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Personal Touches: Iced Tea

Lorna Reeves, editor  


Treat your guests to Teas Etc's Meyer Lemon Black Tea, the first-place Flavored Black Iced Tea in the 2011 North America Tea Championship. A beverage of this caliber deserves a beautiful dispenser like this one from Arthur Court, available in several lovely designs.


Teas Etc Meyer Lemon Black Loose-Leaf Tea; $10.95 for 3 ounces; teasetc.com  

Arthur Court Magnolia beverage server; $199; 800-446-7805


Anne-Harris Jones, assistant editor  


During the summer, I like to keep this mint-infused simple syrup on hand for iced tea. It has a refreshing and natural sweet mint flavor, and it's great for baking or for drizzling over fruit.


Sonoma Syrup Co. Mint Infused Simple Syrup; $10.95; surlatable.com 


Lucy W. Herndon, stylist  


Warmer weather calls for iced tea, and these vintage-inspired glasses are just the casual yet chic way to serve my favorite blends.


Pier 1 Tall Clear Dots glass; $6; pier1.com 


Meaghan Davis, editorial assistant  


Add a colorful touch to cold beverages with pretty striped straws. Hand-pressed clay coasters by McCarter Coasters are graceful embellishments for any table. With more than 100 customizable designs, these make excellent hostess gifts!


Kelly Green Stripe Paper Drinking Straws; $4 for 25; homestyledivas.com   

 McCarter Coasters 325 Magnolia coasters; $25 for set of 4; shaynemccarter.com 




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