Giveaway: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker

takeya gren mint with strawberries--photo by Allyson Kramer

—–Update: Contest now closed! Thanks to everyone for participating!—–

Do you love iced tea? I’m not sure what the weather is like in your part of the world, but where I am, it has been heating up! During a warm spell, the one thing I crave more than anything is iced tea. And when that craving hits, I want it fast.

However, as much as I adore iced tea, when I’m feeling parched I usually just reach for ice water–or worse, go thirsty. This is caused by excessive laziness on my part when it comes to preparing beverages on the fly. While I’m pounding away at my computer during a long day with tight deadlines, the last thing I want to do is stop and brew a batch of tea–and I’m usually too scatterbrained to think ahead to prepare it the night before. Traditional methods of making iced tea often take the extra effort of first brewing and then allowing the tea time to chill–which can seem like eternity for a thirsty gal like myself. But no more!

Today I am excited to offer up a wonderful product to one lucky winner that will bring you perfectly brewed iced tea in a flash! One winner will receive a Takeya Flash Chilled Ice Tea Maker + a box of their premium whole leaf tea. This perfect tea maker brews incredibly tasty and super cold iced tea in no time flat, quenching your thirst, while leaving you with plenty of time to get on with your day.


Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker

One of the best features of this product, in my opinion, is that you are guaranteed a magnificent pitcher of iced tea if you follow the expert advice on the tea packages–each perfected to bring out the best flavor of each tea blend. And , most importantly, this is hands down some of the best iced tea I have ever tasted–so good it had me reaching for glass after glass.

takeya flash chill Green Mint iced tea blend


Some product specs (from Takeya’s site):

patented brew and
flash chill technology

  • Combining our tea infuser design with our patented Flash Chill method, the Flash Chill Beverage System is fast and easy to use. The large infuser allows the whole leaf teas to open and fully release aromas and flavors, while the Flash Chill method takes tea from boiling hot to ice cold in seconds.

T-PAC technology

  • Each T-PAC contains hand selected premium whole leaf tea, pre-measured and foil sealed at the source, ensuring consistent flavor and a fresh glass of iced tea every time. It couldn’t be simpler – just tear open a T-PAC and pour into the tea infuser.

premium whole leaf teas

  • We’ve brought a whole new experience to iced tea by offering whole leaf teas and herbal blends in our exclusive T-PAC. Available in a variety of flavors including Classic Black, Tropical Black, Fresh Green, Green Mint, Hibiscus Pomegranate and Coconut Lime Rooibos, each T-PAC is packaged at the source and pre-measured, ensuring consistent flavor every time.

TAKEYA flash chill iced T-PACs

  • Foil sealed and pre-measured for consistent flavor and freshness, T-Pac’s are designed exclusively for our Flash Chill Iced Tea Beverage System. Each box contains six, 1 quart T-PAC’s. Use one T-PAC for 1 quart, and 2 T-PACs for 2 quarts.

 takeya gren mint with strawberries--photo by Allyson Kramer-2

So, here’s your chance to win one of your very own!

  1. To enter this giveaway, just leave me 1 comment on this post with your favorite flavor of tea… and any add ins you love!
  2. One winner will be chosen at random and I’ll  post it here on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
  3. Apologies to those of you outside of the United States, this contest is open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck!

And for an extra shot at winning (and chatting with me tonight about tea!):

Join Takeya for an Iced Tea Twitter Party on April 16th via @TakeyaUSA and #TakeyaIcedTeaParty from 530pmPST/830pmEST to 630pmPST/930pm EST. They’ll be sharing their favorite iced tea tips, recipes and much more. At the end of the party, one lucky winner will be selected to win a Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Party Package.

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Disclosure: Takeya provided me with both the product for sample/review + giveaway; however, I truly adore this brand and their tea is delicious. All opinions are my own.







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110 Responses to Giveaway: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker

  1. Marissa says:

    I’m a simple girl–I love chai!

  2. Hailey says:

    I love Yogi’s Mayan Cocoa Spice hot with almond milk. But I love fruity iced herbal teas during the spring and summer! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  3. Rachael says:

    I love all the herbal blends of tea, but my favorite is chai.

  4. Hannah says:

    Lime and mint tea!

  5. Rachel says:

    Hope I am not to late to post. I love iced tea and drink it year round, especially green tea, ginger tea, garlic tea. . .

