tea time

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
– c.s lewis

hello friends!

first, my apologies for the comment link malfunction. i only discovered last night that my comments link was disabled for 2 days. terrible. they are now up and running and i do hope you enjoyed the last few posts 🙂
now on to some fun stuff.

did you know that today is national iced tea day? what a terrific excuse to sit on a patch of grass in the park with your favorite book and a cool glass of your favorite iced tea! for yours truly, lately i can’t get enough of my favorite pineapple iced tea from gobo. it is perfectly sweetened by the pineapple puree and it is pure heaven.

and when i’m not in nyc, i live by this little recipe to get me through the warm summer days. sometimes i’ll add a sprig of basil or a little ginger, too. 🙂

happy iced tea day, everyone!


pineapple & mint iced tea
courtesy of go hawaii

* 6 tea bags
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 4 cups boiling water
* fresh mint
* juice of 3 lemons
* 5 tablespoons pineapple juice


Place tea bags and sugar in a 2-quart pitcher.
Add 4 cups of boiling water.
Steep for 15 minutes.
Remove tea bags.
Steep fresh mint leaves in tea for at least 3 minutes.
Remove mint leaves.
Add lemon and pineapple juices.

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  1. 06/11/2010 / 11:35 pm

    taylor – hope you had the loveliest of picnics!
    leah – welcome and we’re so happy to have you and get to know each other 🙂
    kirby – thank you, darling! i love new friends…looking forward to your sweet comments.
    miss katie – welcome to the left coast, love! i am super excited to have you as a neighbor and a flea market rendezvous sounds divine. wishing you a easy breezy wedding and move xo

  2. 06/11/2010 / 6:34 pm

    That looks super delicious and refreshing!!! perfect for a day like today! Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

  3. 06/11/2010 / 2:44 pm

    I love that quote! Hooray for Iced Tea Day!! 🙂

  4. 06/11/2010 / 2:00 pm

    Hope you have a lovely weekend darling! We must get together once we’re settled in the bay! Flea market date? I’ve only been once—sounds like you know far more than I do about Alameda!!

    xx Katie

  5. 06/11/2010 / 2:38 am

    Cute blog you have here! I’ll be back for more!

  6. 06/10/2010 / 9:59 pm

    So excited I found your blog! It is lovely!

  7. 06/10/2010 / 8:58 pm

    I love this! I am acutally going on a little picnic tonight!

  8. 06/10/2010 / 7:15 pm

    this looks refreshing! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  9. 06/10/2010 / 5:37 pm

    Hooray for Iced tea day! We need more of these days to spend with our friends and laugh :)That recipe sounds delicious. I’ll surely be trying it out soon. Have a great day!

  10. 06/10/2010 / 4:52 pm

    sounds scrumptious!