NOW Foods Berry Energy Tea Review
NOW Foods Berry Energy Tea is an all-natural and sugar free drink mix that comes in the ever-so-trendy drink stick form (seriously though, they’re super convenient.) The company is marketing Berry Energy Tea primarily to those who want a healthier alternative to some of the high-calorie energy drinks which are stocked with caffeine, artificial flavors and preservatives. While that’s a good idea, it appears NOW Berry Energy Tea forgot to include ingredients to back up a key part of its name: energy.
NOW Foods Berry Energy Tea Ingredients
Before we talk about the sweeteners, the vitamins, flavoring and other ingredients, we just want you to be prepared to look for the ingredients here that will boost energy or stamina.
Okay, so we start off with the sweeteners:
- Xylitol and Organic Stevia Extract – the stevia is actually the most promoted part of Berry Energy Tea as a patented version of it that provides the sweetness without any bitter aftertaste.
- Instant Decaffeinated Green Tea
- Green Tea Extract
- Natural Grapeskin Powder
- Natural Beet Powder
- Grape Seed Extract
- Goji Berry
- Natural Raspberry Flavor and Natural Raspberry Juice Powder
- Phytofruit Blend [Organic Juice Blend Powder (Organic Raspberry, Organic Cranberry, Organic Strawberry, Organic Carrot, Organic Blackberry, Organic Watermelon),
- Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid, Natural Strawberry Flavor, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Silica, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Niacin, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-6, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B-12, Folic Acid
So, did you catch the ingredients that boost energy? Okay, good, because we didn’t see them either! The green tea is decaffeinated and there is nothing else in NOW Berry Energy Tea that would boost your energy. Not only that, be we’re definitely not seeing anything here that would work like a diet pill, if that’s the kind of product you were hoping for.
NOW Foods Berry Energy Tea Marketing
NOW Foods is pretty vague about what Berry Energy Tea actually does (other than taste good). In their own words, these Drink Sticks are “light years ahead of the competition….Superfruits give these sugar-free drink sticks a clean, refreshing taste! NOW Berry Energy Tea is formulated with our special Organic Phytofruit blend. NOW Better Stevia has a taste that will make you forget you’re drinking something healthy!”
Obviously the biggest issue for NOW Foods is how good Berry Energy Tea tastes, rather than whether it actually provides energy.
NOW Foods Berry Energy Tea Price
Weighing in with a list price of $5.99 per box of 12 packets, NOW Berry Energy Tea isn’t exactly a bank-buster to begin with, but it turns out you can find it for as cheap as $3.30 per box online or slightly less if you buy in bulk.
NOW Foods Berry Energy Tea Guarantee
There are no money-back guarantees directly from NOW Foods available for any of their products, but depending on where you buy it, you may be able to return unopened boxes of Berry Energy for your money back. If you are buying it online then it probably won’t be worth it to pay shipping costs.
NOW Foods Berry Energy Tea Conclusion
First of all, if you are looking for a drink that works anything like a diet pill, you are definitely barking up the wrong tree with NOW Berry Energy Tea. It’s not going to help you lose weight. Next, if you are looking for something that gives you a boost in energy, you are, yet again, barking up the wrong tree. However, if you are just looking for a conveniently packaged sugar-free, all-natural drink that gives you vitamin c and a decent dose of a handful of other vitamins, then congratulations, you’ve arrived at the right tree and you are barking up it. In general though, we’d say it isn’t worth bothering with NOW Foods Berry Energy Tea.