during 'Merlot Hour'. *LOVE* the pattern:)


The monogram decals from 2PreppyGirls are easy to apply to glassware. Love them!


Love these beverage napkins. One can never have too many cute paper napkins, can one?!


I found these pink & green paper plates at The Hobby Lobby.

Pink & green flowers in a cute, preppy vase....monogram decals from 2PreppyGirls!


I used the Lilly 'Taboo' placecards as ID cards for the dips...










These dip mixes are a staple in my Entertaining Pantry and you can purchase them at my Taste of Gourmet site here.

A cute little chip tray...pink & green-ess cute!


Thank y'all for visiting with me. Chin Chin!!!

You can purchase the Pomegranate Iced Tea here.




13 comments:

Pink Julep Abroad said...

How adorable all these treats look! By the way, I'm hosting a very preppy pink & green giveaway over at Pink Julep Abroad in case you're interested :-)

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Everything looks yummy and you look adorable.

Dee

Designs on 47th Street said...

Very fun post with delicious looking set up. I bet those dips AND the tea are all really good! Even though I no longer live in the south, I still drink iced tea all year round! Nothing better!
Donna

Ms. Bake-it said...

Love your new apron! Everything looks and sounds delicious! I love tea - iced and hot. I make a mango iced tea which is one of my favorites for summertime gatherings and the most requested.

~ Tracy

Hines-Sight said...

Everything looked divine.

His Way or Her Way said...

I love iced tea. Everything looks so cute and yummy!

Lori

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

Now that is just too cute!
I have been enjoyin' iced tea during this wonderful heat! I am certainly feelin' like Summer has arrived. Your new apron is very cute indeed! Love the adorable spread!

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

Annie said...

Adore the apron Miss Janice.
Everything looks lovely.
Hope you are having a lovely week.

Brittany said...

YUMMY!!! Love the napkins too!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Reading your blog and sippin' sweet tea! Yummy!! Thanks for sharing! I always knew iced tea was special!!
Blessings!!

The Pink Tutu said...

I love iced tea! I especially love your adorable accessories and set-up :)

Kara said...

Yum! Delightful. I am experiencing a heat wave here in MS....so early in the season!
So Iced Tea is my favorite...plain old Lipton has been the House Choice. Might try your Pomegranate Tea for a change. ~♥~

Miss Kara

AngelaV said...

I think it's funny that as I a reading this post, I am sipping a big ole sweet tea. My 7 year old daughter just walked by and asked for a sip. Then declared "mmmm, that's good!"