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Pour Me A Tall One!

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.

California Green Tea – Lightly Sweetened

“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.

Disclosure

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!

Nutmeg Notes

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!

We also enjoyed a few specialty chocolates I brought back from Nebraska. Love the balance of chocolate and fruit. Yum!

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.

Blessings,

Tami

Add Your Thoughts

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.

 


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  1. Lori says:

    My favorite beverage is coffee! I love lattes :D

  2. Cammy@TippyToeDiet says:

    I’m a tea and water purist–no flavorings for me! Which means I have to BEG waitstaff to leave off the lemon wedges on these beverages. I think my success rate on that is about 50%. :)

  3. Karen@WaistingTime says:

    You distracted me with thoughts of chocolate covered strawberries!

  4. Jody - Fit at 53 says:

    That fruit looks amazing!!!

    I am a coffee person & like you, I love NuNaturals stevia & now their baking products!

    After that, I drink water & also some of that flavored no calorie water as a treat towards the end of the day since it can add up $$ wise to buy AND loving making ice cubes out of Crystal Light & having that around to quench the thirst & stop me from eating! ;-) Not a tea person…

    Hope the therapy works!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. sarah@spinach and spice says:

    I’m definitely a coffee girl! Honestly, I don’t drink much besides coffee and water, and occasionally a glass of half juice half water, or smoothies. Your fruit looks delicious :)

  6. Carol says:

    Must say my favorite beverage is coffee and my one diet coke per day! I drink water through out the day too!Much success for your therapy!!

  7. Diane Fit to the Finish says:

    I like coffee, herbal teas and water with a splash of pomegranate juice or cranberry juice! Thanks for the review and I hope your therapy works.

  8. Biz says:

    I love my coffee in the morning, but during the day I mostly drink water – no more pop for me!

  9. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    How fun that you got to taste test the different Crystal Geyser beverages. I love the Tejava tea and drink it a lot. Other than that, I also drink a lot of water. I often add lemon and cucumber slices to a pitcher and fill it up with water. I also start my day off with a cup of coffee with just a bit of milk.

  10. Marisa @ Loser for Life says:

    I’ve been off everything lately and only drinking water! Snore…. ;)

    Hope all is well, Tami!

  11. Dr. J says:

    Too much sugar in many of those.

    I’ve wondered why the LDS do not drink tea? Coffee I understand but not tea with its proved health benefits. LDS followers are healthier than other groups. Of course they do several good behaviors, but the tea one still mystifies me.

    sciatica?

  12. Ellen says:

    My husband and I were just talking the other day about how glad we were to give up diet soda…especially him, because he could easily drink 5 or 6 a day. We’ve now switched to tea, water and other ‘less fizzy’ drinks. Greatly appreciate the breakdown of the various blends. This makes my shopping SO much easier :)

  13. pat says:

    I have not had any of the Crystal Geyser Products..not sure if they are carried here. I will check their web site for info. I do drink mineral water and of course plain water. I discovered True Lemon and other flavors this summer. Very refreshing to add to water (carbonated or plain). Even my granddaughter likes it. The plain lemon flavor and orange flavor do no havet sweetners in them (sugar or artifical) .

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