Thursday, January 17, 2013

Some new bottled teas

Every time I go to Whole Foods in Atlanta, I try to pick up at least a few new bottled teas to try. This time, I got their 365 brand of Peach Oolong as well as some American Classic Tea from the Charleston Tea Plantation.

I was very pleased by the peachiness of the oolong tea, and this is the one I sipped on the way home (thus the bottle's only half full in the photo!).

I was very surprised to learn the Charleston Tea Plantation has a bottled tea! This Island Green flavor was quite tasty, but—and you will be shocked to hear me say this—it was a little too sweet. It's sweetened with cane sugar and has 14 grams of sugar per 8-ounce serving. I drank this tea in two servings, so that was fine, but I do think I've grown accustomed to drinking the vast majority of my tea without sugar, and certainly no green teas I drink require it. Have any of you tried this bottled tea from Charleston Tea Plantation? If so, what did you think?

5 comments:

Joy said...

I haven't tried either but they sound good. Wonder if they make the second one in an "unsweet" version?

Sharon Shaw said...

I am looking for a back issue of tea time that showcased a sideboard with a back mirror and mantle shelf. Also, it had a stone or marble top. I wanted to have a similar one made. Still trying to complete remodel since Hurricane Katrina. No longer have tea time magazines due to Katrina. I saw where you have all the issues. I think it may have been in a Nov/Dec issue. Would you be willing to look and provide a photocopy? I will compensate all expenses. Thanks, Sharon

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

The Charleston Tea Plantation RTD tea is news to me. Thanks for sharing.

Ginger said...

Nice to see the Charleston Tea Plantation has a new product. Maybe they will come out with an unsweetened version.

Marilyn said...

I usually am not attracted to bottled teas, but have had several from the Tao of Tea. Their oolong definitely taste a slight peachiness to it and quite good. So many tea companies are getting into bottled teas.