Win a Takeya Iced Tea Maker!

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Just 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. samantha says:

    when i make ice tea i normally boil the water and then seep my tea, afterwards i pour the tea into a pitcher full of ice and a metal spoon (to absorb the heat!)

  2. I usually make my iced tea by steeping a strong brew and pouring over ice. This method seems cool, though!

  3. just boil water, take off the heat, steep tea bags for few minutes, remove tea bags and add some sweetner and sometimes a little lemon juice, then pour over ice.

  4. As Laura said! But would love to try this!

  5. I brew my loose tea quite a bit strong. Then I pour over a strainer into a pitcher with ice.

  6. Robbie M says:

    I usually brew my tea, let it steep and pour over ice.

  7. Jamie Zumhingst says:

    boil water, take off heat, steep tea bags for a few minutes, pour into pitcher, add sweetener & ice :)

  8. Usually let the tea steep in cold water for a day or two depending how strong I want it. This is much quicker and convenient and allows for a stronger tea. TY :O)

  9. Viera H. says:

    Make regular tea, let it cool down add ice cubes, fresh lemon juice, lemon slice, mint leafs and a little bit of brown sugar.

  10. I put some tea bags and water in a container and let it sit outside.

  11. I steep green tea and sweetener and then place it in the fridge to cool.

  12. Leo Martis says:

    I make my tea by adding tea to a pot of boiling water. I keep it in the fridge and enjoy whenever i want to.

  13. Hannah F says:

    I make my iced tea with mint leaves and strawberries! Natural vitamins!

  14. I add tea to boiling water and then put it in a pitcher in the fridge. Ready.

  15. much better than the mason jar I use right now.

  16. Signed up for newsletter.

  17. Following both pages on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DivineCentsNYC

  18. I use teabags and seep overnight in the fridge, then mix it the next day with honey and lemons.

  19. I like to use mostly green tea and after steeping the tea bags refrigerate it. Ice bothers my teeth so I don’t use it much and I don’t mind it not being super cold.

  20. Donna G says:

    I make tea all the time, usually buying flavored tea. I boil the water in my tea kettle then pour it over the tea bags in the pitcher let set until room temp. then remove tea bags and add cold water. long process.

  21. Barbara Calder says:

    I make sun tea with green tea bags. We have a great deal of sun here in Colorado.

  22. Carol Foster says:

    would love to win this tea maker because I only have tea when eating out usually

  23. i make tea by putting it outside in the sun

  24. I usually go buy it at Bojangles or Sonnys, so this tea maker will save me some $$$

  25. currently i use my keurig for peach ice tea or lemon ice tea

  26. I have an electric iced tea maker.

  27. I use tea bags…let it steep…remove bags…put In refrigerator to chill pour over ice with lemon slices

  28. Birdiebee says:

    I fill a gallon glass jug full of warm water and hang eight tea bags over the top of the jug into the water, put on the lid and let the tea seep into the water overnight.

  29. Birdiebee says:

    I subscribe via email.

  30. Birdiebee says:

    I follow “like” Appetite for Health on Facebook as terrystevens.

  31. Birdiebee says:

    I follow “like” Takeya on Facebook as terrystevens.

  32. Crystal Light, so I could use some inspiration!

  33. I boil water, steep tea bags, sweeten, add water, and pour over ice as needed.

  34. Right now I use Lipton Cold Brew bags for the quickest :)

  35. Lily Williams says:

    I boil water in an old fashioned kettle, add my tea bags then set in the fridge to cool. I seriously need this in my life!!

  36. Jennifer H. says:

    I make my ice tea by brewing it on the stove and then putting it in a pitcher in the frig till cold. :)

  37. Stacy Philip says:

    Usually I brew my tea in my single serve pod machine then I stick it in the freezer for what seems forever til it’s cold enough to drink

  38. I brew my tea on the stove top. Put water in a pan till boil, drop a couple bags in, and take off heat, add slenda, once cooled pour into a pitcher, put in frig till cooled, and finally…drink the tea! :)

  39. I add tea bags to hot water, then pour it over ice and add lemon wedges.

  40. I like to make both hot and iced tea. Ill use both tea bags and loose tea. I love tea!
    Ill use my keurig machine to dispense hot water into a mug then Ill put my tea in and let it steep.

  41. Currently, U just make it in a glass, LOL.

  42. shraddha says:

    I make my tea by brewing it and letting it steep for 3 mins and then letting it cool, then i add few ice cubes and enjoy it :)

  43. I actually brew the tea in my coffee maker, pour over sugar, stir and add equal part cold water, stir again and serve over ice.

  44. Melissa Robertson Marcum says:

    I usually just make Snapple iced tea in the Keurig and pour over ice :)

  45. I use tea bags…steep….remove tea bags…add splenda….refrigerate…pour over ice…Delicious!!

  46. Water, ice, green tea, frozen fruit (blueberries mostly), honey, and a little lime.
    But I also mix and match the above for diff flavors!

  47. All is made in a pot then moved to a pitcher…

  48. heat my water in the microwave and then to the pitcher

  49. I usually put a pot of water on the stove, and add tea bags, and let them steep that way. Then I attempt to pour it into a pitcher without making a mess (and usually fail), and pop it in the fridge to chill. This would make it so much easier!

  50. I take a big glass jug.. fill it with water, drop in a few large tea bags. I need sit it on my pouch where the sun will hit it, after a few hours.. I have the best ice tea

  51. I make sun tea….put a few tea bags in a big jar of water…sit in the sun until it has good color, add some stevia and pour over ice. Sometimes I use loose tea in a cheesecloth.

  52. I like to use decaf mixed with tangerine or fruit flavor bags and then I add splenda too!

  53. I make my tea on the stove and it’s always unsweetened.

  54. Birdiebee says:

    I make ice tea the old fashion way with a gallon jug of warm water and eight tea bags. Let the tea bags sit in the water overnight and then take them out. Would love to have a tea maker.

  55. I have been using cinnamon hibiscus tea bags and making it hot then adding ice. We keep a pitcher in the fridge :)

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