so long summer

August 7, 2018

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August is the beginning of the end…
-long Summer nights
-lazy mornings
-trips to the pool
-sweet tea season
Savor the Season before the leaves change and the sun sets too early with our cold brew teas. It’s kinda like “sun tea” without forgetting it in the sun. Full of flavor without the fuss, our cold brew teas are a thirst quenching beverage that helps you enjoy Summer just a little bit longer.

1/4 cup of loose leaf tea in tea filter or infuser
{we love our georgia peaches, southern sweet, tropical green, wild blueberry, mint to be, berries!, or hibiscus}
8 cups of cold water
submerge the “tea bag” in water and hang on the side of the pitcher
steep for 1-3 hours {green/white tea steeps the fastest – herbal/fruit tea needs a little more time to steep}
enjoy over ice – sweeten to taste

Don’t pull out your teacups just yet. Let’s enjoy the season as long as we can…
Cheers TEAlovers.

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Pop In our Pop Up

May 29, 2014

pop up shop

And just like that we will open!

With other businesses from around Atlanta, just add honey tea company will have a brick and mortar beginning Saturday, June 7.

We’re excited and we hope you’re excited too! In addition to our weekly Farmers Markets, you’ll have a place to pick up your tea. Anytime. All the time.

So… get your tea cups out and head on over to 171 Auburn Avenue – H2. We can’t wait to see you!!!

Cheers!

smooth’tea’

March 11, 2014

You’ve pulled out your blender to make a smoothie. Now what?
ADD TEA TO IT!!!
With the warmer temperatures here to stay (we hope), there should always be iced tea on hand. So, no matter your favorite flavor, there’s a smooth’tea’ you can enjoy.
We started with our sweet tart iced tea
Added frozen strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. Threw in a few chia seeds, and you’re looking at refreshing!

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Summer is in full effect!

Poolside relaxing is a must. Iced tea is a must. And popsicles are a definite must!

just add honey has compiled a few recipes that are easy to prepare and will keep you and the kiddies happy while you beat the heat!

Sweet Tea Popsicles

sweet tea popsicles

Ingredients

Directions
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
Remove from heat and pour over tea bag {1/4 cup loose tea in teabag/infuser/cheesecloth}
Brew for 5 minutes, squeeze tea bag and discard.
Add 3/4 cup of sugar, stir until dissolved.
Add 1 cup of ice and stir until melted.
Pour sweet tea into popsicle molds and freeze.

Lemon & Green Tea Popsicles

lemon & green tea popsiclesIngredients

  • ¼ Cup Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 1 ¼ Cups Water, for lemonade
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • 1 ½ Cups Water, for tea
  • ¼ Cup Green Tea {try our tropical green or sencha green tea}
  • 10 Leaves Basil

Directions

Juice the Meyer lemons.
Bring the 1 1/2 cup of water to a boil and brew your green tea per its instructions.
While the tea steeps, tear up the basil leaves and add them to the lemon juice.
Add just enough green tea to cover and mull them.
Add the remaining tea and let it steep for about 15 minutes.
Add the remaining water and remove the basil leaves.
Add the sugar and mix it all well.
Divide the mixture amongst your popsicle molds and freeze them.
Enjoy in about 7 to 10 hours.
 

Strawberry Basil Green Tea Popsicles

strawberry basil green tea popsiclesIngredients

Directions

In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend for 30 seconds or until mixture is smooth.

Divide mixture between popsicle molds and freeze for 6 hours.

Cheers!

IT’S NATIONAL ICED TEA MONTH

iced tea sangria

June is National Iced Tea Month. And just add honey loves to celebrate!!!!!

So… We’ve created new flavors for the Spring/Summer that you are sure to love, Love, LOVE!

Visit us every Saturday at the Piedmont Park Farmer’s Market and sample our new flavors. We promise they will quench your thirst and make you a believer.

