Tetley Announces Winner of Nationwide Iced Tea Recipe Competition
First Place goes to Minty Lemon Balm Sun-Iced Tetley Tea
Tetley USA today announced the winner of their “unique family iced tea” recipe contest. And first place goes to: Minty Lemon Balm Sun-Iced Tetley Tea, by Jennifer Tidwell of Fair Oaks, California. As the name implies, the winning recipe adds natural, fresh ingredients like mint and lemon balm leaves for a refreshing, soothing flavor – and then harnesses the power of the sun to brew this now award-winning treat.
“Tetley’s Iced Tea Blend is the perfect way to cool off during the summer, and it was inspiring to see so many creative ways to serve our iced tea,” said Marc Birnbaum, Marketing Executive at Tetley USA. “We are grateful that so many people shared their family recipes with us, and while it was difficult to choose just one winner, the taste of Minty Lemon Balm Sun-Iced Tetley Tea really stood out.”
For creating her crowd-pleasing recipe, Tidwell will receive a year supply of Tetley’s Iced Tea Blend, along with a beautiful iced tea pitcher and glass set to serve the winning brew.
Minty Lemon Balm Sun-Iced Tetley Tea
1 c. water, plus more as needed to brew tea
1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. fresh mint leaves
1/2 c. fresh lemon balm leaves
5-6 tea bags, depending on desired strength of the tea
To make the simple syrup, combine one cup of water, one cup of sugar, mint and lemon balm in a saucepot and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often until sugar is completely dissolved and the herbs infuse into the syrup. Remove from heat and set aside.
In the meantime add enough water to a tea jar along with the tea bags and set out in the sun early in the morning on a hot summer day. Keep in sun for as long as possible until the tea is infused into the water. Add simple syrup to tea and cool in the fridge until cold.
The winning recipe can also be found on www.facebook.com/tetleyusa.
For more information regarding Tetley USA, please contact Allison Greco, The S3 Agency, 973.257.5533 or .
Tetley has been known as an industry leader in creating a variety of
delicious teas since it began producing tea over 170 years ago. Tetley is
now part of Tata Global Beverages, which also includes award-winning Eight
O¹Clock Coffee and Good Earth Tea.
Tetley has a long-standing relationship with the Ethical Tea Partnership
an organization that monitors living and working conditions on tea estates.
All Tetley branded tea, including flavored and decaffeinated varieties, will
also be part of the Rainforest Alliance certification program, which is
scheduled for completion by 2016. Tetley products sourced from Rainforest
Alliance CertifiedTM farms will be available in the United States in 2012.
Globally, certified products will be available in the U.K. and Canada in
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