There’s a new product out, created by a mom of four that combines the health benefits of tea with fruit juice in a juice-box format, all for kids (and parents who sneak it, like me). My kids love juice boxes and other “pouch” drinks. But I know that too much juice can be bad for them because of the sugars so I really limit their consumption of them. That’s why it really appealed to me to try Drazil Kids Teas. They are caffeine-free, healthy teas that are fine for children to consume, with a hint of fruit juices. They still get a drink they enjoy, in a handy container but with antioxidant benefits.
Christine Wheeler, a former Proctor and Gamble brand executive, and mom of four kids (like me), lived in Asia for a while and loved drinking tea there, which was everywhere. She came home wishing there was a way to incorporate tea drinking into kids’ lives. Wheeler found a way to combine healthy, caffeine-free, organic tea with an infusion of fruit juice. The juice acts as the sweetener and brings that familiar taste of fruit juice to the more elegant taste of tea. She created Drazil Kids Tea. The name is “Lizard” spelled backward, thus the logo. Cute.
We sampled Punch Passion, Tropical Burst, Yummy Berry and Grape Bliss (my favorite). I know, it was the kids who were supposed to be doing the sampling, but they all encouraged me to try them too which, I figure, is quite an endorsement.
Drazil Kids Teas contain hibiscus, rose hips, roobios, pomegranate, rose hips and fruit pieces. Lovely. While it took a second for my kids’ brains to register that this was not a typical juice box or drink pack, all four loved them. They are not overly-sweet and they don’t scream artificial versions of flavors. They are the best of the tea and juice worlds. Because of the juice box container and colorful packaging, kids won’t feel like their being too different, drinking something healthy, heaven forbid! And they may start a trend in school with other kids wanting to up their healthy eating game. Or at least I can hope.
Drazil Kids Tea, which are produced in California, are available in stores along the west coast and southwest but they are available nationwide through Amazon.com.
* A sampling of each of Drazil’s tea flavors was sent to Courtney to facilitate the review. Her opinions are solely her own.