Win a Takeya Iced Tea Maker!

Takeya_AppForHealth_1Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean we can’t wish on warmer weather! Three lucky Appetite For Health fans will win a Takeya Iced Tea Maker!

It’s cold! Really cold outside! I don’t know about you, but March means the coming of warmer weather (even if it doesn’t come until May). Take a look around you, I bet all the stores have swapped out the sweaters and scarves for sandals and flirty skirts. So I think it’s also time to swap out the hot chocolate mugs for tall glasses to be filled with refreshing iced tea! Today is your chance to win a Takeya Iced Tea Maker (a $30 total value) to prepare for springtime!

Takeya sent me one of their 1-quart Flash Chill Iced Tea Makers and a package of their tea to try out. Let’s just say if you like iced tea, you will be happy with the ease and speed with which this system works. The BPA-free (and dishwasher safe) tea maker delivers brewed and chilled iced tea in about 5 minutes—you need boiling water, tea and ice and it’s ready in a jiffy—super easy. You can view a demo of the process here: How-to Make Fresh Brewed Iced Tea in minutes: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker. (Note, the Iced Tea Maker in our giveaway is the 1-quart size and comes with a package of tea but no extra accessories—the brewing method is the same though.) The 1-quart pitcher makes 4 glasses of tea and features an airtight lid (no spills!), a non-slip silicone handle, the mesh tea infuser and BPA-free pitcher that can withstand high temperature and is stain- and odor-proof.


Need some fun ideas to spark your iced tea genius? Takeya has fun ideas like this one:


  • for 2 quart Iced Tea Maker
  • 4 cups cold water, preferably filtered
  • 2 TAKEYA Green Mint T-PACs
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • Ice
  • 1 cup raspberries, chopped
  • 1½ cups strawberries, stems removed & chopped into ½-inch pieces
  1. Tear open 2 TAKEYA Green Mint T-PACs, into the Tea Infuser and twist it into the lid.
  2. Heat water to a boil, cool for 3 minutes and fill the Iced Tea Maker halfway. Lower the lid with attached Tea Infuser into the hot water, allowing steam to vent, and brew for 3 minutes. Remove the lid and detach the Tea Infuser. Stir in honey until dissolved.
  3. Top off with ice, seal lid and shake for 30 seconds. Remove 1½ cups of the iced tea to make room for the fruit infusion.
  4. Twist the Fruit Infuser into the Infuser Extender and add chopped strawberries and raspberries to the Fruit Infuser. Twist the Fruit Infuser into the lid, lower it into the iced tea and seal airtight. Zip on the Thermo Jacket and infuse for 3 hours in the refrigerator.

Bottled iced tea is good in a pinch, but homemade wins hands down when it comes to making healthy iced tea. You can avoid ingredients you don’t want (sweeteners and other additives), get the health benefits of tea, customize it to your taste and oh yeah, save money by brewing your own!

Want to get your own Takeya Iced Tea Maker? Here’s what you need to do to win:

  1. Sign up for our free e-newsletter (no spam ever!)
  2. “Like” Appetite For Health on Facebook and also “Like” Takeya on Facebook
  3. Tell us below how you make your iced tea.

Entries will be accepted until midnight EST, Wednesday March 5th, 2014.


  1. jenn says

    I usually make it in a pitcher – I drink enough iced tea for a small village. Always add honey and lemon.

  2. Connie Sahn says

    I recently started drinking iced tea and would love to win this! Looks like a great way to prepare the tea.

  3. Crystal W. says

    Me and my kiddos love tea! I just make my tea in a large pot on the stove by boiling water and adding about 3-4 tea bags. Then once it has cooled a tad i pour it into my pitcher over ice, and me and my kids enjoy it with a little lemon, or fresh mint and some honey!

