Earlier this week the humidity in our area was out of control. It reminded me of living in Florida. Only in Florida we were fortunate to have central air. Central air on Cape Cod is a new concept, and one that isn’t in our home. We’re forced to rely on old fashioned methods to beat the heat.
One thing we do is drink cold beverages. My favorite is freshly brewed iced tea. Now brewing iced tea on an already hot day is not fun, so when I discovered Lipton’s Pure Leaf Iced Tea I couldn’t wait to give it a try! Pure Leaf is real brewed tea made from all-natural ingredients without the use of preservatives!
The leaves are selected from China, India, Africa and South America by the Pure Leaf’s Master Tea Blenders. I was even more eager to try them when I learned that they are Rainforest Alliance Certified for sourcing their tea sustainably. The square packaging is also lightweight and provides a high pallet efficiency – which means lighter loads and less fuel used to deliver it to your store!
We’ve been growing our mint this year, which tastes great in Mojitos so I decided to make a Derby Day Tea-Lep using the mint and the Pure Leaf Sweet Iced Tea. I found the recipe on the Pure Leaf Facebook recipe tab.
The recipe called for 3 ounces of Pure Leaf Sweetened Iced Tea, 3 lemon slices, 6 large mint leaves and 1 ounce of Kentucky bourbon, if you wish.
I muddled the fresh mint in a highball glass, added two of the lemon slices and filled the glass with ice. Then I added the Pure Leaf Sweet Iced Tea and garnished with the remaining lemon slice.
It was refreshing, with just the right amount of mint, lemon and tea flavors.
You can find a variety of recipes, information about the flavors currently offered and more by visiting the Lipton Pure Leaf Facebook page.
What do you like in your Iced Tea?
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.