Once upon a time, a fancy lady blogger from an enchanted land called Missouri was sent an envelope filled with samples of Lipton Tea & Honey in Mango Pineapple.

That fancy lady blogger was me. I’m positive you did not anticipate such a dramatic plot turn so early in our story.

Klout “The Standard for Influence” (insert snort-laugh here) decided that I, Sher aka “Sadie”, was so incredibly influential on the interwebs that I was qualified to receive a few Lipton Tea & Honey samples.

Let me say this about that. Klout, in my humble opinion, is poop. Over the course of the past year Klout, in its infinite Oracle wisdom, has determined that I am influential about pudding, popcorn, and Medan.

What? Seriously? I influence people on their most important pudding & popcorn decisions?  And not for nothing, I don’t even know what “medan” is. Is it what happens when you mix pudding and popcorn?

Poop or not, because of my unrivaled power of internet influence, once every 14 years Klout gives me free stuff. I do so dig free stuff.

9 out of 10 of my ex-husbands would agree.

To be honest, when I got the free Lipton Tea & Honey samples I just threw them on the counter. I wasn’t too excited. I really have never cared for powdery drink mixes. There is always some kind of weird taste in them that bugs me.

I’m also a good iced tea drinking Southern girl, so coming to me talking ’bout “instant tea & honey” will always be met with, “HEATHEN!”

Lipton tea and honey

Today I finally decided to give this stuff a try. I was going to hate it. I knew this. I stirred a packet of Mango Pineapple iced green tea into a glass of water.

It pretty much dissolved…except for a couple tiny floaty pieces of lone tea goo. Yet another reason to hate it. Stupid instant tea .

Okay, so I have something to admit to you because we’re best pretend friends…


I’m as surprised as you are, even though the truth is you probably saw this coming a mile away. I am totally in mad, crazy green tea love with Lipton right now.

There is no weird aftertaste, it’s only 5 calories for an 8oz glass, and it’s completely sweet and refreshing. It is the best tea I’ve had in forever, and that includes the tea I brew myself.

If you are the kind of person who orders flavored iced teas in restaurants, you’re going to want to at least try Lipton Green Tea & Honey – Mango Pineapple. I wish I could send each and every Momcaster reader a sample. Sadly Lipton has not sent a Green Tea & Honey fairy to make such a thing possible.

I’m officially a fan of the mango-pineapple. Having looked around the Lipton website a little, I see that they have LOTS of flavors. My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to try every single one.

Good job, Lipton humans! This middle-aged, Southern, fake-blonde, tea-loving, empty-nester female is in love with you. That’s the demographic you were going for, right?

Published by Sherri Bailey

Funny woman, author & comedy writer Sher Bailey writes about marriage, divorce, menopause, craft-envy, crap-soaked cats, and everything in between. And there is always plenty of in between.