There’s a lot of downtime during the holidays. I spent one afternoon during Thanksgiving break throwing a tea party for my nieces and nephew. We had queens, a knight, yummy snacks, and delicious sweet tea for the party. Growing up, I didn’t like hot tea, so when we had tea parties as a kid I would have sweet tea instead. I kept that traditional alive with Milo’s Tea this holiday season.
Sweet tea is a southern tradition. I didn’t realize how spoiled I was until I traveled out of the south and had to ask every waiter if they serve sweet tea and always got a resounding ‘no’. Luckily, we can serve up tea from Milo’s Tea Company: a family and woman owned business located in Bessemer, AL. Milo’s was founded as a restaurant in 1946 with a simple philosophy – use high quality, fresh, natural ingredients, listen to your customers and never sacrifice taste.
Because we were visiting my Mother In Law, I had a wide variety of china to choose from. There’s something special about drinking out of those beautiful tea cups! My nieces helped me choose the china (they picked the holiday ones!), the napkins, the tablecloth and all the table accessories. My nephew was a big help setting the table and making sure everything was perfect for our holiday tea party.
We served up Milo’s sweet tea for our holiday tea party. This is the perfect beverage for your holiday get togethers! Milo’s Tea is available sweetened with pure cane sugar, no calorie and unsweet options, as well as lemonade, and a tea and lemonade mix. It’s great on it’s own, because it’s fresh brewed and features natural ingredients (No preservatives or added acids). But there’s also a few ways you can “fancy” it up for your holiday tea party!
Sweet Tea Mix-In Recipes
Start with Milo’s Tea and mix in one of the following:
A splash of cranberry juice
Fresh cut lemon slices
A splash of lemon juice
Fresh cut orange slices
Use a cinnamon stick to stir