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Friday, April 12, 2013

Tea Time and a Contest

I love tea pots, even though I seldom use one. Living in the south, I prefer my tea iced, and make it by the gallon in a pitcher, although I don't drink sweet tea anymore. In my neck of the woods, making sweet tea meant adding 1-2 cups of sugar to a gallon of tea; I don't even want to know how many calories that would be per glass! So, even though I loved it and drank it daily when I was growing up, I now stick to unsweetened tea (I don't like the taste of artificial sweeteners.)
When I worked in Big Sandy, Texas it was a special treat to go to Annie's Tea Room for lunch; I loved their special flavored teas. They had hot tea available, but we always ordered iced. When it is 95 degrees in the shade, a cup of anything hot just doesn't appeal to me.
But, my point was (can you believe I had one, lol!) that even though  I don't use them very often, I do love tea pots, and have several designs featuring them.

One of Grandmama's Favorite Potholders
Tea Party Doily
Time for Tea Set
And it is Friday, so how about a contest? I will give one person their choice of any pdf pattern on my site, bellacrochet.com. 
I will select the winner at random, and send out the patterns in the morning (Saturday.) I will post the name of the winner here, so be sure to check back in the morning to see if you won. 

Also, if you post anonymously, please be sure I have a way to identify you (at least give your first name or a nick name in your comment; I have no way of knowing who is posting.)

To enter, just leave a comment answering this question: 
Do you drink tea, and if so do you prefer it hot or iced? Sweet or unsweet?

This contest is now closed. 
Please check back next Friday for my weekly contest.

30 comments:

Kristine said...

I like Irish Afternoon Tea. Other than that I'm not really a tea drinker.

Wildflower said...

Yes, I drink little tea when I am sick. I prefer it hot and sweet.

Sarah said...

I love sweet tea but can't drink it because of my sugar so I settle for diet green tea. :)

Julie Chase said...

I love iced tea...usually I drink unsweetened but lately I have been drinking sweet tea also!

Mindy said...

I prefer Iced Tea. If it has just a touch of sweetness, it's just right. Too much sweetness and I feel like my teeth will fall out. ;-)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie said...

I rarely drink tea. When I do, it's ice cold and usually unsweetened or with very little sugar. Never artificial sweetener. Have a great weekend, Ann!

Marilis Azzopardi said...

I go for the hot tea and although it's nicer sweet,I feel too guilty if I add more than just a bare sprinkling of sugar.That being said I don't drink it regularly but as a treat.Thanks for the competition :)

marid88 said...

yes, I love tea. In winter I like it hot and sugar with cookies.In summer I prefer it as a cold drink and in this case I choose the peach tea.Maria

Gina Foster said...

I love tea. I like hot tea in flavors or regular lipton tea with milk and honey.

Gina Foster
MRSGLFOSTER@AOL.COM

Anonymous said...

Hot, unsweet in the evening.
dlm29@yahoo.com

rbwesner said...

I love any kind of tea! In the summer I drink gallons of iced tea with just a bit artificial sweeter! Is that considered sweet tea, if it is not with table sugar? Hot tea in the winter, any kind! LOVE tea!

Vikki Hooks said...

Sweet tea..I make a gallon every other day only use a cup of sugar..by the way which is less than kool aid, pepsi or any other processed drink.

more said...

I love tea--any type.

since it is cold almost ten months of the year (Canada) I drink it hot with a little bit of milk.

jena

Beva said...

Sometimes I drink tea. Not to often. I prefer sweet and hot tea. Instead of sugar I use honey.

Unique2wh0 said...

Iced is my favorite and no suuuugahhhh please or lemon. I do like flavored now and then but, no lemon!. LOL

Monique said...

I drink tea everyday, but I only like hot tea. Usually I drink green tea, no sugar.

Groetjes, Monique

Ami said...

I take tea every day. I love iced tea when its hot.. since I live close to the bay and its pretty cold around here now, I drink a lot of hot tea and I prefer it unsweetened. :)

Dars said...

Iced tea. And I mix half sweet and half unsweet.

Vee said...

I'm an iced tea person year round. But I love the cold wintertime with a hot cup of tea with milk and sugar. It just feels comforting.

Sherri said...

I drink hot tea with sugar and cream and I drink non unsweet iced tea. weird huh? Sherri...aka crochetr@aol.com

Shari said...

I like both hot and iced. I like my iced tea sweetened (artificially) but I like just lemon in my hot tea.

crochet_carol said...

I love iced tea sweetened and hot tea with sweet cream, the best is chia tea :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, I love iced tea and have to have it sweetened but nothing like McDonald's too sweet made my hair stiff when I drop a cup of it before I learned to order it half and half if I don't have any, but I like hot too but no sugar in that.
Diane
dbbooth@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I'm from the south...I drink sweet iced tea with Lemon.
Cynthia A.

jonamc said...

Hot, only in Canada, eh?

Anonymous said...

I don't drink tea very often but when I do it has to be iced tea as I live in a sub tropical climate. My favourite is iced peach tea :). Kaylene

Typstatting said...

I love a hot cuppa tea made in a teapot with a cosy over it!

Sheryl Hendricks said...

I love tea anyway I can get it. Hot, cold sweet or not, with a little cream or not. Any flavor is fine. I'm a tea and coffeeholic. LOL As a rule I don't sweeten my tea. I like to enjoy the true flavor.

CaraLouise said...

I love tea- I have a whole drawer full in my kitchen of different kinds/flavors/caffeine level/etc! I do like the fruit-ier hot teas, my current favorite is a blueberry green tea- mmmm!

CaraLouise said...

I love tea- I have a whole drawer full in my kitchen of different kinds/flavors/caffeine level/etc! I do like the fruit-ier hot teas, my current favorite is a blueberry green tea- mmmm!