TASSIMO TEA BAR Peach Iced Tea
Some people don't LIKE "sweet tea" -- I'm one of them
I like peach tea. I like iced tea. When I saw this offering, I was enthused. And then I saw that it was sweetened. And then I read a review that indicated that the sweetening agent was sucralose. Two strikes does it for me.
I don't LIKE sweet tea. Even if I did, I would want to add my own sweetening agent of choice
Sucralose sounded good when it first came out. But I am one of several people I know who can taste it as something other than sweet. For me, it leaves a nasty metallic taste in my mouth.
So, I will not be buying either the peach or the raspberry iced tea. In my opinion, it should carry that "yucky face" they put on poisons to discourage kids from drinking them.
June 27, 2012
I knew from the description that the tea was sweetened, and I assumed with artificial sweetners, but I had no idea how sweet it actually was! I have to add at least a cup of water to tone it down and even then it is a little too sweet for my taste. The flavor is good, and with lots of extra water I can manage the sweetness. This is also the case with the raspberry iced tea. Just a warning.
June 25, 2012
Sucralose is not a natural ingredient, this is artificially flavored
The iced tea products are mislabled. No where on the website or on the packaging does it indicate that there are artificial ingredients like sucralose contained. The packaging claims natural flavors, but sucralose is a chemical ingredient. I'm not sure if the packaging of this product is even legal. The second ingredient in this tea is sugar, so why even bother with the terrible artificial sugar? Let me add in my own sugar or artificial sweetener to my own liking. The artificial taste overpowers the good natural peach flavor.
If you want to sell this as a diet drink then label the product appropriately. I would prefer a non-diet version or an unsweetened version of Peach/Raspberry iced tea. The more I drink of artificially sweetened drinks the more disgusting they become. At first the taste is okay, but then the aftertaste gets worse and worse. Please fix this drink and remove the sucralose.
June 24, 2012
I'm not sure any effort is saved by using the pod for iced tea vs. a tea bag. The peach flavor is nice. The first time I made it, I didn't realize how sweet it already was and added a little sugar...no need for that! While I'm glad that it has sucralose instead of Nutrasweet, the aftertaste is still there. I add a couple of ice cubes to the cup when I brew it, that way it's cool enough to pour over ice and not break the glass. My husband likes it, and I do, too. But I don't love it.
June 23, 2012