Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A recommendation. A product plug, if you please.

Normally I despise green tea. I just can't get past the taste of it. I liken it to chewing on grass - which I would never do - so why would I drink tea that tastes like what I think grass would taste like?

I went to a party recently and the only non-soda, non-lemonade (because citrus fruit sucks and citrus drinks suck even more. Well. Except for margaritas. But that's different and entirely its own post.), non-water drink they had was Cranberry Pomegranate Green Tea iced tea by Lipton.

And can I just say here that it is ICED TEA. NOT ice tea. People forget the "d" all the time and it drives me nuts. Especially on menus.


The Lipton CPGT was quite yummy. The cranberry and pomegranate disguised the yucky green tea taste quite nicely - I can taste hints of it, but it is not over-powering. I've already gone through a box and it's on my grocery list - but I may make a special trip because it is that good.

There is just enough summer left for you to try this tea!

I can't imagine drinking it hot, though. Eew.

(Also, filming scenes from Whip It! in Ypsilanti today. I can't wait to see how they make Ypsilanti, MI, look like Austin, TX. We have no Bell Tower - just a spectacular water tower.)


HEATHER said...

You need to try Lipton's Lemon Soother's.
It tastes so good! Especially iced!
You don't need any sugar or lemon.

penny said...

I'll definitely try it, though I would be surprised if the local supermarket stocks it. I grew up on sweet iced tea (the south) and never really liked flavored teas. When I lived in CA I frequented a cafe near my home and work that had a drink they called "Thai-style iced tea". Fill a glass a little over 2/3 with flavored iced tea (they had different flavors daily and I surprisingly didn't dislike any of them), add a shot of coconut syrup, and fill it up with soy milk.

I can't drink that all the time so now when I make iced tea I use about half regular Lipton and half flavored tea (usually raspberry, black cherry, or vanilla).

It's no margarita though.

Just Plain Jane said...

Thanks for the tip. For some reason I've been cutting a wide swath around green tea and avoiding it (don't tell me I'm doing it because everyone says it's so good for me......but that could be the reason). I'll try this.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I'm with you on the green tea stuff. Ish. I'll have to try this, though. My ex-boyfriend (college, dork, 'nuff said) brought some green tea chewing gum back from Japan. Now THAT was good.

donna said...

Yes, it is ICED tea, not "ice" tea. And it's WHIPPED cream, not "whip" cream.

Thanks for the rec. I'll have to try it.