Sweet, juicy and refreshing - these are the thoughts that come to mind when thinking of watermelon. Sips of our Watermelon Cooler will invoke the same delightful sensations. The sweetness of watermelon and the lively notes of cranberries and hibiscus when iced make this a perfect poolside treat. Add a pinch of mint or a twist of lime to create a tasty watermelon mocktail.
Happy birthday, Debbie. May it be a great start to your personal New Year!🎂🍦🥂🍾🫖🪴
Happy birthday Debbie! 🎈🍰🎉
Today's tea dragon is not one of mine, but a close friend of mine!! Her watermelon dragon plushies reached their funding goal and I am so excited to adopt one when they're finished <3 If you'd like your own, you can find her work on her website: http://peachseas.com/DrellieGarden/
Happy birthday Debbie!
Happy Birthday Debbie! 🎉🥳
I accidentally bought pumpkin pie filling instead of pumpkin puree to make dog treats, so the dog treats turned into chocolate chip pumpkin muffins for the humans! They're pretty good, but next time I'm going to add more spices rather than just relying on the spices in the pre-made pie filling. Hope everyone has a great night!!
Sara, they look delicious! I wish I had one for breakfast!
Thank you!! I ended up eating one for lunch, less dishes for me so a win-win 😂
Your muffins look so tasty...I am a "the more spice the merrier" person too, especially when it comes to cinnamon.
Thank you!! Yeah, the more things I bake the more I realize I usually have to 1.5x the cinnamon and other spices to get the level of flavor I want 😅
Good night everyone.
My lil soccer star!!! 90 days till Halloween 🎃
Sabby is SO cute with her soccer balls 🥰
Thank you Erin!!💜🐈⬛💜
Sabby has her game face on! She looks like she just saved a goal 😎
Shelly at one point she was laying on it like she was going to hatch it😂
Sabby could teach Cristiano Ronaldo,Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. a few new moves, I'm sure. So excited that Halloween is going to be here soon.
Hi Sue, it sounds like you may be a soccer fan! Your quilt is beautiful, too
Mary it blows me away how much she loves that lil ball💜🐈⬛💜😘
Christine you're cookies turned out beautiful 😍
Happy Birthday Debbie 💜🥰
I love that we have Watermelon Cooler tea for National Watermelon Day!
Love your beautiful picture today Valerie.
Heck yea! I haven't had this tea in quite a while, so I'm super excited to have some again. Got it chilling for tomorrow.
New pattern first draft top done. Has really nice scalloped detail on bottom that took a lot of precision, and a learned how to do a gather stitch as well.
Looks so pretty!
Love it! Love it! :)
Turned out so pretty!!
I love the fabric, looks like there was a lot of detail on the sewing.
Beautiful fabric and great job sewing.
Sharon, it is lovely. You are increasing your sewing skills by leaps and bounds.
Happy Wednesday Dorothy.
Hello, my dear tea friends. Enjoy your favorite teas today and have a Happy Wednesday. My Photo for watermelon cooler tea day, I made watermelon-tropical popsicles. (only one showing) with watermelon pic background. I made it with special molding ice trays, watermelon cooler tea, and a Fandom blend by ChasiTEA Popsicles Punch "Cool-Made" .
My that sounds (and looks) so refreshing, Irishman. I'll be right down to grab one!
Inspiring! I hadn't thought to make popsicles with my tea. (Mind whirling...)
That is an awesome idea! Did you buy your molds from Amazon? I love this idea. Genius!
Happy birthday Debbie🎈
Love it, Sharon! :) rock it sister. lol ;)
Photo: Found this beauty today. Sadly, that’s about as close to a watermelon I’m going to get today—something with watermelon colors. Sort of. If you don’t think about it too hard.
That’s so pretty, Paula!
Paula, it is a lovely Lily. Beautiful colors and close enough 😘.
Paula, you can't go wrong with a gorgeous bloom.
Hi Ct! Wonderful tea for today! And Happy Birthday Debbie!
Fun pictures today and Tyrell, your painting is so beautiful!
I was wondering if Tyrell had a particular place as inspiration for his art, and where that place might be.
Thank you A and Paula, most of my paintings are local landscapes. This was looking out from a cave in the Snake River Canyon.
Tyrell, that is a wonderful landscape. I always admire an artist's skill to get the shading right, and you have done so. Beautiful work.
Tyrell, it’s stunning! Your photo yesterday made me giggle!
Hehe thank you!
Hi A F! a big Good morning...working today? Enjoy today's tea of the day.
Hi Woodie, good morning! just caught up on yesterday's tea chat, very fun! Later on today, will be working on a reno and clearing away stuff. Since it will be hot here, watermelon cooler on ice sounds like a good idea! Hope you have a good Wednesday with whatever you have planned. What's Peanut up to?
