Sunday, June 5, 2011
Sparking Fruit Tea (& A Giveaway!)
A couple months ago I was contacted by the people at Lipton Iced Tea and asked if I'd be interested in sampling their new line of natural iced tea products. My interest was peaked because I find it hard to find iced tea products that are natural and don't contain high fructose corn syrup. This line of iced teas uses real sugar which is key for me and has no artificial colors or flavors. Win win!
The package contained six new iced tea flavors. After sampling them John and I were thrilled. And believe me, I'm not just saying that because Lipton sent them to me, I'd be honest with you if they were gross. Here's the rundown on what we tried and our opinions:
Iced Tea with Blueberry Pomegranate- by far our favorite. It smelt and tasted very fruity. It got better and better with each sip! (Also, this is the flavor I used for my sparking fruit tea above, the recipe is below!)
Green Tea with Passionfruit Mango- Light and summery, perfect for this season.
Iced Tea with Lemon- Classic, exactly what you'd expect of lemon iced tea.
Green Tea with Citrus- Surprisingly good! Neither of us are big green tea fans and we both liked this a lot.
Diet Green Tea with Citrus- Also good, slightly less sweet. I do not drink diet drinks due to the fact that "diet" usually means "chemicals" but this is all natural and really good, doesn't taste diet at all.
Diet Green Tea with Watermelon- This one had the strongest response from us. We were expecting it to be gross and kind of fake, but it was truly awesome and light tasting. We'll be buying this one again soon!
Lipton has paired up with Pandora.com to help people see "the natural side of music." One of the items I received from Lipton was a one year free subscription to Pandora One which offers unlimited listening, no advertising, and other great features. Since I love all of you so much, I'm passing the love on to you! I'm giving away the one year subscription to Pandora One plus two coupons for FREE bottles of Lipton Natural Iced Tea. I know you won't be disappointed, we certainly were not! To enter, leave a comment at the end of the post telling me what drink you enjoy most in the summer! One entry per person, contest ends Tuesday, June 7 at midnight. Be sure to leave your email address so I know how to contact you if you win.
And before we forget, the recipe for the sparking fruit tea! This was delicious, we both loved it and I can't wait to have some with dinner tonight.
Source: Stephanie Cooks Original
20 ounces Lipton Natural Iced Tea with Blueberry Pomegranate
17 ounces sparking apple juice
1/2 lemon, sliced thin
1/2 lime, sliced thin
Combine all of the ingredients listed above. Stir gently. Serve immediately.
Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Gen-Yknot on behalf of Lipton and received Lipton product samples and a subscription to Pandora One to facilitate my candid review. Gen-Yknot also sent me a promotional item to thank me for my time.