nanny’s iced teaPosted: March 29, 2014
Tea For Two
“Tea is a drink that just tastes better when you’re enjoying it with a friend or two.”
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I just returned home to Austin from visiting my Cousin Julie in San Antonio and she always has a fresh pitcher of brewed tea on her kitchen counter. I had a glass of Julie’s tea and told her there was something special about it. She said the tea was made how my grandmother “Nanny” liked it, so you know in a flash it became my newest-oldest favorite drink! Shazam!
Julie said Nanny would add a flavorful tea called “Constant Comment” to regular tea as she brewed it. She sent me home with a few bags of the stuff and now I’m brewing my tea the way my Grandmother liked it best. Since I haven’t enjoyed any of my Grandmother’s foods since she was living in the 1990s, this has become a way for me to celebrate my Mom’s Mom’s favorite beverages. Pretty. Darn. Cool.
Cheers to you, Nanny … and Julie!
Foodie Tips ~
♥ While I grew up drinking Lipton instant tea I actually think Luzianne makes a better brew.
♥ For brewing, I use a Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker.
1 tea bag | constant comment brand tea
2-3 tea bags | regular tea
per instructions | water and ice
optional | lemon wedge
ii. what to do
1. Brew the tea as you normally would … but include one bag of the magical constant comment tea.
2. Pour brewed tea over ice.
3. If you want to make it extra special, add a squeeze of fresh lemon and a friend or two – share the moments of the day over a great cup of tea.