  4. says

    I gave up drinking pop just over 5 years ago and switched over to drinking both hot and cold tea. When I make cold tea I boil water on the stove, and then add my tea bags (3-5) to the water and let them set in there for around 5 minutes. Next, I pour the tea into a pitcher & wait around 10 minutes for it to cool. I then add cold water to the tea and put the pitcher in the refrigerator to cool for a few hours. Then I have my cold tea! I like both you and Takeya tea on Facebook and would really love to win this fantastic product! I would use it all the time! Thanks!

  5. Grace L says

    Simply steep the tea leaves (usually jasmine) in boiling water. I like it on the strong side, so the longer the better.

  6. says

    I’ve just started making my own iced tea with the iced tea bags they sell in the store. I LOVE the way this Iced Tea Maker makes the tea…and that it has a fruit infuser!! That’s awesome! I’d LOVE to make my tea this way!!

  7. rhonda hagy miller says

    A pot of water on the stove..add tea bags and let seep for a few minutes..then add water ever sweetener I want and more water..pour over ice..

  8. Stephanie O. says

    I use a pan on the stove with Lipton tea bags and when it is done add ice and sugar.

  9. Amy Smeltzer says

    I usually put a few bags into a cup and make it like I make hot tea, then I dump it in a big cup and add cold water. Sometimes I add sugar, but not always. Depends on my mood, the flavor of the tea and things like that.

  10. Denise S. says

    I make strong hot tea and then pour it over ice.
    I also make ‘sun” tea by placing the tea bags in a pitcher of water and setting it out in the sun for a couple of hours. Then I put it in the refrigerator to cool.
    This Takeya Iced Tea Maker looks so awesome and EASY.
    Would love to win this since I’m a huge iced tea fan.
    Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous giveaway!

  11. Megan says

    I usually steep double the tea bags in a quart of boiling water for an extra long time. After steeping, I add a quart of cold water, several slices of lemon and sometimes a few mint leaves. I also steep flavored teas for iced tea quite a bit to change things up!

  12. michele malone says

    I make iced tea daily on the stove with a pot that I’ve had for years. It needs retirement. lol

  13. Vicki Lyle says

    I put tea bags in water in pot Boil it on stove, once it comes to boil add water & let it sit. Pour into pitcher adding more water & sugar. I put ice in glass & pour tea into the glass.

  14. says

    I am subscribed to AFH newsletter and I like both AFH and Takeya on Facebook. I boil water, add 4 family size tea bags, steep for 15 minutes, add sugar, cold water and pour over ice. Love tea!! Thanks for the chance! :)

  15. Anonymous says

    I usually make sun tea or just boil water and steep the tea. Would love to have this tea maker. We are a family of constant iced tea drinkers.

  16. says

    I am a subscriber. I have liked both FB pages. If I want ice tea, I usually use my Keurig and brew 1 cup at a time. This sure would make it easier to have iced tea year round! Thanks.

  17. Debbie Ishmael says

    Brew on the stove and pour over a tall glass of ice…yum!!! But I love it hot with a little honey too.

  18. says

    I subscribe, and follow you & Takeya on FB (Annmarie Dipasqua Weeks). I currently make our iced tea in a Mr. Coffee iced tea maker that is on its last legs!

  19. Joan Gales says

    I make mine in my Keurig machine and add my own sweetner. I like my Ice Tea sweet.

  20. Lori says

    In the summer, I like to make sun tea. Usually though, I just make a cup in the microwave and add ice. The Takeya Ice Tea Maker looks awesome though!

  21. Tina B. says

    I make my iced tea by boiling the water, then adding the tea bags or loose tea, then honey. I put the mixture in a large pitcher that is filled with ice, then enjoy. Sometimes I like adding fresh fruits like slightly mashed strawberries or peaches.

  22. Anonymous says

    I love your site. Very good info, thanks. I make my Ice Tea with the Mr. Coffee Ice Tea Maker or I do it the old fashion way by boiling water and add the tea bags and let it brew until desired strength, add a little sugar to take away the bitterness if needed and then pour over ice cubes. You can sreve with lemon slices or lime slices. Then we enjoy. Thanks Again.

