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With the dog days of summer barking louder than ever, doesn’t a tall, cold glass of iced tea sound refreshing? One of Betty’s favorite ways to beat the heat is to put on her swimsuit, make up a yummy sandwich, pour a tall glass of iced tea and head outdoors to enjoy a tasty lunch, poolside!
If you’re a fan of iced tea, Betty has some exciting news! Average Betty has teamed up with Tazo Tea and Edelman PR to give three lucky AverageBetty.com readers a sweet Tazo Iced Tea Kit! This cool Kit (shown above) includes a large glass pitcher, an assortment of fine Tazo Teas, a bottle of raw agave sugar, and a Tazo Tea recipe book! Would you like to win one of these awesome Tazo Tea Kits? Well, here’s all you have to do:
1. In the comment section on this post, describe your perfect glass of iced tea. Is it sweetened? Unsweetened? Black tea? Green tea? Flavored? Lemon? Straw? Ice?
2. Next, describe the perfect sandwich to go with your perfect glass of iced tea. Is it turkey or tofu? What kind of bread? Don’t forget the condiments…
3. For bonus points, describe where you are enjoying this perfect combination of ice cold tea and sandwich nirvana. Are you at the beach or on your couch at home?
Enter now in the comment section!
MEET THE JUDGES
Because every contest has a panel of esteemed judges, we rallied three of our most discerning “Bettys.” You’ll score points with Hollywood Betty for having the most glamorous tea and sandwich combo. You’ll impress wise-cracking Baja Betty if you can make her LOL. And finally, you can win over the toughest critic, Emo Betty, by having a unique style! Good luck!
Enter now in the comment section!
** Enter as often as you like. Prizes can only be mailed to US addresses. Winners will be announced Monday, August 17 at 3PM PT. Entries close Monday, August 17 at 6AM PT. If you have any questions, please email Betty.**
WHAT’S BETTY’S PERFECT SANDWICH AND TEA COMBO?
How about a Grilled Chicken Torta with refried beans, cotija cheese, grilled red onion and avocado relish, piled high inside soft, grilled Telera. Wash it all down with Tazo Iced Green Tea with a squeeze of lime and little honey, and enjoy on the patio amongst the trees!
Link to the Grilled Chicken Torta recipe.
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Tricia Z says
I love my tea iced, with sugar and lemon.
My sandwich would be fresh baked toasted bread with mayo and a fresh tomato from our garden, with thick sliced ham and onions. Awesome!
Maybe I could enjoy this on the grass at a park- in the shade. Thanks!
Anna G says
I love black tea, unsweetened, with extra crushed ice. The little “ice-ball” type of crushed ice is the absolute best!! Right now, I’d say a crab (even “krab” would be OK) salad sandwich, with mayo, lettuce and tomato on lightly toasted super soft sourdough bread. :)
Anna G says
oh I forgot, I would be on my balcony on a sunny day, enjoying the view of the south bay.
Lisa R says
Black tea sweetened and a grilled chicken sandwhich with lettuce tomato and mayo.
My absolute favorite is slow sun brewed sweet black tea. You remember….the kind where cold condensed water is sliding down the side of your glass. Of course the perfect sandwich to accompany the perfect beverage is a turkey avacado sandwich with bacon, mayo, cucumber, spinich on a sliced onion roll.
MaryBeth I says
I love peach iced tea. It it is the right bit of flavor without being overwhelming
MaryBeth I says
re: I love peach iced tea. It it is the right bit of flavor without being overwhelming
Forgot where – on the beach and with great picnic food.
Sarah Atwood says
I like a black & green iced tea blend with a hint of mint! I would choose a veggie sandwich with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avacado, bell peppers and a sharp cheddar cheese on honey wheat bread with a bit of dijon mustard and salt & pepper. Mmmm, this is making me hungry. I would love to enjoy these goodies anywhere outdoors if its sunny with a cool breeze!
My perfect glass of ice tea would be sweet like me ;strong and complex in intensity;mellowed out by lemon slices and enhanced by herbs. I would have it with a turkey sandwich since some people think I act like a turkey and I would devour it all in the comfort of my backyard hammock prior to taking a few zzzzzzz’s (I mean TTTTTTTT’s}.
MY CHOICE WOULD BE; A GRILLED PORTABELLA MUSHROOM SANDWICH WITH ROASTED PEPPERS AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE ON FOCCACIA BREAD.
ALONG WITH A DELICIOUS GLASS OF TAZO PASSION ICED TEA. YUMMY !
Theresa C says
My glass of iced tea would be Earl Gray sweetened with simple sryup and a dab of honey.
My sandwich would be made with a whole grain wheat bread with sliced avocado, thinly sliced roasted turkey breast, thinly sliced red onion, a handful of alfala sprouts, romaine lettuce, crisp bacon, tomato, salt and pepper with a light smear of olive oil mayo.
we like to have iced green tea brewed with our own home grown lemon grass and some fresh ginger, sweetened with honey… my kids love it when it’s hot out!
Amanda T says
The scrummiest tea is Taza Iced Passion. Ice cool from the fridge with a dash of fresh squeezed lemon juice on a warm Summer night, sipping it outdoors by the BBQ. Nothing beats that sweet, juicy flavour dancing on my palate.
Perfect tea… orange pekoe sun-tea brewed in the early morning… then mixed with lemonade and poured over ice. Pair that with a smoked turkey and boursin sandwich with lots of sprouts and some sliced avocado and you’ve got yourself a killer lunch. A perfect lunch would be all that enjoyed on a deck overlooking a field while some deer graze in the afternoon. Just makes me smile.
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My favorite cup of tea would have to be earl gray tea. I would enjoy that with a croissant with nutella spread thinly on it. Location is everything and as that holds true the best place I could think to have this is wrapped up in a blanket still in bed. Perfect…
Ok so first off i have to say ICE TEA is my all time favorite! As long as it has Ice and ends with Tea ill drink any Flavor…..But since i have to pick just ONE I will go with Plain Bitter GREEN TEA with LOTS and LOTs of ICE and an EXTRA SOUR LEMON. MMMM
As for my sandwich I Will have to go with another one of my Favs. I made this sandwhich up one day when my Boyfriend and his friends were over at my house begging me to make them somthing to eat. This is very common that i get “the Guys” compaining to me about how HUNGRY they are…. but I would be lieing if i said that i didnt love cooking for my Guys. hehehe ok so lets get cooking!
what you need:
Large French Bread Loaf
1 Large Red Onion (sliced)
1 Cup of mushrooms Sliced
1 Large Tomato
1 pound of fresh thinly sliced Roast Beef
4 Slices of Swiss Cheese
1 package of Sprouts
Ok so first off i saute the onions and mushrooms with a little wine or beer.. or whatever i have in the Fridge….. when the onions and mushrooms are tender i take them off the heat and set them side
Next i slice the French bread long wise (like your making one HUGE sandwich). then i do a thin layer of mayor and i start stacking the meat! After i put a good amount of meat on the bread i add the Onions and mushrooms and i place the Swiss cheese on the very top. at this point i like to pop it in the oven for a min. or 2, so that the cheese melts all over the place. when the cheese is melted i take it out and add the last few touches the sprouts go on first and then i add some slices of tomato to top it off. Yummy. Now just cut it up and serve!
Ok so thats it! this is my favorite Sandwhich of all time! i love it! and as for my Favorite place to eat it? well that would have to be with the guys watching a baseball game and drinking a Large glass of ICE TEA and Lemon. Happy Eating!