The best iced tea brands

Whether you like your brew crisp and thirst-quenching or sweet and silky, one of these winners—chosen from 74 contenders by Real Simple—will suit you to a tea.

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    Best Lightly Sweetened Tazo Organic Iced Black Tea Brisk, flavorful, and satisfying, this crowd-pleaser comes from—surprise!—the java aficionados at Starbucks (which also owns Tazo). To buy: $1.70 for 13.8 ounces, at supermarkets.
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    Best Unsweetened Tejava Unsweetened Black Tea Unsweetened teas can be harsh and tannic. But not this soft, smoky favorite made with hand-picked leaves from Indonesia. To buy: $3.70 for four 12-ounce bottles, at supermarkets and Trader Joe’s.
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    Best Lemon Pure Leaf Iced Tea With Lemon Like your tea with a little pucker? Give this icy refresher a try. Fresh and tangy, it stops just this side of tart, thanks to a welcome dash of sugar. To buy: $1.70 for 18.5 ounces, at supermarkets.
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    Best Peach Snapple Peach Tea Lush, juicy fruit flavor elevates this black- and green-tea blend far above the syrupy, candy-like competition. Make it your new convenience-store go-to. To buy: $1.30 for 16 ounces, at supermarkets.
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    Best Green Honest Tea Classic Green Tea Sure, it’s healthy—courtesy of all those antioxidants. But it’s also delicious: Think vibrant notes of green apple and mango. To buy: $1.50 for 16 ounces, at supermarkets and natural-food stores.
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    Best “Sweet” Sweet Leaf Organic Sweet Tea This iconic southern take on tea is strong and sugary but never cloying. Happily, you don’t need to be below the Mason-Dixon Line to enjoy it: Just head to the grocery store. To buy: $1.60 for 16 ounces, at supermarkets.
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