Celebrate the Summer with Pure Leaf!

 Celebrate the Summer with Pure Leaf!Nothing says “summer” like sitting on the deck, barbequing a delicious burger, and sipping an iced cold iced tea!  I remember my mom making us iced tea as a special treat whenever the weather got hot, and I still crave it whenever I’m by the pool, or on the beach.  My problem has always been that no one makes it like my mom could – not bitter, but not too sweet.

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Pure Leaf has just introduced two new lower-sugar varieties – “Not Too Sweet Honey Green Tea” and “Not Too Sweet Peach Tea”.  With only 100 calories per 18.5 fl oz bottle, you can enjoy a perfect summer treat without the guilt or the “fake sugar” headache!  I am so excited about this new variety because I usually find myself wishing I could water down my bottled iced teas, but now I won’t have to!

Pure Leaf has also partnered with Ted Allen, the host of The Food Network’s Chopped, & well known food and wine connoisseur, to find “Perfect Pairings” for the new Not Too Sweet Teas.  These pairings will begin airing on The Food Network in September during Allen’s show, in a segment, appropriately named “Perfect Pairings”.  Chefs will be challenged to create the perfect dishes to compliment this delicious tea.  Fun, right?!  I can’t wait to check them out!

In the meantime, I will be pairing my Not So Sweet Peach Tea with a little drink umbrella when I make this scrumptious sounding cocktail…

Screen Shot 2013 06 27 at 4.42.38 PM Celebrate the Summer with Pure Leaf!PEACH BLUEBERRY-BASIL ICED TEA

2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
1/4 cup blueberries
5 large fresh basil leaves
1 bottle Pure Leaf Not Too Sweet Peach Tea
Crush blueberries and basil with wooden spoon in 1-quart glass measuring cup.  Stir in Pure Leaf Not Too Sweet Peach Tea. Strain and serve in ice-filled glasses. Garnish, if desired, with additional blueberries and basil.
For a pitcher, simply double the recipe.
For a cocktail version, simply add 1/4 cup light rum.

 

Yum.  I may have found myself a new favorite summer drink…