It's the first day of school, so instead of chilling out at home this morning I had to get my little guy ready, run in to town for a two hour doctor's appointment, then rush home in hopes of making the afternoon school bus. Now that little man is safely in his classroom I have an hour of down time before I head back in to town for a business meeting. It's already proving to be the kind of day that doesn't leave me a second to enjoy a cup of tea, so instead I thought I'd do one last summer road trip review. I may not be on a trip this week, but I'll certainly be covering a lot of miles today as I continue to rush around.
Today we have a canned tea from Victoria's Kitchen that caught my eye thanks to its bright packaging and unique combination of flavors. It also happens to be a product I remember seeing on Shark Tank a while back (season 6 to be exact.) I've tried some fabulous things lately that I've only heard about thanks to that show, so when I saw this sitting on the shelf I couldn't help but pick it up. What I find interesting about this drink is the combination of flavors—it's half tea/half lemonade—flavored with ginger, peach, and a pinch of cayenne. I happen to be a fan of all of these things, but I'll be honest, I had some reservations about how well the flavors would work together.
Like most half and half beverages you can't taste the tea as it's immediately overpowered by the lemonade. As you all know I'm a huge tea fan, so I've always struggled to see the appeal of this type of beverage, but this one in particular has a larger issue: after a few sips all I can taste is ginger with a gentle burn from the cayenne. Those two flavors cover up everything else, but especially the peach which I can't taste at all. I'll be honest, this isn't a drink I think will appeal to everyone or one I see myself reaching for regularly. That said, I do think it would be great to have on hand once cold season starts. The combination of cold pressed ginger and lemonade is very calming to the stomach and the cayenne is strong enough to open up even the stuffiest of heads. I'm starting to wonder if this will be the next best thing to chicken noodle soup when I inevitably catch some sort of baby plague my kid brings home from school. Only time will tell...
Would I order this again? Probably not. While I'm a fan of each of the flavors individually I don't care for them combined.
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