Archive for the ‘recipes’ Category

We’re smack-dab in the middle of a very pleasant Chicago summer and I’ve been brewing up fresh batches of cold-infused iced tea every day. However, the gorgeous weather means that I have not been spending quite as much time in the kitchen as I normally do. To make amends, I thought I’d go hunting for […]

Sweet Tea


People in the southern United States swear by it. It’s served in most restaurants and diners in the south. So what is it? Sweet tea is just sweetened iced tea. The oldest sweet tea recipe (ice tea) in print comes from a community cookbook called Housekeeping in Old Virginia, by Marion Cabell Tyree, published in […]

I think this is the best way to make iced tea, bar none. And it doesn’t get any easier than this, because you can literally sleep while it’s brewing. Use any loose tea you like, although we think our Honeybee Nepalese oolong is just wonderful when made this way. Perfect Iced Tea (Makes 4 glasses) […]

Tea and Whiskey


Apparently mixing green tea with scotch whiskey is proving to be quite a hit in China! Jeff even gives us some tips on how to enjoy scotch and tea.

It’s summer. And what better drink in the summer than iced tea? For a change this year, ditch those instant iced tea mixes and tea bags. Try making your iced tea with real loose leaf tea. Loose leaf tea, by definition, contains leaves. And leaves are where all of tea’s goodness lies. Instant iced tea […]