Good morning, Woodie. I noticed that your review was written in 2014. I'm not sure if I'm more impressed that the blend has stood the test of time, or that you have been with Adagio that long! Enjoy having you as a CommuniTEA friend! Have a fabulous day!
Tyrell, Gorgeous art! Love the view.
I'm very impressed with your work, Tyrell!
Thank you all :) tonight they are having a jam session where my art is being displayed, lots of people will be there to enjoy music, food, and drinks!
That’s awesome, where is the event? My hubby grew up in Twin Falls and I’ve heard many stories of Snake River Canyon.
Beautiful art! Hope it is a great time this evening.
Best wishes on your show. And have a great time.
It’s breathtaking Tyrell! Definitely deserves to be hung up!
Thank you Christine!
Tyrell it is beautiful!
Michele, it is downtown at Magic Valley Brewing, how old is your hubby if you don't mind me asking?
Valerie, you have a beautiful picture for watermelon day. 🍉
Steffi, perfect tea set for today 🍉 I drool over that set every time I see it.
Yes!! So cute! 🍉
So do I, Paula. I covet it!!! 😆
Hi, and an Early and Fabulous Good morning Tea Pals. I'm enjoying eating my honey bears homeade popsicles, this early. 'Breakfast for Champ-TEA-ions' . Lol
What kind of popsicles did Irishman make?
Good night from the west coast! Have a great morning for hump day!
Good night to
Happy Watermelon day!! :)
Good night and Sweet dreams, tea friends!
Good evening, good morning CT🫖🪴🪴🪴
As you can see, the party kitties are back and it looks like they're snagging more supplies. That beach house must be rocking with the music and rolling with the waves . Meanwhile, I'm stuck here in the desert , LOL I hope everyone has a good midweek, the weekend is getting closer!
Those kitties are cute. Wow what a masterpiece, love your watercolor it is gorgeous!
Thank you, Sue. There is something almost hypnotic about watching how the colors spread. I've watched other Instagram artists use things like blow dryers on abstracts to guide the flow as well as adding salt crystals for different effects. If I didn't have to work to earn kibble I could spend all day experimenting.🥰
Michelle, your photo made me laugh out loud. Your party kitties are rocking it! Lovely artwork too and the watermelon looks juicy and sweet.
Thanks Mary, it was delicious once I pried the plate out of there little paws!
I love your party kitties.
Love the kitties, so fun. What are the kitties made of?
Duplicate: time to park the teamojies! 😂😹😻
Hi Michele, they're just little plastic figurines. I saw them on Amazon one day and couldn't resist. It looks like the price has gone up, but here is the link. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096XCR417?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
Michelle, I love your kitties! You find such clever ways to display them. That’s a great pic today!
Thanks Jan, they just keep calling to me, lol. It made my husband laugh, so that's a good thing, too.
Have a great day, everyone! ;o; Loving the posing cats, they're so great.
Good morning, everyone. Happy Wednesday. At first I thought today's tea would be very light, but then I saw the hibiscus in the ingredients and now I'm not so sure. I'm looking forward to seeing what you all have to say about it. I've never really thought about watermelon in tea. God bless and have a wonderful day!
Have a Wonderful Wednesday, Marlicia!
Thanks, Shelly. It's been a little busy, but nice, all in all. I hope you're Wednesday is going well for you also and that you have time to enjoy it. God bless...
Good evening, Sue! I hope your Wednesday is going well and that you are enjoying your day, and your tea, LOL. God bless..
I’m not sure what to expect either, Marlicia. Mine is in the fridge to cold-brew because I can’t imagine having it hot. I’m just worried that hibiscus is the first ingredient listed.
It’s tasty both ways, but this is hands down my go to cold tea in the summer!!
That might be a valid concern, especially if you're not a fan, Jan. Personally, I tend to enjoy hibiscus, as long as it doesn't overwhelm I have to agree that this tea sounds like it would be much better cold than hot. God bless and I hope you enjoy.
Good morning, A. Have a wonderful Wednesday. God bless...
You also, Marlicia! God has already blessed us all--with your sweet presence and comments every day!
You are very sweet, Lilly. Thank you. I hope you're Wednesday is bringing you every joy and good thing. God bless...
Ugh! Our first flight is delayed and I am afraid we will miss our flight to Aruba! It's going to be very close!
Safe travels, Ruth!
Oh no! 😥 I hope everything works out. If it doesn't, maybe an agent at the airport can help?
