While in the midst of Warp Speed a CP client came across a gem of a product at Whole Foods and sent me a picture (oddly enough, this is the same product that another client had asked me about, but this was the first time I actually saw it).
Steaz is a naturally sweetened (stevia and erythritol – the sweeteners in Truvia), calorie-free sparkling organic green tea. It is delicious. It is especially delicious if you are on a lower-carb diet for a New Years resolution.
It is certified organic, and was just introduced to market in October. After receiving that picture I headed off to Stop & Shop as planned on Sunday. As I was perusing the “natural food aisle”, as is my wont, I just happened to spot this exact drink sitting in the refrigerator: jackpot!
We tried the blueberry pomegranate, and it is excellent, and I have been told (but have not tried personally) that the orange is to die for.
Steaz sparkling green tea has received two Best of 2009 awards from BevNET, the leading online community website for the beverage industry. It won Best New Organic Product of 2009 and Best New Carbonated Beverage of 2009.
Most calorie-free green teas are artificially sweetened with health-poor aspartame or sucralose (Splenda) and actually have very little green tea or antioxidants in them. Steaz sparkling green tea has 120mg of green tea antioxidants per bottle, which is very good as a normal cup of fresh brewed green tea has about 195mg.
The Healthy Beverage Company (www.steaz.com) is the maker of USDA Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified Steaz Iced Teaz, Steaz Sparkling Green Teas and Steaz Energy drinks and shots. According to SPINSscan Natural, Steaz is the best-selling natural Energy Drink brand in the U.S., based on total dollar and unit sales. Steaz beverages are sold nationally in natural, specialty, gourmet and club stores, as well as food service outlets. Steaz is also sold in retail grocery stores such as Whole Foods Markets, Safeway, Stop n Shop, Wegmans, and Shaw’s supermarkets. Recently, Steaz Organic Iced Teaz were launched in all Target Stores nationwide.
So if you are interested in some calorie-free sparkling certified organic green tea that is ready-to-drink, while also supporting a good company that sources from fair-trade farmers, then give this one a shot. Enjoy!
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