Did you get the play on words? I wasn’t aware of the double meaning until today. And it’s always been in plain sight. I’ve been drinking Honest Tea, here and there for a number of years. A fun fact is that it’s based not far away from where I grew up, in Bethesda, MD.
As the weather shifts to hotter and more humid, the posts will also shift to cooler options, which will include bottled and iced teas. Without hesitation I wanted to write about this Maryland based company as my first foray away from the stove, hot water, pots, kettles, and all the fun instruments I’ve been using recently.
It was a sunny day, very hot and hazy, and aside from drinking lots of ice cold water, I had a yearning for some naturally flavored goodness. So I got the inspiration to write about a cold tea when I made it to my grocers aisle.
I missed National Iced Tea Day last week, so I’m making up for it as much as I can today.
As you can see, the amount of bottles is endless. So I grabbed a couple in hopes they would turn out great. I chilled them in the refrigerator after purchase, so I could fully appreciate their hopefully refreshing tastes.
So how’d it go? Well fun is one way of looking at it!
First up is the Peach Oo-La-Long Tea. The name is entertaining and really resonates with me. It’ll be on my mind for a while. That’s a great way to sell you brand. The tea itself for me was solid. Oolong is not a tea I’ve had often nor have I ever been a major fan. This will take some growing. My taste and experience for it has been seldom. After drinking this that could change. It wasn’t my favorite chilled tea but we all have our particular tastes.
The peach puree and agave flavors are dynamite. I really like agave. And it’s an interesting alternative to honey, which I love almost more than anything on his planet. So I was happy to try something different.
Next is the Mango White. This I could drink endless bottles of. The flavors come alive here. I adore white tea and I adore mango. And throw in the agave syrup once again and we have a winner. Perfection. Having this chilled on a hot Summers day is a visual I’d like to repeat. What a joy this is.
And the profound quotes, proverbs and messages under every lid is a wonderful touch.
My favorite parts of all revolve around helping the community and there’s plenty to read about. I love this stuff! It makes me want to do more.
Being Fair Trade Certified and USDA Organic is always something I look for in a product and if the intent is good then I feel good about what I’m supporting. It’s my symbolic gesture of saying thank you and it’s me saying I’d like to do my part as well in helping others.
Thanks so much.