The agent at the check in desk put a note in our reservation that if we don't make it, the airline will put us up in a hotel for tonight and get us out on the first flight tomorrow. I bought additional travel insurance, so we will be reimbursed for the night missed at the hotel in Aruba. Cross your fingers - it's going to be VERY close!
Safe travels, have a wonderful vacation.
Ruth, I hope you make your connection and all goes well with your travels.
We are sitting at the gate, waiting. Cross your fingers!
Hoping for the best, Ruth! Happy Travels & Holiday!
Good luck! I hope you make it. Have fun in Aruba!!
Good luck and safe travels! Have a wonderful time!!
WE MADE IT TO THE PLANE!!!!!! I am still in shock! We are pushing back from the gate to taxi now
Ruth, I'm glad you made the plane! Have a wonderful time and share pictures 😁
Happy Birthday Debbie.
Happy birthday Debbie!! May all your tea steep well!
Happy Birthday, Debbie! 😊
Happy birthday, Debbie! 🎉🎂🎈🎁
Happy Birthday, Debbie! 🥳🫖🎂
Debbie, Happy Birthday and year ahead🎉🎉🎉
Good morning teaple! I’m going to wait until this afternoon to taste Watermelon Cooler. I started cold brewing last evening and based on the reviews I wanted to give it more time. I added some watermelon pieces and ice for my photo, then quickly removed the unmelted ice and put the bag of tea back in! Today I also plan to enjoy a couple of the Masters teas I have gotten in my mystery boxes. This morning I am drinking Jin Kong Que, an absolutely delicious black tea that can be steeped over and over in my gaiwan.
Janet, isn't that good? We love Jin Kong Que too.
Nothing beats gonfu brewing! I drink almost all of my pure teas that way. So tasty and relaxing.
Good morning, everyone! Sleeepppyyy today. 🥱😴💤 Hope everyone has a great day!
Happy National Watermelon Day! Watermelon is the only melon I like. How about you? Are you a melon person? What's your favorite?
I have bought watermelon and cantaloupe this summer.
Oh Yes! We love watermelon! I have been wanting to try a recipe for a watermelon, mint, feta salad. I better get to it before the season is over 🍉
I make a watermelon, feta and basil salad. I should try it with the mint.
Yum! I've done that, but not in several years as my husband prefers his melon straight.
I love all melon. Pretty soon they will be in season here. Love mixing watermelon, cantelope and honeydew together. Looks so pretty
Anneke, we love all kinds of melon but have not gotten a good cantaloupe in a while...they have been bland and tasteless.
All Melon! 🍉 💯
I like watermelon and honeydew🍉🍈
Nope, don't like any melons. I used to love watermelon as a kid, but don't care for it now
I love all kinds of melons. While watermelon is my favorite, a really really good honeydew can top it. It's just harder to find the best, so watermelon is a lot more reliable.
Another one that I see sometimes is a Christmas melon, and it is very good
I love all melons. Cantaloupe is at the top of my list. Love it with salt sprinkled on top.
I love watermelon and cantaloupe, not a fan of honeydew though.
I agree, watermelon is the only one I love. I tolerate cantaloupe and honeydew but I hate that it makes water taste bitter after so I only eat it sparingly.
Good morning everyone!!!
Good morning! I'm excited today because my eldest will begin more plans for his Eagle project. He's hoping to build a Butterfly Garden to help the Monarchs among other butterflies. We meet with the Public Works manager today to scout a site or two for it and then he can really get it planned out.
That is a wonderful project!
I’m just so giddy about it because we have quite a few of the plants already.
We somehow started to grow milkweed in the back of our yard, I encouraged it to flourish and grow, and am watching for the seed pods to be ripe right now. Did you know you can send for free (or super cheap) milk weed seeds? https://www.livemonarch.com/free-milkweed-seeds/
I’d love to see a picture of it. I finally got a milkweed plant this year. I wish I had known about the link last year, it took me forever to find a nursery that had the right kind for my area. I haven’t had any monarch butterflies visit yet but tons of bees and other pollinators have been swarming it since I put it out. Love watching them.
When my children were little, we used to collect the little Monarch eggs from the milk weed plants that grew near our home and raise them in canning jars. The catapillars ate voraciously (1-2 milk weed leaves every day for each one). Then they formed their chrysalis. When they emerged as a butterfly, we tagged them (https://monarchwatch.org/tagging/) and then released them. What fun we had with that! Fun remembering, too. Hadn't thought about that in years. Enjoy the project--it will be a happy memory in the future. :)
Hello good morning! Today is back to school for my son! Lots of tea drinking will be accomplished by this Momma, lol.
So early! Back to school seems to keep getting sooner each year
Watermelon tea??? Hmmmm I'd have to try it.....
