Review: Snapple Green Apple White Tea

White tea is the new “it” ingredient–The new pomegranate, if you will–and with this series of drinks, Snapple jumped on the white tea bandwagon. Admittedly, I am somewhat of a tea purist: I have a giant tin box in my room filled with different kinds of tea (loose leaf, of course), carefully partitioned and labeled in English and Chinese. I can’t even read Chinese, but I write the Chinese names anyways because it just makes me feel better to have them there. That said, this is more liquid sugar than tea and I hesitate to even call it “tea”, but I don’t give a shit because it’s so damn delicious. It’s ridiculously sweet but surprisingly doesn’t leave your mouth feeling dry and sticky like Snapple’s regular drinks often do. In fact, I find it quite refreshing. The apple flavor is extremely pronounced–You can barely taste the tea, which might be good for people unused to the astringency of regular tea. This is definitely a drink for the soda crowd, but it’s a great one.

Verdict: *****/*****

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