I’m a Texas girl at heart. Born and raised. The one thing I remember vividly about my childhood is summer time and sweet tea. My mom always had to have (and still does) a large dixie cup full of sweet tea and lemon by her side each afternoon under that blistering Texas sun. No matter where we were, we had to find a Dickie’s BBQ that served good ‘ol fashion sweet tea. Not in a bottle…..no way….no how. It had to be fresh from the pitcher. I never really got it. I just knew that was “her” thing. And come to find out, that was A LOT of southern women’s “thang.” The southern sweet tea fixation.
To this day, my tea of choice is of course Kombucha, but I am learning to embrace my southern roots and thanks to the NEW Lipton iced tea campaign, I am able to do just that. In my own kind of “southern” way.
By participating in this campaign, I got the chance try out six Lipton Iced Tea flavors. The fan favorite flavors, Green Tea with Citrus and Iced Tea with Lemon, as well as two new flavors—Iced Tea with Pomegranate Blueberry and Green Tea with Passionfruit Mango.They also have two naturally flavored and preservative-free diet flavors—Diet Green Tea with Citrus and Diet Green Tea with Watermelon.
The hubs and I tasted them all. He loves fruity tea so naturally he choose the pomegranate blueberry and his favorite. I am not used sweetened tea, it was definitely a little more sugar than I am used to but still, the flavors were refreshing. Watermelon Green tea was a good combo.
Can’t go wrong with watermelon in my opinion.
All flavors are of course GLUTEN FREE, preservative free, and 100% natural. I admire Lipton for reaching out to the consumers and reinventing new flavors that are tried and tested by ….once again, the CONSUMER. Not many companies do that these days. Ya know?
Oh and another cool thing, LIPTON is partnering with PANDORA internet radio for this summer-long program. They are encouraging consumers to “express individuality through their tea and music preferences.” Stations include Lipton Pop, Lipton Country, Lipton Rock, and Lipton Hip-Hop. I turned on the Rock just for kicks. Lots of new music to add to my collection. Again, thoroughly impressed with how CONNECTED Lipton is with their consumers.
So now my whole Southern Sweet Tea perception has changed. Actually, its EXPANDED. I am ready to embrace my Southern Roots……LIPTON STYLE!
What flavor would you try?
I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Gen-Yknot on behalf of Lipton and received Lipton product samples and a subscription to Pandora One to facilitate my candid review. Gen-Yknot also sent me a promotional item to thank me for my time. And if you’ve made it this far through the post, let me know. I’ve got an extra coupon to send to someone. You just have to leave a clever comment first. haha! I’ll choose someone this week.