Steaz

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Backlog:

I purchased this from my local produce market because of the words “lightly sweetened” on it. Usually RTD teas are much too sweet for my liking and should be marked with the words: “very heavily sweetened to the point of numbing the taste buds from any discernible tea taste.”

I also liked that this one was organic and fair trade and that the ingredient list was just five ingredients long. However, as cane juice is the second of those five ingredients, that was a little less encouraging for me. Even more unsettling was the fact that green tea was the last ingredient on this list of five. WHAT?

I still decided to try it.

Unfortunately, this is not as “lightly sweetened” as I would have liked it to be. I tasted much more sweetener and lime than I did green tea. BUMMER

That said, it is a tasty and refreshing drink. I do like that it’s not as heavily sweetened as most RTD drinks, but that doesn’t mean that it should be called tea. It’s not as heavily sweet as say, a cola would be, and I’m not experiencing that feeling of having my teeth coated by syrupy sweetness. I’d prefer to drink this over a can of soda. But that’s not saying a lot because I’d rather not drink a can of soda at all.

This seems to be marketed more towards those who are looking to incorporate green tea into their diets but don’t really like green tea. You know what I mean? If you’re a fan of green tea and are trying this hoping to taste the green tea, you might end up disappointed as I was.

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Some of these Steaz drinks have been surprisingly delicious and others have been horrid. This one is pretty good. It doesn’t really taste like tea though. It just tastes like fruit juice. But it’s organic and cold and thirst quenching and that’s all I really need it to be at the moment.

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drank Iced Green Tea: Peach by Steaz
123 tasting notes

I found this very tasty – lots of peach flavor and not too sweet. But it has almost no tea in it.

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Woke up late for class, travel tumbler was unwashed, went to school without tea. Nooo! But we have these new “healthy” vending machines that had cans of this flavored green tea, so I thought I would try it out. It was tasty, but definitely not tea. It was more like raspberry and sugar substitute water. More like a watery juice than tea. If there was any green tea flavor, it escaped me. It’s too overpriced for a can of non-tea, so I won’t be getting it again. I did finish the can that I had, though, because I was thirsty and it wasn’t bad for a watery juice.

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drank Iced Green Tea: Lemon by Steaz
542 tasting notes

Wow, this is just awful. It’s very flat tasting, like a coke that’s lost all its carbonation. Is this supposed to be carbonated? Blech. It’s such an awful sensation to drink something that’s gone flat. Although, I’m not really sure why tea would be carbonated in the first place.

On to the actual flavor, this tastes like barely flavored water. There’s no green tea taste whatsoever. There’s a very slight hint of lemon, but it’s not very distinguishable as natural lemon. It’s just sort of weird and chemical-y. Eww. This is just really bad. There’s nothing redeemable about it at all.

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I almost forgot that I did have this about a week ago. At first I was expecting something sweet. I have no idea why because both limes and pomegranates are the complete opposite of sweet. (Especially if you like the bitter pomegranate seeds like I do)

It was a nice light white tea with lime. The pomegranate taste was on the aftertaste side which made me sad. I was hoping the pomegranate would be the more dominant flavor with a lime aftertaste. I think this pairing would go better with a green tea, but the white tea is nice.

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drank Iced Green Tea: Peach by Steaz
538 tasting notes

Backlog #1: All I remember about this was that I was really tired of HonestTea tasting like flat tea with lots of sugar and I was thirsty after work. So, I decided to try the big canned tea by Steaz and I do love peach.

This was surprisingly tasty! It actually tasted like tea with a big punch of peach in the background. Well, it was more like peach with a green tea aftertaste. But, it actually tasted like tea and even though it was sweetened, it did not taste like canned tea.

They have some more flavors so I think I’m going to make a point of trying them all because you do get tired of water all of the time. And sometimes you don’t have the energy (or want) to brew and drink hot tea.

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drank Orange Energy Drink by Steaz
2603 tasting notes

Fake orange flavor + metallic, medicinal aftertaste. What was I thinking?

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drank Iced Black Tea: Lemon by Steaz
2603 tasting notes

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drank Iced Black Tea: Lemon by Steaz
2603 tasting notes

it is in fact “lightly sweetened” – just the right amount, in my opinion. The lemon is also just right, and fairly fresh tasting. Not artificial or overpowering.

I would certainly rather drink this than most take-out/restaurant teas (especially here in the south) but don’t see myself buying it often, as it’s not crave-worthy like their peach green.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Iced Green Tea: Peach by Steaz
22 tasting notes

It’s drinkable and that’s about it.

I don’t know what it is with Steaz, but everything they sell is this weird, watery, flavorless impression of tea. Maybe labeling them as “Iced Teaz” is more than cutesy marketing; maybe it’s truth in advertising and they’re selling Iced Tease rather than iced tea.

Attractive color. Vaguely peachy flavor. Only the slightest hint of green tea.

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Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: lime, pomegranate
Flavor: sweet, lime, vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: pomegranate

Really good iced tea with flavor (as opposed to fruit juice with some tea in it)

I would buy it again!

It is nice to find quality ready to drink teas.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2012/01/steaz-ready-to-drink-can-white-tea-lime.html

ScottTeaMan

I don’t know why I’m being redirected away from your tea reviews, but I can’t read them.

AmazonV

DNS issues – the whole review is here but no pictures

ScottTeaMan

links work now. :))

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50

This was a good drink, but I really would think of it more as a sweet peach beverage than a tea…

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22

All I could taste was Rootbeer, and not very good rootbeer either. Fail!

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65

Delicious and light! Had this with my meal from Whole Foods!

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Had this yesterday. (The 0 calorie stevia version, not the sugar cane one.) I liked this better when tea was one of the first ingredients. Now it’s carrot juice. I can’t even taste the tea anymore.

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This used to be great. But six months to a year ago the company changed its formula and now this is undrinkable. It’s all kinds of off. The flavors don’t mesh well together and the aftertaste could not be worse. Doesn’t even taste like the same beverage. Too bad.

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