Honest Tea Review & Giveaway – Frugal Novice

Honest Tea Review & Giveaway

First of all, Happy National Iced Tea Month! I am personally a year-round tea drinker, but I’ll be sure to “sacrifice” and drink some extra tea throughout the rest of the month. According to the Tea Association of the USA, Inc., tea is nearly 5,000 years old. It was discovered in 2737BC. Iced tea is just a tad bit younger – it’s 106 years old as of June 1st!

In honor of iced tea’s birthday, I recently received some Honest Tea Half & Half (half tea, half lemonade) to review. I have to be honest – I’ve never been a fan of bottled tea.; for me it’s always been fresh brewed or nothing. Until now. Honest Tea has a fresh taste that I’ve never found in a bottled tea before, and I’m pretty sure the ingredients (or lack thereof) have something to do with it. This tea has just six ingredients, all of which I can actually pronounce and know what they are: purified water, organic cane sugar, Fair Trade Certified organic black tea, organic lemon juice concentrate, organic lemon extract, and citric acid. I love that the tea they use is Fair Trade Certified, so you can feel good about drinking it.

I received two bottles for review and decided to have my family sample it too. Everyone agreed that the lemon and tea flavors are well balanced – you get a nice blend of both flavors when you take a drink.

Would you like to taste this for yourself? Well guess what – you can! THREE readers will win two bottles of Honest Tea to try. Perfect timing with the heat of summer upon us, isn’t it?

Win It

Honest Tea has provided three Half & Half prize packs (with two bottles of tea) for me to use in this giveaway. This contest is open to all U.S. and Canadian residents. Entries will be accepted until midnight CST Thursday, July 1st.

How To Enter

Mandatory entry: Comment letting me know why you love iced tea. I mean, it is National Iced Tea month!

Bonus Entries

(Only valid after the required entry has been completed)

Please leave a comment for each extra entry – if you blog about this giveaway and get 3 entries, for example, comment 3 times.

Note: This was not a paid post, and honest opinions were provided. Honest Tea provided me with samples for review and is providing the tea prize packs for the giveaway, but I was not monetarily compensated.

Christi

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  • Laura June 19, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    My family loves iced tea! When the glass jars line up in the back yard for sun tea its officially summer! We drink lemonade just as much so this combo would be interesting to try!

  • heidi June 19, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    we LOVE iced tea at our house! i have to make a huge jug of it everyday! nothing else tastes as good as iced tea on a hot day!

  • Victoria June 19, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Tea is refreshing and that’s why I love it.

  • Crystal June 20, 2010 at 6:55 am

    I love tea because Florida is friggin’ HOT! Nothing goes better with the Florida sun.

    additional entries
    -liked Honest Tea on FB
    -Follow you through Google Friend
    -like Frugal Novice on FB

  • Mandee June 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I love ice tea because it is so refreshing and yummy tasting! I think the tea in the South is the best tea ever. I have a hard time finding a good bottled tea as well and have to agree with you about fresh brewed tea being the best. :) I can’t wait to try this tea though!

  • Mandee June 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I subscribed to your RSS through my google reader :)

  • Mandee June 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Following Honest Tea on Twitter (RaisingMy4Sons)

  • Mandee June 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Already Following you on Google Friend Connect (Raising My 4 Sons)

  • Mandee June 20, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Subscribe to your RSS Feeds (second entry for this)

  • Mandee June 20, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Following you on Google Friend Connect (2nd entry)

  • Mandee June 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Following you on Twitter (RaisingMy4Sons)

  • Caitlin June 20, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Why do I love Iced Tea? Easy. It’s refreshing, healthy and you can make it (or buy it) in ANY flavor you want! Mix and match your fave fruits, teas, herbs, you name it, you can make it.

  • Caitlin June 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Oh I follow Honest Tea on Twitter too. Have for months because they’re part of the drink pouch brigade. Check it out: http://www.terracycle.net/

  • rachel June 20, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    because it’s like sunshine in a glass…

  • Mastering Public Health June 20, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Fan of tea for the health benefits

  • Mastering Public Health June 20, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Already follow Honest Tea on Twitter (@MasPublicHealth).

  • Mastering Public Health June 20, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Now following you on Twitter (@MasPublicHealth).

  • Mastering Public Health June 20, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Have “tweeted” about this giveaway.

  • Carla Pullum June 21, 2010 at 1:05 am

    My mom made ice tea for me everyday growing up! Thats why I love it!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Geri@heartnsoulcooking June 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    My family are truly tea lovers!!! I make about 1 to 2 gals of tea each day in the summer and about 1 gallon in the winter. Tea is so refreshing and healthy for you, it can be mixed with fruit, like peaches, lemon or oranges. You can serve it hot or cold. It’s GREAT!!! over ice on a HOT!!! summer day or served hot with honey and ginger when you have a cold. Anyway you LIKE!!! it tea is AWESOME!!!
    Geri

  • Geri@heartnsoulcooking June 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I subscribe via RSS feed – #1

  • Geri@heartnsoulcooking June 21, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I subscribe via RSS feed – #2

  • Geri@heartnsoulcooking June 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I LIKE!! Honest Tea on FB

  • Geri@heartnsoulcooking June 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I follow HonestTea on twitter

  • Geri@heartnsoulcooking June 21, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I follow via GFC – #1

  • Geri@heartnsoulcooking June 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I follow via GFC – #2

  • Geri@heartnsoulcooking June 21, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I follow FrugalNovice on twitter

  • Geri@heartnsoulcooking June 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I LIKE!!! FrugalNovice on FB

  • Jennifer June 21, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I LOOOVE sweet tea on a warm summer day! Cools me off in an instant!

  • Jennifer June 21, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I subscribe via RSS feed.

  • Jennifer June 21, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I subscribe via RSS feed. (#2)

  • Jennifer June 21, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I like Frugal Novice on FB!

  • Jennifer June 21, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I like Honest Tea on FB!

  • Jennifer June 21, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I have your button on my blog!

  • Jennifer June 21, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I have your button on my blog! (#2)

  • annie June 21, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    iced tea is sweetened =)

  • discoveringthemeinmommy June 22, 2010 at 8:23 am

    it just cools me down! love it!

  • discoveringthemeinmommy June 22, 2010 at 8:23 am

    i subscribe to rss feed

  • discoveringthemeinmommy June 22, 2010 at 8:24 am

    i subscribe to rss feed –2

  • ikkinlala June 23, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I love iced tea because it’s endlessly variable – I have fun trying different kinds of tea and adding different herbs or fruits.

  • Jennifer June 30, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I follow on google friend connect! (#1)

  • Jennifer June 30, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I follow on google friend connect! (#2)

  • Jamie July 1, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I love Honest Tea’s Half/Half!! I’m southern so ice tea is essential like water.lol

  • beastman July 1, 2010 at 10:13 am

    growing up, my mom brewed her own tea, with fresh mint from the garden and some citrus fruit of varying types. I love that the mint and/or fruit can provide enough natural sweetness, and the tea itself is so refreshing. a great summer drink.

  • Daniel Lin July 1, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I love iced tea, because it is the perfect summer drink!

  • Daniel Lin July 1, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I like Honest Tea on Facebook.

  • Daniel Lin July 1, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I follow @HonestTea on Twitter.

  • Daniel Lin July 1, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I retweeted your @HonestTea giveaway tweet!

  • Daniel Lin July 1, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I subscribed to your RSS feed.

  • Daniel Lin July 1, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I subscribed to your RSS feed, entry 2.

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