  6. Lisa says:

    I like iced green tea with orange or iced Jasmine tea.

  7. Pat says:

    I injoy tropical black and hibiscus pomegranate blended together…it’s like savoring all seasons in one…black, hisbicus, mango, and pomegranate….

  8. Dana says:

    I LOVE tea! I mostly drink fresh brewed green tea, but I do live in the south and would LOVE to make some beautiful iced tea as well. That would be wonderful!

  9. Laura Beizer says:

    I like monkey-picked oolong blended with jasmine dragon pearls and also Japanese green tea.

  10. Danielle says:

    I love rooibos – and I drink it plain. It’s that good!

  11. erinwyso says:

    Plain old green tea, super-strong with nothing else added!

  12. Sherr says:

    I’m currently in love with Vanilla Rooibos. In the winter I enjoy it hot with a splash of rice or coconut milk. Summer time is when I turn to green tea with lemon and ginger. Thanks

  13. KZCakes says:

    I have recently began drinking tea, instead of coffee. I used to be a fruity-tea-only kind of person, but I have now branched out and drink all sorts of tea. My favorite is chai, but a good jasmine green tea is a close second. It’s pretty mild and refreshing, and I like to think of it as “sexy water” haha.

  14. Goretti Tada says:

    Mango iced tea!!!!! Yum yum!

  15. Marcy says:

    I LOVE the fabric-like infuser in my Takeya teapot. By far, my favorite iced tea is a flavored Roiibos
    with a pinch of black or green tea in it.

  16. Adele in Minn. says:

    Jasmine or Earl Grey

  17. Erin says:

    I rooibos and berry tea with lemon.

  18. Siri says:

    My favorite tea flavors are – honey + lemon with few slices of cucumber. On a hot day, that’s what I crave for.

  19. My favorite flavor of tea is Genmai-cha, which is green tea with roasted brown rice in it. I don’t use any add-ins or sugar; it already has a nice nutty, popcorn-y natural flavor.

  20. Kate says:

    My favorite tea is iced green with mint and strawberry, perfect for summer!

  21. Stacy L. says:

    Mango peach iced tea is my all time favorite! No add-ins, just lots of ice!

  22. Joy says:

    I also drink iced tea like a fiend as soon as the water turns warm. Generally a purist when it comes to black iced tea, but I do like flavored green teas. The green mint with raspberry & strawberry and coconut lime rooibos with papaya, mango & mint sound delicious and worth a try!

  23. Anne Young says:

    I am sure I would like something quite different, but I have just never tried all of the yummy teas I know are out there. One of my go to flavors is Peach tea, but I would love to find a new favorite.

  24. Lisa P says:

    Yerba mate is my favorite, especially when I add Sweatleaf stevia drops to it (usually orange and vanilla).

  25. Emily says:

    I love green tea with ginseng and peach tea, but my absolute favorite is probably chai, sweetened with some milk or soy milk mixed in.

  26. Crystal says:

    My current favorite tea, is spearmint. So refreshing!!

  27. I like plain old iced black or green tea with a few drops of stevia.

  28. Nancy says:

    White tea with cucumber and mint infused…so refreshing on a hot day!

  29. Jenna says:

    im a green tea fiend!! anything that combines green tea with a peppermint flavor is my favorite. The best ive found is Echinacea Green tea. omg so delish

  30. heid says:

    green tea..and mint, or pomegranate, or peach, or blueberry. Sometimes with stevia over ice (summer), sometimes straight-up hot and “naked” (winter) :-). First thing in the a.m., I’m actually a coffee person, but after that it’s all tea, all the time! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  31. Mona says:

    My very favorite is white peach tea and I often add in fresh mint leaves. I am Arab-American and I have fond memories of drinking tea with fresh mint leaves for breakfast growing up. It’s the beverage of choice :)

  32. Jamie says:

    Green peach iced tea is delicious! Black vanilla and green vanilla are also a great combination. Thanks for posting :)

  33. CMStewart says:

    Hibiscus is one of my favorites. My add-ins are mint, cinnamon, and clove powder.

  34. Lisa says:

    I love so many kinds of tea, but my favorite right now is green tea.

  35. Johanna says:

    I love a green/mint iced tea!

