Steaz Organic Green Tea Soda: Root Beer
Is it a horribly flat soda? Is it weirdly sweet tea? Those are the first thoughts that ran through my mind when I tried Steaz' Organic Green Tea Soda, Root Beer flavor. One thing's for sure: if you're expecting Barq's taste in an organic package, you'll be disappointed. There's a distinctive root beer flavor, but it's wrapped in a watery, decidedly un-bubbly package.
I suppose if you drink a ton of soda (or are worried about scurvy--Steaz adds 60% USDA of Vitamin C), it might be worth going for the organic brand. But if you're drinking a ton of soda, you're probably not too terribly concerned with your health in the first place. I'll give 'em credit for trying, but I don't think this product will make its way back into my grocery cart anytime soon. I'd say if you really want a root beer, go for the brands that are choc full of artificial crap. Life's too short!
To be fair, it's probably tough to make a green-tea based version of a soda that's been around for generations and with which people have strong pre-existing flavor expectations. I'd bet some of their less conventional flavors, like Key Lime and Raspberry, are probably quite tasty. If you try one and like it, leave a comment!
About Steaz: Ok, so I felt bad about my negative review after looking at their Web site. They seem like a really earnest company and certainly come across as passionate believers in their product. That's gotta count for something, right?
Steaz Green Tea Soda Root Beer Ingredients: Sparkling filtered water, organic evaporated cane juice, natural root beer flavor, caramel color, organic Ceylon green tea, citric acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and sodium citrate.
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Posted by Blogpire Productions at April 21, 2006 2:25 AM