I recently had the opportunity to try Sweet Leaf’s two new flavors of bottled teas. Both were delicious and refreshing. Sweet Leaf uses real cane sugar – not high fructose corn syrup – and organic ingredients.
Lemon Iced Tea
Delicious, perfectly blended black tea with lemon. This is sweet tea, so be forewarned, but it’s just the right amount of sweet. The sweet tea drinkers who tried this tell me it’s delicious. I liked it very much. The one unsweet tea drinker I shared it with thought the iced tea tasted like lemonade.
Sweet Leaf’s iced tea with lemon contains filtered water, organic cane sugar, organic black tea, natural flavors, citric acid, and ascorbic acid. An eight-ounce serving contains 70 calories, 100% of your daily value for vitamin C, and about 15 grams of caffeine (about half the amount in a cup of coffee).
Citrus Green Tea
The citrus green tea had a strong citrus flavor with a floral note to it. The green tea had no trace of the bitterness that often comes with a pre-brewed and bottled green tea. This one is also a sweet tea, but the sweetness is just right in this one as well.
Sweet Leaf’s citrus green tea is made with filtered water, organic cane sugar, organic green tea, natural flavor, citric acid, and ascorbic acid. An eight-ounce serving contains 70 calories, 100% of your daily value for vitamin C, and about 10 grams of caffeine.
The Sweet Leaf web site has recipes for mixed drinks – handy for those of us who like a little Jack Daniels in our tea. There’s also a newsletter with snack recipes, green living tips, and other interesting things.
Sweet Leaf makes twelve different flavors of tea and lemonade. I recommend both the lemon iced tea and the citrus green tea. The citrus green tea was my favorite.