Zinger Blended Herbal Iced Tea

Zinger Blended Herbal Iced Tea

Blah blah blah.As you can see I am somewhat at a loss for words these days.    The fellow Food bloggers I’ve been running into this weekend at the Food Buzz Festival have been telling me that this is normal and I shouldn’t get too concerned.

“Its perfectly normal!  It happens to everyone!”

No man likes to hear those words no matter the context but they were just assuring me there will be plenty at the festival  to inspire me and I hope they are right.    I just haven’t been doing much in the kitchen to report on.

And with this post I can’t escape the feeling that it is kind of like scraping the bottom of the barrel to post on iced tea.   But I’m going to do it anyway.

Zinger Blended Herbal Iced Tea

SisBooze2This effort was once again inspired by my sister.  I have to keep them simple for her.   She called last week during a late season heat wave.  They seem to get later and later each year, don’t they?  I know its raining now and you aren’t really in the mood for iced tea right now but with weather patterns being what they are it will soon be scorching again and now you will be ready.Also,  I have to post something and this is what I got.    She had  invited some vegan friends of hers over to her house.  “They don’t drink dairy and don’t drink beer”, she complained.  She said she served them iced tea but they complained and said it was “gritty”.       Yes, my sister can mess up iced tea.  Yup.

Turns out she had made it with a powder.       Where did she get her genetic material?

Zinger Blended Herbal Iced Tea

Zinger Blended Herbal Iced Tea

The Ina inspired this one and all you have do to make it your own is stand in front of the herbal tea section at the supermarket and choose from your favorite flavors.    The Red Zinger seems to make it though.    I usually brew this one up pretty strong and then dilute it to taste when I drink it.

To give this drink some ‘pizazze’ try floating some soda water on top for a spritzy summer ‘mocktail’. I’d garnish it with some orange or lemon slices myself but my sister, who wears flats and can’t be persuaded to do something nice her hair couldn’t be persuaded here either.   She said it “didn’t suit her style”.    Huh?

Do you think she was adopted?
Zinger Blended Herbal Iced Tea

 

Zinger Blended Herbal Iced Tea aka "Molto Mocktail"

This is what you will need:

  • 3 Celestial Seasonings Peach Zinger tea bag
  • 3 Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea
  • 1-2 cups pure apple juice (to taste)

This is how you make it:

  1. Steep the 6 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Combine the tea with the apple juice and refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice.
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About Trevor Kensey

To be truthful, I don't know what “Sis. Boom. [blog!]" means either. The name implies something explosive just happened I suppose I would like it if each post would make made a small 'boom' in your day or at least a fizzle. Even though a recipe is included with every post I have a hard time calling this a "food blog" or even myself a "food blogger".

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  1. Ha! I am totally certain my sister was adopted 🙂
    The tea will be absolutely here in the Northeast about eight months from now. Enjoy your weekend @ the Food Buzz Fest.

  2. This looks refreshing. Enjoy Food Buzz Fest!

  3. Oh – I’m SO excited you’re at the Festival! I’m following the awards ceremony on twitter….on pins and needles! Tea looks delish! …and my family makes everything from a box, so I think I’m adopted!

  4. This tea looks like a terrific mocktail. Enjoy the festival.

  5. It finally got up past 30 degrees sometime after noon or so…. rub it in. (heatwave). This looks marvelous and I’m excited. No, ecstatic. No . . . well, I just think it’s fantabulous that you are at the FoodBuzz awards. Do you know how to use that service now? If so, please inform “me”. 🙂

  6. She may be adopted but you owe it to your sister to get her a spot on Ru Paul’s Drag U. Those girls will whip her into shape and she will be marching fiercely marching around on stiletto heels before you it. I would totally make this lovely tea, but I would likely add several shots of gin for the refreshment factor.

  7. Great meeting you this weekend! Hope to see you at a future FBLA event!

  8. I second that I hope to see you at a future FBLA event. OR how about the pre-party for IFBC tomorrow at 5pm? Call me if you want to go. GREG

  9. Blah. Blah. Blah. sounds like a perfectly acceptable intro. I get into that state of blah-ness every 3 weeks too so it’s no big deal by now. You’ll get back into the inspired/inspiring mode pretty soon, especially after several spiked versions of this drink! And after finding out that your sister (or you) may indeed be adopted…

    Living several tectonic plates away, I’ll never make it to any FB Fests in this lifetime but I trust you’ll let me attend vicariously through you?

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