Lipton Pyramid Tea Giveaway

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“Women are like tea bags. They do not know how strong they are until they get into hot water,” – Eleanor Roosevelt

I was thrilled to be asked to attend the Lipton High Tea Event at the Masterchef pop-up restaurant last weekend.

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We were introduced to 16 new flavours ranging from a twist on the expected, such as Russian Earl Grey with blue petals, to more exotic infusions from around the world such as Orange Jaipur. The Lipton Pyramid tea range is blended with the freshest tea leaves, real fruit pieces, petals and spices to suit every taste, and every occasion.

I arrived at the high tea to a gorgeous setup of teas, and a delicious menu detailing the treats that were to accompany our drinks

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The pyramid shape of these new Lipton teas has allowed for longer tea leaves and bigger pieces of ingredients such as lemon peel, cinnamon bark and jasmine petals. The extra space within the pyramid teabag allows the tea leaves and fresh fruit pieces to swirl about more freely within the teabag and thereby release their great refreshing taste. In a sense, you get the benefits of both worlds – the experience of loose leaf tea in a teapot, with the convenience of a teabag.

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I started with the Refreshing Mint Tea (a herbal infusion of peppermint leaves, roasted chicory roots & lemongrass) while my girlfriend Lisa had the Forest Fruits Tea (a quality black tea with strawberry, raspberry, red currant, blackberry & cherry pieces).

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Lisa’s tea smelt amazing and mine was a refreshing way to cleanse the palate in time for the delicious treats 🙂

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We were treated to Waldorf Finger Sandwiches, Friands with tea-infused raisins, a “Zumbaron” (Famous Australian Pastry Chef Adriano Zumbo’s wacky take on a macaron), a piece of the Lolly Bag Cake (made famous during a Masterchef pressure test challenge) and a vegemite caramel chocolate cup.

I must admit… I was scared to try the vegemite caramel chocolate cup. I mean – I am not a fan of people mixing sweets & savoury together and I refuse to make my children vegemite sandwiches (vegemite must be with butter on hot toast!!), but this was delicious! It had a similar taste to a salted caramel and the flavours strangely worked!

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I have never been a huge fan of macarons. Yes – I was swept up in the craze and had a few tries here and here, but I never really added them to my party food ‘repetoire’, believing that they weren’t worth the time and effort involved in making them. I wasn’t really excited to try the Zumboron, but gosh, I am glad I did!

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This macaron was popcorn flavor with some salted popcorn on top of a popcorn flavoured shell and it contained the most delicious buttery filling inside. Yum yum!

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We were ready for our second teas and we decided to try the Orange Jaipur tea (a refreshing black tea with orange peel, but no bitter aftertaste) and the Green Gunpowder tea (a green tea with a natural pear flavor – the name describes the appearance of the leaves which are rolled and look like balls of gunpowder). The Orange Jaipur tea was my favourite tea from the day – I’ve never had an Orange tea before and this was so refreshing and delicious.

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We were lucking enough to meet Kylie Millar from Season 4 of Masterchef on the day.

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She was SO lovely! We chatted about her experiences on Masterchef, her new career as a Pastry Chef at Burch & Purchese and which teas we had to try! For the record – Green Gunpowder is her fav 🙂

I have to dedicate a section of this blog post what was the highlight of my day (and maybe even my baking career)….. the Lolly Bag Cake

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The Lolly Bag Cake is by Bernard Chu from Lux Bite in South Yarra, Melbourne. It is a 7 layer cake comprising of ingredients made of classic Australian lollies such as a Redskin glaze, spearmint leaf buttercream (my favourite part), banana lolly Jaconde (almond sponge cake), musk ‘mellow’, mandarin jaffa ganache and a freckle crunch.

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Lisa might be smiling in this photo… little did she know how close I came to stealing her cake!!

I am still salivating over that cake and now that I know I can buy one for $30 I might have to treat myself one day soon!

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Yes – I did spend a few minutes mourning the loss of my cake and wondering whether I could get away with licking the plate 🙂

We were lucky enough to take home samples of the teas – which was great because there are 16 flavours and I didn’t get to try all of them!!

Lipton Pyramid Tea

Russian Earl Grey, Green Gunpowder, Orange Jaipur, Mild Ceylon, English Breakfast, Forest Fruits, Temptation Summer Fruits, Peach Mango, Passion Raspberry, Uplifting Lemon Ginger, Refreshing Mint, Calming Chamomile, Green Tea Aromatic Lemon, Green Tea Mandarin Orange, Green Tea Jasmine Petals & Green Tea Intense Mint. All available for purchase at leading retailers with an RRP of $3.79 for a pack of 20.

I’m really excited that 5 readers will get the chance to win Lipton Pyramid tea sample packets, each containing 8 flavours from the Pyramid range (see the terms and conditions here)

The deadline for the giveaway is 5pm Friday 25th October and is open to Australian residents age 14+. To enter simply comment below and answer the following question

“Which Lipton tea flavor would YOU serve for high tea?” (You can check out the flavours here)

 

The 5 most creative comments will be selected as winners

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22 Responses to Lipton Pyramid Tea Giveaway

  1. Jane October 16, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    I would serve the Passion Raspberry. I don’t usually drink black tea but love fruity and herbal teas so would be great to try this one. It sounds rather exotic, don’t you think? I would serve it with a chocolate mud cake decorated with fresh raspberries and a dollop of rich thick cream. mmmm I think I might need to do that this weekend!

