Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Serial Killer's Guide to Making Sweet Tea (and possibly murdering people)

"Iced tea: that magical elixir of dreams . . . and sometimes nightmares."

Oh, yes, my friends. It is time for Steve Sutton's guide to making iced tea. I defy you to watch this and not wonder if he is going to pull a human head out of one of those sugar canisters on the counter.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I got a really big laugh out of your video. I wondered what I was getting into since it was the first time to your blog. But then it became evident, especially after I started reading a few of your posts.

I have an art blog, but a few of my blog friends and I get together on Tuesday and drink tea. I also feature a blog each day, and I found yours by doing an internet search. Of course, after I got here, I have really enjoyed what I read and saw. Thanks for having a great love of tea and sharing your wit and tasting experiences with us.

Unknown said...

Bleubird and Elizabeth:

I love the name of your cat! I confess, I'm a dog person, but I enjoy cleverness when I see it.

Thank you for your kind words about the blog. I'm quite interested in your Tuesday Tea group. What kind of teas are you drinking there? Do you have themes and talk about art and books and art-books (Yes, I looked at you blog, as well)? Do you experiment with unusual teas, which Americans typically don't have access to or knowledge about?

Maybe I should have a Tuesday Tea group, out here in the 'burbs of Chicago. Of course, everyone is way too busy, including me, in this part of the world, alas. What with 1.5-hour commutes, and overcommitments with children's schedules, and so on, getting an evening free every week sounds challenging. But rewarding!

In college, I was inspired by the L'Abri folks (Edith and Francis Schaeffer), who had a weekly Sunday afternoon "High Tea," in which they served hearty food from a side table, while listening to great music, or stories, or viewing art, that kind of thing. It was a bit, I suppose, like the salons in old Europe. I started a group like this, and I collected such a wonderful bunch of weirdos and misfits that all wanted to come together-- groups you'd never expect to get along, like Wiccans and Pentecostal Christians, extroverts and introverts, and they all sat around, drank tea and ate good food and enjoyed some of the finer things life has to offer. I miss it, and thank you for reminding me of it.

Unknown said...

Thanks for a fun look at making iced tea. I have to admit that I just can't adjust to sweet tea. This was certainly my most fun blog experience in my community sharing today. Thanks for the fun.