Red Mango From Thea’s English Standard Tea

I love  Amazon. I buy groceries and household staples all the time.  But I rarely check out their tea offerings until the other day when I stumbled upon Thea’s English Standard Tea.

Thea’s English Standard Tea offers a few different varieties of bottled tea-all natural with zero calories.  I love the idea of having a crisp iced tea at my disposable. I’ve never been a fan of other bottle iced teas you can get at the store so I was hoping this would be something special.

Red Mango is  a vibrant brew with purified water, brewed rooibos and black tea, mango flavor, hibiscus, and other natural flavors and citric acid.  Yes. This has red rooibos in it and I tried it.  And what was my verdict?

This tea is delicious! Crisp clean with just a little bit of that red rooibos aftertaste.  I am not a fan of red rooibos and have gone so far as calling the herb my arch enemy. But in this tea you really don’t notice it very much.  What you really notice are the rich mango and black tea flavors with a tartness hint here and there.  There is a definite tropical vibe coming from this bottle.  Not overpowering but the perfect amount of flavor.

Tastes freshly brewed and there are no hints of any diet like flavors or sweeteners.  A perfect iced tea that is perfectly portable. I enjoyed mine with my lunch of fruit and veggies and loved how the flavors all coordinated.    From the logo to the packaging, I just adore this iced tea and can’t wait to check out their other flavors.  I’m looking at you White Blueberry!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black/Rooibos
Where to Buy:  Thea’s English Standard Tea

logo (4)Description:

We explored a garden of tropical tastes to create an adventurous and abundantly fruity brew. Mango, Hibiscus and Orange Blossoms are layered with Herbal Rooibos and Select Black Tea

All Natural  |  Zero Calorie  |  Sugar Free  |  Diet Sweetener Free

Ingredients: A tastefully ripened blend of Purified water, Brewed Black and Rooibos, Natural Mango Flavor, Extractives of Hibiscus, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Carolina Honey® Bottled Black Tea from Argo Tea

CarolinaHoneyTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black (Ready to Drink)

Where to Buy: Argo Tea

Tea Description:

Argo Tea’s Carolina Honey® is an energizing Nilgiri black tea from the highlands of Southern India, which is blended with sweet grade A wildflower honey and a splash of tart lemons. Each ready-to-drink Carolina Honey® comes in a 13.5 oz signature Argo Tea glass bottle. One case contains 12 bottles.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Earlier this year I decided to quit drinking diet soda. I can’t say I’ve been perfect at it, but I am drinking much less than I used to. One way I’ve said “no” to the carbonated stuff is to say “yes” to bottled teas when I’m out running errands and want something cool to drink. On a recent trip to the drug store I picked up this tea. I have tried loose leaf teas from Argo, but I’ve never had the opportunity to try one of their bottled offerings. I was excited to see a good quality tea product in the case next to all the sodas and juices.

The first thing that impressed me was the container. It’s made of a fairly heavy glass with a thick plastic twist-off lid, and I knew it would be perfect to keep and reuse for other drinks. The lid fits securely on the bottle, so I don’t have to worry about the tea splashing out or leaking. As I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for good packaging, and this one is a winner for being both pretty and functional.

As for the tea inside the bottle, it was good. The base tea was a Nilgiri black tea which was smooth and well suited to iced tea. Any subtle notes that might have been present in the tea were lost to the honey and lemon flavors, but the clean, fresh taste of the tea did act as a good foundation for the other flavors. The honey had a wildflower taste to it, and while I enjoyed it I found myself wishing I had continued to shake or stir my tea as I drank it because the last few sips were overly sweet due to the honey settling to the bottom of the bottle. The lemon was my least favorite flavor in this tea. It had a slightly artificial taste to it, and at times I felt that it clashed with the flavor of the honey. I’d definitely prefer this tea without the lemon.

Overall I found this tea to be nice. It definitely peaked my curiosity about Argo’s other bottled tea flavors, and I’m looking forward to giving them a try. The next time I’m out and about it’ll be easy to pass on the diet soda and reach for a bottle of tea instead.

If you’re interested in trying Argo’s bottled teas you can buy it by the case on their website (there’s a link to their site at the top of this post) or you can check out your local Walgreens to purchase individual bottles.