  36. Laryssa says:

    I’m sensitive to caffeine so I love chamomile with lemon!

  37. nelle says:

    I love strong black iced tea, unsweetened.

  38. Lonna says:

    I love lemon and mango!

  39. Heather says:

    My favorite for both hot and iced is jasmine green. Although nothing is better on a hot day than iced hibiscus tea!

  40. Meg S says:

    I’ve been drinking ginger tea like it’s going out of style – yum!


  41. Jennifer Arent says:

    I have enjoyed so many different flavors throughout the years, but I have to go with an oldie-but-goodie for my all time favorite – PEACH!

  42. Genevieve says:

    I love adding lemon, ginger, and mint to my iced tea.

  43. Ashley says:

    I love green tea with pomegranate . Thanks!

  44. Crissie says:

    Oooh, my son and I both really love a good iced tea! My fav (so far) is a blend of green tea and mint. His is lemon :)


  45. Marie Raperto says:

    I’m a traditionalist – just lemon in my tea.

  46. nicky says:

    Rasberries and honey!

  47. Chris says:

    My favorite tea flavor is green tea. I love to add fresh lime juice and a it of stevia to it and then have it iced. Mint leaves are also a nice addition.

    Thank you!

  48. Sarah says:

    I always love organic green tea, but that Coconut Lime Rooibos sounds mighty tasty! :)

  49. Kerianne says:

    I love making hibiscus iced tea with lime and mint!

  50. Caity says:

    I haven’t met a tea that I don’t like! I generally reach for Earl Gray for my “everyday drinking”.

  51. CarrieD says:

    My favorite teas are rooibus and mint.

  52. Holly B says:

    I like iced Darjeeling tea the best :)

  53. Jordan D says:

    I love vanilla peppermint green tea and chai!

  54. Mary says:

    Yerba mate with a little but of peppermint is so refreshing!

  55. maiko says:

    Either black or green tea infused with fresh mint. Or black tea with peach/nectarine slices.

    By the way, my friend & I had a XMas/birthday gift exchange. Both our presents were about the same size & weight. We unwrapped the gifts simultaneously and had a laugh because we unknowingly got each other a copy of your book!

  56. Allie H says:

    this looks sooooo cool…my fav ever is russian spiced tea

  57. Em says:

    My favorite is any kind of lemony minty green tea. Add in stevia and its totally delicious.

  58. April says:

    Rooibus! Thanks!

  59. I love mango black te yumm

  60. Rachel Joy says:

    chai! chai! chai!

    I love classic black, green tea with chai spices, or rooibos chai. Plenty of milk, and a bit of honey.

  61. Barbara says:

    Herbal teas are my fav.

  62. sonja says:

    green tea, black tea with fresh mint and sugar

  63. Emily says:

    I love ginger tea with a slice of lemon.

  64. bobi says:

    Coconut lime rooibos sounds delicious! Peppermint is my fave though. Thx for the giveaway offer!

  65. Isabella says:

    Fruit-flavored teas are a favorite (like pomegranate green tea!)

  66. abby says:

    black tea is my favorite

  67. Mary Kate says:

    For iced tea, straight up black tea, sometimes with a splash of lemon, is my favorite.
    For hot tea, I love bancha hojicha, Japanese roasted green tea. Yum.

  68. LizB. says:

    My favorite iced tea is a combination of green, spearmint and lemongrass with honey. It’s fantastic!

    I just got a bunch of dried food-grade lavender so I’m looking forward to experimenting with different teas.

  69. Kaycee says:

    I love a mix of blueberry and pineapple together! I add a little raw sugar or agave to sweeten it a bit. Yum!

  70. Michelle says:

    I love peppermint tea!

  71. Audrey says:

    I don’t have a favorite yet, but I like Celestial Seasonings Mandarin Orange Spice.

  72. Heather says:

    Favorite tea: Poppy
    Favorite add-in: Mushrooms

  73. Sonja says:

    I am absolutely obsessed with tea of all kinds! But for iced, my favorite is green with a bit of lemon!

  74. Michele says:

    I love almost any flavor tea, fruity ones being my favorite. I’ve been loving Stash organic Very Berry Herbal Tea recently. I just drink it plain if I’m making it hot, but if I’m making it into iced tea I add some chopped fruit!

