• Recipes and Crafts

    The Perfect Arnold Palmer featuring the Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker

    Did you know that June is National Iced Tea month?  I thought it would be a perfect time to share my recipe for making a perfect Arnold Palmer. Named after the American golfer, this combination of iced tea and lemonade is one of my favorite summer drinks. The Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker makes it super easy to brew the tea and juice the lemons, all with a single tool. The Citrus Juicer attachment is super handy and I plan to play around with it a lot more this summer. Ingredients: 2 packets of Takeya Classic Black Flash Chill Iced Tea 6 lemons (5 for juicing and 1 for garnish) 4 cups of water 1…

  • Teaware and Gadgets

    Takeya Modern Flip Straw with Carry Handle 18oz

    I’ll let you in on a secret. I love iced tea! I grew up drinking lots of the sweetened stuff. Now that my tea tastes have changed a bit I prefer unsweetened varieties but I still very much enjoy swigging a cold one. The trouble is, finding bottled unsweetened iced tea these days is like finding a needle in a haystack. Bringing my own seemed to be the only solution. I’ve tried both plastic and aluminum travel bottles but they were all hard to clean and added unpleasant tastes. That is why I was so excited when I saw these new glass bottles from Takeya. I’m rather accident prone so glass makes me…

  • Reviews

    Art of Tea Passionfruit Jasmine 2QT Iced Tea Pouches

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: small, dark Ingredients:Organic Black Tea, Organic Green Tea, Organic Jasmine Flowers, Natural Flavors Steep time: 8 hours Water Temperature: cold Preparation Method: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker Liquor: amber These iced tea pouches from +Art of Tea were indispensable over the summer and I find myself still enjoying them well into fall. Now I’m a bit sad because this is my very last one. Being a bit lazy, cold infusing is always the way to go for me and it couldn’t be easier with my Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker. On my first try I accidentally left the tea pouch in the fridge for close to…

  • Reviews

    Art of Tea Endurance 2QT Iced Tea Pouches

    Photo: Art of Tea Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of visible berries Ingredients: Organic Pu-erh, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Eleuthro Root, Organic Goji Berries, Organic Schizandra Berries, Organic Nettle Leaf, Organic Oatstraw, Organic Ashwaganda Root, Natural Flavors. Steep time: 8 hours Water Temperature: cold Preparation Method: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker Liquor: pale amber This tea’s ingredient list was all over the map so I wasn’t sure what it would taste like at all. Cinnamon in an iced tea struck me as a bit odd but I always try to keep an open mind when it comes to tasting tea. It was earthy and somewhat fruity with a slightly…

  • Reviews

    Takeya Classic Black Flash Chill Iced Tea

    Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: small, dark Ingredients: Assam black tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker Liquor: deep reddish brown Classic black perfectly describes this iced tea. It was earthy and full bodied with mild fruity notes. The finish was sweet with just the right amount of astringency. For an Assam it was fairly mellow but it still had a nice boldness. The two quarts that I made disappeared pretty quickly so I wasn’t able to gauge how well it keeps over time. I prepared this using my Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker using the hot brewing directions. The drastic temperature…