Review: Celestial Seasonings Perfect Iced Tea Half and Half

Overall Rating:

Taste: 1.75 of 5 leaves – This tea is just ok.
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!

Abby says:

Tea Type: K-cup
Served: Hot over ice

Our search for decent Keurig tea continues. This time we are trying iced tea and hoping for better results than we have seen so far with hot tea. Celestial Seasonings Half and Half is a blend of black tea and lemonade. The Arnold Palmer. Over ice, it is brewed hot, the same way other k-cups work.

As an “in a pinch” option I think this works. It is drinkable, fast and easy to keep a few on hand. However, as desirable drink option it falls flat and I’ll tell you why. Blending frozen things and hot things leaves you with luke warm things. Not awesome. Adding extra ice to get it nice and cold leave it watery and bland. Blah. The flavor isn’t great either. You can taste both the tea and the lemonade which I liked, but the tea was bitter and the lemonade tasted somewhat fake.

My biggest issue with the Half and Half is the bitterness of the tea. It is bitter as you drink it and has bitterness that lingers in the after taste as well. Overall, it was drinkable and easy to make, but certainly not a preferred choice.

On a side note, my cat loved it!

Plum Iced Tea

Plum Iced Tea Two

Taste: 2 of 5 leaves – This tea is just ok.
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!

Katie says:

Tea Type: K-cup
Served: Hot over ice

I wanted this tea to be good. I really did. It would have been great to discover a tasty instant iced tea. However, it tasted just like that…instant. The tea tasted like pour quality powdered instant iced tea. The lemon flavor was fake sugary lemon. I just can’t recommend this tea! Since it brews hot I recommend pouring any hot tea over ice and adding lemon. That is sure to produce better results! And, luckily we have another iced tea review in the works. Stay tuned!

Taste: 1.5 of 5 leaves – This tea is just ok.
Steepability: 5 of 5 — this tea is easy to make!

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