A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by the company Adagio Teas. During the summer, there is nothing better than a refreshing drink such as an iced tea made at home. Although I do like my sweets, I don’t enjoy beverages with tons of sugar and enjoy a drink with refresh and natural flavors. When exploring the Adagio Teas website, I was immediately impressed with their selection of teas. All of the loose teas looked so fresh, delicious and easy to make!
I decided to use my provided gift certificate to purchase the Adagio Iced IngenuiTEA teapot and two different kinds of loose teas. After exploring all of the choices, I decided on an herbal iced tea because they looked delicious and were caffeine free which would be perfect for any time of the day. The berry blast iced tea and watermelon cooler arrived the following week with the IngenuiTEA teapot that I had ordered. After watching a short youtube video about how to set up the teapot and make iced tea, I was on my way to a refreshing iced tea.
The Iced IngenuiTEA teapot was super easy to use and gave me the creativity to combine different iced tea blends in less than 5 minutes!
If you don’t have the teapot, Agagio Teas makes it effortless by sending you the loose leaf teas in an individual mesh bag that can be steeped right in the pitcher that you are serving the tea. Once steeped, the bag should be removed and the tea should be refrigerated till chilled. The iced tea was enjoyed by everyone including my son who loved the naturally sweet berry flavor. To see how this is done, check out this short video. This is also easy and fun to do with kids but be careful of the hot water when steeping!
Language Tips: When drinking the tea, ask your child what flavors they taste. Is it berry, apple or cinnamon? Make the activity sensory by exploring the different loose teas in the bag. Ask your child to feel the tea, smell it and describe it to you. This can be a multi-sensory activity that is fun for all children and can activate all of those five senses!
KID LIT PICKS!
After you and your child have made the iced tea, sit down with a favorite book and enjoy the experience together. One of my favorite books about tea is Master Davey and The Magic Tea House Legend of the Blue Tiger by Susan Chodakiewitz and David De Candia.
Another one of my favorite books to read during mealtime is The Empty Pot by Demi. To see my review of this book, click here.
Disclaimer: Although the tea and iced tea maker was provided free for me via gift certificate, my opinions are my own.