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Snapple Peach Tea

Snapple Peach Tea is a peach flavored iced tea. You’ll like it if you like iced tea and peaches. It’s made from green and black tea leaves just in case you were wondering. I know that if I were you, I would be wondering what kind of tea leaves they use to make it. It’s refreshing to drink on a hot day and it’s a healthier alternative than a soda. It’s caffeinated and that’s always a bonus, just maybe not right before bedtime. If you’re going to get it, look for the glass bottle as opposed to the larger plastic bottle. The glass bottle caps are the ones with “Real Facts” printed on them. Some of the “Real Facts” are real and some of them are completely wrong or inaccurate. It’s like the Wikipedia of bottle caps.

Critically Rated at 12/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Brisk Half & Half Blueberry Lemonade

I went to 7-Eleven with the munchies the other day and left with a six-pack of beer, some chips, and a bottle of Brisk Half & Half Blueberry Lemonade. It’s basically an Arnold Palmer, which is half iced tea and half lemonade, but with blueberry-flavored lemonade instead of regular lemonade. It’s blue in color with a little purple tint. It tastes alright, but it’s a little too much on the sweet side. It has a syrupy-candy flavor and is too sugary to be refreshing. It’s not healthy, nor does it pretend to be. It’s a fucking blue soda. There’s no way that it’s good for you. And it has the unfortunate side effect of turning your tongue blue. It makes you look like you blew a Smurf.

Critically Rated at 8/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Hot Iced Tea

I have two little sisters who created their own drink when they were growing up. My family was the type of family that always had a pitcher of iced tea in the refrigerator. My sisters would pour a glass of iced tea and stick it in the microwave for a few minutes. They called it Hot Iced Tea. Not tea. Hot Iced Tea. And technically they were correct because it was a powdered iced tea mix that we got from Costco. It wasn’t regular tea that was iced and than reheated. It was an iced tea formula that was heated up. And so it was that my sisters created Hot Iced Tea, a delicious oxymoron that they’ve probably forgotten about. I’ll remind them about it the next time I see them. Maybe they can bring it back and start a new beverage trend.

Critically Rated at 10/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Iced Tea With No Ice

I once had a customer order an iced tea with no ice. It was no big deal, but it got me thinking… is it still iced tea if it has no ice in it? At my restaurant we brew iced tea with a machine. We take the teabag, we put it in the filter, we press a button, hot water runs through the teabag, cold water is added to cool it down, and the end result is a big container filled with room temperature tea. Then you serve the tea in a glass filled with ice cubes and garnished with a slice of lemon. But no ice ever makes contact with the tea until it is in the glass. Iced tea literally means tea that has been iced. It’s not iced if you haven’t used any ice. So iced tea with no ice doesn’t really exist and it’s definitely not on our menu.

Critically Rated at 9/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Teas’ Tea Plus Half and Half Green Tea with Grape

Teas’ Tea Plus Half and Half Green Tea with Grape is a green tea beverage with a little grape juice added. They need to shorten the name; it takes longer to say it than it does to drink it. It comes in a 16.9 ounce bottle and each bottle has 100 calories. It’s also caffeinated, which is always a plus. It’s not really “Half and Half” either. That implies it’s half iced tea and half lemonade. This is half green iced tea and half natural grape flavors with other natural flavors. Doesn’t that sound delicious? It’s a kind of healthy drink, it claims to be all natural, there’s not too much added sugar, but it’s nothing spectacular. It’s not bad, there’s just nothing impressive about it. The flavor is kind of dull. It’s a very bland fruit-tea combination. I wouldn’t recommend it, but I wouldn’t bash you if I saw you drinking it.

Critically Rated at 8/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Snapple Lightly Sweetened Cherry Pomegranate Tea

Lightly Sweetened Cherry Pomegranate Tea is one of the newest members of the Snapple flavor family. It’s almost a diet drink; it only has 80 calories and 18 grams of sugar. It also doesn’t have much flavor. It tastes like a watered down Snapple. And that’s probably what it is. They probably took one Snapple and poured it into 3 bottles and topped them off with water. If you buy a Cherry Pomegranate flavored drink, you want to be able to taste the Cherry Pomegranate when you drink it. And the flavor is way too subtle to justify a purchase. It’s a pretty disappointing beverage and not worth getting again.

Critically Rated at 4/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Arizona Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey

Arizona Green Tea is the tall boy of choice for millions of underage drinkers around the US. Their Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey is a nice, cheap beverage. 99¢ goes a long way. It’s refreshing and cheap and has caffeine. I prefer it over Snapple and you get more for your money. It’s cheap too. Don’t Know if I mentioned that yet. But it is. You can buy a small bottle of water for a dollar or you can get an Arizona. The Arizona is bigger and has water in it. It’s a better deal.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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