Posted: May 17, 2005 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: May 19, 2005 at 2:30 PM)
This green tea suffers from its lack of tea flavor; the sugar used in the mix leaves just enough room for a hint of citrus, but beyond that the flavors are somewhat difficult to distinguish. On the one hand, it is nice that the product doesn't taste grassy, but on the other hand the sweetness is just too strong for this product's otherwise delicate body. Yes, it has less sugar than many competing products in the RTD tea category, but for some reason the taste of the sugar is just too strong relative to the green tea flavor. The fact that it's organic is a plus, but that alone will not motivate repeat buys. However, they do have a gift for packaging over at Jones, and this product is no exception -- it's clean, simple and attractive. The combination of good packaging and an organic formula is a step in the right direction for Jones -- and will ultimately help make this product a success. Overall, a good effort that would be much improved with just the slightest tweak to the flavor.