Calypso Mango Sangria + A Giveaway

I am not a huge coffee drinker. I don’t own a coffee maker and when I entertain, generally I leave the coffee making to someone else. The truth is, I do not make coffee well.

I much prefer a cup of tea. Hot in the winter time, cold all year round. When I am in a restaurant, I order my ice tea with lots of lemons. And the lemons have to be cut a particular way; in wedges. They need to be squeezeable. I get why restaurants cut their lemon in slices and use as a garnish. But, really, it’s just not practical.

I met my friend Kelly a few years back in a photo class. She started coming over once a week, I would cook her a meal, bake cookies for her to take home, we would take pictures, play with graphics programs, and talk. Her drink of choice was tea, and I would always make her a cup of green tea – no lemon. But she rarely drank it. The one day she showed up with a box of Mighty Leaf Green Tea. After one sip I understood.

I keep boxes of this stuff on hand (and when it’s on sale, I buy what’s on the shelf), and a pitcher of iced green tea is always in my fridge. A dash of simple syrup, a squeeze of fresh lemon, and I am out the door, tea in hand.

A while back, Might Leaf contacted me and offered to send me some of their Iced Tea Mixers. I was thrilled. I tried all of the teas. Although I liked them ( I am a self proclaimed creature of habit), I preferred my Green Tea Tropical. But, that did not stop me from making blends with the iced tea packets. I made a Ginger Peach Lemonade, and a Pomegranate Berry Tea Blend.  Both delish.  Yet, my favorite to date is the Sangria I made using the Calypso Mango Iced Tea. It was a crowd pleaser and with the holidays around the corner this is a great cocktail alternative to the hard core stuff.

Giveaway Info
So, you want to try some of these teas. The folks over at Mighty Leaf Tea are going to send one of my readers an Iced Tea Brew Kit and a Bodum Iced Tea Pitcher (a $60 value). You have until Sunday, November 13th, 12 midnight PST to enter this giveaway. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 3 days to respond or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the USA.

How to Enter

You can enter multiple times by leaving a separate comment for each of the following steps listed below:

• tell me what your favorite beverage is, hot or cold.
• go to Mighty Leaf’s Facebook Page and like them.
• go to The Urban Baker’s facebook page and like me.
• tweet about this giveaway. make up one of your own or tweet this sample message: pls RT @theurbanbaker has a@Mightyleaf #giveaway. Iced Tea Brew Kit + Bodum Iced Tea Pitcher: http://is.gd/a9u9Qf
• follow @therubanbaker on Twitter
• follow Mightly Leaf Tea on Twitter
• sign up for my RSS feeds and receive my blog posts each week
• Stumble this post and follow me (and see who I follow) @theurbanbaker on StumbleUpon.

Good Luck!

* The Mighty Leaf Tea Company sent me their tea to try and is providing the prizes for this giveaway.

 

Calypso Mango Sangria


Ingredients

1 Calypso Mango Tea Pouches™
1/2  lemon, quartered
1/2  juice orange, quartered
1/2  lime, quartered
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
10 fresh raspberries
1/2 cup simple syrup
2 cups Rosé wine
fresh mint leaves for garnish

Instructions

• make the simple syrup and let cool.
• steep the tea bag in 36 oz of boiling water.  after 10 minutes, remove the tea bag.
• cut the citrus in half and then quarter one of the halves. squeeze the juice into a pitcher and then cut the rind into strips. throw the strips of rind into the pitcher.
• add the simple syrup.
• add the cooled tea, apples, raspberries, and wine. chill for a couple of hours.
• serve in glasses, spoon some fruit into the glasses, and garnish with mint leaves.

The Urban Baker / SusanSalzman.com

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  • Nicole
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    My favorite beverage is coffee, but I’ve had to break that habit for health reasons. I’m trying to learn more about different teas and I’ve heard really great things about Mighty Leaf. I also LOVE iced tea! I hope I win this 🙂

  • Nicole
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    I just liked Mighty Leaf on Facebook 🙂

  • Nicole
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    I just liked The Urban Baker on Facebook and added it as a favorite for my Pinch My Salt facebook page.

    • Susan
      Reply

      thank you! xx

  • Nicole
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    I’m following you on twitter!

  • Nicole
    Reply

    I’m now following Mighty Leaf on twitter, too!

  • Lucy Lean
    Reply

    I love tea – and did you know we should all be drinking 3 cups of green tea a day to help prevent cancer?

    • Susan
      Reply

      yes, I am aware of that! and I do!

  • Susan Loren-Taylor
    Reply

    I’ve been a fan of Mighty Leaf tea for quite a while. Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to expand my Mighty Leaf tea repertoire!

  • Amanda
    Reply

    Water!!! Water, water, water, I love it!

  • Kristina Vanni
    Reply

    I am a huge believer that anything served in a mason jar is automatically awesome 🙂 These look delicious and adorable! P.S. My favorite beverage – Grapefruit seltzer water!

  • marla {family fresh cooking}
    Reply

    What a GREAT idea to put tea in sangria! Great giveaway…sign me up. My favorite beverages are coffee and tea.

  • marla {family fresh cooking}
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    I follow you on FB

  • marla {family fresh cooking}
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    I follow them on FB too 🙂

  • Maria
    Reply

    Such a pretty drink!

  • Cindy B.
    Reply

    I love Raspberry Iced Tea.

  • Cindy B.
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    I like Mighty Leaf’s Facebook Page.

  • Cindy B.
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    I like The Urban Baker’s Facebook page.

  • Cindy B.
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    I tweeted this giveaway.

