Although your summer might look a bit different this year, that doesn't mean it has to be any less fun! Even with social distancing measures in place, you can still enjoy a social summer with your closest friends and family.
We’ve rounded up a guide of tea-infused activities that will keep the sun shining at home, all summer long! Whether you’re exploring the outdoors, experimenting with new recipes, or mastering a DIY project, there is no shortage of safe summer fun:
1. GO CAMPING IN YOUR BACKYARD
Bring out the campfire, flashlights, and s’mores! Conjure up the childhood joys of summer camp with a backyard camping adventure. Have your friends bring their own tents, recipes, and legendary tales!
The drink of choice? Blended to capture the allure of camping in the wilds of Beautiful British Columbia, escape into the woods with a smoky cup of our signature BC Forestea.
2. DIY Tie-Dye with Tea
Add a pop color to your summer, and give your wardrobe a nostalgic tie-dye treatment! Use tea as a natural, chemical-free, and environmentally-friendly homemade dye.
Grab a large kitchen pot, fill with 10 teabags (or loose leaf tea wrapped in Tea-To-Go Filters), and add boiling water to steep. Bundle up your fabric in rubber bands and submerge in the pot to simmer with the tea for 1 hour. Remove the fabric from the pot and let it sit for a few hours. Finally, cut the elastics and rinse your reborn tea with water!
Try our Pantone Color of The Year 2020 tea for the perfect pastel blue hue!
3. Make Your Own Homemade Ice Cream
Homemade ice cream: the quintessential summer treat! Create a tea-infused dessert from scratch with one of your childhood friends. Split up the blending and mixing in the kitchen, add your favorite toppings, and enjoy the first scoops on your deck!
4. GO STARGAZING
Explore the magical mysteries of our galaxy with a night under the stars. Grab a few blankets, your favorite pillow, and a cup of TEALEAVES Starry Night as you admire the twinkling summer sky. Have a friend bring their guitar to strum the night away... Extra points if they also have a telescope!
5. Elevate Your Backyard Barbeque
Outdoor grilling is synonymous with warm summer days. Looking for a new recipe to be the centerpiece at your next socially distant backyard barbeque? Experience a fresh take on salmon with Chef Charlie Ayers' Mahogany Salmon recipe, incorporating our Organic Health & Well Being green tea as a key ingredient.
6. MAKE TEA-INFUSED POPSICLES
Packed with naturally bold flavors and vibrant colors, TEALEAVES-infused popsicles are the perfect summer treat. Simply pour steeped tea in the popsicle mold, add in your popsicle sticks, and freeze!
7. At-Home Iced Tea Bar
Step up your summer bartending skills! Stock up your bar cart and enliven your iced tea experience with fun, easy, and creative new twists.
Need to cool down? Try our Lemon Verbena Iced Tea with Berry Iced Cubes for a crisp taste of summer! Dreaming of palm trees and soft white sand? Escape to paradise with our tropical Summer Tisane recipe.
8. GO BIRDWATCHING
Grab your binoculars and take a front-row seat to some of nature’s biggest shows! New to bird-watching? Attract feathered friends by setting up a bird feeder in your backyard (make sure it's squirrel-proof!). Place the feeder outside of your window and enjoy the beauty of nature over a cup of TEALEAVES Organic Pear Tree Green, a delicate tea inspired by the sweet nectar of nature itself!
9. GROW A LITTLE GARDEN
Grow your green thumb and give your garden a little helping hand this summer with TEALEAVES! By using tea leaves as fertilizer, you can give your garden a boost, without the use of harsh chemicals.
Beets, cucumbers, and tomatoes are all wonderful vegetables to plant midsummer! Pair your days in the garden with TELEAVES’ earth and subtly sweet Garden of Secrets blend - delicious when served both hot or over ice!
10. TAKE A NATURE BATH
The ultimate addition to your social distant summer plans, a walk in the woods is one of the best ways to quiet the mind, seek inspiration and reinvigorate. Explore the great outdoors with TEALEAVES Mountain Berry, a fruity melange of superfood Canadian Saskatoon berries, reminiscent of the foraged fields of nature’s harvest.