Peach is such a happy-go-lucky fruit, brimming with golden possibilities. When it’s mixed with ripe apple and the easy smoothness of green tea, you can’t help but run barefoot through the tall grass.
Ingredients: Water, Green Teas, Cane Sugar, Concentrated Apple Juice, Natural Peach Flavor, Concentrated Peach Juice, Ginger Juice, Citric Acid, and Concentrated Elderberry Juice
Leaf Type: Green (flavored)
Where to Purchase: Tazo Tea can be found at Starbucks or many local grocery stores
This week I'm on the road again, my little brother is getting married in St. Louis and I've already made the 6+ hour trip down there with a sick toddler in tow. It's been awhile since I've left the great state of Wisconsin, I tend to stay close to home all winter long, so I thought we'd have a road trip review. It has been nearly eight months since we've had one and I've kind of missed them. Fortunately we had a new grocery store open up in the next town over and they've got a great bottled tea selection. Today I'll be reviewing Giant Peach from Tazo Tea, which has been owned by Starbucks since the late 90s.
Yesterday when I sat down to enjoy this tea I was outside at a picnic table with friends I haven't seen in ages. We were enjoying each others company and the warm sunny day (something that has still be rather illusive up to this point in Wisconsin.) I popped open my bottle of tea, took a huge sip, and according to my friends the look on my face was rather comical, so much so they were doubled over laughing at me. Boy have I missed them! My reaction to this drink was equal amounts of wow that's sweet and holy cow there is a lot of ginger in there. It was followed up quickly by where is the tea in this beverage? This wasn't what I was expecting at all.
According the the label Giant Peach is a green tea with apple and peach juices, but this tea doesn't taste like tea at all. For those of you who don't enjoy drinking tea, this may be a plus in your category, but if you're wanting a more traditional bottled tea won't find it here. This tastes much more like juice and a quick peak at the label shows this contains 30% juice. If you're a habitual label reader like I am then you'll quickly realize that this "tea" contains more juice than many juice blends on the market. It also packs a whopping 180 calories and 40 grams of sugar per 13.8 oz bottle. For that reason alone I'm unlikely to purchase it again, but the retail price of $2.49 per bottle is also a little hard to swallow.
My Rating: 69/100
Would I order this again? No. 40 grams of sugar per bottle is enough to ensure I don't drink this beverage again.
I'd like to be open with my readers and let you know up front when I have been provided something for free to review as it does happen from time to time. In this case, I was not provided with anything from Tazo Tea or Starbucks and paid for this with my own money. As always, all opinions are my own.