After a quick perusal of the multi-sectioned beverage cooler at a generic, one-pump gas station aptly named 'Mart,' I noticed a tall can located in a corner enclave. The curious product was named 'Peace Tea'. Brightly colored artwork of a clearly Asian crowd emblazoned the cans panoramic label. After a quick scan of the somewhat inviting beverage, comic book style thought bubbles floating above two of the crowd members heads where revealed. Thought provoking platitudes filled the space of the aforementioned illustrations and contained phrases such as, "Question Authority'," and "Be your own boss." Interesting bullet points for a tea drink for sure. This may mean that the drink, much like the label, is multidimensional. Always on the lookout for unique new drinks to try, and intrigued by this unusual pitch, I made my selection and journeyed back to my abode.
The first sip revealed a profoundly generic taste eclipsed only by a sweetness usually not found outside of a carnival concession stand. As my Peace Tea experience was still young, I thought that it might take several more sips for the complexities of the taste to fully develop. Not true my friends, not true. Further consumption revealed that the overly sweet taste was an unfortunate constant and stayed on the tongue like an unwelcome parasite. Upon reading the FDA required ingredients list, conveniently written in small type on the back of the can, I was informed that two forms of sugar where used to complete the formula for this beverage. Let me reemphasize that point, two forms of sugar where used in the formula for this drink.
So armed with the knowledge that this drink was intentionally mixed with a throat punch style sweetness, and with approximately one fourth of a 24 ounce can consumed, the review process was stopped. Much like a bad date, this can and I separated early to save everyone, or this case just me, time and energy.
Rating: Buyer Beware! Folks, I can't tell you not to get a can of this, but I defiantly will be exercising my freedom of choice and never return to the "Peace Tea" version of events.
Much like a peach, peace is also fuzzy