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. 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.

  2. Barbara says:

    Herbal teas are my fav.

  3. sonja says:

    green tea, black tea with fresh mint and sugar

  4. Emily says:

    I love ginger tea with a slice of lemon.

  5. bobi says:

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

  6. Isabella says:

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

  7. abby says:

    black tea is my favorite

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. Michelle says:

    I love peppermint tea!

  12. Audrey says:

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

  13. Heather says:

    Favorite tea: Poppy
    Favorite add-in: Mushrooms

  14. Sonja says:

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

  15. 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!

  16. 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!).

  17. 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!

  18. Emily says:

    passionfruit green tea w/ lemon :)

  19. 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.

  20. Anita says:

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

  21. 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.

  22. Jeni says:

    I love green tea with ginger!

  23. Emmy says:

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

  24. Terri Cole says:

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

  25. Emily says:

    Fresh mint tea with a little agave nectar!

  26. Jessica says:

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

  27. 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.

  28. Amanda says:

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

  29. Kathy says:

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

  30. Sonia says:

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

  31. Trezlen says:

    Licorice root.

  32. Christina says:

    Blueberry green tea!

  33. 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.

  34. Marnie says:

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

  35. Kathi Sandler says:

    I adore peach tea!!

  36. Myke says:

    Earl Grey, sugar. Perfect

  37. 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.

  38. Alison Evans says:

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

  39. 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!

  40. 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.

  41. Aimee says:

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

  42. Melissa W says:

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

  43. 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.

  44. Lindsay says:

    I love black tea with peaches

  45. 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!

  46. 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.

  47. Laura Baker says:

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

  48. Laura Hohman says:

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

  49. 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.

  50. Shannon C says:

    Oolong tea with honey!