Thursday, May 25, 2006

Bottled Tea & Energy Drinks

Here's a roundup of some interesting bottled teas I've run across lately. Also, energy drinks that make use of some variety of tea as an ingredient.

Hansen Beverage Company recently launched a Green Tea Soda. This is not exactly a new concept. We've reviewed various flavors here at TGS from the Steaz line of green tea sodas and I'm sure there must be some others that have slipped my mind.

Tempest Tea offers Green U, which they describe as a " Sparkling Green Tea Beverage from Tempest Tea that gives you a natural boost with the power of Green Tea Extract. It has a light and refreshing Lemon-Lime flavor while providing you with 100% of your daily Vitamin C intake."

Cha Dao makes a line of bottled teas that look interesting. There's Oolong, Sencha, Chrysanthemum and a Jasmine Tea With Lemon that recently picked up second place at the World Tea Expo.

I don't think this one's particularly new, but it's worth a mention all the same. Action star Steven Seagal has an energy drink called Steven Seagal's Lightning Bolt. This is, of course, "an energy drink as unique as the man who created it" and is relevant to us tea people because it contains both green tea and yerba mate.

Then there's Socko, an energy drink "that provides the energy you want while eliminating unwanted carbs". This one contains yerba mate extract, among other things. For a profile of the two Arizonans who brought Socko to the marketplace, look here.

Image: Cha Dao Tea Company

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