St. Louis Dad was recently contacted with the opportunity to try out a new line of tea from Jimmy Buffett and Tradewinds called Tradewinds Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea. I have always enjoyed a good beverage and I’ve always thought highly of Jimmy’s music, so why not. Up for the task I agreed to give these drinks a chance. I was sent a nice suitcase designed box with four flavors of Tradewinds Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea. Included was Peach Mango Black Tea, Tropical Citrus Green Tea, Paradise Punch Hibiscus Tea and Strawberry Lime Black Tea. I did not get a sample of Pineapple Coconut White Tea, which is okay since I am not a big fan of coconut, but no worries we have plenty of other flavors to taste.
Since this blog is about me and my family I thought why not include them in the review process. So I gathered the troops and setup shop. My wife Destiny and daughter Abby were ready to begin. Alex had to sit this one out. I didn’t think these drinks would be to healthy for a 14 month old. I might be wrong about that, he would probably like it but he needs other nutritional content. He’s an animal and goes for anything he can sink his new teeth in these days. So it will just be my wife, my daughter, and myself. Let the tasting begin!
We started with the Paradise Punch Hibiscus Tea. All three of us liked the taste and thought it smelled good too. Abby was quick to comment that she liked the pinkish color. Next was the Strawberry Lime Black Tea. Again, we all liked this flavor. This one was also my favorite of the bunch. It was very tasty. My wife liked it but didn’t think it was as sweet as the other flavors. The third flavor we tried was Tropical Citrus Green Tea. This flavor was my least favorite but my wife and daughter enjoyed it, especially Abby. This one has a very nice citrus smell and was definitely my daughter’s favorite. Last we tried Peach Mango Black Tea. I was skeptical at first because I am not a fan of peach anything. This one gives off a strong peach smell, which Destiny and Abby liked. After tasting I thought it was pretty good. I was surprised with my reaction but I did in fact like it. Destiny loved Peach Mango. She finished off the bottle of it and wanted to get some more. I would say that Jimmy Buffett inspired some great flavors with this line of tea. Give them all a try, there is one for everyone to enjoy. Especially that Strawberry Lime Black Tea. I’ll be picking up more of that.
To complement the launch of the tea line, Tradewinds will also be launching a “Sip & Sing Your Way to Paradise” campaign! During this whole campaign, a tour bus will be following Jimmy Buffett on tour at select regions, one of which happens to be in St. Louis, MO on June 4th, where you and other locals are invited to the party to enter a national karaoke contest.
The nationwide karaoke contest kicks off on Thursday, May 7th at 12:00 AM CT/1:00 AM ET. All you have to do is submit your best rendition of Jimmy’s classic hit song “Cheeseburger in Paradise” at tradewindstea.com/jimmybuffett. At the end of the summer, the top 25 finalists will be awarded with amazing prizes, including one grand prize trip to the NEW Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood, FL, two runner-up trips to Las Vegas, NV for a Jimmy Buffett VIP experience, a year supply of Tradewinds® Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea, and paradise packs filled with goodies for kicking back!
ABOUT THE CONTEST
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.), 18 YEARS AND OLDER WHO DID NOT PURCHASE ANY EQUIPMENT FOR PURPOSES OF ENTERING THE CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Enter Contest by: 7/30/15. For Official Rules and prize descriptions, visit www.tradewindstea.com/jimmybuffett. Sponsor: Nestlé Waters North America Inc., 900 Long Ridge Road, Building 2, Stamford, CT 06902.
Win a Jimmy Buffett Swag Box from St. Louis Dad!
You don’t have to wait until June 4th to win awesome Jimmy Buffett swag! Enter my Sip & Sing Your Way to Paradise Swag Box giveaway! It’s #TeaTimeSomewhere!
Two winners will win a Tradewinds “Sip & Sing Your Way to Paradise” Swag Box, filled with must-haves like shirts, cozies, sun glasses, towels and of course the new brew!
All entrants must leave a comment on this blog post about what flavor most interest them and their favorite Jimmy Buffett song! The giveaway will end May 25th, so be sure to get your comment entered!
More information about Tradewinds Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea:
Music legend, Jimmy Buffett, is hitting the shelves in pure paradise style by partnering with the slow brew iced tea brand, Tradewinds to debut new Tradewinds Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea (Move over Arnold Palmer!) just in time for summer. Not your typical “iced tea”, the perfectly crafted line of premium, tropical-flavored island teas come in five unique flavors – Pineapple Coconut White Tea, Peach Mango Black Tea, Tropical Citrus Green Tea, Paradise Punch Hibiscus Tea and Strawberry Lime Black Tea.
[Disclaimer – This is a sponsored blog post. St. Louis Dad was compensated with free samples of Tradewinds Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea and also a giveaway promotion in exchange for an honest review of the tea and including information about the Sip & Sing Your Way to Paradise Campaign. All opinions are my own.].