Product Review: Sweet Leaf, Organic Peach Iced Tea

Yeah, check that out! Only $0.75! :D Picked this up at Big Lots, actually went in to pick up some popping corn, and only had like 3 bucks and some cents in my pocket. ;P
     The only problem with getting drinks from Big Lots is that it comes off a shelf, it's not chilled. So, I took it to my Gram's and popped it in the fridge for awhile.

Me like! It had a very juicy peach flavor, one of the best I've tasted. Perfect sweetness. Wanna go back and get several more!

Check out their site, it's rather cute: http://sweetleaftea.com/

Okay, so I've noticed.......we're kinda crazy about tea.


Product Review: Peace Tea, Sweet Lemon Tea

Lemon, lemon, lemon! Nothing seem so satisfying nor refreshing on a hot spring or summer day. I loved this one, nice and sweet, with plenty of sour lemon. Cool can too. :)

P.S. We were at the laundromat.

Product Review: XingTea, Green Tea with Raspberry and Honey

Mmmm, boy! After lemon, this in my favorite flavor to add to iced tea.

All raspberry tea drinks were not created equal. This one has a quite nice, natural raspberry flavor. And having no corn syrup or coloring, it has two up on soda pop.

The only problem I had, and it's nothing to do with the actual drink. But the hole in the top of the can is a little too far from the edge and kinda wide, feels awkward to drink from.


Product Review: Arizona, Southern Style Sweet Tea

Not this Thursday, but the last, actually... it was Friday, Rebecca and I were washing the laundry and after we got everything going we headed next door to the gas station for something to drink. Most of the time we get coffee, but with our new self inflicted ban on buying coffee drinks, we were looking for something different. My first reaction to this was "ooooooh!" then "oh" then "ooooooooh!" (hehe!), after realizing there were steamboats on the label. I was sold.

Well truthfully I wasn't as thrilled with the flavor as I was with the lovely label... but I think I would buy it again. I like iced tea and that's what it tasted like :D. It wasn't too sweet for me. I only wish the tea was a little stronger.

Rebi... said I was holding the can like a bottle of beer!! And me a teetotaler! I don't know where she gets ideas like that! hehe. (you should see how I react to the glare of a camera lens! :P )

And the best part of all! It was only 99 cents!


Product Review: Izze Soda Pop!

Love Izze!

It's basically sparkling juice, no sweeteners added! I think that's Mom and Dad's favorite part :P The girls just love the taste. (that sounded like a commercial LOL!). Very simple and natural ingredients, and it comes in glass bottles, neato! You can check out the flavors that are available and see all the nutritional facts on their website, izze.com.

Sparking Peach is my favorite flavor (or course!). In the photos Vi and Lib are enjoying Izze Esque Black Raspberry (esque is the lower calorie version), which they both said tasted yummy!

It's available all over the place, but I would say that the best deal I've seen is the bulk size box at Costco.


Product Review: XingTea - w/ Peach & Honey

Peach, peach, peach.

Naturally I have to compare this to my favorite peach beverage, Tazo Giant Peach, and it rates pretty good. And since I haven't found a place that I can get Tazo at in Pitt, this is a good option while I'm there.

No bitter aftertaste that so many of these kind of teas have, and it was pleasantly sweet. My Grandma Jenny, said that Tazo was too sweet for her, so if you feel the same, this might be more to your liking.

Came across this drink at Ron's in Pitt. I've never seen it any other place. They do have a website, but it appears to be under construction.


Product Review: The Republic of Tea, Ginger Peach

As I have mentioned before, I'm not fond of ginger. Why did I get some ginger peach tea then?

Well, I had a faint memory of liking this one, and it's not that bad.

The ginger is very mild, non of that bite that I dislike so much. Of course it doesn't live up to my favorite peach tea (tazo's Giant Peach), but it was nice. Chilled is best, in my opinion, and there was pretty much no bitterness.

I got this tea at the Whole Foods in KC, but it can also be purchased at
The Republic of Tea.com


Recipe Review: Russian tea

Russian tea reminds me of my childhood... *sighs dramatically* (hehe).

When I was younger it seemed like every fall we had a big tupperware container full of Russian tea mix.

There isn't a thing I would change about Russian tea. Mixing oranges and black tea is pure genius!

It is a great year round drink too, since it can be served hot or cold depending on the weather. I like it hot best :D

This recipe is from All Recipes.com

Russian Tea
1/4 cup Instant Iced Tea
1/2 cup Tang
.25 oz unsweetened Lemon Aid
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon Cloves

Mix well and store in airtight container. makes about 1 1/2 cups of mix.
Add 3 to 4 tablespoons to 1 cup hot or cold water. Stir and serve.