Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Marley Beverages
About Marley’s Mellow Mood:
Marley’s Mellow Mood is a new line of 100% natural relaxation beverages created in partnership with the family of legendary musical prophet, Bob Marley.
Learn more about this product here.
I was a little hesitant to try this one, mostly because when I see the word “lite” on a beverage, I worry that it contains aspartame to which I’m allergic. Having suffered one too many reactions because of this artificial sweetener, I tend to avoid “lite” products all together.
So, I read the ingredients:
water, sugar, erythritol, pear juice concentrate, lemon juice concentrate, black tea, sodium citrate, reb A (stevia leaf extract), natural flavor.
No aspartame. But what was this erythritol? It is a sugar alcohol which is safe … at least, safer for me to consume than aspartame. So, I waited until late evening (as it does say it can make you drowsy), and opened the bottle and started sipping.
The pros: This is pretty tasty. The first few sips had a sort of artificial sweetener sweetness to it, and I suspect that this is the stevia. However, once the other flavors started to emerge, I didn’t taste that funky sweetness anymore, and just enjoyed a very pleasant combination of sweet-tart lemonade and black tea.
The Cons: Because the black tea is sharing center-stage with the lemonade, it is a less distinct (although still quite distinguishable) flavor. And it is sweet. A bit sweeter than I usually would want my iced tea to be.
Overall: I am enjoying it, even though it’s a bit on the sweet side and even though the tea is not as prominent as I’d like it to be. And… the mellow part works. I’m already starting to feel drowsy, and before opening the bottle I probably would have been awake for at least a couple more hours.
So, even with the drawbacks of this beverage, I’d still give it two thumbs up because it does deliver what it promises, which is a mellow mood!
(Bottled Iced Tea – Decaf)
Where To Buy: Marley Beverage Company
- 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 1Love.org 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.
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…
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
Where To By: Marley’s Beverage Company
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
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…