  • Cindy B.
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    I follow @therubanbaker on Twitter.

  • Cindy B.
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    I follow Mightly Leaf Tea on Twitter.

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    I subscribed to your blog by RSS feeds and email.

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    I stumble this post and follow.

  • Reply

    I’m a bit of a strange coffee drinker. I prefer coffee anytime before noon and anytime time after that it must be tea. Weird, right?

    The sangria looks so delish!

  • Rachel
    Reply

    I love peppermint tea.

  • Rachel
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    I like the Urban Baker on Facebook.

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    I subscribe to the Urban Baker’s RSS feed.

  • theamericaine.blogspot.com
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    Ever since I went to the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain I have had a special place in my heart for Sangria. For some reason, however, I have yet to make it myself. I just may have to make this recipe my first attempt. It looks scrumptious.

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Reply

    omg looks amazing!

  • Heather B
    Reply

    I only drink tea or coffee. My favorite drink is iced caramel macchiato!!!!!! But second best would be the passion fruit tea from AJ’s fine foods!!!!!

  • PAT R
    Reply

    I love iced caramel coffee……yum

  • PAT R
    Reply

    I like Mighty Leaf Tea on FB

  • PAT R
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    I already like you on FB

  • PAT R
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    I follow you on FB and by email

    • Susan
      Reply

      Hi Pat, welcome to the party. Good luck!

  • Jennifer Mola
    Reply

    Super Yummy way to make tea!!! I don’t necessarily have a favorite drink but I do love a great pot of french-press coffee and on the tea side, I always go for Rooibos. Heading over to the social media outlets now for my likes and follows

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Susan
      Reply

      thanks for your inspiration, lady!

  • Elena
    Reply

    I love hot green tea

  • Elena
    Reply

    I like Mighty Leaf Tea on Facebook as Elena Istomina

  • Elena
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    I like you on Facebook as Elena Istomina

  • Elena
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    follow Mightly Leaf Tea on Twitter @ElenaIstomina

    • Susan
      Reply

      Elena- thanks for all the wonderful social media love! good luck!

  • Victoria
    Reply

    Great minds think alike! Green Tea with Lemon. Thanks for your great blog!

  • MARY T
    Reply

    I am an iced tea (unsweetened) addict in the summer, but as soon as cold weather arrives, I’m all about a good cup of coffee.

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  • MARY T
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  • Reply

    I’m a tea kind of girl, herbal preferably! I like mint and ginger the best. That Ginger Peach Lemonade sounds really good!

  • Reply

    you know I already like you on facebook

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    and follow on twitter

  • Reply

    and last but not least I tweeted it (love, love that pitcher by the way!)

  • MARY T
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    I finally figured out how to follow you on Stumble Upon. My Stumble Upon name is sundancesurvey

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  • Sara P.
    Reply

    I love peach iced tea in the summer time.

  • Michelle Ho
    Reply

    I love iced tea!!!

  • Stefani
    Reply

    My favorite drink is fresh strawberry lemonade!

  • Stefani
    Reply

    I liked Mighty Leaf on Facebook

  • Stefani
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    Already like Urban Baker on Facebook

  • Stefani
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    Tweeted the giveaway: @kaori_ikeda01

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  • Stefani
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    Following Mighty Leaf Tea on Twitter

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    Signed up for your RSS feed

  • Stefani
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    Stumbled the post (sklowe01)

  • Meredith
    Reply

    My favorite beverage is tea as well. I typically make Luzianne sweet tea with a lemon wedge but like hot green tea.

  • Meredith
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    I liked Mighty Leaf’s Facebook Page!

  • Meredith
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    I liked your Facebook page, The Urban Baker!

  • Meredith
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    I tweeted the simple message.

  • Meredith
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    @therubanbaker I am following you on Twitter.

  • Meredith
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  • Meredith
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  • Melanie Dardar Harding
    Reply

    My favorite beverage is sweet tea.

  • Carolyn
    Reply

    Love what you made with the tea! I’m a coffee drinker, though. I will drink tea sometimes, but my favourite beverage is coffee, without a doubt.

  • Denise P.
    Reply

    I love all kinds of coffee and tea! Hot, Iced, Both! I drink both coffee and tea every single day! I love mighty tea leaf! Its wonderful! I hope to be enjoying this prize soon!

  • Georgia Pellegrini
    Reply

    I’m a bit tea gal myself, I almost never drink coffee. But I especially love what you’re drinking out of… I love jars as glasses!

  • Donna F.
    Reply

    My fave beverage right now is a hot soy latte!

  • Donna F.
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  • Adele
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    My favorite drink for the season is a nice mug of hot chocolate.

  • Adele
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  • Adele
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  • Nancy W
    Reply

    My favorite drink is a plain old latte; no sugar, no flavorings. Just espresso and steamed milk. Yum!

  • Katie
    Reply

    My favorite drink is hot green tea (i normally use organic b/c of how much I drink). I prob have at least 3 cups while I am at work.

  • Katie
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  • Caroline
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    I like both tea and coffee! But I love wine! 🙂

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  • Caroline
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  • Lori S.
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    My favorite beverage is iced artichoke leaf and guava leaf tea.

  • Lori S.
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    Liked The Urban Baker on Facebook

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    My fave drink is Market Spice Tea-iced…

  • Sara
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    Liked Mighty Leaf FB

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    Liked Urban Baker

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    Following Mighty Leaf

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  • Billie Brownell
    Reply

    My favorite drink is Milo’s Sweet Tea. It’s completely addictive, and doubles as a dessert!!

  • Claire
    Reply

    I just love hot coffee!

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