Recipes With Pure Leaf Iced Tea

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Pure Leaf Iced Tea

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There is nothing better then fresh brewed iced tea during the summer.  I normally drink my tea as unsweetened, with no lemon flavoring.  Probably pretty boring to a lot of people.  My kids even love iced tea, which I find a little strange since I do drink it a pure iced tea.

As much as I love iced tea, I don’t always have enough time to brew it.  I know it does not take a whole lot of time, but this summer has just been a bit crazy.  That’s one of the reasons I was very excited to try out Pure Leaf Iced Tea.  I was very curious if it could stand up to the home fresh brewed.

I received 3 varieties: Sweet Tea, Unsweetened and Lemon. As you can see from the empty bottles above, I opened up the unsweetened iced to check out that one! I have to say, it was pretty good!  It did have a slightly different taste, but definitely a great alternative. It is rather convenient to just grab a bottle out of the refrigerator for a quick drink.

Pure Leaf Tea Recipes

With the bottles of iced tea came some Pure Leaf Tea recipes.  I had never really thought of adding tea to a recipe, so I was very intrigued by what I saw.  The recipe below is the one I chose, and felt the kids would enjoy as a treat as well.

Fruit-Tea Smoothie

Fruit-Tea Smoothies
 
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This is a very refreshing drink to enjoy on a hot summer day!
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 16 ou Pure Leaf Iced Tea with Lemon or Pure Leaf Unsweetened, chilled
  • 2 c Frozen strawberries
  • 1 c Fat free vanilla ice cream
  • 1 T Sugar
Instructions
  1. In blender, process all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately in tall glasses and garnish, if desired, with fresh strawberries.

I made this recipe using the Pure Leaf Unsweetened Iced Tea.  My oldest daughter was very leery of this drink.  She read the recipe and did not think the combination of strawberries and ice cream would taste very good with tea.  I have to say all three of my children, and myself thoroughly enjoyed this smoothie.  My oldest daughter said she could taste the iced tea and claimed to not really like it, however she had two servings of it!  I believe she was trying to get more dessert out of me by claiming to not like the first one.  She is smooth, but not that smooth!

Gail Simmons, judge on BRAVO’s “Top Chef” and Food & Wine magazine contributor, has some amazing recipes with iced tea that I would love to try the next time we have company over!

Peach - Ginger Fizz

Serving Size: 1

To make a cocktail: Add 1/5 ounces silver tequila before adding the tea.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c Ginger simple Syrup (separate recipe)
  • Ice
  • 1 c Peach or Diet Peach Pure Leaf Tea
  • Cold club soda
  • Candied ginger, for garnish
  • Fresh peach slice, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour ginger simple syrup into a highball glass over ice. Add Peach Pure Leaf Tea and stir well. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a skewer of candied ginger and peach slice.
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Check out more great tea recipes by “liking” Pure Leaf on Facebook. There is a tab there with some very yummy looking recipes, like Chocolatea Banana Smoothies!

Disclaimer: 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.

 

 

About the Author

A Mommy blogger who loves working from home while raising her 9-year-old daughter and 5-year-old boy/girl twins with her husband. I have a passion for learning and enjoy anything having to do with the technical side of blogging. I am also always working on self-improvement and being the best mom I can to my children. I am also a bit of a coffee addict! ❤

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