Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tea Drinkers UNITE....and a giveaway!


Who doesn't love a big glass of tea on a hot summer day?! I can tell you right now, us southerners LOVE it!

A few weeks ago, Casey and I stumbled across a gas station in Burleson, Texas. It's called Tiger Farms Market. At first glance, it just looked like a nice gas station that kind of resembled a barn. But when you walk in.....get ready! It was basically like a small Whole Foods inside a gas station! They had beautiful produce and tons of organic products!

I was super thirsty and went to the drink cooler to grab something to replenish myself during our short drive back to Fort Worth. I came across some bottled teas made by the company Texas Tea. I usually just grab something, drink it, and I'm done. Not this stuff.....I was intrigued! I read the bottle and loved their story! Their goal is to formulate a line of ready to drink iced teas with each flavor being made with and highlighting a uniquely Texas product or town. All of their teas are made from natural Texas spring water and organic teas. I have never seen anything like it! I have been told that you can find these teas in a lot of the Central Market stores....so be on the lookout!

I am a huge fan of my home state and LOVE to support Texas businesses if I can. I contacted Texas Tea to talk to them more about their products. They actually offered to send me a variety pack of Texas Tea to review and share the results with all of you!

Here are the flavors that I was sent :

  • Fredericksburg Peach Tea - This is my favorite! It has a great peachy crispness about it. It does not taste like fake flavoring at all and it is not overdone! I could drink this all day every day!
  • Poteet Strawberry White Tea - A close second for me! I wasn't sure I would like it since I don't know much about WHITE tea. But it was very light and refreshing. You can actually taste a hint of strawberry, but it's not overpowering at all. The white tea has a very clean taste to it.
  • Sugar Land Sweet Tea - A good crisp sweet tea! I like my teas a little darker, so this one was perfect for me! It wasn't too sweet either. A lot of times, with bottled sweet teas, it's very hit or miss. This one.....was a hit for sure!
  • Austin's Own Goodflow Honey Green Tea - I LOVE green tea! I especially like it hot during the winter, so I knew this one would be a good one for me. Green tea is naturally a lighter tea and the honey added a wonderful hint of sweetness to it.
  • Dove Creek Unsweet Tea - I am not a huge unsweet tea person. But, Casey likes unsweet tea from time to time. He was definitely a fan. He said it had a good clean taste....plus it has an added bonus - MINT! He said that it hit the spot!
As you can tell, I am slightly obsessed with my new found love - Texas Tea! They are all great products and worth a try if you see them at your local stores! I love that on their website (www.teasoftexas.com) you can suggest new flavors. I am trying to come up with some good ones to send on to them!

Now it's on to GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!

My wonderful new friends at Texas Teas are going to send one LUCKY winner a case of their own variety pack of Texas Teas to try out!

Here is what you can do to enter :

1. Leave a comment with your name and email address! (1 entry)
2. Become a Facebook Fan of Texas Teas ! (2 entries)
3. Tell me a flavor that YOU would like to see them come up with! (2 entries)
4. Become a fan of Hilabeans Frames on Facebook (3 entries)
5. Blog about this giveaway and send me the link! (5 entries)
6. Twitter or Facebook about this giveaway! (2 entries)
7. Become a follower of my blog!! Leave a comment to let me know! (2 entries)

That's right....you have the opportunity to be entered in this giveaway 17 times! WOOO HOOO! I promise....you WANT to win this giveaway!

This giveaway will end on Monday, July 5 at noon - Texas time (of course!).
I cannot wait to hear all of your flavor ideas! Get going and spread the word!

XOXO,

Hilary

53 comments:

Kimberly said...

Kim - Kimba962@aol.com

Kimberly said...

I am a fan of Hilabeans Frames on facebook.

Kimberly said...

I would like them to come up with a Ft. Hood Texas Tea! LOL. A tea for the service man and women!

Shanna said...

shanban456@sbcglobal.net

Shanna said...

I am a FB fan of Tx Tea. #1

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Shanna said...

