While I typically enjoy water with my meals, from time to time, I grab an alternative drink from the deli shelves. Today I tried a new-ish flavor of POM Light Tea, Pomegranate Wildberry White Tea. I noticed it only has 35 calories, as it is sweetened with erythritol, a low-calorie, natural sweetener that is a non-alcohol byproduct of glucose fermentation, and is not known to have side effects.

White teas are generally very subtle in flavor, which means they are a good choice for this type of a drink. It allows the fruit flavors to come through and avoids needing too much sugar. I really enjoyed the balanced of the tea, fruit, and sweetness. The initial taste, as the drink passes over your tongue, is berry followed by a hint of pomegranate acidity, then what remains is the tea flavor. I vigorously shook the huge, vial-like glass, but nevertheless, the first few sips left a strong, bitter aftertaste. Fortunately, the last few sips didn’t include the aftertaste, so I finished off happy.

Overall, it is a decent diet drink, with a good all-around balance of flavors. Plus, it’s all-natural and has those wonderful anti-oxidants that everyone seems to want and POM seems to market so well.

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