Southern Boy Teas Lime Cola Flavored Black Iced Tea from 52Teas


Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tea Description:

Premium Organic black tea with organic flavors. Each 14g teabag will make one 2-quart pitcher of DELICIOUS iced tea. Re-steep the teabag and you can get a full gallon out of each one.

Ingredients:  Premium Organic Black Teas, Organic Flavors.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Oh, this Southern Boy Teas Lime Cola Flavored Black Iced Tea from 52Teas is a wonderful, refreshing drink that has captured the essence of lime and cola very well, while still not detracting from the delicious natural flavors of the black tea.

Of the six new flavors for Southern Boys Teas that 52Teas has introduced for this summer (five black teas, one herbal tisane), I think that this is my favorite of those that I’ve tried thus far!  The flavors are so spot on.

I don’t think I’ve ever actually tried a “lime cola.”  I’ve had lemon-lime soda, and I know that there is a lime diet cola out there, but, since I can’t consume aspartame, I haven’t tried this soft drink.  And really, I don’t drink a whole lot of colas and/or sodas … I’ll stick to my tea, thanks!  However, this Lime Cola flavored tea from Southern Boy Teas is what I would expect a lime cola to taste like.

From the moment I tore into the package, I could smell the cola and the lime.  I could smell that sweet, caramel-y cola note essence, and the lovely citrus tone from the lime.  I cold-brewed the tea (And again, let me say that I’m loving these extra large tea bags that 52Teas uses to make the iced tea pouches … there is more than enough room for the leaves to expand – with room to spare even!  I like that … and while I usually prefer loose leaf when I’m brewing hot tea, when I’m cold-brewing iced tea, I really appreciate the convenience of a sachet/pouch/teabag.  It makes the whole thing so much easier.

The flavors of cola and lime are so distinct in this glass of frosty iced tea.  I can almost “feel” the bubbles from the soda!  The black tea is not overpowered, either, it comes through in the background:  smooth, rich and robust.  It’s a very refreshing beverage.  It is a little on the sweet side, then again, isn’t cola supposed to be sweet?  I like the way the tart, zesty flavor of the lime cuts through some of the sweeter notes, providing some balance for the palate.

A really delicious iced tea!

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