Lipton Tea has been a family favorite for years! Growing up we had sweet tea with every meal time, it seemed. Now that I have kids of my own, I try to limit their caffeine intake and only offer tea for special occasions or when we are entertaining family. I was so excited to learn that Lipton has come out with Pitcher Packets!
I will be honest, at first I was a little worried. Have you ever tried instant tea? It really isn't the best tasting drink on the planet. Really, to me, it tastes like dirty fish water. Not that I have ever tasted dirty fish water. AHEM. While at Walmart a few days ago I picked up the Tea & Honey Mango Pineapple Iced Green Tea and the Tea & Honey Peach Apricot Iced Black Tea Pitcher Packets from Lipton. Being that I am on Weight Watchers I am always looking for new ways to cut back on calories. I was very happy to learn that each serving only has 5 calories! That's awesome!
One of my favorite family tradition meals is roast. It is my favorite meal to make when I need comfort food, the food pairings of the roast, carrots, potatoes, onions and celery is just perfect. It takes me straight back to my childhood! This time, I decided instead of having regular sweet tea with our roast, I would make one of the to go tea sticks.
It was so much easier to pour the mix into a pitcher, add water and stir, than to boil water, add sugar, add water, add the tea once it was done and stir. I was worried about the flavor, I don't particularly care for honey in my drinks and well, we know how I feel about instant tea. But, it was really, REALLY good! I can't taste the honey at all, I really only tasted the mango and pineapple.
One other thing I like about the Lipton Tea & Honey packets is that the Tea & Honey is made from real tea leaves and contains 60mg of tea flavonoids per serving! That's great! Tea & health go hand in hand for me since I drink so much of it, now I feel better about switching to the Tea & Honey packets!
The best part? The girls LOVED them as well! Since the packets I purchased do have caffeine in them, even though it is a natural caffeine, I will still restrict them for the girls. But mama will be on no tea restrictions!
Not only are these great for family meal time, you can toss them in your purse to use while on a picnic, while you are camping or any time you want #FamilyTeaTime!
To learn even more about the Tea & Honey Pitcher Packets, be sure to check out the Lipton Tea website, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!
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