Evian Natural spring water from the French Alps

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Picked this up at a Rite Aid. It was ice cold, great!, but the taste.. the taste… Sooo bad. I’ve been trying to think for days how to describe the taste of this water. The only thing I can think of is “flat”. It’s not a carbonated drink, but it has no flavor. I know water in general doesn’t have flavor, but some does “taste” better then others. I don’t know what gives water the taste, maybe a combination of the pH and minerals, but it’s very hard to describe, as well as review. I thought Dasani was the worst, but I think now it’s Evian. Sorry Evian.

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Buddha’s Herbs St John’s Wort Tea

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This is the first time I’ve tried St John’s Wort Tea. Since I didn’t have anything to compare it to I purchased another St John’s from a local tea shop. This review will compare the differences. When I requested this tea for review I didn’t know that it is more of a medicinal type of tea. The rating system here is based on my particular tastes, and because I misunderstood this type of tea, I’m not going to give it a circle rating. Instead I’ll describe the flavor characteristics. The taste of these teas remind me of Kava Kava. They are very earthy and have a dirt like flavor quality. Between the two, the Buddha’s Herbs brand tasted stronger, more medicinal and had more of a bitter flavor. The other was smoother and didn’t sing any strong notes. I’m not sure this is the tea you’d drink when sitting down to share a cuppa and biscotti with friends. The indication is that it’s for emotional health. To ease tensions and nervous unrest. I don’t feel unrested or nervous in particular, so I can’t speak to that. However, I hope I’ve given you a flavor insight into this dietary supplement tea. This tea can be purchased here.

This tea was provide to me at no charge for my review.

Buddha’s Herbs Organic Chamomile Tea

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I like chamomile tea in the evening or before bed because it does not contain caffeine. Indicated on the packaging, chamomile has been used for centuries as a relaxing and soothing herb that can be used for occasional sleeplessness and minor stomach discomfort. Compared to traditional tea, herbal tea typically has a longer brewing time. Herbal tea’s are more forgiving, as they do not typically get bitter if you get busy and forget your tea sitting on the counter. My wife will attest. The flavor is quite pleasant and has a light flowery tone. Honey pairs well, I put a bit in my cup to sweeten and it was delicious. Get a book, get a blanket and curl up with this chamomile tea. This tea can be purchased here.

This tea was provide to me at no charge for my review.

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Snapple Sorta Sweet Rooibos Tea

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What’s the point of making a good tasting tea, that’s impossible to find. Today I went to two Rite Aids, they were on the same block. One was around the corner, literally just a few steps away. Why would they put two Rite Aids so close?? I also took a detour and went to a CVS, they didn’t have it either. Last week I went to another Rite Aid and somewhere else that I can’t remember to find a bottle with no luck. This is a good tea. I didn’t think I would like it because of the amount of sugar, 23grams. I thought it would be too sweet, but it wasn’t. It was just right and had a really interesting flavor. Wait! now I remember where I found it, it was in a small convenience store down town UTSAV News.

Update: I also found this tea at a the New Stanton Turnpike rest stop. I bought two bottles. I should have bought three.

Sweetener: Don’t remember

Amount of Sweetener: 23g

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Honest Tea Pomegranate Blue Flavored Herbal Tea

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Powerful flavor this beverage has! Sweet smelling and sweet tasting. It’s made from Pomegranate, Grape and Blueberry concentrate, and tastes like a conglomerate of the three. I like that the slight tartness of the Pomegranate comes through. Overall it’s not a bad beverage. It’s strong as I said, there is a ton of flavor happening and, it’s a bit much for me. So, It’s not my “cup of tea” but it’s not a bad drink. It tastes sweeter, but it has 23g of sugar. I think this beverage could appeal to a wider audience that likes a sweet taste.

Sweetener: Cane Sugar

Amount of Sweetener: 23 grams (16.9oz bottle)

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Aquafina Water

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Mostly I had been drinking Nestle Pure Life water. However, while I was in Florida I tried and liked Aquafina water. They are both very good, I don’t know if you call it flavor, because there is no flavor to these waters. But, it has good taste or feel when I drink it. I think I’ve written this before, but I think the good taste is due to the minerals or possibly the pH. Whatever it is, this water has a good balance of it. An example of bad tasting water would be Dasani.

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Honest Tea Moroccan Mint Green Tea

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Sometimes I don’t want the caffeine of black tea. Maybe it’s too late in a day or maybe I’ve already had enough caffeine for that day. In these cases I’ll select a green tea. Problem is I keep forgetting which one I liked, or disliked. Recently, I had Honest Tea’s Moroccan Mint Green Tea. I enjoyed it very much and It wasn’t overloaded with the flavor of mint.

Sweetener: Organic Honey

Amount of Sweetener: 8 grams (16oz bottle)

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Member’s Mark Water

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This is the water that you can purchase if you are a member of Sam’s Club. The brand name is Member’s Mark. The water is good. There is a light pleasant taste at the start and has a clean finish. The ones that I tasted were in these little bottles. I have not tried the larger size bottles, but I am confident that they are the same. As it says on the package, it contains added minerals for flavor.


Tazo Organic Iced Black Tea


I was surprised to find this tea. Most of the time the bottled tea I discover has too much sugar. In the past the Tazo tea I’ve tried has been too sweet. This black tea has only has 15grams of sugar, so the flavor is not dominated by sweetness. The flavor is good, it has a mild start and it’s full flavor comes through at the end. Typical of tea’s it has a slight bitterness or bite at the end and I wouldn’t mind more. Quite a nice choice and I was happy to find it.

Sweetener: Cane sugar

Amount of sweetener: 15 grams (13.8oz)

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