Luzianne Tea makes a splash at the Memphis In May World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest

The Luzianne Tea team made plenty of new friends at our next summer festival stop, the Memphis In May International Festival’s World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest.  We showed up with our newly designed traveling Luzianne Tea Brew House to hand out ice-cold sweet tea and fun Luzianne merchandise to festival goers, and more than 3,000 got to taste – and enjoy – our tea. This led to questions such as “Where can I buy this?” and “Does this come in a gallon?” Needless to say, we’ve pointed our new Luzianne Tea fans in the right direction so they can stock up and enjoy all summer long.

Try our Sweet & Spicy Luzianne Cocktail recipe, created specially for the festival.

Two glasses of Sweet & Spicy Spiked Sweet Tea Cocktail made with rum.

We created this Sweet & Spicy Spiked Luzianne Iced Tea Cocktail specially for festival goers to enjoy at the BBQ Cooking Contest. It was perfect for washing down a big plate of BBQ!

Grand champion prize winners & Luzianne Tea fans

We also got a chance to catch up with the proprietors of the famous Shed BBQ & Blues Joint of Mississippi, who took home the Grand Champion Prize at the festival. They told us that they’ve been serving Luzianne Iced Tea at their restaurant for 24 years and counting, because “our grandma said we had to.” Sounds like grandma had really good taste! Take a look at the Grand Champion Prize Winners in action:

BBQ pit masters of The Shed BBQ restaurant in Mississippi, cooking their prize winning pork at the Memphis in May BBQ contest.

BBQ Pit Masters from The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint at work creating their grand prize winning BBQ Pork.