  23. anne hill says

    i subscribe to your newsletter & “Like” Appetite For Health on Facebook and also “Like” Takeya on Facebook. i make my iced tea by boiled the water & then putting it in the pitcher & letting the black tea steep for 5 minutes.

  24. says

    I love making my teas at night, and whenever I can’t finish them, I just pop them in the fridge for the next day! I love adding herbs like mint for lemon juice for brightness to make it more refreshing :)

  25. abedabun dawn says

    How do I make my iced tea? I buy lipton’s loose leaf tea and make it in the coffee pot just as you would coffee.

  26. says

    This is so awesome!! I love tea! I drink tea year round and always make it hot then if I want iced tea I let it cool and then refrigerate to get it cold. But this iced tea maker is amazing, I would be the happiest gal in summertime with one of these!

  27. Elyse says

    Usually I make sun tea in the summer. Otherwise, I do it the old-fashioned way with tea bags and boiling water. This iced tea maker looks much better!

  28. bob hwang says

    I make ice tea by the bottle; put the tea bags, 5-7 of them, in the 3 gallon bottle. I have a bottle that my sister-in-law made for us; it has some painting on the bottle; it weighs almost a pound! I fill the bottle with cold water, until it comes to the top. I place the filled bottle in the sun for about a day, moving it with the sun, so that it gets sunlight all the time. After about 9 hours or so, I bring it in and transfer it to a large pitcher. I sweeten it with stevia sweetener or some other kind of sweetener. I place a wedge of lemon in each glass. Voila, enjoy!

  29. Barbie Ryan says

    I make my tea with much love! Mmmm….. Sometimes I use teabags, and other times I use loose-leaf tea in a ball infuzer to make it. I switch off between Green and Black, I add lemon slices and lots of ice after it’s brewed. Iced tea is my favorite drink!

  30. amy rouse says

    Sign up for our free e-newsletter done
    “Like” Appetite For Health on Facebook and also “Like” Takeya on Facebook done amy rouse
    Tell us below how you make your iced tea.
    I’m a Southern girl. We make our tea on the stovetop with five large Lipton tea bags, a pinch of baking soda, let them steep, add to a big pitcher of sugar water and chill

  31. says

    Subscriber, I “Like” Appetite For Health on Facebook and “Like” Takeya on Facebook. I make my iced tea by putting a tea bag in a glass of water microwaving for 2 minutes then I add ice

  32. Kerragh says

    I brew it normally, with double the amount of tea, then chill in the fridge. Iced Green (Genmaicha) is a refreshing favorite!

  33. says

    I boil hot water and pour it into a plastic container. I add tea bags and let it steep. When the tea is luke warm, I add sweetener. After it’s room temperature, I add cold water and place it in the refrigerator.

  34. Amber S says

    I normally just use the old fashioned way by making regular tea and then chilling it with sugar sometimes or lemon. I’m a subscriber and like both pages.

  35. Anonymous says

    My husband and I boil the water in our tea pot. We then mix the water and tea bags in a large pitcher and wait.

  36. Andre Kato says

    I prepare my daily green tea using boiling water, loose-leaf and an infuser! In the morning I drink it hot and later totally cold …

  37. says

    I put the tea (usually some green tea mixed with whatever else sounds good) in a pitcher of water and pop it in the refrigerator. Once it’s the desired strength I remove the bags and add the fruit of the day….lemon, strawberries, raspberries…even mint leaves!

  38. Monica Valdez says

    I make it with the iced tea bags and boiling water and then chill it and add ice.

  39. Lesley F says

    I use Kcups to make my ice tea but it gets expensive; especially in summer time.

  40. says

    I make my tea the old fashion way and boil water on the stove, then pour in a cup to let the tea brew. I would love to try the Takeya Iced Tea Maker! I Like both pages on Facebook and I’m signed up for the newsletter.