See you this Saturday!

photo courtesy of:: Martha Stewart

Mint Lemon Ice Sticks

May 15, 2013

Spring drinks are not the same without the proper garnish!!!

Fancy up your iced tea mint to be tea with mint lemon ice sticks from Le Zoe Musings.
Or try vanilla ice cubes from oh my veggies. Perfect for an iced rooibos chai latte.

Stay cool tea lovers…

It’s that time of the year again. Time to fancy up your water for those incredible summertime outdoor get-togethers! I recently made some mint lemon ice sticks using an ice stick tray. Easy, refreshing, and oooh… So Fancy!

mint-lemon-ice-sticksAdd mint leaves, tiny lemon slices, and water into the ice tray mold. Freeze and enjoy. Imagine all the yummy refreshing combos you can make!

mint lemon ice sticks3Using them as stirring sticks is such a fun way to enjoy your water or with any other ice-dependent drinks.

mint lemon ice sticks2mint lemon ice sticks4And when the ice sticks melt, your water will still be prettily infused.

Have a great Tuesday!

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just add honey loves a good cocktail!

And today is OPENING DAY for the 2012 Olympic Games. Since tea is the beverage of choice in London and nothing says celebration like gin, just add honey offers a cocktail recipe that will have the crowd going wild. {insert applause here}

What better way to celebrate London style!

Chamomile Gin Cocktail

Chamomile Gin Cocktail 

ingredients…

  • 1/4 cup dried chamomile flowers {our chamomile fruit will delight your taste buds}
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups London dry gin
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice

directions…

  • Mix chamomile and 6 Tbsp. very hot water in a medium bowl. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in honey; mash chamomile with a wooden spoon. Let cool slightly. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher, pressing on solids to release liquid. Discard solids in sieve. Add gin, lemon juice, and 4 cups ice to pitcher.
  • Stir until ice is melted. Divide among chilled coupe glasses
    Pinkies up!
    Photo and recipe courtesy of :: Bon Appetit Magazine

ooh honey!

July 6, 2012

Here’s our favorite Summer honey recipe:

{from our friends at TruBee Honey}

Honey-Vanilla Ice Cream

2 cups milk
{I use 2 percent}

3/4 cup honey
{you can use all but 2 oz. of a 12 oz. TruBee jar, saving the remainder for topping}

dash of salt

2 eggs, beaten

2 cups heavy cream

1 tablespoon real vanilla extract

In saucepan, heat milk but don’t burn or “scald” it.
Stir in honey and salt.
Pour small amount of warm liquid into eggs; return to milk mixture and cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or less, stirring constantly.
Cool thoroughly.
Stir in cream and vanilla.
Chill.
Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions.
When serving, drizzle with remaining honey.
Makes about 5 cups and is delicious on a hot summer evening!

Variation: I plan to try it with fresh Georgia peaches this weekend, but strawberries or blueberries would also be good.

Every weekend Williams Sonoma offers Chef Demos in store, and guest who is the Chef this Sunday, June 10 from 2-4pm?

Our very own “tea lady”, Brandi Shelton. Learn about the leaf, best brewing practices, and tips on enjoying the perfect cup! You can also get great suggestions for Father’s Day gifts {June 17}.

So if you are in the Atlanta area, stop into Lenox Square Mall and visit the Williams Sonoma Store {2nd floor near Bloomingdales}. The Chef “tea lady” will be happy to see you!

Chef “tea lady”

we make a mean marTEAni

February 24, 2012

 

It’s five o’clock somewhere!

just add honey was in the kitchen, playing around with vodka and lemons, and the marTEAni was born. We’re no ‘mixologist’, but we think this drinky is pretty darn good!

Brew a strong pitcher of tea {1/2 cup of berries! tea . 8 cups of cold water.} When ready, pour a 6oz of brewed tea in a glass, add ice, 1oz vodka {don’t worry, you can refill your glass as often as you like. we won’t tell}, and a squeeze of half a lemon.
Stir.
Drink.
Repeat.

Cheers!