And make mine a Tejava ice tea! Crystal Geyser Water Company sent me a wonderful assortment of their beverages to sample. I was already a fan of their Tejava tea and have been buying it for quite some time as well as their bottled water by the case and the Sparkling water when I want a little something different. I usually pretty much stick with drinking water for health reasons and because I would rather eat my daily calories than guzzle them down in drink form!
Crystal Geyser is a California based company in Napa Valley. They started out with a natural mineral water and have now expanded their beverage line to include Tejava premium microbrewed iced teas, California teas and Juice Squeeze drinks. You can visit their website at www.crystalgeyser.com to learn more.
I set up a taste test and asked Hubby Tom, daughter Katy and her boyfriend Esau to help me sample the beverages. Everyone had a sample or two of each drink and then wrote down their reaction. This was so much fun!
Tejava Premium Microbrewed Ice Tea Unsweetened
Three out of four of us like it and we happen to be the ones who don’t like sweet tea. It tastes like fresh brewed ice tea! Made from the handpicked tea leaves from the island of Java. The person who likes sweet tea thought it was bitter.
“Good for someone who likes sweet drinks,” is what Esau wrote. The rest of us didn’t like it -too sweet for us. If you like green tea and a sweeter beverage this one might be right for you. Brewed green tea using filtered water, sweetened with cane sugar, natural flavors and Epigallocatechin Gallate (which according to Wikipedia - EGCG is the most abundant catechin in tea and is a potent antioxidant.) Just 40 calories for an 8 ounce serving.
California Iced Tea Summer Peach – Lightly Sweetened
This was one a winner! “Light, refreshing, sweet but not too sweet,” said Tom. I thought it had a fresh peachy flavor and for just 40 calories for 8 ounces I would have it a special beverage once in a while. Esau rated it as his second favorite beverage we sampled! ”Nice and peachy, but too sweet” for Katy. Brewed from black tea using filtered water, juice from pear and peach concentrates, cane sugar, natural flavors, citric acid and vitamin c.
Crystal Geyser Juice Squeeze Pomegranate Lemonade
This one got very mixed reviews from our taste panel. Hubby Tom liked it on ice and thought it was “engaging.” Katy and I thought it was tart, puckery yet too sweet! Esau rated it as his third favorite beverage! It contains 70% blended juices from concentrates and sparkling water, vitamin c, B-complex vitamins and carbonation added. Too many calories for a beverage for me -I’d rather have something to chew!
Crystal Geyser Juice Squeeze Wild Berry
This one was one of my favorites for it’s delicious berry flavor with carbonation added! Yum! It was Esau’s first choice selection! Katy thought it was fizzy, tart and good. Tom said it was “too sweet, too candy like.” It is also 70% blended fruit juices from concentrate, natural flavors, vitamin c, B complex vitamins, and carbonation added.
Crystal Geyser Sparkling Mineral Water
These were not on the sample table because I buy these all the time and usually have some chilled in my refrigerator. They are so refreshing! Mineral water, natural lime and carbonation or the plain sparkling water, both 0 calories! Sometimes I will mix them with a small amount of juice for a nice bubbly, fruity beverage that is super low in calories.
This is a Product Review which means that I was sent the products for free to try. I was not paid to write this post and the opinions expressed here are as always – truthful!
As you can tell by my lack of posts here that it has been difficult to get back in the swing of things since we have come back home. I have physical therapy twice a week and I am learning some great exercises to strengthen my core muscles as well as work on the pain that goes down my right leg. It seems that the muscle groups on the right side of my body are weak! Hmmm-don’t know why that is but I am working to correct it.
No farmer’s market for me today as we still have some produce left from last weeks trip. I find that the organic, locally grown produce stays fresh for a long time. I also bought a huge amount of fresh fruit over the weekend to take and serve as dessert at a friends house. You just can’t go wrong with a big bowl of fruit!
Hope everyone reading this is safe from the flooding back East. I know I have a lot of readers who reside on the East Coast and you are in my prayers.
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What are your favorite beverages?
I drink a little coffee in the morning with NuNaturals Stevia drops and some Fat Free Creamer and then the rest of the day it’s usually water with an occasional sparkling water thrown in for fun! I gave up diet sodas when I rid my diet of artificial sweeteners.