Steaz Organic Sparkling Green Tea Root Beer

August 14, 2008
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 6:40 pm
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: everywhere

Obtained in: sent in mail
Head: Small Sweetener: dehydrated cane juice
Calories: 135 Sodium: 52mg
Carbs: 35g Sugar: 35g
Caffeine: Yes
Website: http://www.steaz.com

ok for YEARS i have thought that this was Steap Green Tea Root Beer. but it is NOT! i actually was sent it in the mail from a very kind reader. i of course checked my archives and basement to see if i had reviewed it, but i had not! so now i am. although i feel bad that i could have bought it and this generous fellow mailed it to me. oh well, silly me i suppose. although i am not actually sure it is really not the same company as they look remarkably similar in design and of course the concept is the same. oh well.
i am not sure how this qualifies as root beer at all to be honest here. sure, it is brown and carbonated and in a glass bottle but it could just as easily be called apple juice or cola. there is no root beer flavor present. there is also not a lot of resemblance to the green tea flavor i am used to either although that is more present than any sort of root beer-ness. i am curious what is in the mugs shown on the label, it is certainly not this stuff.
this is not me putting it down really, i actually like it as a beverage. it is sweeter than i expected and fruity which i did not at all plan for. but it is not creamy or rich, it is more similar to fruity iced tea than to soda. which makes it somewhat lighter of a beverage.
this drink is definitely unique and not like any other existing root beer i will admit and it is kind of tasty which is better than some of the crappy sodas that are unique. i am curious too how much actual green tea benefit i am getting from this. ok, after checking the website it says there is about 1 gram in a bottle or about the amount in one cup of tea. which is not awful or great. along with that comes about 15mg of caffeine too though, making it one of the only caffinated root beers, even if it is much less than the other caffinated soft drinks.
Ingredients:sparkling filtered water, organic evaporated cane juice, organic carmel color, natural flavors, organic fair trade certified green tea, citric acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin c), sodium citrate.


Anthony’s Rating: 69
User’s Rating: 55
# of ratings:12

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2 Comments for this post

 
Marvin Says:

I would be very skeptical about how much green tea is actually in this product. Any product like this would list the EGCG content. I would guess that the 35 grams of sugar in this drink are far more of a health risk than the trace amounts of green tea.

As a reference this see these two articles:

http://ifitandhealthy.com/steaz-green-tea-soda-where-is-green-tea/

http://www.iateapie.net/reviews/archives/2004/11/steaz_organic_g.php

 
Rick B Says:

I just bought this stuff and drank it. I agree with your review, except I dont really care for it. I gave it a 50.

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