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We Try Heart of Tea Bottled Teas

We haven't had a ton of luck with bottled iced teas. We did a taste test awhile back of classic black-tea-and-lemon options (the winner was Honest Tea) and it was surprising how few of the options tasted like the tea you'd brew yourself. Bottled teas often show murkiness, mossy-ness, and bitterness, but none of the tasty sides of tea. So Heart of Tea, a new New York-based company brewing bottled teas with "larger, intact, quality tea leaves" caught our eye. More

Drinking in Season: Smoky Iced Tea and Whiskey Cooler

Since tea was going to be the star of this cocktail, I want to go with something that had a bit of complexity. I chose smoky Lapsang Souchong as my base ingredient. One whiff of this tea and there's no question what it will taste like: smoky, earthy, and intense. But that aggressive flavor can be shifted a bit when combined with other ingredients in a cocktail. More

20 Best Foods at the State Fair of Louisiana

This is it. The last stop in our quest to chronicle this year's top fair foods. We headed to Shreveport, Louisiana, for the 102nd State Fair of Louisiana. Until November 13th (note: the fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays), some 450,000 people will come out to enjoy the zoo, the circus, the midway and of course a whole lot of food. What's hot at the fair? The hot stuff. That is, the spicy regional items; from crawfish and crabmeat boudin to habanero peanut brittle. More

Cool Drinks, NY: Tocqueville's Iced Tea

A blend of chamomile, green tea, and lemon verbena served as the base of this iced concoction. Lest you think that's a mouthful, there is more: lychee and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Mint leaves are stirred in for good measure just before serving; it's a bright and decidedly summer-appropriate tea. More

Drinks Discovery: Wang Derm Thai Iced Tea

What is it about Thai iced tea that makes it so perfectly crave-worthy? Is it the subtly floral vanilla note? The deliciously mouth-coating sweetened condensed milk? That beautiful orange fluorescence? The knowledge that it will wash down a steaming plate of pad see ew? Who cares, as long as I can find a way to have it any time I want? More

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