Debbie, happy birthday! 🎂🎂🎁🎁🎈🎈🌹🌹
Hubby and I got a Baby Sweet watermelon for the first time this year. They are a dark, dark green, almost black, on the outside and oh so good. It was the best watermelon we've had in years, maybe ever. We were so glad we tried it. It was also a nice size since there are just two of us.
I need to do that too, Mary, as there are just two of us as well. However, my husband isn’t fond of it and I’m no longer babysitting my grandkids since they are in summer camp, then will be in school 5-days a week later this month. I used to be able to take things over to their house to share. I will look for a really small one.
Mine is now steeping to chill. But if memory serves from last time...too much hibiscus.
Tyrell, thank you for posting a photo of your lovely painting. More please! I so admire artistic talent (as I have none). You have a gift.
Thank you Mary :) more to come!
I guess this tea is similar to the White Watermelon Mint that we had recently? Because when I read the ingredients and all I was like Wait, haven't I had this before? But couldn't find any record of it in my notes. This tea is great, but the White Watermelon Mint was better, in my opinion. 😉
This is one of the three teas in the WWM blend 😋
OHHH! It's all making sense now!! Hahaha! XD
Happy Birthday Debbie 🎉🎂🫖🧁🎈
Happy birthday Debbie!
I started the day with Tiger Eye. I don't have Watermelon Cooler, but it sounds delightful.
Good morning everyone ☀️
Good morning, Lauren!
G'day, Lauren! Refreshing looking photo!! 🍉🍵
Happy birthday Debbie!
Happy Solar Return, Debbie! 🎊♌️🦁
Morning guys. Just wanted to say thank you so much for all the kind words yesterday regarding my husband's niece and family...you guys are the sweetest bunch of people and friends. :) I felt the love!! <3 I played around in my stained glass studio for awhile and started a project, then hubby and I went to the local pub for beer and pizza (he wanted to get out and do something "normal" so we did, and it was nice). It's hard, but that's life, we're resilient people and have been through quite a bit, so we will get through this. On a bright note, I got a surprise, out of the blue call yesterday for a job interview tomorrow! And it is in a school that is pretty close to me in a huge district. I'm really psyched about it and have a very good feeling~ (keeping fingers crossed)
<3 That's some awesome news! I hope everything goes well tomorrow! :D
I missed the note yesterday, but sorry to hear about all the stuff you have been going through. That has to be rough. I do hope that your interview goes well tomorrow!
Good luck tomorrow, Cindi! My fingers are crossed for you.
Sending good luck vibes your way!
Praying all goes well tomorrow. (((Hugs)))
Cindi, sending positives vibes that all goes well with your interview. Sounds promising. Hugs.
Wishing you all the best for your interview tomorrow, Cindi. They would be lucky to have you.
Some normal outings make me feel better too. Good luck on your interview! You’ve got this!!
🤞 for the interview
Prayers for continued healing and new opportunities!
Good news about the opening! You sound ready for this, Cindi! Keep us posted and good luck 😘
Thanks so much, you guys! Y'all are so awesome and kind, I love yas! I haven't really posted about my situation but I've been working a little per diem while trying to find a full time job. And fighting with pain in the ass unemployment. Took me three months to get it (they screwed up) then I got partial for a month while I was working part time. Then when that job ended they screwed up again and I haven't gotten a payment for over a month! It's crazy...if you call you can't get through, you get a recording that says "please call back the next business day." (!!!) Anyway, I did actually get a job offer for the fall but it is extremely low paying and a bit of a commute. I'm so hoping this interview tomorrow is the one! They need to hire somebody by Friday so basically if they like me, I'm thinking the job is mine!!! :D
@Cindi, Ugh, yes, it really sucks when you lose your job. I lost my previous job a little over a year ago and they sued me. *queue eyeroll* But joke's on them because I counter-sued, represented myself pro se, AND WON. :) So that was like my little Haha Stick It To Em. I REALLY hope your situation improves and you get the job. I was dealing with some really depressing and harrowing thoughts when I was unemployed but I kept telling myself to have faith in myself and, well, it paid off eventually. :)
Best of luck Cindi! I am sure you rock the interview!
Good luck Cindi💜😘
good luck, Cindi!
Good morning! It's an absolutely gorgeous morning here in northeast PA. :)
Sure is!!! 🅿️🅰️ Represent!
