The green tea bags smell great as you open the package - and I love that Luzianne is designed specifically for iced tea - I've tried making iced tea with my hot tea bags and there's just something missing - especially in the South where I've found people take their tea very seriously.
I was very impressed with the smooth taste of the iced green tea and also the rich color that came from the Luzianne tea bags!
I also poked around the Luizanne website and found a really great recipe that enhances the green tea bags and gives you more options (this recipe can also be made with black tea or decaf tea, but I found that the green tea made it taste fabulous!)
Cool Mint Iced Tea
2 quart size or 8 cup size Luzianne Tea bags (I used green tea)
8 cups boiling water
2 cups fresh mint leaves
1/2 to 1 cup sugar (I used about 1/2 a cup + 1 tbsp)
Combine tea bags, water, mint and sugar in pitcher. Cover and steep for 20 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags and mint leaves. Chill and serve over ice. Makes 2 quarts.
I also love it with some fresh orange and ginger - I just chop the ginger (about 1/2 a finger sized piece) and slice the orange and add it while you are steeping the tea and discard the ginger and orange before serving.
How do you drink your Luzianne tea? Do you make it sweet, add a twist?
You can keep up to date with Luzianne tea on their website http://www.speciallyblended.com/, on twitter and on Facebook!
And while you're on their website you can enter to win their Specially Blended sweepstakes and if you're in Texas, there are still dates left in their Specially Blended Tour!
Now that I've shared my MMMmonday recipe, it's time to link up yours... what will you share this week?: