Monday, June 21, 2010

Cold Iced Tea

When spring finally gives way to summer.  The heat arrives with the humidity.  The thermometer can't tell you it is hot enough to peel paint.  But, you feel it as soon as you hit the door.  Sweltering summer heat.  The best remedy for that is some cold ice tea.
Now, I have noticed many of you have been sharing how you like to make your cold tea.  We just make ours in the coffee pot with two family size tea bags.  My favorite Luzianne.  
 I made some Lemon Cheesecake Bars to go with the tea.  When it is hot, I like lemon in everything and this is a cold dessert.  I'll share that recipe soon on Foodie Friday.
I had it all on this thrift store tray I had given a makeover.  You can click here to see what I did.  Hope you all are keeping cool.
I will join these lovely ladies for tea.  Please go over and see what wonderful tea they are serving.
Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor for Tea Party Tuesday.
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.
Martha at Martha's Favorities for Tea Cup Tuesday.
Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen for Tuesday Tea for Two.
Wanda Lee at The Silken Purse for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday.
Terri's at Artful Affrimations for Teacup Tuesday.
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Table Top Tuesday.


Bookie said...

Tea glass looks refreshing! and the cheesecake bars look so good they can almost be tasted...almost!

Kathleen said...

That looks so refreshing! Look forward to the cheesecake bar recipe!

Lavender Cottage said...

Iced tea is a refreshing summer drink. Should I admit here I've only made it from a powder mix? Of course in Canada ours is always sweetened and it comes that way in the container. :-)
Nice job on the tray...I love butterflies.

Vicki said...

Hi, Sherry, my goodness that cold glass of ice tea looks so refreshing. Just what we need on a hot summer day here in Texas. Your lemon bars are making my mouth water. They tray is pretty as can be. You did a terrific makeover. I hope your week is perfect in every way. Love and blessings~ Vicki

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, yum! Iced tea is something I drink year round. I prefer it steeped with boiling water...otherwise it just isn't stron enough for me. I'll have to try the coffeepot method :)


Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

I love Iced Tea....I like making "sun tea" :) I've been drinking A LOT of it lately with it being soooo hot out! So refreshing :0

Happy Teacup Tuesday, warmest, Brenda

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! Oh, now I love iced tea whether it's hot or cold outside. I guess that's just a southern thing! Your lemon dessert looks so good!
Love your pretty little tray, too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bella said...

Hi Sherry, That looks so good! I can't wait for hot summer days with ice tea:-)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Mmmm, Sherry, your tea looks wonderfully refreshing! The lemon bar looks yummy too. Your tea is perfect for a hot summer's day and your tray is a cutie! Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining me for Tea Time. Hope you're having a wonderful week.


paperbutterfly said...

I can just imagine how refreshed I would feel after a glass of ice tea. Lemon anything appeals to me in the summer too. I am looking forward to your recipe.
Lovely to have you for tea today with Wanda and I.
PS Love your shell wreath!

Terri said...

Mmmmmm......that lemon bar looks so delishious!
Thank you for sharing.

Bernideen said...

Growing up in Virginia- sweet iced tea was a staple a every dinner. Still love it! Wonderful blog!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I loved having some Iced Tea with you and those wonderful Lemon Cheesecake bars!!What a perfect summer Tea setting!!
And I love how you redid the tray. It came out lovely!!


Msartist said...

Hi Sherry, I love iced tea in the summer also. I usually just do a jar of sun tea. Your lemon cheese cake looks divine & I can't wait to visit again and pick up the recipe. So happy you will be sharing it.
Have a wonderful week, Theresa

Mary said...

I think you've prepared the perfect pick up for a warm summer afternoon. The tea and the lemon bars would restore me instantly. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Appleshoe said...

Iced tea does sound good right now, it's quite hot. I've never heard of lemon cheese cake, but it sounds divine. I love lemon. Lovely tea, take care.

rosechicfriends said...

I am very refreshed with that lovely Iced Tea! And anything lemon is my favorite too! Yum!
Happy Tea!

Dawn said...

Lovely idea for the weather we're having love the dish/plate

Love Dawn x

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This looks so wonderful, so cool and inviting. I love the pretty setting and your tray is so lovely. Wish I could join you. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Such a beautiful tea setting and such gorgeous eye candy. Hugs, Marty

A Hopeful Heart said...

Those lemon bars look scrumptious. Definitely, do share the recipe.

And I'm with you...Luzianne far and away for ice tea!!!

Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: That looks so good. I better go make dinner. You made me hungry. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful table with me. Blessings, Martha

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sherry! Love your beautiful serving tray!.. And as for the homemade Iced Tea? I make mine in the coffee maker too! Occasionally I'll throw an extra flavor in there, just to try it. Most recently I tried pomegranate. It's not my favorite, but it's o.k... Enjoy your day, and have a great weekend! ~tina

Lady Katherine said...

Nothing like having iced tea in the summer! It looks so inviting in the stemware. Love the crystal plate, is it the pattern Sandwich?? Lemon cheese cake bars look wonderful! Your recipe is welcome here always. Now the tray is so wonderful! I love trays! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday!