Peace Tea Flavors, Ranked Worst To Best

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Are you desperate to break your soda habit? If you're looking for a different kind of beverage to sip, you may want to look to one of the oldest drinks in the world: tea. You may not think of yourself as a "tea" kind of person, but that might be because you haven't yet tried Peace Tea. Known for its colorful labels and marketing inspired by the hippie movement of the 1960s, these teas are seriously delicious. While any average cup of tea is good when prepared correctly, this stuff takes your tea expectations to a whole new level. It's not your grandma's bedtime tea or the drink of stuffy breakfasts, either. Rather, it's sweeter and a lot more interesting than many other tea brands out there on the market.

But if you happen to find this beverage in the grocery store or your next gas station pit stop, you're probably going to realize that there are several different flavors to choose from. Of course, if you're just getting acquainted with the brand, you may want to give all of them a try to decide which ones you like best. But if you're looking for some guidance, we've got you covered. We rated all of the eight Peace Tea flavors currently available in the United States, ranking them in order from worst to best. Read on to get an idea of where we stand on this important culinary matter and to get some tips for your next Peace Tea selection.

8. Just Peachy

If you've ever had a good batch of peach tea before, then you know it's really something special. When it's done right, the flavor of peaches is so juicy and sweet that it melds just right with the slight bitterness of the tea. But that doesn't mean that every peach tea is created equally, unfortunately. And when it comes to the Just Peachy tea flavor from Peace Tea, we're going to have to pass.

The peach flavoring in this drink is strong. Like really, really strong. In fact, it's so overpowering that the fruity flavor completely covers up any other taste that you would normally get from the tea. Add to that the fact that it's also overwhelmingly sweet, and it's no wonder this flavor ended up in the last place. Even people with a pretty prominent sweet tooth will surely agree that a can of Just Peachy contains a pretty staggering sugar content.

One reviewer on Amazon summed it up perfectly in just a few words: "Too sweet. Would not purchase again." Straight to the point and more than fair enough. If you're trying to swap out your regular soda for something that's a bit healthier and tastes more refreshing, it doesn't seem like this peach tea is going to be the best replacement for you. But don't worry, as there are plenty of other Peace Tea flavors for you to choose from. Just leave this particular one behind in the cold case.

7. Pineapple Groove Zer-Oh Sugar

If you love tropical fruits but are trying to cut back on your sugar intake, then you may be initially attracted to the concept of the Pineapple Groove Zer-Oh Sugar Peace Tea flavor. This one may seem like a good option because it doesn't contain any sugar or calories at all, a pretty refreshing idea compared to some of the other super-sweet options in the Peace Tea lineup. But how does it taste? By our standards, it's not all that good. If you have the choice, you'll probably want to avoid this one entirely and look for another low or zero-sugar option.

First of all, we're of the opinion that pineapple and tea really shouldn't go together anyway. They're simply incompatible flavors, as pineapple is generally too sweet and acidic at the same time to pair well with most types of tea. But this combo is especially bad because the sweetness of the drink doesn't even come from natural sugar. It has a distinct chemical taste to it, likely from the artificial sweeteners thrown into the mix. All told, it probably isn't what you want when you open up a can of tea.

And when it comes to the pineapple flavoring? That doesn't taste natural, either. More than anything, this drink is cloyingly sweet and artificial. You may be tempted to give this a try considering that it's one of the more unusual Peace Tea varieties, but we wouldn't waste our time or money on it.

6. Sweet Lemon

When you first see the Sweet Lemon flavor of Peace Tea, you may assume that you're getting yourself into a lemonade-like situation. Yet, though the very name may indicate just such an experience, that's not really what you're going to get with this drink. The first thing you'll notice when you take a sip is how sweet the tea is. In fact, it's so intense that the sweetness is way more pronounced than any other Peace Tea flavor. Now, if you really like your tea on the sweeter side, that may not be a problem here. However, if you prefer a drink that's a bit more subtle and isn't all sugar, all the time, you're probably not going to like this one.

After the initial burst of sweetness, you'll start to taste the lemon. We actually think they went a little overboard with the lemon flavoring in this Peace Tea, but overall, it's not so bad. The lemon taste isn't as overpowering as some of the other flavors, so you can still get a hint of tea when you choose this option.

So, is the Sweet Lemon our favorite of all the Peace Tea flavors out there? Definitely not. But if you want something that has a strong citrus taste to it without being plain old lemonade, you're may still want to give this drink a try.

5. Green Tea

Sometimes, you just want to keep things simple, and that may be why you choose the Green Tea flavor from Peace Tea. If you truly love tea in all its forms, then this may just be the best flavor for you. That's because you can really taste the quality of the tea when you open up a can of this stuff. It's not covered up by any other flavors, which might outcompete the more subtle profile of the green tea. Of course, it has a different flavor than the stuff you might brew at home, but we like it that way.

