sips || laura's tea


photo via tumblr & here

photo via tumblr & here

I think this illustration is just sweet. It's cheerfully spring-y, don't you think? I adore every bit of the pieces of spring that are in this photo: flowers, gardening, dresses, rain boots, macaroons, chirping birds, every single thing. 

And speaking of iced tea.....I thought I'd share with you all one of our favorite sips recipes: Laura's Tea. When springtime hits, the ingredients for this recipe never cease to be in my pantry and freezer. We have no idea who Laura is, but when my mom was given the recipe years ago that was the name of the recipe. A friend once suggested we call it Jenny's Tea because I make it for everybody and all the time, but that just doesn't quite have the same ring to it. So, Laura's Tea it will forever remain. 

Laura's Tea

4 family-size tea bags

6 cups boiling hot water

2 cups sugar

1 can frozen limeade

2-liter club soda

Directions: Boil your water and pour into a pitcher. Add your tea bags and let them steep at least 5 minutes. Add the sugar and limeade, stir to combine, and then chill in the fridge until you're ready to serve. Before serving, add the club soda and stir, gently. 

You can use regular or decaf tea bags, you don't have to use 2 full cups of sugar, (I never do), and you can also split the recipe in half. The fizz from the club soda only lasts for a couple of days, so I usually start with half the ingredients, (unless it's a large group), and then whip up another batch if I need it. 

Serve it with plenty of ice and a wedge of lime on the glasses, fill a punch bowl with it, or turn it into a little cocktail for a dinner party. 

I love this stuff, friends.

Happy sipping!

 

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