One of my guilty pleasures in life is occasionally listening to about half an hour or so of Rush Limbaugh’s radio show on my drive home from work. I don’t always agree with him, especially on some social issues or when he’s trying to paint over the Republican Party’s record on spending increases, but I enjoy his commentary and humor. On his show he’s been promoting his bottled nonalcoholic sweet tea called Two If By Tea (a play on a phrase from the famous Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.”)
I wanted to try the tea but it was only available through mail-order, so when I saw that a local business in my town was hosting a “tea tasting” of Limbaugh’s product I had to check it out. Legacy Lanes, a family owned bowling center, pro shop, restaurant and bar in Monticello, is the ONLY retailer of Two If By Tea in the state of Iowa. The proprietor, Brian Meyer, is a bit of a “dittohead” too and has been a caller on Rush’s program.
I stopped by for the sampling and enjoyed the tea very much. I ended up buying a couple cases. Two If By Tea is available in Original Sweet Tea, Diet Original (my favorite), Raspberry and Diet Raspberry (my wife’s favorite), Peach and Diet Peach, Blueberry and Diet Blueberry, and now Unsweetened. Meyer sells it in single bottles (which you can even enjoy at the bar), or six-packs, and boxes to go.
A part of Rush’s proceeds go to a good cause. Two If By Tea is a proud sponsor of The Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation, a charity that provides assistance to the children of United States Marines and federal law enforcement personnel who were killed while serving our country.
Fans of Limbaugh will certainly enjoy the novelty and anyone who enjoys good tea will enjoy the product. Legacy Lanes is located at 901 North Birch Street in Monticello. If you find yourself midway between Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, stop by and ask Brian for some Two If By Tea.