Luckyyy! Southeast is having a heat wave *sweats* XD
Haha, I think it's supposed to get up to 86 this afternoon but I work in an air conditioned building so I can pretend it's not happening! ;)
G'day all! Took Iced Watermelon Cooler and also Strawberry Lemonade to work, yesterday. Yum! When the Watermelon cooler goes from freezing cold from the fridge to room temp..the tasty, yummy, sweet flavor pops out!! I really enjoy! 🍉🍵🫖⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Happy Wednesday all. I haven't had much tea at all in the last few weeks, but getting back to drinking more this week. Really enjoying the Masters Oolongs lately, especially the roasted Taiwanese ones. Formosa Red and Muzha TGY are both excellent. I've really had to change my focus to sip down the tea I currently have, so probably won't be getting much of anything new for a while. Really want to just enjoy what I have and be thankful for it.
Right on, Jeff! And nice to see ya in chat!!!
Thanks Twyla. It is good to be back.
Sounds like a great mindfulness practice!
Thanks Meg. That's what I am working on. Realizing what is truly important in life.
Formosa Red and Muzha Tie Guan Yin are favorites of ours too. I understand about sipping down a stash...hubby and I have an impressive stash too. Glad you are back to sipping...it is good for the soul.
Thanks Mary. I've been a bit out of control over the last year with my tea purchases and need to get back to enjoying what I do have, as well as being more intentional with what I pick up in the future.
Jeff, I’m so glad to see you back in the “chat room.” I have thought of you many times and wondered if you were just taking a month or so off. I think many of us, myself included, can relate to your comments on being mindful, appreciating what we have, and cutting back a bit on the purchases. I also find tea drinking to be therapeutic and it boosts my spirits. I hope it boosts yours too.
Doing the same this month, Jeff. I love your mindset of enjoying what you have and being thankful vs. drinking down the stash to make room for more.
Very wise, Jeff! I am slowing down my purchases as well. I have enough for a year or more I think…
Yeah, I slowed down a few months ago and it really has been for the best. Too much inflation and other craziness going on. :(
Having a big frosty glass of watermelon cooler while I wait for my Second Breakfast to steep and finish packing for our trip. Good morning! ☕️ 🧳 ✈️ 😃
The meeting with the public works manager went well! He showed us two sites for the garden and is going to loop in the city landscaper. Now to try to sketch it out. :D Oh, the best part is that I showed him a photo of our Rosary garden. "Oh that is in xyz," "it sure is!" He knows it well! :) My son and I are on cloud 9.
Awesome! I look forward to seeing some pictures of its progress and when it’s done, if you feel like sharing.
We won't get to work on it until springtime but I will get some CT just to show the photos!
Having Jasmine Blooming Tea this morning. An absolutely perfect-weather-August-Morn with magickal tea in tandem while burning incense amd melting scented waxes on my porch-space. Fragrant & Serene slice o' Heaven.
Twyla, sounds divine!
Perfect way to start a midweek morn.
Happy Birthday Debbie
Question for blenders - How are you designing the labels if you have no artistic skills? Can anyone share a good site to get artwork from?
Back in the early 10s when the option for fandom blends started, I was told by Adagio that they would not advertise blends with graphic text as labels because they weren't "pretty." I've been dealing with learning to create copyright-free labels as graphics since. There is no specific site or set of sites you will find all your free-for-use images on if you're creating graphic labels. The best way to find an image for your label is to have your own created pictures of search for an image with "___ clipart" or "___ transparent clipart" on Google, figure out your top 2-3 choices from what comes up and then start looking at the licensing terms for the image. The other way to do labels is using purely text-based graphics, which can be created in various web apps and programs. When I was stuck on a Chromebook without Photoshop, I used Pixlr Pro and my decades of experience creating graphic text. There are many tutorials online about creating different types of graphic text. It will take some trial and error until you find something you like, but the quickest way to learn is by using the app.
I use Canva, which has a lot of design elements you can choose from and drop and drag into place. It's free or you can pay a little extra if you want an extra fancy design piece
Canva is a good place to start, but if you want to do anything for Pro for multiple labels, it's better to use something that doesn't charge you for every Pro item individually.
So Canva is allowed? I have been trying to find out if images created there are acceptable with copywrite rules. I am a healthcare provider so HIPAA is more my jam 😉
Hey Shannon! If you click to upload the photo on your new blend, you'll see a tab on the left side called Unsplash. You can use copyright free images from there.
Thanks everyone! All this was super helpful! I got my first blend group started. It’s House of the Dragon ( Game of Thrones) themed 🐉
I love Unsplash, and I love that Adagio has integrated with it for this purpose!
I am honestly about as artistic as a blank wall. 🤣 But I use Canva and I honestly apply very little effort to get the images, text, etc. To look nice and represent my teas well. 😊
Cassidy, I love your comment. I fit that category too. Here's to all the blank walls and to all the gifted people whose artwork graces them!
I know I've asked this before, but I can't remember what day to go back and check: How does one get their Fandom Tea featured in the CommuniTEA?
