Green tea is really good for you health. It's got antioxidants (I don't know what those are, but I've heard they're good.) and it raises your metabolism so you can lose weight. Maybe that's why Americans are so fat.
I've had Japanese ocha, it's pretty good. But for some reason American companies need to mess it up.
When I'm at work I usually drink Diet Coke. I know that's not really healthy either, but I like the taste and the caffeine. I went to the little snack bar we have at work to get one, but their Diet Coke was all sold out. I looked at their cooler and saw some Lipton Citrus Green Tea. I thought, "Hey, green tea is pretty good, and it's healthy." So I got some.
Lipton Citrus Green Tea is not ocha. There's some green tea in it, but it's pretty far down the ingredients list on the bottle. It was mainly water and high fructose corn syrup. It didn't taste like green tea, and it didn't even taste like citrus very much, it tasted like Dydo's Mixed Nectar. Really thick liquid sugar.
It makes me wonder how many people are drinking three or four or more bottles of this citrus green tea every day because they think it's healthy, and just getting fatter and fatter because it's nothing but wet sugar.
That's just wrong, and I think Lipton should put some kind of easy to see and read note on the label explaining that the drink isn't healthy. That's the only reason they call it green tea, to trick people into drinking it because they think it's good for them.