Sotea (5 reviews)

Sotea Carbonated Tea Mojito Mist

Sotea Carbonated Tea Mojito Mist

So here we are, two for five with Sotea. Most of these flavors don’t really work. Carbonating tea is always a crapshoot, and more likely than not turns out less than stellar. The same thing can be said for putting mint in drinks. I don’t really want my drink to taste like I just brushed my teeth or I’m chewing gum while drinking it. Somehow this Mojito Mist beat both of those odds and is actually pretty darn good. It launches past acceptable into really enjoyable territory.

While I’ve never had a real mojito, every virgin version of one that I have drunk has been great. There is something about lime that counteracts the weirdness of mint and makes it acceptable for it to exist in beverage form. Neither are overly strong and blend together into a new uber flavor. The tea in this tastes a little weird, but it works with the lime and the mint. This is one unusual soda, but I find myself with an empty bottle wishing that there was more. That doesn’t happen often these days.

Website
http://mysotea.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea, Soda Pop, Sparkling
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 6th, 2016
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Sotea Carbonated Tea Diet Peach Passion

Sotea Carbonated Tea Diet Peach Passion

Here’s an idea, let’s take a less than stellar beverage and make it somehow worse by taking out the sugar/stevia mix and replacing it with sucralose. Seriously why would they not just use all stevia? It may not be the best, but it is way better than the poison taste of sucralose. Nothing tastes real in this beverage. The peach tastes artificial and even the tea flavor seems fake somehow.. It’s not undrinkable, but it’s by no means enjoyable by my standards. It’s like there was a science fair and a kid decided to make a soda in his home laboratory. Oh yeah, that kid is a super scientist in the making, just don’t let her near anything you want to ingest. I really wanted to like this line and it just wasn’t meant to be.

Website
http://mysotea.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Iced Tea, Soda Pop, Sparkling
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on March 1st, 2016
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Sotea Carbonated Tea Blackberry Breeze

Sotea Carbonated Tea Blackberry Breeze

Look at you Sotea, you’re moving up in the world. You’ve taken off the training wheels and have put out a flavor that is actually pretty decent. You may not be ready to go on a 40 mile bike trip yet, but you are moving out of the driveway and onto the sidewalks. This may be the dumbest analogy I have ever used and it doesn’t even really make sense. My point is that while the other two Sotea flavors we have reviewed left a lot to be desired this one is actually pretty good. It tastes like carbonated green tea (always a bit weird, but sometimes enjoyable) with a fairly good (black)berry flavor to it. Sure, there is stevia in the mix with the cane sugar that is messing with the taste a bit, but it’s nothing horrible and I can easily see past it. I feel like this is what they were reaching for (and missing) for the other flavors. I can only hope that with the other flavors we have on deck that they get even better.

Website
http://mysotea.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea, Sparkling
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on February 2nd, 2016
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Sotea Carbonated Tea Citrus-A-Peel

Sotea Carbonated Tea Citrus-A-Peel

"Don't bother" would be my response to the statement, "I'm going to carbonate tea." Sure, it's a real "millennial" response but seriously, don't bother. Iced tea is like the perfect drink and you're going to ruin it with a million sugars. Yeah, I said it. This drink is ruined. It's got citrus but it tastes more like someone dumped half a can of Sprite into...something. I am not sure if there is tea in this to be honest. Aren't I always honest with you, friends? This kind of stinks. How's that for honest? It's too sweet and I don't like it. You like that? Brutal. It might be sweeter than actual Sprite. They really let this drink have it. Woo! So sweet. So bad. Peace.

Website
http://mysotea.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea, Sparkling
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on January 11th, 2016
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Sotea Carbonated Tea Peach Passion

Sotea Carbonated Tea Peach Passion

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K, and by Circle K I mean this bottle of carbonated tea. I’ve had a handful of tea sodas in my days on this planet and to be honest I don’t know if any of the flavored ones have really impressed me. Give me a straight up sparkling black, green, white, or yerba mate tea and I’ll be all over it, but something gets lost in the translation when you mix carbon dioxide, tea and fruit flavors. Something especially seems wrong when a zero calorie sweetener is brought into the mix. Look, I’ve made my peace with stevia. I don’t love it, but I know it has its place and I’ve even been known to enjoy it in some drinks. In this bottle of Sotea it’s blended with real sugar, so it should be actually decent, but it mixes with the peach flavor in a way that just makes the whole thing taste artificial. The ingredients say nothing about the peach juice, but “natural flavors” is listed, so I’m assuming it has something to do with an actual peach, but it just doesn’t taste authentic. I was excited to try this line when I came across it, but it really is just not for me and my taste buds.

Website
http://mysotea.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea, Soda Pop, Sparkling
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on December 4th, 2015
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