POM Pomegranate Lychee Green Tea

I feel like this drink was purposefully trying to make me crabby. Firstly the shit cost $3 a pop, which I guess is par for the course, given that the entire POM product line seems geared towards the kind of people who have very specific ideas about how much quilting they need on their toilet paper. EVEN SO, the tea is sold in an actual glass, and the language on the label invites you to keep and reuse this glass, like it’s some kind of awesome door prize or lovely parting gift, just totally sweetening the whole deal. But no offense I already own a glass so what am I paying for here exactly.

And then there’s the opening mechanism on the lid, which was very awkward, and when all was said and done I had $0.85 worth of lychee-infused tea all over my fingers and desk. And if you don’t know, I do not like for my fingers and work space to be sticky. I have Certain Rules about general cleanliness.

Yes OK but aside from all that how was it. Eh. Adequate I guess? Good lychee flavor. I don’t care for pomegranate juice, so whatever was happening here to surpress it was a good thing. But between the other flavors I didn’t get much of a sense of the green tea, except that it left the usual mossy coating on the inside of my mouth, like I had brushed my teeth with a koala. I forget the scientific term for that.

So if you are a person who feels like you are not paying enough money for your not terrible but also not particularly inspiring fruity tea then guess what have I got a product for you! Comes with a glass!

7 thoughts on “POM Pomegranate Lychee Green Tea”

  1. When anything comes with a “keepsake”, “commemorative” or “collectors edition” anything, you should know to stay clear of it unless it comes with a free tank of gas. Of course, as a beverage industry critic I understand you have to sometimes do things for the good of your readership despite the risk of personal hardship. And as one of those readers, I thank you.
    Just a personal note – I hate every kind of “tea drink” so from my perspective, your experimental “tea drink” drinking is a complete and total waste of time. But thanks anyway.

  2. Hm that’s a shame about animal testing.
    I bought this walking around Brooklyn one day and it was really annoying walking and drinking it with that silly cap. Although I knew when I bought it that the experience would just be a diminished, sweeter version of the POM juice, which I enjoy quite a bit.
    Sort of worthless stuff really; I suppose if you are in college and really need some glasses, it’s a nicely-shaped glass, you know ?

  3. They’ve improved upon the lid. Now it’s only like $.07 worth of tea that might or might not splash over, depending on how skilled you are.

  4. Well, I loved the shit and I thought it taste like something similar to the “TAZO” tea that they sell @ Starbucks. Some people pay $4.50 for a cup of coffee and some pay $2.50 for a keepsake glass w/delicious tea …

  5. All you people who say this tea is garbage and tea in general. First off, pomegranate juice and the fruit is incredibly healthy along with green tea, which fights:
    -rheumatoid arthritis
    -high cholesterol levels
    -cariovascular disease
    -impaired immune function
    Further more! Green tea is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), and EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant.
    Black tea has also the same effects as green tea. And if anyone has ever had wheat grass, which does the same thing, but the tastes isn’t as appealing is more expensive for a little 3 oz. shot. So really the pom tea is better priced, you get more and it tastes better, and has the same effects. It’s about being healthy.

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