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Summer Special-Tea
Sipping in Style

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Mint-Tea Lemonade
Rosemary-Laced Lemonade Tea
Basil Mo-Tea-Tos
Strawberry Frostea
Mango Tea Slushie
Sparkling Sangria Tea
White Tea Island Mango & Peach Sangria

(Family Features) - Summer has always been the season for fresh brewed iced tea, and now there are more ways than ever to enjoy this popular, and healthy, beverage. With new, younger fans discovering the unique flavors and varieties available, it's easy to take this delicious brew from simple to special.

And, consumers can feel good about increasing their consumption of tea - during summer and all year long. Bob Greene, exercise physiologist, fitness author, and Oprah's personal trainer, recommends Lipton® Tea as part of his Best Life Program. "Tea, when consumed on its own without milk or sugar, not only tastes great but contains virtually no calories," he says. "This means that tea is an excellent accompaniment to a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle, and to a weight management program."

Tea is not only delicious; research shows that tea has significant health benefits, many of which are not well-known:

  • Tea is a natural source of antioxidants called flavonoids, which help to reinforce the natural defenses of the body.
  • Tea, which is naturally calorie free, is an ideal beverage choice to help people reach their daily fluid intake needs.

A number of studies have looked at the possible health benefits of drinking tea. The Lipton Institute of Tea is dedicated to researching and bringing new science to light as it emerges.

So, if you're looking to surprise family and friends this summer with exciting new beverages, Lipton has some terrific twists on traditional iced tea. For cool summer sipping, dress up favorite flavors with fruit to make Slushies or Frosteas for the kids. Adults will enjoy the more sophisticated flavors of Sangria Tea or Mo-Tea-Tos and some unexpected twists on lemonade.

Take advantage of the many refreshing flavors and benefits of your favorite tea and sip away the summer in style.

For more about tea, and more recipes, visit www.liptont.com.

Mint-Tea Lemonade

Description
Summer has been the season for fresh brewed ice tea. So, if you want an exciting new beverage to surprise family and friends try this unexpected twist on ice tea and lemonade.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 6 Lipton Bedtime Story Caffeine-Free Herbal Pyramid Tea Bags
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups prepared lemonade
  • 1 small lemon, sliced

Preparation
    1. Pour boiling water over tea bags; cover and brew 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and squeeze. Stir in sugar until dissolved; cool.
    2. In pitcher, combine all ingredients. Serve over ice.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Brew Time
5 minutes

Serves
5 servings

Rosemary-Laced Lemonade Tea

Ingredients
  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) Lipton Pure Leaf White Tea with Tangerine
  • 2 cups chilled lemonade
  • 2 large sprigs fresh rosemary (about 6 inches each)

Preparation
    1. In glass pitcher, combine all ingredients. With wooden spoon, crush rosemary against side of pitcher. Chill at least 1 hour. Serve in ice-filled glasses and garnish, if desired, with additional rosemary.

Preparation Time
5 minutes

Chill Time
1 hour

Serves
4 servings

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
For a refreshing summertime cocktail, stir in 1/4 cup vodka.

Basil Mo-Tea-Tos

Ingredients
  • 1 large lime, quartered
  • 6 large fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) Lipton Pure Leaf Green Tea with Honey
  • 1 cup light rum
  • 1 cup chilled seltzer

Preparation
    1. In glass pitcher, squeeze lime, then add basil and sugar. With wooden spoon, thoroughly crush against side of pitcher; add lime rinds.
    2. Stir in tea and rum. Just before serving, add seltzer and pour into ice-filled glasses.
    3. Garnish, if desired, with additional basil leaves.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Serves
4 servings

Strawberry Frostea

Description
If you're looking to surprise family and friends with exciting new beverages try this Strawberry Frostea. It is a flavorful combination of tea and strawberries.

Ingredients
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup Lipton Lemon Iced Tea Mix
  • 1/2 cup water

Preparation
    1. In blender, combine all ingredients. Process until smooth. Serve in tall glasses and garnish, if desired, with fresh mint sprigs.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Serves
6 servings

Mango Tea Slushie

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup Lipton Green Tea with Honey & Lemon Iced Tea Mix*
  • 1 can (12 ounces) mango or papaya nectar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 cups ice cubes

Preparation
    1. In blender, add all ingredients; process until smooth. Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired, with mint.

Preparation Time
5 minutes

Serves
4 servings

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
*Use more if a sweeter flavor is desired.

Sparkling Sangria Tea

Ingredients
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 2 Lipton Family Size Tea Bags or 5 Lipton Cup Size Tea Bags
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups chilled purple grape juice
  • 1 medium orange, sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
  • 1 medium lime, sliced
  • Chilled club soda

Preparation
    1. In teapot, pour boiling water over tea bags; cover and brew 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and squeeze; stir in sugar and cool.
    2. In large pitcher, combine tea with remaining ingredients except soda; chill at least 2 hours. Just before serving, add a splash of soda. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish, if desired, with additional orange, lemon and lime slices.

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Chill Time
2 hours

Serves
8 servings

White Tea Island Mango & Peach Sangria

Ingredients
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 6 Lipton White Tea with Island Mango & Peach Flavors Pyramid Tea Bags
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup sliced mango
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup sliced peaches
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur

Preparation
    1. Pour boiling water over tea bags; cover and brew 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and squeeze, then stir in sugar; chill.
    2. In large pitcher, combine tea with remaining ingredients. Chill 2 hours.

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Brew Time
5 minutes

Chill Time
2 hours

Serves
8 servings

SOURCE: Lipton Tea


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