Spoiler alert: I find most bottled tea to be gross. But my friends have been raving about this PureLeaf Sweet Tea and how good it is, so I had to give it a shot. The ingredients are pretty simple (brewed tea, sugar, citric acid), so I guess that accounts for the “pure” in the brand name.
Honestly, I almost gave up after the first sip. This tea is LOADED with sugar (42 grams!), yet has the nerve to have a bitter aftertaste. I can’t tell if that’s the citric acid or the strongly brewed tea, but I can still taste that sourness minutes after finishing.
Upon closer inspection, it appears this is just regular ol’ Lipton with better branding. How dreadful.