When someone says Tea around here, they’re talkin’ sweet. Possibly even with some fresh mint and sliced lemons.
Down here in Texas, tea is sweetened and served cold.
So, when I was offered some Tazo Tea flavors to try and a recipe book… well, you can guess which of those things piqued my interest :-). I’m game for trying new things and heaven knows that I’m not likely to turn down a recipe book (heh).
I was intrigued when my box of goodies arrived and I saw this:
This pic is obviously AFTER I have already started to use the products 😉
I have to say, the Iced Black Tea, Yum. I added the delicious Blue Agave syrup as a sweetener and it was really yummy! Nice and subtle with just a hint of citrus. I could easily see myself making this instead of our regular sweet Tea. The Green Tea was yummy too, which surprised me because, all the Green Teas that I’ve tried (you know the bottles) have been bitterish and not appealing.
So, the recipe book… I decided to make these lemon awake cookies using the Awake Tea packets.. The cookies, the kids loved. I mean loved, loved, loved. I loved, loved, loved this lemon icing that was made using the contents of an Awake Tea Bag, lemon zest, lemon juice and powdered sugar. Y’all.. I want to create entire desserts just to use this icing. It is.. nom.. citrusy, zingy, light.. just heavenly.
As if my pretty pictures and opinion aren’t enough for y’all…
I have a Tazo Tea goody pack for TWO of y’all! Just like the one that I received! This is awesome. Trust me. The white platter is mine and not included in the goody pack (sorry).
- One piece of advice: When you get your purty glass pitcher… Do not put hot tea into the pretty glass pitcher, because there’s a chance it might shatter. All over your kitchen counter and floor. (not that I know from experience or anything)
NOW The nitty gritty dirt band details:
- Leave a comment telling me about your favorite kind of tea (1 entry)
- Twitter this and leave the tweet url in a separate comment (1 entry)
- Visit Tazo Tea’s website and tell me what flavor you’d most like to try in a separate comment (1 entry)
This contest is open from Sept 1, 2009 until Friday Sept 4, 2009 at 10:00 PM CST . Random.org will be used to choose the winners! Good luck y’all!
In case you didn’t gather it from the post… I was given the Tazo Tea goodies to try and if I so chose, write about. The giveaways for my readers.. just a bonus! I may have received these items for free (THANK YOU!) but, my opinions were in no way bought, paid for or compromised in any way. Y’all know that I’m as transparent as glass that has never seen a smudgey child’s handprint.
Congratulations to our Winners! Ree from The Hotfessional and Stacy from A Boy Makes 3