Black Tea Peach Raspberry Passion Fruit from Marley’s Mellow Mood – Marley Beverage Company

Tea Type: Black Tea

(Bottled Iced Tea – Decaf)

Where To Buy: Marley Beverage Company

Product Description:

  • All Natural Botanical Ingredients That Calm Mind, Body and Spirit Leaving You Relaxed And Refreshed.
  • Reduces Stress and Relives Tension.
  • Gluten Free and Caffeine Free.
  • A Partnership with the Family of Legendary Music Icon and Pioneer, Bob Marley.
  • Portion of Proceeds Go Towards Chartible Foundation.

Ingredients: Decaf Black Tea, pure cane sugar, citric acid, natural flavor. Valerian Root Extract, Lemon Balm Extract Leaves, Chamomile Flowers Extract, Hops Extract, Passion Flower Extract.

Tasters Review:

SororiTEA Sisters was one of the first Tea Review Blogs to review a bottled tea from Marley Beverage Company and we are proud to say that we have a 2nd review to share!  This time around we have All Natural Relaxation Marley’s Mellow Mood Black Tea – Peach Raspberry Passion Fruit.  It says it reduces stress and relieves tension.  It’s decaf, too!  To check out the review we posted back in November for Marley Beverage Company’s Green Tea and Honey CLICK HERE!

As far as a bottled iced tea this is pretty tasty!  As far as a decaf-sweetened-bottled-iced-tea this is pretty awesome, I must say!  Yes, it’s sweet and it’s fruity but here is a lengthier review of this groovy product…

Upon opening the bottle I could smell peach followed by passion fruit with a little berry tied in.  It almost smelled wine-like.  It was a glorious aroma! 

My first sip was an eye-opening one!  It was much flavorful than I expected!  A nice-sweet-fruity bottled iced tea is certainly what we have here!  The black tea taste isn’t in the forefront – it seems to be hiding in the background – but with all of the other flavors going on here there is a lot of others to keep me interested and busy!  I could taste the Passion Fruit first and then the Raspberry and the peach isn’t as strong as I thought it would be but that is ok!  It doesn’t leave a funky aftertaste which I appreciate!

This is another pleasant surprise from Marley Beverage Company.

Now…I’ll leave you with another of my favorite Bob Marley songs…

Ahhh!  But there are so many to choose from…

Today I choose…

Three Little Birds


Green Tea and Honey – Bob’s Mellow Mood from Marley’s Beverage Company

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To By: Marley’s Beverage Company

Product Description:

Marley Beverages have developed a special blend of ingredients that will calm your soul and ease your mind. Marley Mellow Mood is not an energy drink but a relaxation drink. With all the chaos around the world we feel that it is important for everyone to be able to relax, whether your stressed or wanting to mellow down, Marley Mellow Mood is your premium relaxation drink.

Marley Beverage Company has launched a premium line of natural and healthful beverage products to coincide with the iconic cultural image and universal recognition of Bob Marley. MBC first launched 100% all natural relaxation beverages followed by high quality teas, carbonated beverages, and soon we will have juices and coffee drinks. MBC is currently has supplied products in select North American geographic regions and plans to launch additional international markets in Fall 2010.

Ingredients: Green Tea, Valerian Root Extract, Lemon Balm, Chamomile Flower Extract, Hops Extract, Passionflower Extract, Melatonin, pure cane sugar, honey

Tasters Review:

It’s rare that I review a Bottled Tea but this one was just too interesting to pass up!

I want to start of by saying…I’m a fan of his music and his family’s charity work.  I have been to the Bob Marley Cafe in Orlando.  I have over 14 of his CDs.  Yeah…I guess you could say I’m a Bob Marley fan.

My parents recently surprised me with a groovy lil glass bottle of Bob Marley Iced Tea waiting.

I’m not going to lie…I was a little skeptical.  BUT…this iced tea was REALLY GOOD.   I mean REALLY GOOD.  Sure, it was sweet from the pure cane sugar and honey but it was mellow or what I like to call a “more pale type of sweet”.  It wasn’t overly sweet nor was it artificial tasting like many bottled iced teas can be.  I might say this is my new favorite bottled sweetened iced tea!  I am looking forward to trying the other 3.

This was a mellower juicy green tea that was sugary-sweet and didn’t leave a weird aftertaste, thankfully.  I ended up REALLY liking this and was very surprised!

Because this is a MELLOW MOOD tea – I will say that it lives up to its name.  It’s not often anything makes me drowsy but this actually did.  I will say that on the back of the bottle it does say not to exceed more than 2 bottles in one day and to space them out so they aren’t back-to-back.

I’ll leave you this morning with ONE LOVE by Bob Marley…