  41. Emily says

    Once it gets a little warmer, I drink iced tea every day. I make mine with sliced lemons and oranges; if it’s not quite sweet enough, I add a little Truvia or honey. And I almost always toss in a small bunch of fresh mint leaves.

  42. Anna says

    I usually just make a pitcher for the week by boiling water on the stove, adding tea bags, and then diluting..old school! This pitcher looks awesome!

  43. Stephanie S says

    I don’t have a pitcher yet to make iced tea. Instead I visit my boyfriend who works at Starbucks. :)

  44. says

    I use boiled water in a pot, streap licorice root, dandilion, slippery elm, red clover, rose hips, green tea, dried mint leaves. Then put it in ball glass jars in the refrigerator to stay cold.
    I already get the wonderful news letter, follow you on twitter, liked u facebook and like takeya on FB… Humm am I missing anything?? Oh yea the takeya iced maker :)

  45. alisa says

    currently i let tea sit out in the sun to make sun tea and then put ice in it to make iced tea

  46. James Kennedy says

    I usually boil water and pour it into a big clay pitcher with my favorite tea in a big infuser. I let it steep until it’s strong and then add Honey or cane sugar and more cold water to dilute to perfect strength.

  47. Naomi says

    I make hot tea and then pour the hot tea over ice cubes in a new cup. Would love this as I could make a whole batch at once and keep in the fridge for the hubby!

  48. says

    I use the old school method of boiling water with tea bags in it, waiting for it to cool, putting it in a pitcher and then sticking it in my fridge. this product looks amazing and I didn’t even know something like this exsited! it would be perfect for spring picnics and summertime pool days.

  49. Tracey Pullum says

    I steep my tea leaves (crimes of passion) with a mesh tea ball in hot water. The flavored tea keeps me from adding sugar. It is very refreshing.

  50. Sabrina says

    I’ve just been fixing my tea on the stovetop. Waiting for the water to boil. So this would really be a real timesaver. Love it.

  51. Robin Wilson says

    Right now I am using my husband’s coffee maker to make my iced tea. I use green tea and it turns out okay.

  52. Jacqueline in Atlanta says

    I usually make mine concentrated in the microwave, then dilute, serve with lemon.

  53. mmcgee610 says

    I use my Keurig with a tea bag–then let it cool–Add lots of ice. However, I would love to try the Takeya Iced Tea Maker!

  54. Sandra Hurt says

    Love drinking tea hot or cold, sweetened or not There is a vast variety of teas out there and many have health benefits.

  55. Courtney Salinas says

    I would love to win this to use it for my family’s “tea”. I regularly make Agua de Jamaica which is a common drink in Mexico where my husband is from. My kids love this and I love it because it is healthy and I can control the sugar. I make a pitcher every week for the family to enjoy; however, it is not an easy process. Requires steeping the tea leaves and then draining. It gets messy and I think this pitcher would really help to solve the problem.

  56. Melissa A. says

    I subscribe to the newsletter and I like both of you on Facebook. I make iced tea by putting a small pot on the stove and steeping tea bags in hot water. Then when it cools, I put it in a pitcher and add Ice.

  57. Texas Momma says

    I have a water cooler that also dispenses near boiling water. I put my tea bags in a large glass jar & cover with hot water from my dispenser & let it steep for a few minutes (or until I remember it lol.) Then I pour it into my pink pitcher & add some cold water. Simple but it works =)

  58. Anonymous says

    I boil water and add tea bags let steep and pour into a pitcher with cold water and refrigerate

  59. Renee Rousseau says

    I brew Chi tea in a teapot and chill, then add almond soy milk for a cool Late taste.

  60. Intern says

    The winners of the Takeya Iced Tea Maker Include:

    Jenn, Tina B and Andre K

    You’ll get an email from us to claim your prize.


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