Iced Tea (28 reviews)

Fuze Iced Tea Lemon

Fuze Iced Tea Lemon

This falls under the category of iced tea that doesn’t taste like tea. It’s sugar water with flavoring that is similar to tea. There is no way that “tea powder” could result in a beverage that actually tastes like real tea. This falls in the same category as Nestea and Brisk. Actually it tastes like someone made some tea at home from a powder mix and combined it with some Brisk. I’m sure that a majority of the consumers out there will like this just fine, but over the years of writing for Thirsty Dudes I’ve become a low level tea snob, and this really just doesn’t cut it. I mean it’s perfectly drinkable, but it’s nothing like what I want an iced tea to be.

Website
http://www.drinkfuze.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on August 11th, 2013
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Brisk Iced Tea Mango Flavor

Brisk Iced Tea Mango Flavor

I’m pretty sure that if I was at some sort of gathering for my ladyfriend’s family/friends and I was given this to drink, I would lean over and whisper/plead in her ear “Do I have to?” It would be an honest question as well, because I have no concept of how far I have to take social niceties so that I don’t seem like a complete mutant. I don’t often interact with “normal people” or grownups (yes I know I’m 35, but I swear I’m still a kid), and as a result I don’t know how to properly act around them and I have a tendency to anger people or make them feel uncomfortable. So when someone hands you an iced tea by a company who doesn’t have a great track record (and you’ve already turned down their offers for beer and other alcoholic beverages several times), can you say no thank you, or do you just accept it with a smile?

I will say that had I accepted with a smile, I wouldn’t have been terribly disappointed. This is lacking the harshness that normally accompanies the Brisk name. It’s also sweetened by a mixture of high fructose corn syrup and sucralose, which makes it more palatable. I mean sure it still tastes more like sweetened liquid than it does actual tea, but would you expect anything different?

There is no real mango in here, but it still mimics the taste at least slightly. I have to admit that this is the most reserved flavor of Brisk I have yet to encounter. Nothing is blasting you in the face. It’s pretty calm on all fronts. It’s still not great, but it’s something I can sip on without grumbling too many complaints.

Website
http://www.drinkbrisk.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on July 31st, 2014
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Wawa Iced Tea Raspberry

Wawa Iced Tea Raspberry

Wawa is a member of the prestige grouping of my top three gas stations/mini marts. I believe they only have them in PA and NJ. I'm currently visiting NJ to work on some stuff with my new band. On the way to practice we stopped at a Wawa. There are three very important things go get at these stores, "Built to Order" hoagies, soft pretzels and their store brand iced tea.
Most store brand teas that come in big jugs are basically brown sugar water. This is actual tea made with real sugar, and even though there is a notice on the bottle that says, "Contains no raspberry juice," it somehow actually tastes like the fruit.
This is probably the #1 drink in the ghetto tea category. Now someone pass me the mustard for my pretzel.

Website
http://www.wawa.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on December 2nd, 2010
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Wawa Iced Tea Blackberry

Wawa Iced Tea Blackberry

Ladies and Gentlemen, it has been far too long since I have been in Wawa country. It’s only been about six months, but that is half a year that I was denied the glory of soft pretzels and their delicious teas. You might find yourself saying something along the line of, “It’s just gas station tea, how could you possibly miss it that much?” I will tell you why I do, it’s because they sweeten it with real sugar and actually use fruit juice to flavor it. Show me another gas station that does that, and I will plan a road trip.

Since my last visit Wawa has released this new flavor. It’s like they are taunting me. I mean every employee of every Wawa location must have heard me go off a dozen times about how blackberries are my favorite and how a blackberry tea would be a gift. It seems like they took note and then decided to release it whilst I was back home…jerks.

Lucky for me Editor Dan took a vacation and stopped at a Wawa, or eight, and brought me home a bottle. It’s almost exactly what I wanted. With 40g of sugar per bottle its more than a tad sweeter than I would have preferred, but I’ll take what I can get and what I got was a nice sweetened tea that actually tastes like blackberries.

Take note Wawa, I will be visiting your various locations around Jersey and Philly come September, so stock up for me.

