Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pure Leaf Tea!

Are you a fan of tea? I am. I Loooooove tea. Summer just would't be the same if I didn't have some ice tea! Tea is also a great beverage to serve while entertaining some guests (or, if you are on the beverage list for, say, a family reuinion?).

This summer, I was sent a three pack of Pure Leaf Tea to try out.


Real tea...delicious brewed tea in a bottle just for you! 

I love tea just how it is, but it's great in recipes, too!

Check this drink that incorporates Pure Leaf tea! 

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
3 ounces Pure Leaf Sweetened Iced Tea
3 lemon slices

6 large mint leaves

In highball glass, add mint and then crush. Add two lemon slices and fill glass with ice, Pure Leaf Sweetened Iced Tea. Garnish with one lemon slice.
Tip: For a special twist, add 1 ounce Kentucky bourbon.
You can find several other recipes by Top Chef judge, Gail Simmons on Facebook. I'd love to see some of your creations, too... so be sure to leave a recipe if you make a great mixed tea drink!

You may notice that Pure Leaf tea has a new look. Well, it's for good reason! The plastic the bottle is made of is PET ( PET plastic is the type of plastic labeled with the #1 in the triangle on the bottom of the bottle) plastic, and PET plastic is 100% recyclable! (source)

The square bottles also allow for better packaging which means more bottles in a small space. The switch from glass to plastic makes loads lighter so less fuel is needed for transport.

Pure Leaf is also Rainforest Alliance Certified

What does it mean to be Rainforest Alliance Certified?

·        Rainforest Alliance certification is built on the three pillars of sustainability: environmental protection, social equity and economic viability.

  Recently, in recognition of their commitment to sustainability, several of Pure Leaf estates, including their Kericho, Kenya plantation, have earned Rainforest Alliance certification. This certification is available exclusively to farms that meet or exceed the rigorous standards for sustainability that are necessary to achieve Rainforest Alliance certification. Pure leaf is very proud to source their tea leaves from these farms and to be able to use the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal on Pure Leaf.

Pure Leaf's Tea Master, John Cheetham, is one of less than 10 tea masters in the world who have mastered the art of blending and tasting!

Keep up with Pure Leaf happenings by checking out and liking the Pure Leaf Facebook page!

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.

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