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Hard tea gets a healthy refresh

If you drink Tea-It’s easy to skip Sugar. But if you drink alcohol Solid teaSugar is not my choice. It is the attraction rooted in nostalgia and the American association Sweet tooth. Popular brands like Twisted Tea have developed a sugary bar with more or less specific solid tea over the past two decades. But now, beverage companies are moving beyond the sugar cube to produce more tough, health-conscious teas.

“We’ve seen a hole in the sugar-free iced tea market,” says Julius Makarewicz, Founder and CEO of Nude Beverages, which launched its hard tea in Canada in the spring of 2019. To meet customer needs, his company launched “cleaner”, low-calorie alternatives. It’s a long-standing trend in the tea world, with Snapple now sold near unsweetened Pure Leaf tea.

“This group did not grow to the size it is now overnight,” Makarevic says. “It took time for people to warm up according to the taste of a product that contained no sugar, sweeteners or artificial flavors. Now that there was a real shift, I think the timing of solid sugar-free tea has never been better.”

The new batch of tough teas relies heavily on real plants and fruits, with many hovering around the 100 calorie mark – if not less. what are you waiting for? Time to have tea on these four great performances.

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Owl matcha boozi tea
ABV: 4.8%

You’ll never find any toppings inside Owl’s Brew’s Boozy Tea line. “It’s just organic tea that we’ve sweetened with a little sugar cane and fruit juice,” says Maria Littlefield, founder. “It is very clean.” Our favorite is the 110-calorie carbonated matcha made with green tea that is packed with antioxidants. Pineapple brings a tropical vibe to your spring and summer resorts.
[theowlsbrew.com]

Iced tea with lemon nud
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Iced tea with lemon nud
ABV: 5%

The health-conscious Canadian beverage company tested over 500 different recipes before settling on the winning formula for their solid, non-carbonated iced tea made with black tea and available in our favorite peaches, raspberries and lemons. If you count calories and skip sugar, you’ll want to go naked: Carbohydrate, 100-Calorie Tea that contains no sweeteners.
[nudebeverages.com]

Loverboy hard tea
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Hibiscus coverboy bum
ABV: 4.2%

summer house Stars Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula create the Loverboy line of 90 calories and monk fruit sweetened fruit tea. They are made with organic teas and are flavored with plants like lavender, as well as fruits including lavender and peaches. “Loverboy naturally has a little more flavor than hard soda,” says Cook. Try the refreshing hibiscus bum mixed with pomegranate and lemon juice.
[drinkloverboy.com]

LIIT Iced Hard Tea
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LIIT Raspberry Lime
ABV: 5%

“Having tea is better for you, but that doesn’t mean the product is better for you,” says Carrie Shaffer, general manager of Long Island’s Blue Point. Last summer, the LIIT brewery, also known as Long Island Iced Tea, launched a counterpoint to sugary hard tea. Blue Point’s 120-calorie sparkling tea contains only 5 grams of sugar per 12 ounce serving; The variety package includes a mango version, featuring matcha oolong, green, and white, and the vividly colored Raspberry Lime.
[bluepointbrewing.com]


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