Hot Tea for Everything! + HM #217

It’s National Hot Tea Month. Find some great ways to use and enjoy tea. Plus, link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, more. #HotTea #Tea #HomeMattersParty

Hot Tea for Everything! + HM #217

There is nothing better than hot tea to make you feel cozy and wonderful. Whether the weather is cold and wet or not, tea is definitely a comfort. I love the memories a nice cuppa tea renders of lovely moments shared with my mother and grandmother, of the tea parties with my daughter and nieces, or even just some quiet “me” time cuddled up by the fire with a good book. Hot tea or tea in general also has many health and beauty benefits. The gals of Home Matters are sharing all sorts of fun things — all related to tea in celebration of National Hot Tea Month. Enjoy!

 

Sweet Cinnamon Milk Tea from Ginni @ Hello Little Home

 

DIY Paper Tea Cup Printable Template from Susan @ Oh My, Creative!

 

The Helpful Powers of Drinking Tea from Healthy.Happy.Smart

 

Tea in the Garden + 3 Tea Sandwich Recipes from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

Hot Tea for Everything! Blog Hop

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A Home Matters Themed Roundup

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Gluten Free Instant Pot Taco Pasta from Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking

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How To Make Banana Split Cake from Claire @ Claire Justine OXOX

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Crochet Face Scrubbies Pattern from Jessica @ Jessica James

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Spring Season – Fresh and Beautiful + HM #175

The spring season is just around the corner with all its freshness and beauty. Let your creativity be inspired by these fun and fabulous ideas to make the most of your home this spring. Plus link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #SpringSeason #HomeMattersParty

Spring Season – Fresh and Beautiful + HM #175

Spring is full of so many wonderful things, and I am sure that you, like me, will be excited to peruse the Spring Season blog hop to see what the other co-hosts have put together. I though I would share some amazingly beautiful, fresh, and delicious spring season recipes with you. So please do enjoy…

 

Easy Pineapple Fluff from Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl

 

Blueberry Key Lime Cupcakes from Lyuba @ Will Cook for Smiles

 

Healthy Hydrating Refreshing Vitamin Water from Karen @ Soup Addict

 

3 Tea Sandwich Recipes from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

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DIY Wood Doormat from Wendi @ H2O Bungalow

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DIY Utility Sink Makeover from Kristen & Vicki @ Timeless Creations

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How To Paint Buffalo Check Plaid Pastel Colors from Lisa @ Fresh Vintage by Lisa S

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March Madness Basketball Party from Mariah @ Giggles Galore

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Non-Sandwich Lunchbox Ideas from Sarah @ Life, Love & Thyme

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Iced Tea In The Garden + 3 Tea Sandwich Recipes

This shop, Iced Tea In The Garden + 3 Tea Sandwich Recipes, has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #HonestSustainabiliTEA #RefreshinglyHonest #CollectiveBias

Relax in the Garden with Iced Tea

Enjoy these delicious Tea Sandwiches

 

April is Earth Month, and doesn’t that make you want to get outside and enjoy nature? Rory and I love taking the time to refresh ourselves over tea. So, in the spring and summer, we shake things up a bit and do tea in the garden — serving iced tea instead of hot. We whip up some tasty tea sandwiches and head outside.

There is something so honest and simple about enjoying the flowers in bloom, watching the birds fly by and listening to them sing. Revitalize your spirit and relax in the garden with some iced tea and tea sandwiches.

Honest® Tea is our iced tea of choice — real, pure tea made from quality ingredients that are plainly written on the label, and NO ADDED SUGAR. One sip is all it takes to taste the HONEST difference. We also make our tea sandwiches with simple ingredients. In fact, one of the sandwiches I am sharing today includes the NEW Peach Ginger flavor of Honest® Tea. The Peach Ginger tea has a bright, refreshing, and fruity flavor that is absolutely amazing.

Tea sandwiches are so easy, there is really not any measuring to be done. Just simple ingredients added to taste.

Let’s get fixing our Tea Sandwiches!

 

Peach Ginger, Cream Cheese, and Nuts

Ingredients:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Nuts – chopped fine (I used pecan, but you can use whatever you like)
  • Peach – fresh is best (if using canned, drain well)
  • Peach Ginger Honest® Tea
  • Bread (I used white bread)

Directions:

  1. There are no measurements. Just add ingredients to taste and to the amount you need for serving.
  2. Cut Peach slices into small bites.
  3. In a bowl, add Cream Cheese, peaches, and Nuts.
  4. Pour a little Peach Ginger Tea into the bowl and begin mixing.
  5. Add tea a little at a time until the mixture is creamy and easy to spread
  6. Cut the crusts off your bread.
  7. Spread cream cheese mixture on one slice of bread and top with another slice of bread.
  8. Cut the sandwich into fourths.