As far as I know, they've moved this to Friday Tea Chat which I can't attend because I work in an office.
oops, threading wrong.
I'll be taking communiTEA recommendations from Chat soon! First, I'll build as much of the calendar as I can with Tea Talk over the next few Fridays. So, communiTEA member recommendations is the best way to end up on the calendar.
If I remember correctly, your tea blend needs to have at least 10 sales to make the cut. So now is a good time for our CommuniTEA blenders who need a few more sales to speak up! I'd love for one of my charity blends, Prayers for Ukraine, to get enough sales to be considered: https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=200991 It is a blend with chamomile, which I know is hit or miss for folks. I honestly am not a big fan myself, but enjoy it with the lemon grass, lemon balm and lavender. Very relaxing.
Hey Lilly! That was last year's way of doing things when I made the calendar by myself. I'm mixing it up this year and involving the communiTEA more.
Hi, Bridgette I love it! The sad part is I don't or my fandom blends never get picked :( ...(Hopefully one fun day) :)
And I lost my chat streak again. Darn it! I just got back my laugh/cry teamoji
Good morning! I have watermelon cooler iced in my fridge, but I'll need a couple rounds of caffeine first
Really tasty tea today! helping with the heat, please autumn breezes come soon sobs
We are melting, it got up to 107 here today with the humidity. I need fall🎃 it's almost 10pm and the humidity is still 85%😓
Happy Birthday, Debbie!
Happy Birthday, Debbie!
Happy Watermelon Day! You can also enjoy Grab some nuts or Clean your floors day! I do need to mop the kitchen floor, as my doggos ran off with a bowl of melted ice cream my son left on the kitchen counter.... sticky floors are the result of this! Who else has bad doggos? We have one that is always hungry, and I say, 'You need to be smarter than the dog' to keep food (and the doggo) safe.
My doggos have definitely been known to be naughty on occasion. Kilo likes to get into the trash when he thinks no one is looking. And you wouldn't think it's possible with his short corgi legs, but Howie once stole a loaf of bread off the kitchen counter and ate the whole thing. LOL
They always find a way!
Emoji play block!
We keep our kitchen trash under the kitchen sink, and my husband had to put a toddler lock on the door because Molly, our 18# rescue, kept getting into the trash and strewing it all over the floor.
Happy Birthday Debbie! 🎊
Good Morning my tea friends hope you have a great day!🫖☕️🐈⬛❤️
Happy Birthday Debbie enjoy your day!🎁🎂🎊🎉🎈❤️
Good Morning Age❤️❤️❤️
Good Morning Sue!🫖☕️🐈⬛❤️💐
Good Morning Shelly!z🫖☕️🐈⬛❤️💐
Hi Linda and Violet 💜😘
This tea tastes like apples and watermelon. I steeped it for 10 minutes and put in ice to cool it down.
Well, I've had more of an "exciting" morning than I really wanted. Management, maintenance, an exterminator, and POLICE showed up at my apartment. I know I've never done anything wrong towards anyone here, but I guess they've been having problems with a lot of tenants so they felt police presence was necessary. Exterminator sprayed and left. Now it smells like death. 🤮 It's hot, we have all the windows open, and the fans on high, and I'm trying to eat lunch but it just smells so bad...
Ugh that is one of the awful things about renting. I hated spray day
I am used to renting from individuals who live in the same property. This is the 1st time I've rented from a management company and honestly it can be awful sometimes. It just lacks a certain human element to it. I'm used to just having a verbal lease agreement and never had any problems. Companies want you to sign papers, and I kind of get it, but the language they use is so scary and there's just 0 wiggle room. :\
I have a watermelon on the counter, BUT cutting it, too much work! Our watermelons often sit on the counter (or in the fridge) for a few days before someone musters up the energy to cut it up!
I think mine is gonna sit till this weekend for the same reason. I want to send some of it through my juicer for a fresh watermelon drink!
Ask Gladys...perhaps dropping it on the floor might cause it to split open?? Then she could use a piece or two to make her watermelon tea.
Just tried a can of Trader Joe's sparkling black tea with peach juice. Very refreshing, and I'm not a bubbly drink girl. Love the words on the can: Sip. "Ahhhhhhh!" Repeat. Has anyone tried to make tea with sparkling water?
No but I am now tempted to try cold brewing today's tea with sparkling water
I haven't made sparkling tea, but love flavored seltzers so tried a sparkling tea in a can a few months ago. Can't remember the brand unfortunately and can't find it online so maybe it fizzled out and is no longer available. It was pretty awful. Didn't taste like tea at all. The ingredients were just carbonated water and tea, so they must have used some really poor grade of tea.
