Summer should be fun!
Lara's thoughts on Hibiscus Pom: I really wanted to like this one because the whole concept of Hibiscus Pom sounds tropical and like a situation that I want to be a part of. Plus, I like the packaging! Good job Amanda. But unfortunately this flavor tasted just a little too artificial to me. There was definitely the dreaded aftertaste, which is likely due to the monk fruit and not actually anything artificial since the drink doesn't have anything artificial in it, for the record. But listen, if someone offered me a Loverboy Hibicus Pom or some shitty beer, Loverboy wins every time. So that's something.
Casey's thoughts on Hibiscus Pom: First of all, I know Lara already said this, but can we talk about how beautiful this can is? It's a really pretty can!!! The Hibiscus Pom inside of it? I have mixed feelings. It definitely has a fake sugar aftertaste BUT I will say that I love that I can't taste any weird alcohol aftertaste. It basically tastes like a great tea with fake sugar, which, to be honest, many people do enjoy. Also, this can. Why can't I stop talking about this goddamn gorgeous can?
Ehis's thoughts on Hibiscus Pom: Chiming in, once again, to talk about how TOP-TIER this packaging is. Like, can we all agree that this was Amanda's brainchild and probs not Kyle's? Just me? OK. Now, on to the taste: I'm not gonna lie, there's an artificial aftertaste with this one BUT I kinda don't mind it? It doesn't burn like alcohol when you're drinking it so I need some kind of reminder that there's liquor in these bevvies, or else I'mma be knocking these back like they do on Summer House. I can also DEF taste the ~kissed with lime~ flavor, which I really really like. It's like a spiked Starbucks hibiscus refresher.
Lara's thoughts on Lemon Iced Tea: I love this one! It was my favorite of the three flavors I tried. Big Arnold Palmer energy, which is some of the best energy a drink could have, IMO. It has a slight artificial taste but mostly just tastes like an alcohol iced tea, which is exactly what it's supposed to taste like. I will 10/10 be drinking this one again.
Casey's thoughts on Lemon Iced Tea: Okay, okay, okay, we've got some Snapple/Arizona Iced Tea on our hands. Still not the biggest fan of the sugar taste BUT I'm loving the hint of ginger and the fact that it actually tastes like hard tea. And you know what would probably make this even better? Having it in a tall glass with ice.
Ehis's thoughts on Lemon Iced Tea: I was not a huge fan of this one. BUT I'm also not super keen on Arnold Palmers, which is what this tastes like. Like, objectively, it's a solid beveragino, but for someone who isn't super into lemon/ginger bevs — it reminds me of the Theraflu my dad used to make me drink as a kid — you can understand why this one isn't exactly my ~cup of tea~.
Lara's thoughts on White Tea Peach: I am going to give this drink a solid 7/10. It has a slight monk fruit taste similar to the Hibiscus Pom flavor, which I personally don't like as much as the Lemon Iced Tea flavor, but it's still pretty dang good. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with this drink. And it had my favorite color scheme. My biggest complaint? That is only has 4.2% alcohol. I'm trying to get a little tipsy and convince my friends to rent a summer house with me, you know?
Casey's thoughts on White Tea Peach: Something to know about me is that I hate peach-flavored things. But this drink? I didn't hate it!!! It still tastes a little artificial to me but I could definitely see myself drinking this by the pool.
Ehis's thoughts on White Tea Peach: OK, for me, I could REALLY taste the monk fruit (aka the natural sweetener they use) on this one. Do with that information what you will. But I liked it! I like peach so I'm not super surprised, but I didn't get much lavender. I will say, though, after trying all of these, IDK how anyone is able to get sloshed in that house when this is all they drink and there's like a whisper of alcohol in it. But, for the purposes of taste testing in the middle of a workday, these drinks hit the spot.