Stash Tea

6 01 2017

img_8244My favorite tea happens to be local, founded and headquartered in the Pacific Northwest! Stash Tea began in a Victorian house in Portland, Oregon in 1972 and expanded its headquarters just over the West Hills to Tigard, Oregon. Stash quickly grew to become a top specialty American tea company, selling products online, in a variety of stores, and around the world. Stash teas come in a variety of flavors and forms including loose, bulk, bagged, pods, sachet and iced. The company also sells treats and any kind of teaware imaginable.

Stash Tea derived its name from tales of early travel when merchants traded and transported tea by ship. Ship captains received the finest teas as gifts and stashed them away for safekeeping. Admittedly, my daughter and I do the same with our favorite flavors of Stash Tea!

To see all that Stash Tea offers and learn all about tea, go to www.stashtea.com!

 

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A Toast to and with an Arnold Palmer

19 07 2013

IMG_6533I love iced tea and drink it throughout the year. I had never heard of the drink dubbed Arnold Palmer until my husband ordered it. It is equal parts iced tea and lemonade. I took years to warm up to it and pollute my iced tea with lemonade. I learned to make one for Kevin for a post-work treat after his long, hot commute. Sometimes I’d steal a sip and then eventually pour a bit for myself. I realized that an Arnold Palmer makes a refreshing summer drink. I’m still not a purist. I make mine with more iced tea than lemonade and add sweetener. After stirring, it’s still a beautiful drink but loses its famous layered presentation that resembles a sunset.

The Arnold Palmer drink originated from the legendary American golfer himself, who enjoyed this particular beverage at home. Around 1960, Mr. Palmer custom ordered his favorite drink at a country club. A nearby patron overheard him and also asked for one calling it “that Palmer drink.” It caught on and quickly became known as “a Palmer.” The Arnold Palmer is referred to as “Half & Half” in the South if you order one there.

Arnold Palmer Drink Recipe

  • Fill a clear glass, any size, halfway with ice cubes
  • Fill the glass halfway with lemonade (store-bought or homemade)
  • Slowly fill the top half with unsweetened iced tea so that both layers are visible
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge, a mint sprig, or a cocktail umbrella

 

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