I like san pellegrino! I had some with pizza the other day and was surprised to enjoy it (as I don't drink soda, in general, 2 to 3 a year)
I tried a few times last year. The hard part is getting it in a container to steep that you can keep sealed long enough. I need to try again!
I've mixed already brewed tea with sparkling water. Half tea/Half sparkling water. It obviously wasn't as fizzy as fully carbonated water, but it was still bubbly and very tasty.
First of a couple of days of allergy limiting teas. Will be interesting to see what my guest drinkers think!
What is it you're allergic to? Also your dinner looks amazing!
just made some watermelon/yogurt popsicles yesterday & this tea goes with it nicely
My tea for today is cold-brewing in the fridge. I’m glad I just saw the comment about it being a little heavy on the hibiscus, so I will pull it maybe around 3-4 hours and take a sip.
Hi tea friends. My best friend’s father-in-law is in critical condition. He fell and had brain bleed and is in emergency surgery. Any prayers and good vibes would be much appreciated.
I'm so sorry, sending good and healing vibes 💜
Praying for you
Prayers and good vibes, both, sending my best to her family!
Will be praying. I hope it all turns out well.
Prayers for your friend, her father-in-law, and for you as your support her during this difficult time.
Christine…sending prayers to your best friend and her father-in-law for a successful surgery and recovery.
All the good vibes your way!
Oh my gosh! I am so sorry! :( Praying for him!
I'm so sorry to hear this, Christine. I've put him in my personal prayer request book so he will be remembered when I pray. God bless.
Prayers and positive healing thoughts are sent for him, along with prayers for your best friend and all friends and family, including you.
Sending prayers and positive vibes for your friend's family.
Praying for all! They must be so scared. Sending lots of love!
Sending healing vibes!
teamoji parking spot~
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How awful, I'm so sorry! Sending good vibes and thoughts~ I hope he is OK.
Good thoughts and healing vibes💜
Perfect day for NWD
just quick "drive by" hello & good afternoon! has been crazy busy at work this week /sigh Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!
Sending you a little extra hump day energy!
Hi Heather and Fox. Sending you hugs and Fox some pats. Hope things settle down for you.
It should, we just have a couple of people out of the office this week. So just have to get through the week.
Happy birthday Debbie! Also sending prayers…
I’m so sorry to decline your trade offer, M, but I just got my last card of earl Grey Moonlight yesterday so I could complete a sample.
Good for you. I'm glad it worked out. No worries.
TRADE: I have Rooibos, Peach, Vanilla, Hojicha, and two Cancer cards up for trade. Would prefer non-rooibos herbals, greens, or chais in trade.
Thank you for all my Birthday Wishes and sample gifts. They will be treasured in my Tea Hoard. 🍉🍋☕️🍊🫐🍓
Happy happy birthday Debbie! 🥳
Happy Birthday, Debbie 🎂
Tea delivery!!!!! 🥰
Life is good!
Happy birthday Debbie 🎂
Do we get reward points with emojis on our comments? New here...so I could use some points! Hint. Hint.
No, but if you go to the "Profile" tab here on the CommuniTEA page you can click "earn more" and it'll tell you how to earn points. 😊
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-q4biuUNi2cLlf9r1vEhWIc8lOpKqd9RdlKBVVYViVo/edit Here’s a cheat sheet to all things communiTEA!
"the incomparable and amazing Bridgette" This is 100% accurate! 🤣😃
I've been wearing a tiara all day.👸 my sister has treated me to bursting Boba Tea so far.
Happy Birthday Debbie 🥳
Anyone want to trade for a samurai mate?
I told Lucy, "I see your little feets!" and she did her little excited dance and then leaned into my legs with the side of her body so I could not see the little feets. Hahaha! She is the funniest kitty!! 🤣
Mystery box day is my favorite!
Oh, what did you get?? We love to live vicariously.
That looks like a great haul, Meg!
Oooh, very nice! 🥰
Oooh. Looks wonderful. Have fun.
Hey, all, I'm calling it an early night. I'm going to enjoy some quiet time with my family and try to get to bed early and maybe recoup so sleep. God bless and have a super rest of your afternoon/evening and sleep well.
I’ve got a question. Has the CommuniTea tea mug with the strainer basket always been the same design or does it change yearly? I’m trying to decide if I should keep rewards points saved up in case there is a new one eventually or if I should just use those points to buy new tea cards.
It’s only just now approaching it’s one year anniversary 😝.
Will there be a different one out eventually?
Hello Everyone! I've been gone a few days, but I'm still drinking tea! I had an MRI on my leg today and hopefully I'll get my results from my doctor for treatment in a few days. I'm excited about getting better (I hurt my leg dancing in May). I hope you all have a fabulous day!
