Now as everyone knows, hydration is key, especially on a hot day. But how do you make sure everyone in your family is drinking enough? For our household, everyone has their own water bottle. They have “big” ones and “small” ones. On an all day outing to the beach, I pack the big ones in order to monitor how much everyone is drinking. If it’s empty by the time we head home, I know they’re no where near dehydration. So on a recent trip to the beach I did my usual packing of the water bottles. I rounded up the reusable bottles, filled them, and loaded them into the beach bag. As I was loading bottle after bottle, my taste buds were getting bored just watching them go in. And then I remembered the Lipton Tea & Honey.
Full disclosure–I’m not an iced tea drinker. The only iced tea I’ve been known to consume is my Grandmother’s–probably because the recipe requires so much mint and sugar that the tea taste is overpowered. So when I received Lipton’s new Tea and Honey to try, saying I was hesitant is putting it mildly. But being the TEAm player that I am (I do love the hot, brewed stuff), and seeing that it’s sweetened with honey and made from real tea leaves and real fruit flavors, I thought that the possibility of it tasting good was pretty high.
Fast forward to me packing the water bottles for our beach day and remembering the Litpon Tea & Honey. At just five calories per 8 ounces, the convenient single serving packets were easy to throw in the bag. I also noticed that the two fruit flavors I had–Blackberry Pomegranate and Mango Pineapple were green tea–not the usual black that iced tea is made with. Hmm, I thought, that sounds pretty good. And off we went to the beach.
A couple hours later, I had gone through one water bottle and was ready for something different. Out came the Lipton Tea & Honey Mango Pineapple. It was super easy to mix–just tear the corner of the packet, pour, and shake. I then held up the bottle and took a sip. . . YUM! I loved it! And this was with water that had been sitting in the hot sun! I couldn’t believe how good it was. (And truth be told I’m not even a big mango fan.) That bottle was empty in about five minutes flat–and I was 16 ounces more hydrated to boot.
The next day we went back to the beach, and I brought another packet of Lipton Tea & Honey–the Blackberry Pomegranate. But this time I didn’t wait for “plain water boredom” to hit, I wanted my tea right away. The only problem was that my 3-year-old was sitting next to me, and she was begging for a taste. Once again, I tore, poured, and shook, and then she took the first sip. “Oh wow Mama, this is really good! I love this drink!” And she proceeded to chug it. A light bulb went off in my head–my child who I practically have to force to drink water was guzzling this down? Dehydration fears no more. She became an iced tea fan real quick as well.
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