So for the 800th review I decided to go with tea. While the green and silver can of Lipton Sparkling Iced Tea really called to me it was the Citrus Green Tea flavor that sealed the deal. For those not in the know, Lipton is a brand synonymous with instant tea here in the ol’ U.S. of A. It’s not of super high quality, but you can get a dang good iced tea out of it when you need one.
Lipton Sparkling Iced Tea uses sugar to sweeten and lists green tea as the fourth ingredient. Both of these things make me feel a little bit better as to what I’m about to consume. Smell wise it’s a little like dish soap and cucumbers, so it’s not as if I’m without doubt. That just spurs me on as we all know The Soda Jerks motto: When in doubt, try it out!. Ok, so we’ve never had a motto but I just thought of that and wanted to type it..
Well, at the very least it’s refreshing. This is helped by the microbubbles (I don’t remember if this is a real word or if I just created it) that rush across my tongue creating a very light mouthfeel. Taste wise the citrus, which seems to mostly focus on lemon or lime, dominates at first. This initial citrus burst slowly fades and leaves behind the green tea that was promised in the labeling.
The aftertaste reminds me a little of champagne. Perhaps it’s the little bit of bitter paired with a somewhat muted sweetness that creates it. It’s actually quite nice and I don’t really like champagne.
Lipton Sparkling Iced Tea Citrus Green Tea is a beverage I would consider picking up again on a hot day. It’s less sugar than your standard soda (18 grams) and still delivers in the flavor department. It may not have been the celebratory beverage I craved for review 800, but anything good enough for a second sip is good enough for me.
Verdict - Buy a Pack
Random Person 5 Word Review - Sweet, but can’t taste tea.
This was purchased at a Walgreens Pharmacy