As a southern girl, you can probably guess I’m a sweet tea drinker. I’ve been drinking it as far back as I can remember. I rarely drink soda and most of the time, I prefer tea to coffee first thing in the morning. My kids have often bragged on my tea “recipe” (my secret ingredient is Lipton tea bags) and considered making a tea stand instead of a lemonade stand in the front yard to “get rich”!
So, of course, when I was recently contacted to participate in a blog campaign by Gen-Yknot on behalf of Lipton, I couldn’t wait to try their new line of iced teas! Lipton has developed a new 100% natural line with a simple, all-natural ingredient list. This includes real sugar and natural flavors with no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. The line also includes two diet flavors with no artificial colors or flavors. The delicious flavors are:
- Iced Tea with Pomegranate Blueberry (MY favorite!)
- Green Tea with Passionfruit Mango
- Iced Tea with Lemon
- Green Tea with Citrus
- Diet Green Tea with Citrus
- Diet Green Tea with Watermelon
Initially, I had already drawn conclusions in my mind as to which flavors I would probably like and dislike. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I liked all of the flavors! The biggest surprise to me was the Passionfruit Mango because I generally don’t care for mangos.
I also expected the dreadful aftertaste that comes with diet drinks. Fortunately, I never noticed any aftertaste and really couldn’t tell any difference in the Diet Green Tea with Citrus and the regular Green Tea with Citrus. If you don’t mind sucralose and are counting calories, then go with the diet version and you won’t sacrifice any flavor or be haunted by a bitter aftertaste.
As a proper southern tea drinking lady, I like my tea hot AND cold. I was pleased to find that it tasted great cold, at room temperature and warmed!
It is also obvious that Lipton put great thought into the packaging of their new line. I found the bottle packaging and shape to be extremly friendly to my small hand and fingers. The bottle is shaped smaller in the middle with “grooves” for easy gripping. I was able to hold the bottle without worrying I would drop it as I do with other drinks and containers.
The 20 ounce bottles range in price from 99¢ to $1.59 each. This is quite competitive with sodas and other convenience drinks. I’m excited to have a natural drink option this summer while traveling, vacationing and shopping!
Overall all, I really like Lipton’s new Natural Iced Tea. In my personal opinion, I think the tea could be a little stronger, but it is still quite enjoyable. I will definitely be drinking more this summer!
To celebrate their new line of natural iced tea, Lipton is also sponsoring a fun summer kick-off concert, online videos featuring cuts and conversations with music artists, and more. For more information on this fun summer music promotion, visit Facebook.com/LiptonIcedTea or twitter.com/Lipton.
I participated in a blog campaign by Gen-Yknot on behalf of Lipton. I received Lipton product samples of each flavor of Lipton Natural Ice Tea and a subscription to Pandora One in exchange for my honest review and time.