  2. JESS October 17, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    I would serve the Passion Mango tea- because I’ve always wanted to do a tropical themed high tea.

    The tropical high tea will have mini tropical pavlovas, tiny Hawaiin pizzas, mini fruit salad cups, and for savoury papaya chutney and ham sandwiches. For drinks tiny pina coladas to start and (possibly spiked! haha) passion mango tea to finish.

  3. Lisa October 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    I would def serve the fruits of the forest! I love anything with a berry, fruity flavour and LOVE a good high tea!!

  4. Geoff October 22, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    Tea bags have had a bad rap over the years from connoisseurs who insist on loose tea but the scientific support for pyramid-shaped tea bags sounds compelling enough to take them for a test drive.

    I like the way Liptons are using traditional much-loved tea varieties such as Russian Caravan and Earl Grey to come up with a tantalising new blend. I’m definitely going to try the Russian Earl Grey. Smokey flavour plus the bergamot taste! This is going to give the palate a workout!

  5. Sharon October 22, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    Lucky you attending an event such as this Bronwyn!

    I will definitely serve Temptation Summer Fruits, especially at this time of year. I am hosting a High Tea in mid December for a friends baby shower. Hoping it will be a warm ‘summer’ afternoon as I just love the idea of hosting a high tea with a twist on the original flavours – I can’t wait to try all 16 new flavours.

  6. CAROL October 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    High tea is such a special and extravagant event, tiny sandwich’s, beautiful cakes serves on the finest gold trimmed bone china. Such care is taken in the preparation, and the laying of the table. As the wonderful food is savored only the best tea with the most memorable flavor could be served. Russian Earl Grey’s delicate black tea with it’s exquisite aroma of orange & lemon add to one of life’s great experiences.

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  7. Falon Downing October 23, 2013 at 2:12 am #

    Peppermint is always classy!

  8. Emily Rose October 23, 2013 at 4:37 am #

    Temptation Summer Fruits. Summer is coming up so I would serve this, ideally while on a picnic in beautiful sunny garden, accompanied by sweet fruit desserts like apple pie, pear tart, strawberry cheesecake and peach sorbet.

  9. Amanda Gorton October 23, 2013 at 5:29 am #

    Being a traditionalist the Russian earl grey with it’s exquisite aroma of bergamot and citrus is a delightful twist on a reliable classic.

  10. Michelle V October 23, 2013 at 6:46 am #

    Forest Fruit tea sounds divine
    For the special high tea of mine
    Served with scones, lashings of jam and cream
    Would make this tea lover’s dream!
    With the company of my sisters, and mother too
    This flavoured tea would certainly do!

  11. Narelle Rock October 23, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    I would serve the Russian Earl Grey, a very fragrant tea that is delicious served up with a sweet tea cake or fresh warm scones with jam and cream.

  12. Joey October 23, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    My choice would be to serve the Lipton Russian Earl Grey Tea as it’s delicate flavour would compliment both the savory and sweet food on offer at a traditional high tea.

    Love the photos! Looks like you and your friend had a great time.

  13. Claire October 23, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    I love green tea and drink it by the bucket load.
    Anything green + flavour = a great tea for me!

  14. Antonietta October 23, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    I’d have a range of teas to suit my guests, we don’t all prefer the same, some like being fruity whilst others (like me) are just traditionalist tea drinkers. But the high tea itself would be one for all!

  15. Lesley October 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    English Breakfast Tea is mild enough not to overpower the beautiful food.

  16. Abby Lee October 23, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    The Orange Jaipur as it is fresh and exotic, just like tea should be!

  17. Anna October 24, 2013 at 7:01 am #

    To London! To London! To visit the Queen!
    Endless high tea’s she has hosted and been!
    Who better to ask than the one that does know?
    Acquainted with what delicacy to enjoy first, when delicately laid in a row!
    Sumptuous “English Breakfast” I am “secretly” informed,
    The whole high tea experience to be whimsically and wonderfully transformed!

  18. Narelle October 24, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    Mmmmmm…..definitely the Intense Mint……cant go past the delicious mint flavour!

  19. Thai Berrenson October 24, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    peach and mango, its very elegant and classy

  20. Laura Jilka October 24, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    Passion Mango with that Tropical punch,
    In summer no one wants lunch!
    A light high tea,
    With summer flavours will make my friends happy!

  21. Tatum October 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    At my high tea, I love being able to enjoy the food, as well as the tea. My favourite flavour would be Intense Mint. Love to feel fresh, and have a minty breath

  22. Di October 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    Uplifting Lemon Ginger suits me fine,
    And maybe I’ll throw in a bit of lime,
    Mine to enjoy, with friends to dine,
    High Tea’s a delight at any time.

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