1970 was a life-changing year for me. I was there and even remember it. 🙂 I graduated from high school and began to find my way in this great big world.
I’m on the left sporting a wide grin. What a thrill it was to walk down that isle and out of the building.
The building was Constitution Hall. My graduating class was the final class from Mt. Vernon High School in Alexandria VA to hold graduation ceremonies in that historic landmark.
Our Baccalaureate service was held at The National Cathedral.
In 1972 I moved to Austin, TX where I bought and drank my first herbal tea. It was Red Zinger sold in bulk from a barrel in a little health food store on the west side of town. I’ve loved all these years and always keep it on hand. No tea has a prettier color or a more inviting aroma. (Some equal it, but none surpass it.)
(Information provided by Celestial Seasonings)
Red Zinger Tea
Red Zinger Caffeine Free Herbal Tea . 100% Natural — This product contains all-natural ingredients and flavors, and no artificial colors or preservatives.
Red Zinger was introduced in 1972, and nothing at Celestial Seasonings has been the same since. The success of this uniquely flavored blend gave birth to a full line of Zinger teas, and Red Zinger has remained a Celestial Seasonings favorite for more than 30 years. The trademark “zing” comes from a combination of tart and tangy Chinese hibiscus and fruity Thai hibiscus,while lemongrass provides a lemony sweetness that helps balance the tartness.For a refreshing twist, try this perennial favorite on ice!
INGREDIENTS: Hibiscus, Rosehips, Peppermint, West Indian Lemongrass, Orange Peel, Natural Flavors, Lemon Myrtle, Licorice and Wild Cherry Bark.
If you haven’t tried Red Zinger, there is no better way to celebrate the 70’s than to brew a cup and sip the unique flavor. I think I’ll go make a cup for myself now.
Pat of Artfully Ooglebloops is hosting a teabag swap. She says it best so I am borrowing her blurb. We’d love for you to join us.
I am organizing a teabag swap – if anyone is interested. We will be swapping one on one- a way to share your favorite flavors, and learn about new ones. So far, it is Judy and I- all are welcome!!!
Judy sent me a sample of some wonderful jasmine pearls recently-they were delicious!!
If you are interested (and you don’t have to be a Tea on Tuesday “player” to swap), mention that in your comment, with your email address!!When we get up to 10 names, we’ll close it out, and I’ll let you know who your swap partner is!
For more Tea on Tuesday visit:
Kimmie Home of Tea On Tuesday
You’ll be glad you did.
Next week Tea Tuesday will be hosted by Christen and the theme is ‘Urban Art’.
Until next time…
Keep the kettle whistling.