So I have been at the in-laws in Indiana for four days and thus far I have brewed no tea, Thursday I had a migraine and blamed it on withdrawal. Now the mother-in-law does have a cast iron tea pot, I bought it for her, but there was no visible kettle and I just didn’t ask. This morning though I grabbed a pan and a couple pouches of tea I knew would be good iced, that I knew the m-i-l would like and that I wanted to use up (actually I only brought teas I wanted to use up, with the goal of bringing none of them back, I’m a little behind so I have some catching up to do.
Now the in-laws are having a garage sale, with a lemonade stand (country time powder bleh) so I thought a nice pitcher of Strawberry-Lemonade would be great to have as an alterative out there. I emptied the entire 2oz into a giant glass measuring pitcher, added a few teaspoons of German rock sugar and boiled my water. It was a tiny pan, the only clean one and came out to only 18-20oz, I let it steep for 15mins, poured it over a pitcher of ice and it only filled the thing half way. I tasted it in a shot glass, not bad… but I had a pot of Youthberry that had just finished brewing a couple mins ago that I was going to cool in the fridge and bring out later. I poured a bit into the shot glass with the strawberry, much better!
I don’t care whether it sells or if my in-laws end up drinking it all. They think it’s delicious and their not wrong, it a much better combo than the Youth/Wild Orange or the Straw/Blueberry, but still I say good riddance to you free online sample pack and gift set packet! Also I’m glad they got brewed seperate at their recommended times and temperatures, plus more tea liquor! I will be so glad to get back to my tea stash and wares when I get home though.