Friday, January 10, 2014

Lipton Pureleaf Iced Tea Review

Lipton Pureleaf iced tea is fairly popular among people who enjoy non carbonated beverages. Lipton is a well known brand and consumers in many parts of the world like their products. It is usually cheaper to brew a big jug of iced tea and keep it in the fridge. However people sometimes chose to buy bottles of iced tea because of convenience.
Lipton-mug-tea, via Wikimedia, PD
Lipton Pureleaf iced tea comes in a 16 ounce bottle and an 18.5 ounce bottle. The bottle is BPA free, which should provide comfort to people who are concerned about this chemical leaching into bottled drinks. There are also 50 ounce carafes available.

In some countries, iced tea is made from a concentrate that resembles Kool Aid. This can be a turn off for individuals from countries where tea refers to brews made using real herbs such as soursop or Malunggay or dried tea leaves. If you prefer tea that is brewed from leaves, you will be pleased to know that Lipton Pureleaf iced tea is made using black tea leaves.

Each bottle contains a drink that is made with fresh brewed tea. It is sodium free but it contains caffeine. There are about 50 mg of caffeine in each 16 ounce bottle. For that reason it would not be good to have if you are on a special diet that restricts your caffeine intake.

Some people have eczema that is triggered by caffeine. People who are on a Candida elimination diet are also usually advised to stay off caffeine. Caffeine can also cause more problems in people who have prostate, heart and bladder conditions. So, if you have high blood pressure, you may be better off drinking water, traditional Jamaican mint tea or juice.

Bear in mind that a 16 ounce bottle of Lipton Pureleaf iced tea contains less caffeine than you would usually get in a cup of coffee. A regular 6 ounce cup of coffee may contain as much as 115 mg of caffeine. A good alternative is a tea made using dried peels of citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges. This hot beverage is tasty and citrus is free of caffeine.

Artificial flavors and colors are a big issue for many consumers. Lipton Pureleaf iced tea is completely free of these additives. Natural apple extract is used to give it its color. Citric acid is added to make it more tart.
People who are concerned about the environment will be pleased to know that half of the leaves used come from farms that are certified as rainforest alliance farms. The beverage is also rich in antioxidants that come from the tea leaves. Each bottle has over 140 mg of flavonoid antioxidants.

Disclaimer: I did not receive sponsorship or payment for writing this review. This article is based on my opinion.

1 comment:

Kathleen Horrigan said...

Without a doubt THEE BEST ICED TEA ON THE MARKET. I consider myself a connoisseur...I've tried them all. It is the most pure, simple, natural taste in a BPA free bottle. Thanks for a great product.