I am not a soda gal.
Too sweet and too many unnecessary calories for me.
When I want to quench my thirst in summer, I reach for a glass of iced tea instead.
I don’t add any extra honey, sugar or artificial sweeteners, either. I like the tannic nature it has all on its own. If I really want to get fancy, I’ll muddle some fresh fruit, mint leaves or even cucumber slices in it.
That’s exactly what I did when Mighty Leaf Tea sent me some samples to try recently. Its over-sized tea bags make it easy to brew a big pitcher of iced tea in minutes. I steeped a bag of Ginger Peach Iced Tea for 5 minutes, then added some ice cubes to chill it down. Since I’d just come back from the farmer’s market, I sliced up some nectarines and added them to the iced tea for a pretty — and pretty delicious — gulp on a warm day.
CONTEST: One lucky Food Gal reader will win samples of Mighty Leaf Tea’s four iced teas: Sunburst Green, Ginger Peach, Calypso Mango and Organic Black. What’s more, the winner also will receive the Takeya plastic iced tea pitcher and Takeya glass water bottle, both pictured above.
Entries, limited to those in the continental United States, will be accepted through midnight PST June 29. Winner will be announced July 1.
How to win?
You’re already read about my favorite way to enjoy iced tea. What’s yours? The most inventive or most delicious sounding answer will win.