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Gold Peak

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drank Gold Peak Unsweetened by Gold Peak
1628 tasting notes

Just needed a swig of something cool after helping mow the mud—er, lawn, since I didn’t have a jug of better quality sun tea in the fridge. (Anybody seen the sun tea jug? How can something that big disappear from a garage?) Gold Peak is my hubby’s bottled drink of choice and the only commercially bottled tea I can stand these days. It’s not rank with citric acid. A good “it’ll do” in a pinch.

K S

A local Mexican restaurant serves this. It is a pretty good swig. Their green tea would also be pretty good if it were unsweet.

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On the way home from Thanksgiving dinner at Lance’s parents We stopped by the store for gas and I bought a bottled tea. I don’t usually buy bottled teas but I was thirsty and wanted tea lol.
This one isn’t too bad at all but it is very sweet, like hurt your belly sweet if you drink the whole bottle, I only drank half. It is surely not an iced tea that you want to pick up if your are thirsty because with all the sweetness in this tea it does nothing for your thirst. I remember having this tea in the bottle before somewhere but I couldn’t remember any details I just remembered that it wasn’t bad so I grabbed one today, they never have unsweet in the stores I guess folks around here likes tea that way.

K S

It is a shame the stores don’t stock the unsweet version. It is actually pretty tasty. A local mexican restaurant serves this and I always enjoy it. The make a green tea as well. It is sweetened but nearly as heavily as the black.

Dixie_Amazon

Unfortunately here in the south it is frequently assumed that everyone wants sweet tea. As a born and raised southerner my family thinks it is weird that if rarely sweeten my iced tea.

Tommy the Toad

Yep, I think it’s a southern thing stores don’t stock much unsweet because they think we all want it super sweet down here, here at our house Lance loves super sweet iced black tea while I like unsweet oolong lol I’m going to have to look for the green tea from this brand also :)

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drank Gold Peak Unsweetened by Gold Peak
115 tasting notes

This tea is not the best, but certainly tastes better than Lipton’s “teas”. At the store, I noticed that a white, slimy liquid formed at the bottom of most bottles. I grabbed the only one without the strange formation. The taste was over all good, however, it was not brewed to the strength I usually like. The tea could have been better, but it satisfied my thirst for the moment.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Gold Peak Unsweetened by Gold Peak
1161 tasting notes

This is what they serve at the local Mexican Restaurant. It is kind of reminiscent of Snapple. Sure it could be more complex. Then again you could do a lot worse. Beats the heck out of the Con-Tea that Arbys sells.

Bonnie

Positive attitude!

Joshua Smith

My university got machines for this put in at every place that sells food on campus. I agree that it beats most restaurant teas, but it does leave a bit to be desired…

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Blegh. This is so sweet and has such a syrupy mouthfeel, it’s like drinking sweet tea concentrate! Maybe if poured over ice, and/or diluted with cold water, it would be palatable.

gmathis

Their unsweet isn’t bad in the summer, but I"m with you on bottled sweetened stuff (blecch!)

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drank Citrus White Tea by Gold Peak
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drank Citrus White Tea by Gold Peak
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drank Citrus White Tea by Gold Peak
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I love this iced tea! I can never seem to make a pitcher of iced tea to save my life!!! So I came across this tea and loved it’s flavor profile for an iced black tea right off the bat. To me it’s a lot more complex than most simple black tea profiles. I also like that it’s made with pure cane sugar instead of refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup like many do. They also make an unsweetened version as well.

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drank Green Tea by Gold Peak
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The best way to size up a tea, in my opinion, is to compare it directly to other teas in its category. Conveniently, I just had a can of AriZona Southern Style Sweet Tea last night, its taste relatively fresh on my brain—and tongue. The challenger? Gold Peak’s own Iced Sweet Tea.

They carry this at my local Pacific Theaters, and the first time I had it I hardly even noticed it was there… Next to the huge soda fountain machines by the concession stands, Gold Peak’s iced tea canisters are unassuming by comparison, timid in its plea to thirsty passersby. Fortunate, then, is he who takes the risk of trying something other than Coca Cola or—heaven forbid—Brisk Raspberry Iced Tea.

This sweet tea just feels lighter while you’re drinking it. Measured against the AriZona variety, it definitely tastes cleaner and more pure. The best way I can describe it is by comparing juice to water. AriZona’s sweet tea drink would be the former, thicker in substance and taste alike. Gold Peak’s version, on the other hand, would be the latter: thinner in substance and taste, less filler and more of what matters… tea.

Fortunate is the man who dares try the iced sweet tea in the unsuspecting canister. Fortunate is he who thereby benefits from ZERO high fructose corn syrup in said sweet tea compared to the AriZona alternative. Fortunate is he for this tea.

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