That being said, you shouldn't be too surprised that this drink is packed full of sugar, just like most other Peace Tea flavors. In fact, it boasts 40 grams of added sugars, which is 79 percent of an average adult's healthy daily allotment of the stuff. While this may not be ideal for your health, if you're the type of person who really enjoys a sweeter drink, then you're going to love this stuff. As for us? We don't mind that this tea is sweetened, but we think it would be slightly better if they went lighter on the sugar and really allowed the green tea flavor to shine more on its own.

4. Sno-Berry

If you're looking for something out of the ordinary when it comes to your iced tea, then you simply have to check out the Sno-Berry Peace Tea. Wondering what Sno-Berry even is? You're not alone, given that it's not as if there's an actual "sno-berry" growing out there in nature. Basically, this is a blueberry-flavored white tea. It may sound a bit strange, but we promise that this stuff is actually really good, with a unique and decently well-balanced taste. The blueberry flavor comes off as surprisingly natural, compared to some of the more artificial flavors in Peace Tea. Also, it pairs perfectly well with the more subtle and smooth taste of white tea. As black or green tea might have been too strong with the blueberry, we think this combo is ideal.

It seems like others agree with us about how good this tea flavor tastes. According to a poll on Reddit, Sno-Berry is the favorite flavor of them all (albeit given a relatively small sample size). While we don't agree that it's the best of the bunch, it's definitely a solid option if you want to give Peace Tea a try. This is a relatively neutral flavor that we think just about everyone will enjoy.

3. Caddy Shack

Ever heard of an Arnold Palmer before? If you're a big tea drinker, we're going to guess you already have and also have likely taken a drink of just such a drink yourself. In short, it's a simple mixture of iced tea and lemonade. It may just be the best beverage you can drink in the summer months, with crisp and bright flavors that are supremely refreshing. Well, don't think that Peace Tea is going to leave you hanging on this front because they have their own version of this popular drink, which they've called the Caddy Shack. The combination of tea and lemonade in this drink is divine, with proportions that seem to be perfectly balanced. There's just enough lemonade in the can to add a touch of acidity, while the flavor of the tea is still noticeable.

Food Junk agrees that this is an especially good Peace Tea offering, writing that "The stronger flavor is the lemonade. It's quite enjoyably refreshing and doesn't overpower or pucker. The '100% natural tea' is not even mildly strong, nor is it overly sweet ... I like this stuff a lot, and as it was my first Peace Tea, I'm looking forward to trying other flavors."

There you have it. If you want to give Peace Tea a try but don't want to opt for something too out of the ordinary, we think the Caddy Shack is a great place to start.

2. Razzleberry

Berry lovers, please come forward. You're all going to want to try the Razzleberry Peace Tea. We'll admit that it was difficult deciding whether this one should make it to the top spot, but it narrowly edged into second place. That being said, there's nothing second-rate about this drink at all. When you first see a raspberry-flavored drink, you may assume that the raspberry flavoring is going to taste really artificial. After all, that's what many of us have come to expect after trying so many raspberry-flavored products over the years that have come to disappoint our taste buds. But that's just not what you're going to get with this drink.

In its Peace Tea form, the raspberry flavoring actually tastes very close to the real thing, which makes this drink super refreshing and easy to drink. While the tea flavor isn't necessarily strong, it still plays an important role in balancing out the sweet and tart notes of raspberry. Make no mistake: this tea is assuredly sweet, but it's sweet in the best way possible. The next time you're looking for a drink that has a fruity kick to it, this may just have to be your go-to.

1. Hello Mango

How could we not put the Hello Mango Peace Tea in the first place? First of all, practically everyone loves mango. Even if you don't like fruit, mango flavor is still a huge hit in just about every other culinary arena. It's light and tropical, with the perfect combination of sweet and sour that makes for a well-balanced taste. And that's just what you're going to get when you choose this variety of Peace Tea. The sweetness of the fruit definitely comes through, but the drink isn't overly sugary. Instead, you're going to get the right touch of acidity from the mango that will make your mouth water as soon as you take the first sip.

A review from Chick Advisor reads, "This is by far my favourite iced tea I've ever had! If you like sweet iced teas with fruity flavours, I highly suggest this brand!" Another states that "This drink tastes great! It tastes similar to an Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade from Starbucks but has more of a mango hint to it."

You heard it here: The Hello Mango tea from Peace Tea is out of this world levels of good. If you're trying the brand for the first time, this really is the best place to start. You may just have a new favorite drink.