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I have always associated tea with its health benefits. When I was little, my mother always made tea for me whenever I was sick. No wonder I can stand pure, plain tea. I found it quite amusing when some people couldn’t take plain old tea. On the other hand, I wasn’t a fan of extremely sweet tea.
One thing about drinking tea without frills is you get to appreciate the fresh flavor of the leaves, no cover up. With constant exposure though, I’ve grown to enjoy the more interesting flavored teas too.
So I really like that Pure Leaf has introduced new blends. Available in Peach and Honey Green Tea, the Not Too Sweet Pure Leaf line allows me to enjoy the pure flavor of tea with less sugar.
Pure Leaf Iced Tea is real brewed tea with a fresh brewed taste. It uses all-natural ingredients with no preservatives. Its fresh leaves are hand-selected from China, India, Africa, and South America by Pure Leaf’s Master Tea Blenders.
Taken from Ted Allen’s Summer Entertaining Tips, tea has the ability of cleansing your palate of rich and sweet flavors so that your taste buds can get ready for more delicate ones. Don’t hold back and offer different ranges of teas to your Labor Day Party. Your guests will be happy to know that you considered their preferences whether it’s sweet, unsweetened, not too sweet, or peach. You can have a small tea buffet where they can choose garnishes such as Meyer lemon, cherries, kiwi, blood orange, basil, pepper, and other herbs and spices.
Crank it up a notch higher and throw a White Party. Add white beans, white asparagus, white Belgian beer, wear something white, and have fun.
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, check out the Pure Leaf Recipe Page on Facebook. Aside from liking blueberries, this particular concoction exudes a unique flavor that excites your taste buds.
PEACH BLUEBERRY-BASIL ICED TEA
Prep Time: 5 minutes
1/4 cup blueberries
5 large fresh basil leaves
1 bottle Pure Leaf™ Not Too Sweet Peach Tea
Crush blueberries and basil 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 blueberries and basil.
For a pitcher, simply double the recipe.
For a cocktail version, simply add 1/4 cup light rum.
What is your favourite Pure Leaf Tea?