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Pure Leaf has recently added two new “Not Too Sweet” varieties to their line of delicious, all-natural, real brewed iced teas. Not Too Sweet Peach Tea and Not to Sweet Honey Green Tea have lower sugar content, and best of all…no chemical garbage added to compensate for it!
When it comes to drinks, I honestly don’t enjoy overwhelming sweetness – I like to enjoy the flavor, so the light, complementary sweetness of Pure Leaf’s new teas is perfect for me.
My husband, (heretofore referred to as “Bearded Man”) does like his tea to be sweet, and is a big fan of good ol’ fashioned southern sweet tea. He loved the Pure Leaf Sweet Tea, and I am pretty happy to have found a quick and easy, (but chemical-free) option for those times when I’m too
lazy busy to make a batch of homemade sweet tea for him. Easy good-wifey points for me!
Pure Leaf teas are great straight from the bottle, but you can fancy them up for an extra-special summer drink, or even for a summer evening cocktail!
Peachy-Ginger Tea Thyme
Prep Time: 5 minutes
- 3 slices fresh ginger, about 1/8-inch thick
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 bottle Pure Leaf™ Not Too Sweet Peach Tea
Crush ginger and thyme 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 ginger and thyme.
For a pitcher, simple double the recipe.
For a cocktail version, simply add 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey.
Pure Leaf has partnered with Ted Allen of Chopped to showcase different unique food and beverage pairings for any meal. Here are some of his tips for summer entertaining!
Summertime is party time, and nothing says celebration like cocktails – and mocktails! A splash of vodka (or not) in Pure Leaf Sweet Tea, along with some fresh cherries, and ounce of elderflower liqueur, and some fresh mint – or if you’re adventuresome, fresh basil – makes for a great, refreshing showy treat!
Pure Leaf Not Too Sweet Flavors
The clean, crisp refreshment of Pure Leaf Not Too Sweet is perfect for lightly seasoned, light fare like salads, shrimp, and other delicate foods – compliments them without overwhelming them.
Hosting a Barbecue
When you’re barbecuing, make it easier on yourself by prepping ahead with side dishes that don’t need to be heated: Bean salads, pasta salads, even a panzanella bread salad are easy to make ahead, and that frees you up to be the Grill Master.
Idea for Labor Day Party
It’s your last chance of the summer to wear white – so throw a White Party! Serve white beans, white asparagus, white Belgian beer, and be sure to tuck a napkin into your collar before eating.
Pairing with Tea
The delicate, refreshing flavor of tea pairs beautifully with almost any food. Think of its abilities to clean your palate of rich, sweet flavors, and to compliment more delicate ones. Offer a range of teas – sweet, unsweetened, not-too-sweet, peach – to give your guests choices, then serve with interesting garnishes, (cherries, kiwi, blood orange, Meyer lemon, and a selection of herbs.)
Nobody wants to hear themselves chewing at a dinner party, so don’t let “dead air” happen at yours! For a fun ambiance, the music must never stop. Develop a playlist of elegant background music – no surprises like heavy metal of John Philip Sousa. My go-to is Chet Baker.
Pure Leaf Tea is a great way to sweeten up your summer! Check out their Facebook page for updates, more information and coupons!