  75. Meredith says:

    I am a lipton girl! Plain and simple. Sure I like the fancy stuff too, but every day I drink a cup of lipton (hot or cold!).

  76. My favorite is plain green tea, but sometimes i mix it up by squeezing in some lemon juice. I also really like Moroccan mint tea – so refreshing!

  77. Emily says:

    passionfruit green tea w/ lemon :)

  78. AC says:

    I love peppermint hot or cold, but iced with a wedge of lime for a nada mojito is wonderful on a hot day.

  79. Anita says:

    It’s a toss-up between Teasource’s Blueberry Fields and Darjeeling.

  80. Camille says:

    Wow, what a great offer! If it was hot, chai tea all the way with So Delicious hazelnut coconut creamer. But for ice tea I would say green tea with some mint and maybe a dash of agave. Although, looking at their flavors the hibiscus pomegranate is really tempting.

  81. Jeni says:

    I love green tea with ginger!

  82. Emmy says:

    My oldest son is the tea expert, I’m pretty boring with my peppermint.

  83. Terri Cole says:

    Thanks for a VERY cool giveaway! I love chai, both hot and cold, made with soy milk.

  84. Emily says:

    Fresh mint tea with a little agave nectar!

  85. Jessica says:

    I love green tea :) I flavor it with fresh fruit or mint. YUM! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

  86. Tiffany says:

    What a cool product. My favorite tea (that I can no longer find) is Numi’s Chinese Breakfast, but I do also love genmai-cha.

  87. Amanda says:

    Mint green tea, no sweetener, with mint leaves as garnish!

  88. Kathy says:

    I love a orange spice tea but am always trying all kinds of flavors.

  89. Sonia says:

    What an awesome giveaway! My favorite tea is strawberry rose champagne from Teavana…otherwise it would have to be anything with ginger!

  90. Trezlen says:

    Licorice root.

  91. Christina says:

    Blueberry green tea!

  92. angela says:

    My favorite flavor of tea changes with the season: in cold weather I like things with cinnamon and ginger and in warmer weather I like something citrusy or floral.

  93. Marnie says:

    Ooh!!!! What an awesome giveaway! My favorite tea is English Breakfast, but I also love tropical black and also tropical green teas.

  94. Kathi Sandler says:

    I adore peach tea!!

  95. Myke says:

    Earl Grey, sugar. Perfect

  96. docksjo says:

    I love tea and have some almost every day my favorite is Japanese plain green tea Bansha,just as it is. I do make Ice tea sometimes but it takes for ever. I’d be really happy to have a Ice tea maker.

  97. Alison Evans says:

    I love green iced tea with any fresh fruit to jazz it up!

  98. Nina Impagliazzo says:

    My favorite ice tea, so hard to choose. I really love strawberry with fresh mint leaves form the garden. I would say Peach come’s in a strong second. Loved the picture and the post dreaming of the sun, a warm day and a delightfully refreshing glass of ice tea!

  99. Kari L says:

    I love light and fresh flavors of tea such as green mint, as well as rich full flavors such as vanilla rooibos, and chai. If I add anything to my tea, it is usually a touch of stevia.

  100. Aimee says:

    Right now I am on a green chai tea kick. Love it. Ginger is always my fallback flavor.

  101. Melissa W says:

    Coconut Lime Rooibos sounds amazing! But my favorite is chai.

  102. starfive says:

    i forget its name, but it’s a blend of black tea, chocolate and mint. delicious!

    also – just plain black iced tea with lemon.

  103. Lindsay says:

    I love black tea with peaches

  104. Shelley says:

    My favorite iced tea flavors are fruity floral teas with mint added, iced green teas with lemon and mint or black teas with a little ginger or sweetener. I also love iced earl grey with lemon!

  105. Valerie H says:

    I love green tea! It’s so yummy. Sometimes I’ll add a little natural sweetener, but usually straight tea is perfect.

  106. Laura Baker says:

    I love red clover tea. I let it brew with cinnamon sticks and whole cloves. It’s healthy and tastes good. :)

  107. Laura Hohman says:

    Earl Grey is my favorite! Or some Lemon tea with some Honey!

  108. I love all teas, so it’s difficult for me to choose! I’d have to say that plain black is probably my favorite, but I really love cinnamon tea too.

  109. Shannon C says:

    Oolong tea with honey!