Sunday, November 15, 2009
When Steaz Teaz first contacted me about trying out a new tea beverage, I felt no confident about subjecting it to a rigorous testing, because I have a secret weapon -- my English husband Alfie, who drinks about 10 cups of tea a day. Little did I know that I would fall in love with Steaz Teaz so much that he never got to try any of the teas! I finished them all before he had a chance (okay, I have a couple of cans left, but I'm hiding them for myself). Read my review below and enter for a chance to win some Steaz Teaz for yourself!
Steaz Teaz is a new line of organic, fair trade iced tea beverages. They are available at Whole Foods, and now they're available at Target as well! I was sent several samples of their lightly sweetened organic teas -- Green Tea with Peach, White Tea with Lime and Pomegranate, and Green Tea with Blueberry Pomegranate Acai -- which was perfect for me, because I have a sweet tooth, but they have many other kinds of iced teas, including sparkling teas and tea-based energy drinks (see their whole product line at www.steaz.com).
Steaz is tea-rrific! I love, love, love the taste of these teas. They've got a light, delicate taste that's really refreshing. I'm not a fan of the White Tea with Lime and Pomegranate -- it's too tart for my taste -- but hey, to each his own, and fortunately Steaz has lots of other flavors to chose fromTheir sweetened teas are sweet, but not so cloyingly sweet that it overpowers the taste of the tea and fruit. That's great for the taste, and also for my waistline --there are just 10 grams of sugar and 40 calories per serving! And since they're organic, there are no nasty chemicals or pesticides.
By the way, I'm also happy that Steaz is not just a good drink, it's a good company with a triple-bottom line focus. That is, they focus on not just profits -- they also consider people (Steaz is fair trade certified) and the planet (Steaz uses only organic ingredients -- when considering their actions as a company.
I don't really have anything bad to say about the Steaz drinks I tried, so I'll reserve my negative comments for the Steaz website, which is pretty and all, but so loaded with images and moving doodads that it takes a long time to get past the pretty stuff and on to the good stuff, i.e. all the information about Steaz and the Steaz products!
The Bottom Line
Iced tea lovers, look no further! Everybody wins with Steaz Teaz: your tastebuds, your health, your pocketbook and the earth.
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will be selected to win a Steaz gift pack consisting of 6 cans of yummy Steaz Teaz and a $10 Target giftcard. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and tell me which Steaz Teaz flavor you'd like to try. Don't forget to leave your email address so we can contact you if you win.
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I received a sample in order to review this product, but no monetary compensation. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.