After getting swallowed whole by Starbucks, I thought Teavana would disappear off the face of the earth. Starbucks would stick it into its maw and digest it utterly.
But I was wrong! Starbucks turned the company from a high-ish-end tea company into a pre-brewed in-store product.
Today, I tried the unsweetened Strawberry Apple Green Tea because I was in a hurry and, franky, lazy. (Making iced tea is pretty easy.)
I was also intrigued by the promise of “a mosaic of lush fruit flavor and lively lemongrass” “for a cool, crisp taste.” This tea’s ingredients are green tea, apples, rose hips, licorice, hibiscus, lemongrass, “natural flavors” (????), and citric acid. It contains zero calories.
Unfortunately, the flavor tasted like zero calories, too. It was a little bit sparse. I wanted to love it, but the other flavors fell behind the apple, which wasn’t holding forth very well, either. The result was a watered-down apple juice sort of experience. It was a “mehhhh” moment.
As I was talking about the tea to a coworker, another jumped in. He’d tried a different Teavana one (a black tea) and said it was also disappointing.
Feel free to try these while you’re out and let us know if you have a different experience!
Or, if you want iced tea, please keep in mind that it is, in fact, really easy to make your own.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Teavana
This bright blend combines refreshing green tea with a mosaic of lush fruit flavor and lively lemongrass—all without any added sugar for a cool, crisp taste.