I am a FB fan of Tx Tea. #2
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Shanna said...

I am a sweet tea fan, but maybe try some raspberry tea? #1

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Shanna said...

I am a sweet tea fan, but maybe try some raspberry tea? #2

Shanna said...

I'm a fan of Hillabeans Frames on FB.

#1

Shanna said...

I'm a fan of Hilabeans Frames on FB.

#2

Shanna said...

I'm a fan of Hilabeans Frames on FB.

#3

suburban prep said...

Mauree
msgb245 at gmail dot com

suburban prep said...

How about a pomegranate flavor

Shanna said...

I tweeted @swnurse2010. #1

Shanna said...

I tweeted @swnurse2010. #2

Shanna said...

Blogged it. #1
http://shannalane.blogspot.com/2010/06/southern-girls-love-their-tea.html

Shanna said...

Blogged it. #2
http://shannalane.blogspot.com/2010/06/southern-girls-love-their-tea.html

Shanna said...

Blogged it. #3
http://shannalane.blogspot.com/2010/06/southern-girls-love-their-tea.html

Shanna said...

Blogged it. #4
http://shannalane.blogspot.com/2010/06/southern-girls-love-their-tea.html

Shanna said...

Blogged it. #5
http://shannalane.blogspot.com/2010/06/southern-girls-love-their-tea.html

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh...this sounds fabulous! My email is a_pizarro@live.com and of course I am a follower! I would love to try to the peach tea! That sounds delish!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

1. Angela - sweetteadiaries@gmail.com
2. I'm a fan of Texas Tea on Facebook!
3. I want a lemonade/tea flavor!
4. I'm a fan of Hilabeans Frames on Facebook!
5. Added your giveaway to my giveaways page: http://sweetteadiaries.blogspot.com/p/current-giveaways.html
6. I tweeted! [@sweetteadiaries]

I LOVE sweet tea, but it's not very popular here in Southern California! I would love to try these teas, they look fantastic!

Heather said...

Heather S- Cutieprncess26@aol.com

Heather said...

I became a fan of Texas Teas on Facebook

Heather said...

I became a fan of Texas Teas on Facebook

Heather said...

I think a Cranberry Tea would be interesting :)

#1 Flavor

Heather said...

Or how about a Watermelon? :)
That'd be interesting....

#2 Flavor

Heather said...

I'm already a fan of Hilabean's Frames on Facebook :)

Heather said...

I'm a fan of Hilabean's on FB

Heather said...

I'm a fan of Hilabean's on FB

Emily said...

I'd love to try the peach and strawberry teas! emilyfette@gmail.com

Emily said...

http://twitter.com/Fettbot/statuses/17382270505

Emily said...

I'm a fan of Texas Teas on FB!

Emily said...

I think there should be a honey tea! Or perhaps a apple mint tea! emilyfette@gmail.com

Emily said...

I'm a a fan of Hilabeans Frames on Facebook

Emily said...

I'm totally a follower of your blog too, OF COURSE!

Jennifer said...

I'm a born and bred Texas girl and have tried the Austin Honey Green Tea and loved it! Would love to try some more!!

jshields8313@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

I'm a fan of Texas Tea on FB!

jshields8313@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

They need to come up with a Dallas Acai berry Texas Tea :) Yum!!

jshields8313@yahoo.com

Beth said...

Beth

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

Celeste said...

Celeste

celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

flavor suggestion? hmmm... let's see... Arnold Palmer ?? (half tea/half lemonade)

celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

[for my 2nd entry]
another tea suggestion - lime?
I love fresh-squeezed lime in my sweet tea!

celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

#1 just became a blog follower :)

celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

#2 blog follower

celeste@mail4me.com

Tamara Nicole said...

MMmm I LOVE tea, will have to chk theirs out:-)

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Crystal Marie said...

Crystal-crystal.marie@live.com

Crystal said...

We go through at least a gallon of tea a day!!! Crystalsisemore@yahoo.com

Hollie said...

Hollie
IMLdybugg@aol.com

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