If you have read this blog before, then you know that I am a sucker for a good tea party. There’s something so appealing about the marriage of an elegant get-together with a decadent sweet indulgence. So yes, essentially I view a tea party as a sophisticated way to pig-out. Now you know the true reason I love tea parties so much… a highly civilized justification to be a glutton. So you can imagine my squeals of joy when Lipton Tea approached me to put together an unique afternoon tea party using their Berry Hibiscus and Peach Mango teas. Without hesitation, I immediately sent out invites to my closest family and friends and set out to wow them with a hot-weather take on the classic afternoon tea party. With Lipton’s new herbal varieties, it was going to be easy to create a new tea time experience. The herbal teas have set out to refresh the tea experience with bold and stimulating flavors, giving you an exciting and unique tea-drinking experience (see the full list of flavors here). I dreamed up a party that had all the allure and sophistication of the traditional fete, but with fresh takes on the main fare to be enjoyed during the warmer months of the year. What did that translate to, you ask? Rose creamed tea cakes and apple pie fingers. At the center of the affair would be an iced tea drink of both Lipton Tea’s Berry Hibiscus and Peach Mango flavors, as well as brewed rose-infused Berry Hibiscus tea popsicles (get the recipe below!). In particular I was excited for my guest to try out the iced tea and brewed tea popsicles since Lipton created these luscious flavors to combine with their best herbal tea blends to awaken the senses. The day arrived and with all the elements in place, my guests were let loose on the festivities…
- Lipton Tea Berry Hibiscus (1 tea bag)
- 2 cups of water (hot)
- 1 tablespoon of rose water
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- Rose petals
- Brew the Lipton Tea Berry Hibiscus in the hot water for approximately 5 to 10 minutes (depending on desired strength).
- Mix in the rose water and sugar to the tea. Let cool.
- Fill popsicle molds 3/4th full with the cooled mixture. Push the rose petals into the liquid in the molds and freeze overnight.
- Pop the popsicles out of the mold and enjoy!
The party was a hit! I would have taken pictures of the aftermath, but to be honest nothing was left. Topped with a sprig of Baby’s Breath, the Lipton Peach Mango and Berry Hibiscus iced teas were perfectly refreshing and turned out to be a delightfully beautiful drink that everyone savored throughout the party. And although all the other desserts were happily consumed, the centerpiece of the fete turned out to be the brewed Lipton tea popsicles. My guests descended down on those babies like a swarm of locusts during the apocalypse! Lipton Tea’s new luscious herbal blends are perfect for a warm-weather themed afternoon tea party. So, start planning your own event and get started with a coupon for the new Lipton teas here. I WAS SELECTED FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY AS A MEMBER OF CLEVER GIRLS AND THE CONTENT AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE ALL MY OWN.