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In the warmer months I like to relax outdoors in the morning in my robe and just soak in the fresh air. It's good ideal to just meditate in the morning instead of jumping into a project. I take a tray out with my tea and toast, prop my feet up and take my time. No phone, no TV. Just the sounds and smell of nature. This month I decided to create my own tea beverage and share my recipe. I like fruity tea and berry flavors. I selected 3 flavors and came up with an Mandarin Orange Cranapple Tea Beverage and it was more wonderful than I had hoped.
Heidi's Mandarin Orange Cranapple Tea
If you're one of those people that bore easy of the same things, then create your own beverage. Just go with your favorite flavors and start blending. Once you're done, write the recipe down and name it after yourself. Invite people to try the beverage you named after yourself. Wha la ...Signature Beverage.
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I recommend 3 flavors for a good blended beverage. Try juices, creamers, instant beverage mixes and premium tea bags. Start with one part of two flavors, taste, then add as little or as much of the third flavor as desired. A good blend won't have an overwhelming taste of just one flavor. These beverages can be served hot or cold. Try it both ways and freeze some for flavored ice cubes. This is a lounge outfit recipe. So relax.
India Arie - Beautiful. By now you know I'm a lyric lover. Soft guitar melody. Ease right into a relaxed state. Good background music. Now where's my tea?
Spend a few dollars and have fun creating your own beverage service sets. It's a good reason to invite guest for a casual get together. Make up mixes and store in pretty labled containers. Start a collection of your signature blends and give them as gifts. Keep some gourmet cookies in the pantry or serve with a slice of homemade strudel. (next recipe)
As always, Look Good, Cook Good and Entertain in Style.
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Heidi L. Smith