Hoop Tea Aire Orange Hibiscus Tea With Coconut Water & Wildflower Honey

This was the last of the Hoop Teas that Val bought. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 4%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Hoop Tea is more than just a handmade alcoholic beverage. It is summer in a jar. Sunlight, held together by water and tea leaves.​ Brewed by the sun and steeped in the salty air, Hoop Tea is crafted on the beach of Ocean City Maryland. Each ingredient is hand picked and blended using our original recipes. We take great pride in creating the world’s finest maltisinals right here on the beautiful shoreline of America. We use natural ingredients, purified water, organic cane sugar, and a thousands of years old process of fermenting natural sugars from steeped grains to create alcohol. Our flavors are as free spirited and fun loving as our hometown. We choose the highest quality tea leaves, herbs, fruits, and flowers. We never add artificial colors or imitation flavorings. Real ingredients create unreal flavor. We promise to deliver you a beverage that will quench your thirst and feed your soul. Thank you for joining us in pursuing our passion. It’s what we were put on this earth to do.”

Random: I don’t think I’ve had an iced tea alcoholic beverage I’ve enjoyed.

This poured with absolutely no head on top of a murky brown body. There was no visible carbonation. The nose was a floral, sweet tea with some coconut. The taste was abrasive to me. I picked up an artificially sweet tea with some coconut. The floral note was pleasant, but completely overwhelmed by artificial sweetness. The body was watery at best. The finish was thankfully quick with the artificial sweetener. I could only get through a few sips of this. This just wasn’t for me.

Untappd Rating: .5/5.0

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Hoop Tea Aire Goji Berry Green Tea With Aloe Water & Agave Nectar

Tonight’s review is an alcoholic iced tea that Val picked up that is only 90 calories. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 4%

Style: Fruit Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Hoop Tea is more than just a handmade alcoholic beverage. It is summer in a jar. Sunlight, held together by water and tea leaves.​ Brewed by the sun and steeped in the salty air, Hoop Tea is crafted on the beach of Ocean City Maryland. Each ingredient is hand picked and blended using our original recipes. We take great pride in creating the world’s finest maltisinals right here on the beautiful shoreline of America. We use natural ingredients, purified water, organic cane sugar, and a thousands of years old process of fermenting natural sugars from steeped grains to create alcohol. Our flavors are as free spirited and fun loving as our hometown. We choose the highest quality tea leaves, herbs, fruits, and flowers. We never add artificial colors or imitation flavorings. Real ingredients create unreal flavor. We promise to deliver you a beverage that will quench your thirst and feed your soul. Thank you for joining us in pursuing our passion. It’s what we were put on this earth to do. ”

Random: The Hoop Tea website is really comprehensive.

This poured with no head on top of a murky, reddish-brown body. There was no carbonation visible. The nose on this started with a berry note and went into green tea. There wasn’t much else to it. The taste was very sweet and had notes of berry extract along with sweetened green tea. I tried to get through a few sips to get more notes, but the sweetness was a bit overwhelming to me. The body was light with no carbonation. The finish was lengthy and sweet with the same berry note. I was not a fan of this, and I think it was more of a personal preference issue. I don’t like sweet tea at all, so my chance of liking this was slim.

Untappd Rating: 1.0/5.0

Hoop Tea White Mango

Val picked this out during one of our random beer stops. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 4%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Hoop Tea is more than just a handmade alcoholic beverage. It is summer in a jar. Sunlight, held together by water and tea leaves.​ Brewed by the sun and steeped in the salty air, Hoop Tea is crafted on the beach of Ocean City Maryland. Each ingredient is hand picked and blended using our original recipes. We take great pride in creating the world’s finest maltisinals right here on the beautiful shoreline of America. We use natural ingredients, purified water, organic cane sugar, and a thousands of years old process of fermenting natural sugars from steeped grains to create alcohol. Our flavors are as free spirited and fun loving as our hometown. We choose the highest quality tea leaves, herbs, fruits, and flowers. We never add artificial colors or imitation flavorings. Real ingredients create unreal flavor. We promise to deliver you a beverage that will quench your thirst and feed your soul. Thank you for joining us in pursuing our passion. It’s what we were put on this earth to do.”

Random: I’ve never been to Ocean City, Maryland.

Hoop tea poured with no head on top of a slightly cloudy, reddish-brown body. There was no carbonation that I could see. The nose on this was interesting. It started with sweetened iced tea, but quickly went into an artificial mango note that overtook everything else. I took a sip and it was very, very sweet and filled with an artificial sweetener note and mango candy. I took another few sips and I couldn’t find anything else. The body was light with no carbonation. The finish was sticky and unfortunately lengthy. I could only get through a few sips before this became a drain pour. This was not a drink for me and Val didn’t seem to like it any better. I wouldn’t have this again.

Untappd Rating: 1.0/5.0