Dear Honest Tea: Is This Honest Enough for You?

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Tejava is significantly better than Honest Tea
​Coca-Cola brought dozens of bottles of its sweetened tea brand, Honest Tea, to downtown San Francisco yesterday, left them sitting out in Justin Herman Plaza, and expected us to pay $1 for them.

Amazingly, 93 percent of us did! San Franciscans are just that charitable, even to outsiders.

And how were we rewarded? Coke issued a press release calling Chicago the most honest city in America.

Let's see: Chicago is a city where the governor tried to sell a Senate seat. Even Chicago magazine wrote an article in its December issue titled "Why Is Illinois So Corrupt?"

Meanwhile, San Francisco came in only eighth at paying for our CokeHonest Tea. It turns out the people in Philadelphia and Cincinnati value their dollars less -- or perhaps their corporate-owned, sweetened iced tea more.

Perhaps 100 percent of us would have paid for our tea if it were Tejava, the best bottled iced tea brand on the market. Tejava is completely unsweetened, and while we don't know what exactly the company means when it says it's "microbrewed," it tastes like tea, not blackberry syrup or passion fruit bubblegum or whatever other flavors Coke is pouring into Honest Tea bottles these days.

We would walk past hundreds of bottles of free Honest Tea to pay $1 for a bottle of Tejava. Is that honest enough for you?

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Trent
Trent

What a sad retaliatory post. Simply because Coke ranked you lower you feel it's okay to talk down a product with a sense of indignation so childish it's embarrassing.

W Blake Gray
W Blake Gray

I genuinely believe Honest Tea is an inferior product to Tejava. But possibly if I was from Chicago, I would have the political skills to say it in a way that wouldn't cost me so many votes.

Trent
Trent

That's my point. You bring the whole Chicago vs. SF thing up in a way that's kind of ridiculous. I totally believe/agree that Tejava is a better tea--so what does some stupid marketing stunt have to do with teas? Let the tea speak for itself based on its better taste, quality, and appeal. You use the phrase "So how are we rewarded?" based on the marketing ploy Coke used as if the only reason you decided to pitch Tejava was to smear it in Coke's face, solely due to the fact that SF ranked lower than Chicago. It's almost as much of a disservice to Tejava to pitch them in the middle of such a contrived and angry spiel. You even continue with the same style of attack in your reply to my comment. Don't mix politics and food--it leaves a sour taste in most intelligent people's mouths. That's all I'm saying--nothing against you personally, hell I don't even know you.  Keep on writing, though.  

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I don't normally do this but I will have to weigh in. I don't normally drink Ice tea but when I do I drink tejayvana ice tea, it is v good, at first I thought I was drink a fine whiskey but then it turned out in the end it was an ice tea! Written and directed by M Night Tejanavayaan brand iced tea.

Tea4life
Tea4life

I agree with mr chow tejana iced tea is the icest, everyone else needs to learn how to ice a tea mfka!

Mr_chow
Mr_chow

Thank you for your opinion Mr W Blake Gray. I did not actually know about Tejava brand all natural tasty good ice tea. If I had I would have never drank another drunk. I would rate Tejava brand iced tea all of the stars out of 10 because it is very natural and good and honest is just a fart lol.

T
T

You have Aspergers don't you? For the record I do and I don't sperg out anywhere near as much as you. Also I think that perhaps the people that got Honest T prefer a tea that doesn't taste like unsweetened pisswater, I know I do.

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