honest citrus energy green tea

Honest Tea usually focuses on healthy, organic teas low in sugar. Seeing an “energy” tea came as a bit of a surprise, but the Honest Citrus Energy Green Tea made sense once I saw the ingredients.

It turns out that the energy comes from a blend of yerba mate and green tea. While that’s a great combo for a good taste and health benefits, let’s be realistic – you’re not going to get an energy boost from it.

The energy boost from this was no more or less than I got from the Bombilla Gourd Yerba Mate tea or any of the Function energy drinks. If you’re buying a bottle of green tea and expecting a huge caffeine rush or energy boost, you’re kidding yourself.

The taste turned out to be pretty good, despite the fact I’ve never liked green tea with citrus. I’ve had a few teas like that, for example a green tea with orange and jasmine, and I just don’t like the flavors together.

But I was pleasantly surprised with this tea. It was a little bit like I remember the citrus green teas to be, but different enough to make it pleasant to drink.

I taste the green tea with a little bit of lemon/lime and orange in there. Just the right mix. I guess there’s no lime in it though, so it’s kind of like “green tea with lemon, plus a little orange for good measure.”

I don’t love it (I’d prefer the Honest Pomegranate White,) but it’s not bad.

Health wise, this tea is full of healthy, organic ingredients. You get 100% DV of Vitamin C per serving, plus 250mg EGCG super antioxidant per bottle.

There is only 10g sugar per serving, from the organic cane sugar (way better than anything with high fructose corn syrup.)

I wouldn’t say this is any healthier than a regular glass of green tea or yerba mate you brew yourself, but it’s a big step up from soda.

My final verdict is…

If you’re looking for something that has a green tea flavor yet tastes different than any other ready-to-drink tea, try this. It’s not the greatest taste, nor does it pack a real energy boost, but it’s something different.

Official website: www.HonestTea.com

Product Review Details
Company: Honest Tea
Product: Honest Tea Citrus Energy Green Tea
Reviewed by: Coach Levi
My Rating: 3.0 out of 5
Date last updated: 2009-02-23
Obtained Product: Purchased at retailer.
CoachLevi.com Advertiser: No.

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