Sunday, June 21, 2015

June Is Iced Tea Month

June is Iced Tea Month.
Perfect timing because it's hot (90s) and humid (75 dew point) here.
Time for lots of iced tea.
Especially if served in pretty green glass.

Iced Tea

The year was 1904, and the event was the St. Louis World's Fair.
A merchant of Indian tea tried unsuccessfully to sell hot tea to the
sweltering crowds, and finally, in desperation, poured the hot brew over ice.
He created an instant success with this refreshing new beverage, and
iced tea has been an American favorite ever since.

At least that's the story you will hear on a tour of St. Louis!


I'm a lucky girl.
All my sisters-by-choice know my love for tea
and when my birthday comes around .. the tea and tea things arrive!
This is what arrived, hand carried from Japan:

Japanese Tea

If you look carefully you might be able to see the geisha face in the bottom of the tea cup. 
Love the blue and white fish pattern.
A whisk for the matcha.
She also brought matcha candy, but I've eaten it all! 

Isn't this fun?!

I made it at Fotor.
Truth, too!
Love Life
(and have a cup of tea).

This is Life


My buddy Steph, at Steph's Cup of Tea posted this on her blog.
I thought since I was celebrating Tea Day,
I should post it here.
Thanks, Steph!

The Tea Party

"I had a little tea party
This afternoon at three.
'Twas very small-
Three guests in all-
Just I, myself and me.

Myself ate all the sandwiches,
While I drank up the tea;
'Twas also I who ate the pie
And passed the cake to me."

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a wonderful cup of tea.

A big thank you to the hosts of:
Mosaic Monday


eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty tea cup and I love the cute poem! Did I miss your birthday, Happy belated Birthday! Have a happy day and new week ahead!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh I love the tea glass - and the history is interesting. I'm glad someone thought of the idea. And the poem is one of my favorites. Happy Iced Tea Month.

Michelle said...

I had no idea it was Iced Tea Month! Woot! Happy June!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Happy Birthday! You received some nice personalized gifts from your sister. I've never tried matcha candy before. Wonderful job on the photo graphic you created on fotor. It would make a great poster! Enjoy the week ahead. ~Nora

Donna said...

I love that green glass as we had some like that growing up...perfect for iced tea and you remind me I need to make some. I have been drinking fruit and herb infused water of late that I make which is yummy too. Great story about iced tea too.

Snap, you are blessed with such wonderful family who brings you such yummy delights from Japan...hand carried too.

Small City Scenes said...

A wonderful tale of tea. Love the poem

Lorrie said...

Iced tea is so refreshing in the heat of summer. Love the items you received from Japan - delightful tea cups. Hope your birthday was a happy one. Have a good week.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

What a lovely, refreshing post!
Beautiful tea-related items, and the poem is really nice. :)
Happy Mosaic Monday and Iced Tea Month!

Linda said...

What a fantastic, and timely post! I absolutely love iced tea, it cools and refreshes me! Thank you so much for sharing.

Martha's Favorites said...

Nothing tastes better than ice tea on a hot afternoon. Love the Japan items you posted. Delight. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I love that pretty glass mug in the first shot.

How interesting the iced tea story is...I guess I'd never thought of who was the first person to dream it up! :)

Beth said...

I really enjoy iced tea in the summer time. Thanks for sharing the story of its invention! Love your new teacup and tea things. Hope you had a great birthday, Snap!

Margie said...

Happy Iced Tea Month and Belated Birthday, Snap! Your new cup from Japan is lovely. It's always fun to receive tea-themed gifts from around the globe!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Wow, nice gift all the way from Japan Sharon. That is cool what you did in Fotor - the magazine option?
Thanks for linking your new tea things with Mosaic Monday.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Happy Birthday Snap! I have never heard that story about the origin of iced tea. I do know that the ice cream cone was invented at the same fair! It must have been a very hot week! Your geisha cups are so interesting--thanks for showing them. Linda

Maya Harrison said...

Love the poem indeed... :-) So happy for you that you receive such pretty tea and tea stuff on your special day - being hand carried from Japan makes it even more special. Congrats!

Maya Harrison said...

Forgot to say that I love your blog, the outline, the content... I'm adding it to my reading list :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gosh, I remember my grandmother reciting that poem to me! Memories! And now I'm very thirsty... What SHALL I have to drink? ))) It's hot and humid here too needless to say!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Happy Birthday, Snap! Thank you for sharing the story of how iced tea was invented...I never knew! Your new tea geisha teacups are so pretty and a perfect gift for you. I LOVED the cute is that? I need to memorize that to teach my grands.

Karen said...

Hi Snap,
I love your geisha girl teacups. I have a little black Japanese teaset that has dragons on it and you can also see a geisha girl face if you hold the tiny cups up to the light. It is so neat! Happy Tea Day and Have a wonderful week! Karen

Steph said...

Is that depression glass? It's gorgeous!

Sylvia said...

Snap, Iced Tea! With soaring temperatures here it`s a must. Love the glass! Sylvia D.

Bernideen said...

What a lovely birthday cup and saucer. I drink lots of iced tea this time of year. Hits the spot!