Jac o' lyn Murphy: Home is only a sip away! The Iced Tea Conversation

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Home is only a sip away! The Iced Tea Conversation


My daughter was born in the South.
We only lived there briefly before returning to California,
but it seems that the roots run deep.
She loves all things southern, 
the hospitality, the food, the scenery,  the lifestyle and most of all 
the sweet tea!
Sweet Tea with fresh mint hearts - www.jacolynmurphy.com

She's a Junior in high school and in just two short years she'll be leaving for college. 
During a recent lunch at California Pizza Kitchen,
we had a powwow about where she's thinking of going.
I came prepared with a map and college guide book and braced myself...

While sipping Gold Peak Teas and enjoying a BBQ Chicken Pizza, 
we talked about all of the great schools in the West...

heading to my alma mater in the Rockies...


and the intrigue and allure of the East Coast...

There are many steps to take and lots of looking to do 
but she confessed that she may be leaning toward 
the simple and sweet South.
A place with so many wonderful colleges,
where the people are friendly, life is a little simpler
 and the sweet tea flows freely...

Until then, she can enjoy a little taste of the South with Gold Peak Teas
 right here in California.


They are crisp, refreshing and especially for Carolyn, bring a unique sense of comfort. 
It is always her beverage of choice.
You should see her face light up when we go a restaurant like CPK 
and she sees their teas on the menu.
But make no mistake she's a "Sweet Tea Girl" all the way.


I grew up in California and had never heard of sweet tea until we moved to Georgia.
So I prefer unsweetened iced tea, it reminds me of how my Grandma used to make it.
Evidently our time in the south didn't influence me!
I love to enjoy its home brewed taste with just a touch of fresh mint,
and when I am feeling really festive, I serve it in heart shapes.
They are so fun and easy to make -
paired with Gold Peak Tea, they just make you smile.
Sweet Tea with fresh mint hearts - www.jacolynmurphy.com

Slip a large fresh mint leaf into a clean heart paper punch...
How to make fresh mint hearts - www.jacolynmurphy.com

press down...
How to make fresh mint hearts - www.jacolynmurphy.com

and they are ready...
How to make fresh mint hearts - www.jacolynmurphy.com

So cheers to the future, to special conversations over iced tea 
and to the taste that brings you home.
Iced Tea with fresh mint hearts - www.jacolynmurphy.com

I'm curious, 
are you sweet or unsweet?


Thank you to my friends at Coca Cola or sponsoring this post.  All opinions and love of Gold Peak Teas are entirely my own. #IworkwithCoke #sponsored

1 comment:

  1. I'm a Southern girl, so I'm all about my sweet tea!

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