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.

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

INGREDIENTS

  • 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.

Comments

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

  2. I brew my iced tea through my coffee maker

  3. Connie Sahn says:

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I melt sugar in hot water and run thru filter. Chat makes sweet tea

  7. 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.

  8. 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!!

  9. I use water with melted sugar in it for sweet tea

  10. 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..

  11. Bill Persinger says:

    One of those tea makers

  12. Stephanie O. says:

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

  13. 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.

  14. I brew it just like hot tea and then pour it over lots ice.

  15. I put my tea bags in a cup and boil water on top of the stove.

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. michele malone says:

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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! :)

  21. 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.

  22. Barbara G says:

    I like to make iced tea with fresh ginger root and a smidgen of raw honey.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. melvin ingram says:

    good old sun tea – or in cooler months tea brewed over night in the fridge

  27. Joan Gales says:

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

  28. 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!

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. I make mine with an old fashioned tea kettle and steep green tea or black mango tea!

  33. 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 :)

  34. Phylicia phillips says:

    We make sweet tea by boiling water adding tea bags and lots of sugar :)

  35. I also subscribe to your emails, and liked both pages on facebook!

  36. a tea kettle and tea bags. or with the microwave

  37. 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.

  38. I make ice tea either from a mix ( I know, terrible) or by brewing multiple bags. i love tea but never have the time to make it.

  39. 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!
    Ana

  40. Judy Grant says:

    Sun Tea. Put bags in jar..set in sun..enjoy!

  41. katherine says:

    love making sun tea ; )

  42. 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!

  43. jacintha martis says:

    I make my ice by brewing the tea and storing it in the fridge for my use.

  44. 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!

  45. brew it fresh with mint

  46. leo martis says:

    brew the tea and let it cool. enjoy it with ice.

  47. I make a concentrate on the stove that I then sweeten and add water to, and ice when I’m ready to drink it.

  48. Dorothy Hull says:

    I brew tea, let cool, add a little Splenda and pour over ice and lemon wedge

  49. Lynda Del says:

    I brew my tea and then allow to cool before adding ice cubes.

  50. I buy from McDonald’s. I would like to try making my own ice tea. Thank. You.

  51. I add lemonade and ice cubes to my tea.

  52. I boil water in my teapot and pour over teabags in a glass pitcher, then add water and later ice.

  53. 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!

  54. Denise P says:

    Sun Tea

  55. I boil water in the stove like if i were to make hot tea and i use a tea bag, then i add a little bit of sugar and ice.

  56. amy rouse says:

    Sign up for our free e-newsletter done dropastitch@yahoo.com
    “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

  57. Sun Tea! Yumm

  58. 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

  59. Jennifer B. says:

    I like to brew it, let it cool, and then chill it in a pitcher.

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

  61. Nicole S. says:

    I make my Iced Tea with my coffee maker, then allow it to cool add ice.

  62. I purchase tea bags from my local supermarket and create my own iced tea and add lemon and a drop of sweet honey!

  63. 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.

  64. Jefferson Svengsouk says:

    I make my iced tea in a saucepan, then into the fridge in a pitcher.

  65. 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.

  66. Portia smith says:

    I make green tea in my Keurig!

  67. 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.

  68. Kimberly L says:

    I brew hot tea and then add cold water, lemon and sugar to make iced tea

  69. 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 …

  70. love tea with peaches

  71. In a pitcher

  72. I make it in a pitcher or large mason jar.

  73. I add a spritz of lemon and a little honey

  74. dale bartlett says:

    I boil tea bags, make a simple sryup mix toghter & had lemon aide

  75. Teresa Coney says:

    I would love to win this. Right now I make my tea hot and if I want it iced I just put it in the freezer in a measuring cup. I buy a lot of bottled tea already made but would love to save money and learn how to do it at home. I have always wanted to try the fruit infusing as well. I liked both pages and shared on my Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. https://www.facebook.com/tlc1975 http://www.pinterest.com/pin/177681147773008443/

  76. Teresa Coney says:

    https://twitter.com/roknbop OOPS, forgot my link to Twitter. Thanks for an amazing giveaway!

  77. 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!

  78. Monica Valdez says:

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

  79. Lesley F says:

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

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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!

  83. sun tea

  84. Stephanie S says:

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

  85. 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 :)

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

  87. I have an ice tea maker, but it’s not this nice!

  88. 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.

  89. 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!

  90. 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.

  91. Emma Bowman says:

    Steep tea, let it cool & sweeten with stevia

  92. 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.

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

  95. Jacqueline in Atlanta says:

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

  96. 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!

  97. Stephanie DePinto says:

    I make it dark and sometimes add lime

  98. 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.

  99. currently using a Primula

  100. MIchelle Castagne says:

    First I brew the tea, let it cool, pour over ice and enjoy!

  101. 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.

  102. 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.

  103. In a big suntea jar on the porch on a sunny day.

  104. I boil water, add tea bags, then add ice and let it cool.

  105. 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 =)

  106. samantha says:

    i like to make my tea with green tea and nettle leaves!

  107. Anonymous says:

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

  108. Renee Rousseau says:

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

  109. Was wondering the winner on here …. I don’t ever see the winners posted. Thanks

  110. 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.

    Congratulations!

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