It’s cold! Really cold outside! I don’t know about you, but March means the coming of warmer weather (even if it doesn’t come until May). Take a look around you, I bet all the stores have swapped out the sweaters and scarves for sandals and flirty skirts. So I think it’s also time to swap out the hot chocolate mugs for tall glasses to be filled with refreshing iced tea! Today is your chance to win a Takeya Iced Tea Maker (a $30 total value) to prepare for springtime!
Takeya sent me one of their 1-quart Flash Chill Iced Tea Makers and a package of their tea to try out. Let’s just say if you like iced tea, you will be happy with the ease and speed with which this system works. The BPA-free (and dishwasher safe) tea maker delivers brewed and chilled iced tea in about 5 minutes—you need boiling water, tea and ice and it’s ready in a jiffy—super easy. You can view a demo of the process here: How-to Make Fresh Brewed Iced Tea in minutes: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker. (Note, the Iced Tea Maker in our giveaway is the 1-quart size and comes with a package of tea but no extra accessories—the brewing method is the same though.) The 1-quart pitcher makes 4 glasses of tea and features an airtight lid (no spills!), a non-slip silicone handle, the mesh tea infuser and BPA-free pitcher that can withstand high temperature and is stain- and odor-proof.
Need some fun ideas to spark your iced tea genius? Takeya has fun ideas like this one:
- for 2 quart Iced Tea Maker
- 4 cups cold water, preferably filtered
- 2 TAKEYA Green Mint T-PACs
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup raspberries, chopped
- 1½ cups strawberries, stems removed & chopped into ½-inch pieces
- Tear open 2 TAKEYA Green Mint T-PACs, into the Tea Infuser and twist it into the lid.
- Heat water to a boil, cool for 3 minutes and fill the Iced Tea Maker halfway. Lower the lid with attached Tea Infuser into the hot water, allowing steam to vent, and brew for 3 minutes. Remove the lid and detach the Tea Infuser. Stir in honey until dissolved.
- Top off with ice, seal lid and shake for 30 seconds. Remove 1½ cups of the iced tea to make room for the fruit infusion.
- Twist the Fruit Infuser into the Infuser Extender and add chopped strawberries and raspberries to the Fruit Infuser. Twist the Fruit Infuser into the lid, lower it into the iced tea and seal airtight. Zip on the Thermo Jacket and infuse for 3 hours in the refrigerator.
Bottled iced tea is good in a pinch, but homemade wins hands down when it comes to making healthy iced tea. You can avoid ingredients you don’t want (sweeteners and other additives), get the health benefits of tea, customize it to your taste and oh yeah, save money by brewing your own!
Want to get your own Takeya Iced Tea Maker? Here’s what you need to do to win:
- Sign up for our free e-newsletter (no spam ever!)
- “Like” Appetite For Health on Facebook and also “Like” Takeya on Facebook
- Tell us below how you make your iced tea.
Entries will be accepted until midnight EST, Wednesday March 5th, 2014.