Marjorie, praying for good resolution so you feel better fast!
I'm hoping for good results! Glad you're getting better, slowly but surely. :)
ALLove and Healing!
Hey, Twyla.....You too, Sister gurhl :) Lol
Praying for good results and your healing!
Hey everyone! Hope everyone is doing great today!
Lily, your camping meal looks fantastic!
We made it! We are chilling out in the hotel room for a little bit before we go eat supper.
Glorious News!! 🌊🏖🌅
Yay! Glad you made it safe! Enjoy! :D
Yay have fun Ruth💜😘
Finally done with all my professional commitments in New Orleans! I managed a couple of free hours this afternoon to visit the French Quarter, particularly Cafe du Monde. Now my feet are tired so i'm going to relax in the hotel and get my suitcase packed before heading home tomorrow.
Victoria, best beignets and chicory coffee ever. Hope you enjoyed some great food and culture in between training! Safe travels.
I am horrible at French, whereas my mom is very good with French, so I make fun of it all the time to be a little irritant. :P I call beignets "bayonets" and she's always like UGHHH NOOO! Hahaha!! XD
Good evening, all! Crazy day but enjoying today's tea as I try to chill. My partner had to stay late at work so I'm eating random snacks and that's okay! Lol. Hope everyone had a good day.
Today's tea is good; my wife liked it, too. It's light but has a nice flavor.
Forgot to cold brew today's tea overnight so I guess I will drink it tomorrow.
This tea is good warm/hot if you still want to try it today. I had mine hot and added some hibiscus, rose petals, raspberry leaves, and tupelo honey. It was delicious! :)
Happy Birthday Debbie !
Good Evening, Tea Pals.Had a good day drinking tea. Looking forward to tomorrow's tea.
Good evening, Woodie. I'm glad you got a good tea time or more in! I spent the entire morning making blends and trying teas. It was 12:00 before I realized I hadn't even eaten breakfast. Tea, especially matcha, has a way of making me forget to eat. I don't get hungry for hours. I can't wait to try tomorrow's tea also! Sounds like it could be a really good one.
Padres game here we come!
Off work! Got to actually work on real cases today!! :) Woot! I hope everyone had an awesome day!
I am so dead right now. Hope everyone had a great day.
What's happenin', Kristen? You alright? :)
I was surprised by today’s tea. I didn’t think I would like it because of the hibiscus but it was only nicely subtle in the background. I’m not sure I would call it watermelon but it definitely was a nice, light, fruity tea which I enjoyed as a cold brew. Now I have set up tomorrow’s tea for a cold-brew too. It sounds like it would be good hot or cold but that’s the way I’m going to try it. I just made myself a cup of Kentucky Bourbon. The smoky taste of it when we had in it a monthly box recently really intrigued me. Mmmmm 😋
Jan, Kentucky Bourbon is one of my favorites. Yum!
I love Kentucky bourbon sweetened with brown sugar, it makes it pretty decadent especially if you add a touch of milk💜
I usually don’t put anything in my tea but I might try a touch of brown sugar next time. Thanks for the idea, age!
Happy Birthday Debbie!
TRADES: I have portion size packets of Berry Blast, Formosa Oolong and Peach (black) available for trade. I can't have ginseng, maté or chamomile due to allergies, and I don't like rose in tea. Open to just about anything else! Make me an offer!
It's not bad. Too subtle of a flavor though. Had it hot, so might be a lot better cold?
definitely better cold, in my opinion! i like mixing it with lemonade :)
I've always bought the iced bags version of today's tea.
Loved todays blend, and all the yummy rehydrated apple pieces were a flavorful snack.
Today I also made a pitcher of White Strawberry Basil. So tasty!
Is anyone else having trouble viewing other people's tea cards?
It was good
Oooh white strawberry basil sounds great! Haven't tried that one.
That sounds good
Refreshing watermelon tea. Our family loves watermelons and when In season …we have it almost every day. 😊
Loved this tea hot - *and* cold!
Hey, does anyone remember the two "Fujian" samples we had last month? There were two, and a few days apart, I think. Which was the *first* one (chronologically) that we sampled? That's the one I liked quite a bit, but not so much the one we sampled days later. Thanks!
Fujian Rain (18th) and Fujian Barouqe (24th)
happy Wednesday! the week is halfway done. i hope everyone has been able to find things that brighten their lives each day♥️
I’m very excited that my tea is due for delivery tomorrow!
Goodnight! Long day at work, just got home! ;-(
This afternoon I enjoyed Huang Shan Mao Feng, a Masters green tea that I steeped 4 times! Very delicate and slightly fr