Perfect Summer Drink Recipe With Pure Leaf Not Too Sweet Iced Tea!

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Hey All!

My family and I are a rare family in which we don’t drink soda or coffee. The only soda we do drink is ginger ale, but that doesn’t really count right? We drink a lot of juices and iced teas especially when we’re hot. As summer is here in sunny Los Angeles, the heat is on! We’re always looking for great new refreshing drinks to keep us cool in the Summer and we were happy to stumble upon Pure Leaf Iced Tea. It is real brewed tea with a fresh brewed taste! We’re in love with it! It is made from the finest all-natural ingredients, using no preservatives, to create teas with the perfect balance of aroma, body and flavor. It truly does make a difference as the taste is great.

This all-natural iced tea begins with the freshest tea leaves picked at their peak. The leaves are then hand-selected from China, India, Africa and South America for their distinctive and smooth flavor by Pure Leaf’s Master Tea Blenders. Pure Leaf is proud to be Rainforest Alliance Certified for sourcing tea sustainably.

They have recently introduced their NEW: Not Too Sweet line of teas which come in the following flavors:

Not Too Sweet Peach Tea: A lighter version of the classic, the natural tangy-sweet flavor of peach mingles with the bold, refreshing taste of all-natural black tea leaves. (45 calories per 8- oz. serving)

Not Too Sweet Honey Green Tea: The delicate flavors of green tea and honey pair perfectly together to make a light and refreshing iced tea. (45 calories per 8-oz. serving)


They truly have a flavor everyone in your family will love!

Some of our favorite flavors are:

Unsweetened Iced Tea: Hand-selected black tea leaves are freshly brewed in water until the drink achieves the perfect flavor. (0 calories per 8-oz. serving)

Sweetened Iced Tea: Black tea leaves are hand-selected and brewed to create the finest tea flavor, which is sweetened with all-natural sugar. (70 calories per 8-oz. serving)

Extra Sweet Iced Tea: Reminiscent of a Southern sweet tea, the all-natural sugar is the highlight of this drink. Bold in flavor, this iced tea strikes the palate with sweetness and black tea. (110 calories per 8-oz. serving)


Iced Tea With Raspberry: A bold tart berry flavor meets the smooth character of black tea leaves. (80 calories per 8-oz. serving)

Iced Tea With Peach: The natural tangy-sweet flavor of peach perfectly mingles with the bold, refreshing flavor of all-natural black tea leaves. (80 calories per 8-oz. serving) Also available in diet. (0 calories per 8-oz. serving)

Iced Tea With Lemon: The natural flavor of lemon mingles perfectly with the traditional taste of fresh brewed black tea leaves. (70 calories per 8-oz. serving) Also available in diet. (0 calories per 8-oz. serving)

We try to be eco-friendly, so I was thrilled to hear the square bottles the tea comes in are made of PET plastic. PET plastic is 100% recyclable! It is also lightweight and provides high pallet efficiency, which equates to more bottles, lighter loads and less fuel used in transport. It’s great to know we’re enjoying drinks from a company that is conscious of how they package their products.


These drinks are great for on-the-go and for any out-of-home occasions. Your friends and family will surely love these amazing teas at your summer BBQ’s!

To make your summer events fabulous Pure Leaf has partnered with Ted Allen of Chopped on a new ‘Perfect Pairings’ campaign to help people find the perfect food and beverage pairings for any meal or event.

“We’re excited to work with Ted Allen to help find Pure Leaf pairings for any dish or occasion and to introduce our fans to the new Not Too Sweet flavors,” says Eric Allen, Senior Brand Manager, Pure Leaf. “The brand shares Ted Allen’s culinary passion and love of entertaining which makes him the perfect partner for this campaign.”

Here are some of Ted Allen’s Summer Entertaining Tips:

On summertime refreshments: Summertime is party time, and nothing says celebration like cocktails—and mocktails! A splash of vodka (or not) in Pure Leaf Sweet Tea, along with some fresh cherries, an ounce of elderflower liqueur, and some fresh mint—or, if you’re adventuresome, fresh basil—makes for a great, refreshing, showy treat!

On Pure Leaf Not Too Sweet flavors: The clean, crisp refreshment of Pure Leaf Not Too Sweet is perfect for lightly seasoned, light fare like salads, shrimp, and other delicate foods—compliments them without overwhelming them.

On hosting a barbecue: When you’re barbecuing, make it easier on yourself by prepping ahead with side dishes that don’t need to be heated: Bean salads, pasta salads, even a panzanella bread salad are easy to make ahead, and that frees you up to be the Grill Master.

Idea for Labor Day party: It’s your last chance of the summer to wear white—so throw a White Party! Serve white beans, white asparagus, white Belgian beer, and be sure to tuck a napkin into your collar before eating.

On pairing with tea (a tip he’s sharing at a special pairings seminar at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen): The delicate, refreshing flavor of tea pairs beautifully with almost any food. Think of its abilities to clean your palate of rich, sweet flavors, and to compliment more delicate ones. Offer a range of teas—sweet, unsweetened, not-too-sweet, peach—to give your guests choices, then serve with interesting garnishes (cherries, kiwi, blood orange, Meyer lemon, and a selection of herbs).

On dinner parties: Nobody wants to hear themselves chewing at a dinner party, so don’t let “dead air” happen at yours! For a fun ambience, the music must never stop. Develop a playlist of elegant background music—no surprises like heavy metal or John Philip Sousa. My go-to is Chet Baker.

This Iced Tea is great by itself or mixed in a drink recipe. Check out this easy and tasty drink recipe below.





It’s a super simple drink to make with this great Iced Tea.  If you’re looking for a great Summer drink to keep you cool in the upcoming hot days ahead I highly recommend you trying this recipe or trying Pure Leaf Iced Tea on it’s own! It’s great either way.


It is available in both a Carafe ($2.49–$2.69) and Single serve sizes ($1.66–$1.79).

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