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I received this bagged iced tea as a gift from my sister in Oregon, and I really do appreciate it. I always love getting tea gifts even though I have several buttloads of the leaf.

As the water was getting hot I read the box-’Flavor with lemon or lime (I really like lime), Thai black tea, FD & C Yellow #6, and Vanilla. Huh? Uuhh Ohh….artificial coloring, and… {Sniff Sniff} arificial flavoring. :-[

The cup color was a very pretty deep orange in my glass, but it smelled artificial. I added sugar-much more than necessary, and added a little ice. I like some sugar in my iced tea sometimes, but this was WAAY to sweet. I am still tasting artificial vanilla-BOOO & hiss!

Even the additional sweetener couldn’t hide the artificial flavoring, and may have prevented me from tasting any tea. I was going to buy real limes, but maybe I’ll save a little money and go for the lime juice in a bottle. I need something more to help this tea!

My sister is a rather short, feisty person, with a great sense of humor, but if she reads this poor review, she could kick my butt, several times over!

I don’t know why I looked up “buttload” in the wee hours of the morning.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=buttload

After reading the first definition, I couldn’t stop laughing! :)) Perhaps I was slap-happy. Anyway, it sure was more entertaining than this tea!

Cupped & Reviewed: Thursday, May 17, 2012.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Major boo at the artificial colouring. I’m very against that sort of thing. I’d rather drink a beverage with little to no colour than one bursting with vibrant artificialness. Flavouring I have much less problem with (unless the taste is fakey), but colouring is completely unnecessary!

Lynne-tea

Haha buttload. It was because it was in the wee hours of the morning =)

Azzrian

ROFL I like #3 the best :)

Missy

LOL I’ve used buttload before, but I’ve never looked it up.

ScottTeaMan

Bigger than “this”….bigger than “this”…but smaller than “that”! HAHAHA…..seriously! Who thought to define it that way. I never knew…….

ScottTeaMan

#3!!! Oh, Stop the tears of laughter!

Sandy Stith

LOL on the urban dictionary!

Mélissa

Iced teas are meant to be sweetened. Litterally. They are screaming ‘’Put some agave on meeeee’‘. And I’m with you on the artificial flavorings….cringe

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Kittenna

Major boo at the artificial colouring. I’m very against that sort of thing. I’d rather drink a beverage with little to no colour than one bursting with vibrant artificialness. Flavouring I have much less problem with (unless the taste is fakey), but colouring is completely unnecessary!

Lynne-tea

Haha buttload. It was because it was in the wee hours of the morning =)

Azzrian

ROFL I like #3 the best :)

Missy

LOL I’ve used buttload before, but I’ve never looked it up.

ScottTeaMan

Bigger than “this”….bigger than “this”…but smaller than “that”! HAHAHA…..seriously! Who thought to define it that way. I never knew…….

ScottTeaMan

#3!!! Oh, Stop the tears of laughter!

Sandy Stith

LOL on the urban dictionary!

Mélissa

Iced teas are meant to be sweetened. Litterally. They are screaming ‘’Put some agave on meeeee’‘. And I’m with you on the artificial flavorings….cringe

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