12 March 2010

Tazo Zero Tea

Some exciting news is happening over at Tazo Tea just in time for spring. They've launched a line of sweetened iced teas sweetened with stevia in three different flavors:

  • Zen
    Green tea, lemongrass, and cool spearmint

  • Passion
    A blend of hibiscus flowers, mango, passion fruit, lemongrass, and tart rose hips

  • Refresh
    Peppermint leaves, spearmint leaves, and a pinch of tarragon

A quick glance at the ingredient list shows minimal ingredients, but also includes erythritol, which apparently is a naturally occurring sweetener that's sweeter than granulated sugar and has almost no calories. Classified as a sugar alcohol, erythritol is found in small amounts in various fruits, vegetables, and fermented foods.

I don't know much more about it, so if you're curious I'd suggest looking it up.

Back to Tazo, they are hosting a Tazo Zero Calorie Sweepstakes. By telling them your definition of relaxation, you are entered to win all three flavors of their new tea, and possibly a $100 SpaFinder gift certificate. You can enter daily.


I haven't had a chance to taste the teas yet, so I'm not "endorsing" the product in any way -- I generally reserve reviews for products I've had the opportunity to taste first.

Also, I'm not necessarily advocating a sugar-free lifestyle, but as an occasional alternative, I'm interested in products using stevia over typical artificial sweeteners.


1 comment

  1. While sugar is not necessarily evil (especially when compared with aspartame), consuming lots of sugary drinks really is just not good for you. You know, obesity, diabetes, etc. Erythritol, xylitol, and stevia seem to be decent natural sugar alternatives and so far it looks like they have fewer negative effects than some of the artificial sweeteners of the 80s and 90s.


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