Summer In A Glass

Lipton Pure Leaf Iced TEaThe weather is heating up and that calls for something cold to drink!  I drink a lot of water, but it’s nice to have something with a bit of flavor to break up the monotony.  Until recently I would have reached for a diet soda, but I’ve been trying to cut back on the artificial sweeteners.  I love lemonade but not all the calories.  What’s left?  A nice tall glass of iced tea?  Yes, please!  I usually brew my own, but there are days when I just don’t have the time.  Naturally I was thrilled at the opportunity to give Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea a try.

Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea comes in both sweetened and unsweetened varieties and several flavors.  All varieties feature all-natural ingredients and contain no preservatives.  The sweetened varieties contain no high fructose corn syrup, a big plus in my book.

You’ve heard of an Arnold Palmer, right?  Half tea, half lemonade?  Aside from those, it never occurred to me to drink tea any other way than straight up.  Now I’m looking at tea in a whole new way.  I tried this recipe for Fruit-Tea Smoothies, it was the perfect afternoon treat – so refreshing!

Fruit Tea SmoothiesFruit-Tea Smoothies

16 ounces of Pure Leaf™ Iced Tea with Lemon or Pure Leaf™
Unsweetened Iced Tea, chilled
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup Breyers® Fat Free Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream
1 Tbsp. sugar

In blender, process all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately in tall glasses and garnish, if desired, with fresh strawberries.

Next on my list to try – this fresh take on the Cosmo:

Green Tea Cosmo

3 ounces of Pure Leaf™ Green Tea with Honey
1 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce cranberry juice cocktail

In shaker filled with ice, and all ingredients. Shake well, then strain into chilled Martini glass. Garnish, if desired, with lime peel.

Tip: For a special twist, substitute 1 ounce vodka for 1 ounce orange juice.

Lipton has thought of all kinds of creative ways to drink your tea and even a few ways to use it in savory recipes.  You’ll find lots more ideas on their Facebook page.   You can find Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea in 18.5 oz single serve bottles and 59oz multi-serve bottles.

Are you a sweet tea drinker or do you prefer the unsweetened variety?  Have you ever used tea in a cocktail or other concoction?  I’d love to hear your recipes!

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lipton Pure Leaf. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating.


13 Responses to Summer In A Glass
  1. Kathy Meyer
    May 22, 2012 | 7:23 am

    You really did a good combination to create an awesome drinks. It is really nice and I would really follow what you have listed above.

  2. Rica
    May 23, 2012 | 1:01 am

    My aunt brought me one of these and I just fell in love with it. I like the taste

  3. Claire
    May 28, 2012 | 2:28 am

    It was a great post. It is really hot here in our place because it is summer vacation time so this Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea is perfect for me to cold my brain. Thanks for sharing.

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    May 28, 2012 | 9:45 pm

    Hi.. I am glad I have found the post here because this is actually what most people should need, to read a great post to lighten up their day..
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    May 31, 2012 | 3:00 am

    It’s so nice to be part of motivational post like this that enlighten me to do things worthy with :)
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  6. Daniela Foster
    June 1, 2012 | 8:42 am

    Summer is so hot so this Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea is perfect for summer. I love the taste of this Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea.
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  7. Laura
    June 1, 2012 | 7:57 pm

    On the average, a person should drink eight ounce glasses every day. That’s about 2 quarts. However, the overweight person needs one additional glass for every 25 pounds of excess weight. The amount you drink also should be increased if you exercise briskly or if the weather is hot or dry. Water should preferably be cold – it’s absorbed into the system more quickly than warm water. 
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    June 4, 2012 | 4:42 am

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  9. Zaida Yap
    June 7, 2012 | 6:04 am

    This tea looks perfect! I want a hot tea too, but with these recipes I think I would fall in love with tea and how it will taste, Thank you for sharing this goodness… :)
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  10. Sarah Pearce
    July 2, 2012 | 12:55 am

    I purchased a lot of Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea and put it on my freezer. I really like drinking this sort of tea. It could ease my stress.
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  11. Heather Chester
    July 19, 2012 | 7:50 am

    My friends and I really love this Lipton Pure Leaf Iced Tea. In fact, when we have a hiked we make sure that we bring this one.
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