Please welcome guest reviewer Mark Smithivas, whose beverage interests include tea & coffee, diet offerings, nutriceutical/health, and drinks targeted at kids & families.
I can’t think of a better way to kick off my reviews here than to start with Honest Tea Organic Peach White Tea. This is part of a new 500 mL product line that debuted last summer. Packaged in a PETE bottle that the company claims is more environmentally friendly, the entire line is very drinkable, especially on a hot summer day. I’m quite the fan, and the Organic Peach White Tea, in my opinion, is one of the flagship flavors.
I’m usually not in favor of highly-sweetened teas, and the less processed it is, the better. So I liked that Honest Tea made this line “a tad sweet” as the tagline on the label says. This one has 10 grams of sugar per 8 ounce serving. I probably could have done with less, but the use of cane sugar instead of HFCS makes the sweetness smoother on my palate than the cloying taste of an HFCS-sweetened beverage.
You can taste the tea here – reminds me of a good oolong tea served in a Chinese restaurant – the peach flavor does not overwhelm the tea flavor. There is a nice balance between the two. Like several of the other flavors in this line, I like that you can see tea precipitate settle at the bottom of the bottle, showing that this tea was not made with some type of concentrate or other artificial substance. The fact that it has an USDA organic seal also reassures me that I am drinking a quality product.
Some notes on the label: I like how the company shows how much EGCG (a super-antioxidant) is present in the tea, as well as an indication of how much caffeine compared to coffee. One eighth for this product.
This is definitely one of my go-to teas right now!
Honest Tea Organic Peach White Tea
Purified water, organic cane sugar, Fair Trade Certified organic white tea, organic peach puree, natural peach flavor, and citric acid
A 16.9 oz bottle contains 85 calories, 10 mg sodium, 10 g carbs, and 10 g sugars.
Official Website: HonestTea.com