Bleh. My younger brother lives off off iced tea so we always have 5-10 cans of Arizona iced tea around the house. Waaaaaay too sweet for my tastes. This doesnt even taste like iced tea, its straight up fruit punch.
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I absolutely love this in the summer as an iced tea! Very light and refreshing taste! The mandarin orange version makes a great iced drink too!
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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.
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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.
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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? :)
Tea-flavored sugar water, that’s what this is, and if that’s what you’re looking for it does the job. Not rating because I just don’t think it should be evaluated by the same standards as normal tea.
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.
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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?
My sweetheart told me that a friend of him drinks four cans of it a day because, first, it tastes really good and, second, you get all the vitamins C you need by doing it. Personnally, I think that this drink is very refreshing. The ginseng and the honey together give an aftertaste of tobacco, but it’s perfect like that! And all above this, my kitsch side, the design with the blossoms is really cute!
This is pretty good bottle tea verses others in your average 7-11. Nothing will beat fresh brewed tea. It’s like comparing boxed cookies to mom’s fresh under baked, soft, warm cookies. I used to drink this more. It’s a-okay for a convenience item, though I can’t honestly remember the last time I drank it!
Eh. That’s all I can say about this tea. I bought it twice. I can taste the preservative in it, I think that’s what the aftertaste was. My mom’s gross WalMart brand sweet tea actually taste better. If you love sweet tea, just pass on this, you’ll be letdown.
Got a couple bags of this form Jaime (thanks!) and tried icing one today, since that’s how I usually prefer my fruity green teas. It’s kind of a reddish color, almost like blood orange juice. I can smell the mandarin, even iced, and I taste mandarin and honey while sipping. But, then it fades into this really strong ginseng flavor and aftertaste, which I find rather unfortunate. Aftertaste is important, and this one is much too herb-y.
If it weren’t for the ginseng I’d happily drink this again – it is nice and sweet without needing to add anything – but as is? :(
Whenever I go to Louisville, I stay with my hetero-life partner’s parents. Mom and Diddy Murphy are great…but Mom Murphy always waits to do her major grocery shopping until we come (third floor condo = wait for the packmules to visit before buying more than 3 bags full).
It’s okay, though, because they thoughtfully leave me in the tea aisle every time. I’ve found all kinds of new brands/varieties that I can’t find here; this is one of them.
The strongest taste is honey. If I hadn’t known better, I would have thought I’d put honey in to sweeten it. There’s some ginseng, yup, and a bit of mandarin oranges, but it’s mostly honey that I taste. I don’t like my tea sweetened at all, so it’s not one of my favorites. And if it oversteeps any at all, blech.