The other day my son asked me about iced tea. What makes it iced tea and not just cold tea? What is the difference? He still doesn't really understand as using ice to make tea cold still just makes it cold tea. He gets that "persnickity-ness for words" from both his father and I. And in his eight year old brain it makes no sense to him.
Anyways, since he was asking about iced tea I asked him if he wanted to learn the old way of making iced tea. "There's an old way mom"? was his started response. I told him there's always old ways for doing things, but would he like to learn.
And so he learned.
We took some tea leaves and mix. This is a pineapple, berry fruit mix. We like it. :) My hubby is an official tea snob...no bagged teas around here. :)
"BUT MOM! It's not iced tea, it's not cold! it's warm!"
"So", I asked, "how do you suppose we make it cold?"
"I don't want ice it" was his frowned response.
So we compromised and stuck it in the fridge.
I wish I could have gotten a picture of the delight on his face when he tried it. It was like the newest best thing. WOOT WOOT.. I have made a tea drinker!!!! :)
We have since made it a few times. Often we put the pitcher outside before we head off to do something for an afternoon, then the tea is ready for us to drink with supper. He took some along to soccer practice the other day wondering what the children might think if they knew he was drinking tea that he had made.
So Hot tea, Cold tea, Iced tea.... just have fun making tea and drinking it too! :)
This is H for Hot tea, Iced Tea, Cold Tea, part of the abc blogging through Marcy at Ben and Me.