Website
http://www.wawa.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on August 4th, 2013
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Gregory's Box'd Beverages Iced Tea With Lemon

Gregory's Box'd Beverages Iced Tea With Lemon

Ahh, the never-ending box of iced tea. When Mike and I lived together years ago, we were well acquainted with the Gregory’s line. We had taco parties at our house fairly regularly and always had a box of box to quench our guest’s thirsts. The first time we got two boxes and that was a mistake. We had gotten two separate flavors, so both were opened, but neither was finished. We had two huge boxes of iced tea in our fridge for what felt like months.

I purchased this box here two weeks ago for a party we were having at a friend’s cabin. There was a decent amount of people going, so I was sure this would go fast. Of course I was wrong. Everyone seemed to be drinking it, and I have had some every day since then, yet here I sit two weeks later and this still feels fairly full. I don’t know what kind of magic Gregory has cast over his products, but I am okay with it. The box says that it contains 150oz of tea. Let’s face it that is an absurd amount of tea. It’s just lucky for everyone involved that it is a tasty beverage. It’s actually brewed black tea, and not a tea mix, which is kind of surprising for such a large quantity. You can taste that it is real black tea though. The lemon flavor is present, but it’s not overwhelming like it can be with other companies. My only real complaint is that it is a tad sweeter than I would like it to be. I sometimes cut it with a little water to even it out a bit. To sum things up this really tastes like you made an obscene amount of sun tea and added a cubic butt ton of sugar and some squirts of natural lemon juice to it.

As an added bonus, you can pretend to be one of those turds that takes their wine out of the box and just carries around the metallic bag and calls it their “space bag.” With this it’s clear, so it doesn’t look very futuristic, but when you get it down a bit, it helps with saving room in your fridge.

Website
http://gregorysboxdbev.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 16th, 2012
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Celsius Iced Tea Lemon

Celsius Iced Tea Lemon

I really should hate these drinks. They are loaded with sucralose and have a diety/chemical taste to them. Basically they are diet energy drinks that are supposed to help you burn more calories. I don’t know if it’s just the normal energy drink ingredients that help you burn calories because you are all hyped up, or if there is something else involved. With all of that being said, I somehow don’t hate them. There is something alluring about these drinks. This one in particular is kind of decent. It taste like iced tea and energy drink mixed together with a whole bunch of fake sugar. If someone was used to diet drinks I think this would actually be pretty good to them. I can vouch for the fact that they do give you energy and a bit of the jitters as an added bonus.

Website
http://www.celsius.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Energy Drink, Iced Tea, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on July 7th, 2011
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Wawa Iced Tea Orange

Wawa Iced Tea Orange

Yesterday I embarked on a 6-week tour with the band Lemuria. We left DC this morning and just made it to The Fest in Gainesville, Florida. This is the longest tour I've ever been on but I'm excited to see a lot of the US and Canada that I've never seen before. I'm also obviously excited to find and try new drinks along the way.

Our first rest stop after leaving DC was a Wawa near Richmond, VA. If you've never been to Wawa, it's a chain of gas stations that have tons of great flavors of iced tea. They have soft pretzels too which are delicious. But back to the iced tea, it's really good. It's made with real sugar and is just really refreshing. Sometimes iced tea can taste way too much like the flavor it has in it with barely any tea. Wawa knows how to balance it out and it's more like an iced tea with an orange aftertaste.

I'm kind of glad there isn't a Wawa in Buffalo. If there was, I'd drink their iced tea so much I'd probably eventually get sick of it. It's a great treat when you're on a trip.

Website
http://www.wawa.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Derek Neuland on October 28th, 2011
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Wawa Iced Tea Lemonade

Wawa Iced Tea Lemonade

When I saw this Wawa half and half/Arnold Palmer, I couldn't say no. Two things I love in one little bottle. Plus I knew Wawa would do it right, and they sure did. I always complain about lemonade's not being tart enough, but this needs none of that. This was so lip puckering, it make the back of my throat hurt (in a good way). This is exactly what I look for in a lemonade iced tea hybrid, the deliciousness of iced tea with the sour taste of lemonade.

Website
http://www.wawa.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea, Lemonade
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Derek Neuland on October 29th, 2011
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