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The Crazy Tea Chick (also known as Emily) and I frequently go out for lunch together. What can I say, we insist upon doing our part to stimulate the economy – especially here in Owensboro, Kentucky. No, that’s okay, we don’t mind.
One of our favorite places to have lunch is Olive Garden. The staff is one of the best in town, if not the best, and the food? Forget about it! The Chicken Gnocchi Soup, breadsticks, and killer salad can’t be beaten. I normally have the unsweetened iced tea with my lunch because Olive Garden’s tea is extraordinary, like everything else they have.
However, on this particular trip, I decided to completely embrace summer and have a very summer-y drink: The Peach-Raspberry Iced Tea. Nothing like temperature’s soaring into the 100s to make you want to give summer a nice sweaty embrace. Tea lovers have a leg up on others in many ways (we’re wittier, sexier, stronger, healthier, our pets are cuter..) but one cool way is the fact that we can embrace whatever season we’re in with our beloved tea. Summer? Iced fruit teas celebrate the beautiful weather while cooling us off. Winter? Hot green tea, Earl Grey, and other teas keep us warm and cozy. And of course Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Peppermint Tea.
Olive Garden’s Peach-Raspberry Iced Tea is so delicious I’m lost for words, and that almost never happens. Wonderful raspberry takes center stage, with peach coming in as a subtle backup singer. There’s a big juicy wedge of frozen peach floating in the tea which, I must say, is delectable by the time you get to the bottom of the glass.
If you’ve never tried Olive Garden for lunch, go this week (I’m free tomorrow) and – by all means – have the Peach-Raspberry Iced Tea. It’s out of this world.