There are just under two months left until summer is officially here. Now I don't like looking ahead that far, as I really enjoy each individual season. But lately, it seems as though we have had weather that is more typically suited for fall than spring. We've had winter weather with snow the other day, and fall weather with the rain. Okay, we have had a few days of warm spring weather, but it would be nice to have some more.
If we can't have full spring weather, I figure we can look forward to summer. Mmm, summer. Summer thoughts of all sorts of great fresh produce in swirling around in my mind. It's those creative juices that are thinking about mixing different kinds of farmers market produce together. But alas, the season is still a little ways away. During the mean time, I will enjoy summer in a cup, a cup of tea that is.
We recently launched our two newest teas, one of them being Strawberry Respite. Strawberry Respite tastes just like its name, full of strawberry goodness and a perfect cup of relaxation. This wonderful tisane, or fruit infusion if you will, is filled with strawberries, apples, kiwis, hibiscus, rosehips, and natural strawberry flavoring. This infusion is also naturally caffeine free.
This last weekend, I was at a show and I brewed a cup while I was setting up our booth. Well, time flew by and suddenly it was fifteen minutes later. The color was a deep ruby red color in appearance and was so inviting. Honestly, I had never let this tea brew for fifteen minutes before, but I was sure eager to try it. As I sipped this tea, a rush of summer warmth seemed to pour into me. It was a cold 30° F outside and still chilly in the venue too. That wonderful vibrant infusion warmed up right away. If I had had a piece of paper with me, I would written a sign saying “Tastes great at 15 minutes, too!”
Strawberry Respite was wonderful hot and is great cold too. This summer we plan on letting it steep for a long time and then plan on pouring it into ice cube trays. Once you have Strawberry Respite ice cubes, you can pop them into a glass of cold water or cod mineral water. It will taste great!
So raise your cup of summer to our unusual spring weather and think happy summer thoughts.