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Pure Leaf Tea


One of the most refreshing drinks to have in the middle of a hot summer is iced tea. With all of the choices at the local market finding just the right blend that leaves a taste to be remembered can be a difficult task. Not with Pure Leaf Tea… John Cheetham, Pure Leaf’s tea master, has done all of the taste testing for us. While training to become a tea master, Cheetham tasted 400-500 teas a day. Today he is one of less than 10 tea masters in the world who have mastered the art of blending and tasting. 


Tea drinkers can be as passionate about their brew as wine lovers. The complexities of tea can be compared to wine, maybe because four of your five senses are used when tasting tea: taste, smell, sight and touch. Unlike wine which gets harvested once a year, the tea bush gets picked every two weeks. This allows Cheetham to get around 50 teas from 20 countries in the mail every day, and in all are building blocks to a perfect tea impacting the color, body and taste. No wonder Pure Leaf Tea tastes so good!

Tea can be so much more than just plain old tea. Have you ever considered adding it to a smoothie?



Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
16 ounces Pure Leaf Iced Tea with Lemon or Pure Leaf Unsweetened Iced Tea, chilled
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup fat free vanilla ice cream
1 tablespoon sugar
In blender, process all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately in tall glasses and garnish, if desired, with fresh strawberries.

How about adding it to a Cosmo?



Servings: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
3 ounces Pure Leaf Green Tea with Honey
1 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce cranberry juice cocktail
In shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients. Shake well, then strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish, if desired, with lime peel.
Tip: For a special twist, substitute 1 ounce vodka for 1 ounce orange juice.


However you choose to enjoy your tea, if you start with Pure Leaf you can’t go wrong. My husband consumed all of our tea before I had a chance to even think about trying it!

You can also find more recipes on the Pure Leaf Facebook recipe tab.

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lipton Pure Leaf. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating


  1. Mmmm the fruit tea smoothie looks delicious-and such a creative use for tea!

  2. Sandy VanHoey says

    The fruit tea smoothie sounds good to me. strawberries and ice cream in this sure caught my attention

  3. Lisa F. says

    Great recipes! I drink iced tea almost daily and have been trying to decide whether I want to give up pop (Coke Zero) for the healthier alternative of tea. Problem is, I grew up with pop and it really hits the spot, particularly when paired with certain foods. I’m just glad I DO like tea; gives me another option. And these recipes take it another step. Thanks!

  4. Melissa says

    I tried your tea for the 1st time today.
    I am a big fan & want to know where I can purchase this by the case. Please let me know. Thank you!

  5. Michelle Feliciano says

    love the green tea cosmo

  6. hmm, I’ve never thought of a tea smoothie. That looks interesting!

  7. My husband drinks Pure Leaf Tea all year long. He really loves it! I am not a tea drinker myself but it does look and smell wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  8. JEN BELLON says

    I love this tea. I usually don’t like any kind of sweet tea, but this is so delicious, that I can actually drink it. I drink it at least 3 times a week. YUM!

  9. Kari H says

    That fruit smoothie looks soooo good!!

  10. marissa lee says

    i love the fruit smoothie…i need to make this…thank you for sharing.

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