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The other flavour I ended up getting at the liquidation sale. This one is ok. I still prefer the original lemon flavour though. This one is quite sweet, it is definitely raspberry tasting. I know it says it is all natural flavouring but it doesn’t taste like natural raspberry. That being said it is not a bad raspberry taste. It is definitely thirst quenching. The actual tea base is quite hidden by the raspberry flavour but it is still present, smooth and cold as always.
So here in Canada, we have a store call Liquidation World. It is essentially exactly what is sounds like. It buys poducts from stores that are going out of business, looking to get rid of product, etc, and sell it for super cheap. Liquidation World was recently acquired by the American Big Lots. Then Big Lots decided to close all of its stores (US and Canada – even though the Canadian stores were making tonnes of profit, I guess it wasn’t enough to keep the empire afloat). BOO!!!
I have some family members that love Liquidation World. You can usually find some really good deals, although most of the products are not always good quality and the expiry dates on the food are not too far away. But you can always find interesting things you can’t get anywhere else.
So I went on boxing day and they had a few kinds of Arizona iced tea on the cheap. So I stocked up. I love Arizona tea, it is real iced tea which is hard to come by in a can or bottle in Canada. And it is usually quite expensive, due to the monster size can.
This tastes lovely. A bit sweeter than I would like though. The black tea is strong but not astringent. It tastes like a Ceylon but I am not sure. There is definitely an artificial lemon flavour, but it is still delicious. Everything a canned iced tea should be. The only drawback is it is a huge 695 ml can. I read online that they now have 8oz cans in the US. But I think I will get over it.
A review of Kiwi Strawberry (Vitamin C Fortified) by Arizona
I enjoyed having this tea with lots of ice since it was to have been high in fructose. The strawberry and kiwi blends quite well. I think the kiwi fruit made it a bit citrusier than if it were to have been just the strawberry.
In all it was a good iced tea. I do prefer some of the other flavors that I have tried from this brand more-so than this Kiwi-Strawberry; a bit too sweet and tart.
A review of Sweet Tea (Southern Style Real Brewed) by Arizona
Premium blend of Black teas using filtered water, high fructose corn syrup (glucose-fructose syrup) citric acid, natural flavors.
I purchased this tea from the Family Dollar Store and it came as a 23 fl oz—680ml. I was happy to see sweetened tea since the last time I purchased some Arizona Iced Tea for sampling they were diet and somehow, this did not register with me.
Anyhow, I poured half of the can’s content into my travel mug and filled it with ice. I took this with me during my days outing and the tea was very sweet and liquor like. It did feel/taste like drinking real brewed tea as opposed to processed and canned.
I finished the remainder of the tea the next day and missed it since there was so very little of it left. I would say that I like the Arizona brand of tea, specifically their sweet tea…Southern style.
I don’t fully understand; the tea is good.
When this first came out, I loved it. A much better option than pop, or other bottled iced teas such as Nestea or Brisk, and I really enjoyed the sweetness coming from the honey, which was noticeable.
I picked one up for about 88 cents the other week, and seeing that it’s been around 34°C, I thought busting this out would be appropriate.
Definitely sweeter for me nowadays, but it still does a great job at cooling down from the sun rays of death. I think I like the one with apple a bit more, but ultimately, if you like adding stuff like honey or sugar to your teas, this may not be too sweet for you anyway. And come on, it’s cheap like whoa.
Continuing my exploration of grocery store iced teas with another can of Arizona. This time it’s the classic Raspberry flavor.
The second ingredient after ‘black tea’ is high fructose corn syrup. “Raspberry flavor” doesn’t appear until the very end of the list. This must be why the drink feels so heavy and sticky on the tongue. It isn’t so much a refreshing drink as a cloying one. It’s rather concentrated, so I imagine it would taste a lot better with some ice cubes tossed in. But that would require getting ice, and then pouring the drink into a glass, and meh. Too much effort.
At least this tastes like a tea, albeit a not particularly great one. The “Half Iced Tea & Half Mango” drink I tried yesterday barely had any tea flavor at all, although it had plenty of mango juiciness which made it, overall, more pleasant than the Raspberry.
I can’t believe I used to drink these every few days one summer a few years back. How did I not gain twenty pounds from all the sugar?
Sometimes you just aren’t in a place where you can brew a soothing pot of quality tea – or it’s too freakin’ hot to be bothered with all that work. That’s when you have to turn to prepackaged tea to satisfy your craving for something delicious and refreshing. It’s been several years since I last picked up a can of Arizona’s highly sweetened tea, but I’m sure that the basic formula hasn’t changed: tea, sugar, and more sugar.
Yup, the second ingredient after ‘black tea’ is high fructose corn syrup. And boy, can you taste it. If I wanted to describe the mouthfeel of this drink, I’d definitely go with ‘sticky’. The tea flavor is barely there.
But hey, I can sure taste that mango!
As far as ‘tea’ goes, it’s a stretch to call this a tea. But if you’re just looking for a cold bottled drink under a dollar, it’s not bad at all. Tastier than soda pop, for sure!
This smells like cleaner when you open it! The smell does get better when you steep it at least. The flavor is mostly orange and nothing else. I can finish it, but I definitely won’t be buying more. Anyone want to try some?
Unrelated: I’m going to be placing a DAVIDsTEA order soon. Anybody have any suggestions? :)
This is one of the hardest iced teas to find anywhere. I first tried it when my wife and I were house hunting and found this at a gas station. It’s quite tasty. Sometimes the green tea with ginseng and honey can be a tad bitter. However the combination of black and white and ginseng plus honey makes it refreshing, not too sweet, and smooth. I hope more places carry this. It is great. I did see this on Sams club website so here’s to hoping. :)
Backlog: I got a box of this from an aunt for my birthday. She knows I’m a tea lover, so she gets me some different bagged teas on occasion. I have had the canned drink before, but try to avoid things like that in general so I don’t remember it very well. This morning I steeped up a hot mug of this with breakfast, and I was surprised. It was very mild and unassuming, unlikely to force itself on you as a favourite but definitely a drinkable bagged green tea. I am not much for iced tea, but I am going to do some up iced at some point and see how I feel about that. It’s one of those teas that I don’t see myself reaching for, but would be nice to have kicking around at work or for making the odd iced tea if I feel like it. Far better than the Tetley bagged greens I have had before.
I like it. Love it. Adore it. Because, well… this tea is life, man. I mean… can you really imagine something better on a steamy-hot afternoon? No. Nononono, I don’t think so. Compare it to other iced ‘teas’, such as Nestle, Brisk… Not that I don’t like ‘em, but you can’t call a cat ‘cat’ if it isn’t a cat. Dig? This is, with its refreshing taste of honey, the best iced tea as far as I know. Plus the ginseng gives it a unique twist. And I hear ginseng is good for the body. No offense to Lipton though, they’re good.
But still, you can’t really call it tea if it isn’t tea.
Is it real tea?