Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tetley Tea Up Summer Drink Recipes

In 1953, Tetley® Tea invented the tea bag. Now the venerable British tea brand is introducing another tastebud-tantalizing innovation to celebrate National Iced Tea Month in June: two signature, thirst-quenching summer drink recipes. The “Tetley Tea Up” and “Tetley Tea Block” recipes provide a new way to enjoy iced tea – whether relaxing in the kitchen, sitting on the porch with friends, entertaining in the backyard or grilling with Dad on Father’s Day.

These drinks put the “ice” in iced tea to work, offering a new twist on a classic combination: iced tea and lemonade. To make “Tetley Tea Up,” freeze your favorite lemonade into ice cubes; then pour homemade Tetley Tea over the cubes when ready to serve. Or, pour lemonade over frozen iced tea cubes to create the “Tetley Tea Block”. As these ice cubes melt, rather than watering down the taste, the iced tea and lemonade will combine for even more flavor.

Start by making Tetley Iced Tea:
• 4 Tetley Iced Tea Blend Family Size tea bags
• 1 gallon boiling water
• ½ cup sugar optional
Place the tea bags (and sugar, if desired) into a 1-gallon glass jar. Fill with boiling water. Let steep for 2 hours at room temperature. Remove and discard tea bags. Refrigerate until cool for Tetley Tea Up; then freeze for Tetley Tea Block. Makes about 16 8-oz. servings.

Freeze your favorite lemonade into ice cubes, then pour Tetley Iced Tea over the lemonade cubes

Freeze Tetley Iced Tea into cubes, then pour your favorite lemonade over the cubes

For more information about Tetley, visit, become a fan on Facebook at and/or follow @TetleyUSA on Twitter. You can also follow Sir Tetley on Twitter @SirTetley.

Tetley has been known as an industry leader in creating a variety of delicious teas since it began producing tea over 170 years ago. Tetley is now part of Tata Global Beverages, which also includes award-winning Eight O’Clock Coffee and Good Earth Tea.

Tetley has a long-standing relationship with the Ethical Tea Partnership – an organization that monitors living and working conditions on tea estates. All Tetley branded tea, including flavored and decaffeinated varieties, will also be part of the Rainforest Alliance certification program, which is scheduled for completion by 2016. Tetley products sourced from Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM farms will be available in the United States in 2012. Globally, certified products will be available in the U.K. and Canada in early 2011. To learn more about Tetley Tea, visit, become a fan on Facebook at and/or follow @TetleyUSA on Twitter.

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