5 from 1 reviews
Peach Ginger, Cream Cheese, and Nuts Tea Sandwich
 
Prep time
Total time
 
A fresh and delicious tea sandwich.
from:
Type: Teatime
Ingredients:
  • Cream Cheese
  • Nuts - chopped fine (I used pecan, but you can use whatever you like)
  • Peach - fresh is best (if using canned, drain well)
  • Peach Ginger Honest® Tea
  • Bread (I used white bread)
Directions:
  1. There are no measurements. Just add ingredients to taste and to the amount you need for serving.
  2. Cut Peach slices into small bites.
  3. In a bowl, add Cream Cheese, peaches, and Nuts.
  4. Pour a little Peach Ginger Tea into the bowl and begin mixing.
  5. Add tea a little at a time until the mixture is creamy and easy to spread
  6. Cut the crusts off your bread.
  7. Spread cream cheese mixture on one slice of bread and top with another slice of bread.
  8. Cut the sandwich into fourths.
3.5.3226

 

 

Cucumber and Tuna

Ingredients:

  • Canned Tuna
  • Cucumber
  • Mayonaise
  • Dill Weed
  • Bread (I use wheat)

Directions:

  1. Slice Cucumber very thin, set aside.
  2. Place Tuna in a bowl and use a fork to separate it well.
  3. Add Mayonnaise and Dill Weed to taste.
  4. Mix Well
  5. Cut crusts off bread.
  6. Spread mixture on one slice of bread.
  7. Top tuna with cucumber slices.
  8. Place the other slice of bread on top and cut into fourths.

5 from 1 reviews
Cucumber and Tuna Tea Sandwich
 
Prep time
Total time
 
A fresh and delicious tea sandwich.
from:
Type: Teatime
Ingredients:
  • Canned Tuna
  • Cucumber
  • Mayonaise
  • Dill Weed
  • Bread (I use wheat)
Directions:
  1. Slice Cucumber very thin, set aside.
  2. Place Tuna in a bowl and use a fork to separate it well.
  3. Add Mayonnaise and Dill Weed to taste.
  4. Mix Well
  5. Cut crusts off bread.
  6. Spread mixture on one slice of bread.
  7. Top tuna with cucumber slices.
  8. Place the other slice of bread on top and cut into fourths.
3.5.3226

 

Flower-Shaped Egg Salad

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh Parsley
  • White Bread
  • Scalloped Cookie  Cutter
  • Small Round Cookie Cutter

Directions:

  1. Hard boil the Eggs.
  2. Peel eggs into a bowl, and mash with a fork until small bits.
  3. Add Mayonnaise, Mustard, and Salt, mix until well combined.
  4. Cut out flower shapes in the White Bread using a Scalloped Cookie Cutter (two for each sandwich).
  5. Using the Small Round Cookie Cutter, cut a hole in the center of half of the cut-out bread. Each sandwich will have one whole flower shape and one flower shape with a hole in the center.
  6. Spread egg salad onto the whole flower and top with the center hole flower.
  7. Tuck two or three Parsley tips into the sandwiches to look like leaves.

5 from 1 reviews
Flower-Shaped Egg Salad Tea Sandwich
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
A lovely flower-shaped tea sandwich perfect for spring -- fresh and delicious.
from:
Type: Teatime
Ingredients:
  • Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh Parsley
  • White Bread
  • Scalloped Cookie Cutter
  • Small Round Cookie Cutter
Directions:
  1. Hard boil the Eggs.
  2. Peel eggs into a bowl, and mash with a fork until small bits.
  3. Add Mayonnaise, Mustard, and Salt, mix until well combined.
  4. Cut out flower shapes in the White Bread using a Scalloped Cookie Cutter (two for each sandwich).
  5. Using the Small Round Cookie Cutter, cut a hole in the center of half of the cut-out bread. Each sandwich will have one whole flower shape and one flower shape with a hole in the center.
  6. Spread egg salad onto the whole flower and top with the center hole flower.
  7. Tuck two or three Parsley tips into the sandwiches to look like leaves.
3.5.3226

 

 

Helpful Hint:

As you are making your tea sandwiches, cover them with a damp paper towel to keep them from drying out while you prepare the others. It’s a simple and easy trick.

 

 

Having our tea outdoors makes us think about how much we enjoy our garden and nature in general. So, we are thrilled that Honest® Tea is so environmentally conscious. Everything about Honest is about simple, clear honesty, and transparency. From the fresh ingredients to the commitment to sustainability and recycling to eliminate waste. Honest likes to stay connected to the people and communities that grow, pluck, and brew their tea. And they help promote organic agriculture, fair trade, community improvement, and more.

How are you helping? April is Earth month, you can help celebrate our planet by recycling your cans and bottles, or picking up trash in the park or at the beach. Or how about releasing some ladybugs in your garden? Get your kids involved, it would be a great activity for the entire family.

 

If you are looking for a fantastic and refreshing iced tea, you will love Honest® Tea. The NEW Peach Ginger flavor is absolutely delicious, but they have several other flavors such as Pomegranate, Peach, and Honey Green Tea. Find them at your local Kroger or Kroger division store.

GET the COUPON — 25¢ OFF one bottle. This coupon can be used up to 5 times in one transaction! Coupon is valid through 4/22/2017.

Looking for more great recipes and inspiration? Check out the Honest website!

I know you will enjoy your iced tea in the garden with these sandwiches. Teatime always puts a smile on our faces. Enjoy!

 

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