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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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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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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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Rockstar Recovery Energy/Tea/Lemonade

For thousands of years there was just one main energy drink and it was called coffee. Then people created soda but that wasn’t enough and so we came up with energy drinks. And now everybody and their mom has their own line of energy drinks. Red Bull is the best energy drink, and Rockstar has a claim for second place. Rockstar has lots of different flavors and varieties and Rockstar Recovery Energy/Tea/Lemonade is one of their newer ones. It’s like an Arnold Palmer (half lemonade and half iced tea) but it has caffeine, taurine, ginseng, milk thistle, and electrolytes. Plus is only 10 calories so it’s just as healthy as water. You can drink it all day, everyday with no adverse effects. It has a slight aftertaste like most diet energy drinks, but a shot of vodka makes it unnoticeable.

Critically Rated at 12/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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