Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nestea's Exotic Flavored Ice Tea with Green Tea

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Nestea has 2 new flavors on the shelf this summer. One is a Diet Apple with Green Tea and the other is being called Exotic Flavor with Green Tea. Both of the new ice teas are made practically with green tea and therefore have the many antioxidant benefits that green tea is known for.

If and when I want a hot drink I usually chose jasmine flavored green tea. I actually much prefer the taste of green tea to any other hot tea I have ever had. So I was happy to see these ice teas with green tea on the supermarket shelf.

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I don’t particularly love the taste of apple in ice tea so I decided to try the "exotic" flavor, even though it sort of bothered me that they did not write which exotic fruits were used.

Even after I tasted the ice tea I still can't tell you what fruits were used to flavor this tea and "warrant" the name Exotic. I didn’t find it all that exotic but that may be a good thing because I often don’t enjoy thing that are too exotic.

Maybe it's just that I don’t have a well enough developed palate to pin point exactly what fruits they used to flavor this ice tea but to me it tasted very much like their popular peach flavored Nestea Ice Tea. I actually had one in my refrigerator so I did a little comparison. Yes there was a difference, mainly in the aftertaste but to me it wasn’t all that dramatic of a difference. The peach was a little bit of a more mild flavor and I thought it had a slightly less intense aftertaste. But I did not think the new Exotic Ice Tea with Green Tea "screamed" either green tea or exotic fruit flavor. It is possible that someone who doesn’t enjoy green tea may not agree with me and may really notice the green tea taste in this new ice tea.

The main issue I have with both the peach and this new exotic flavored ice tea is that they are way too sweet for me. I don’t know if the diet ones are less sweet but I would really like to taste these same Nestea Ice Teas with way less sugar. If Nestea really wants to join the "health trend" maybe flavored green teas with less/no sugar should be their next new item.

Nestea Exotic Flavored Ice Tea with Green Tea has no preservatives and no artificial food coloring.

Bottom Line: I didn’t think that Nestea's Exotic Ice Tea with Green Tea was all that exotic but it was enjoyable enough.  If I had to choose between this Nestea with Green Tea Exotic Flavor and the Peach Flavored Nestea Ice Tea, I may choose the exotic flavored one simply because of the benefits I might get from the added green tea but on flavor alone I would rather the peach one. 

In case you missed them, the other ice teas I reviewed this summer are Tapuzina's Herbal Nana & Lemon Infusion Drink , Vitaminchick's Peach Ice-Tea Mix and Wissotzky's Litchi Celebration Summer Tea.

1.5 Liter bottle – 6.49 NIS

Kosher  Rabbinate Ashkelon

Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. No one is paying me for this review. All opinions are my own


  1. I usually find that manufactured ice teas are far too sweet.

  2. Hi Ilana Davita
    Yeah I'm with you on that. I gotta say that I think almost every drink I tasted so far for the purposes of this blog seemed too sweet to me. I wish companies would give us less sweet options as well as the sweet ones, for those who like that.

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  7. I also dont know why nestle and the other intl and local beverage companies think we need to get sugar rush from every sip. I would love an ice tea option of more of a real taste, and less sugar. They should cut the sugar by half and it will still be very sweet.

    1. Yup I totally agree - I would also love a sugar-free option with no added sweetener! Or if they really want they can add stevia but I would be just as happy with no a sweetener option and a half the sugar option, so I have the choice.