Prince of Peace Premium Green Tea compromises nothing on flavor; surprising for an “off” brand. I stumbled across a large box of this green tea at a local Big Lots store the other day and was pleased at the significantly cheaper price ($3.27 for a hundred servings). A die-hard green tea fan for more than twenty years, I’m always watching for the cheapest yet great-tasting green teas. And, as green teas go, Prince of Peace green tea is among the best I’ve sampled, though it’s quite a bit cheaper than my favorite brand: Salada. I relish its clear, pale green appearance with virtually no bitterness. It sweetens nicely with agave nectar or stevia, and there’s no taste difference between Walmart’s Great Value brand of green tea and this premium tea product.
Benefits, Pros, Features, and Advantages
- The Prince knows how to produce green tea. Prince of Peace is a typical green tea in that so many other brands taste a lot like it. Indeed, many companies have mastered the procedures of growing and delivering delicious green tea these days. The art of green tea preparation is mature. But the lack of bitterness for all the more it costs, really distinguishes Prince of Peace 100% natural green tea from so many others.
- Quite economical. This is among the cheapest green teas I’ve found to date, costing $3.27 for one hundred tea bags (servings).
- Can Speed up nail growth. Any green tea, including Prince of Peace, speeds my fingernails growing. Not that I care about faster-growing nails that must be trimmed more often. But this effect may mean that I’m getting more nutrients from the green tea that my body needs for proper metabolism, than I was getting prior to starting to drink green tea. That I find reassuring.
- Teabags wrapped separately. Tea bags are individually wrapped for freshness, and as a second measure to preserve the delicate green tea flavor, each box of tea bags is wrapped in cellophane. The box I bought smelled quite fresh upon opening.
- Very long shelf life. This green tea will likely keep for years without noticeable flavor changes as long as you store it in a cool, dark, and dry place.
- Sweetens enough with just a little sweetener. sweetens nicely with stevia, nectar, or sugar. Stevia sweetens this tea without destroying the signature green tea flavor that I’ve come to enjoy so much.
- May reduce acne. Some folks write that green tea reduces acne. But, as I do not suffer from acne, I cannot confirm this claim. But with so many saying it, acne relief from drinking green tea of most any brand must be possible at least.
- Typical caffeine amounts. Caffeine levels here seem on-par with other brands tested. So this green tea triggers the same mood-lifting effects that I’ve noted in the Salada, Great Value, Lipton, and Bigelow brands.
Drawbacks, Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- Bag wraps not completely sealed. Note that though Prince of Peace green tea bags are individually wrapped, keep in mind that unlike Bigelow teas, these wrappings are not completely air-tight, as the strong scent of fresh young tea leaves greets you as soon as you open the box. So this tea may not stay fresh for as long as the Bigelow green teas, that do include a sealed surrounding bag for each tea bag.
- Can cause tooth stains. Any green tea including this one can stain the teeth. In fact, my hygienist knows I drink green tea, no matter the brand really, just from the discoloration she notes on my front teeth. Yet I firmly believe that the health benefits of enjoying green tea is worth the added pain of slightly-harder-to-clean incisors. Besides, I’ve not found that any one brand of green tea stains teeth any more than another.
- Difficult to find. I’ve only ever discovered Prince of Peace tea products at the local Big Lots store. So I’m not sure if I’ll ever come across it again, as the items at Big Lots change constantly, and I haven’t been able to find this tea at Giant Eagle, Wal Mart, or Hometown markets. So, when you do see it, buy it while you can.
- Thirst for green tea equals dizziness. Particularly when I’ve not consumed this green tea for some days, I can feel dizzy when I again resume it; especially when riding in a car after drinking it. Green tea of any brand can make me feel quite nauseous in the car when I’m out of practice drinking it. It may actually promote car sickness in some people. This green tea is no different.
- Too much honey destroys the flavor. Honey, for sweetening Prince of Peace premium green tea can completely mask the delicate green tea flavor if you do not add just enough for adequate sweetness. The tea flavor is easily destroyed by non-neutral, flavored sweeteners.
- Nothing specific to Prince of Peace tea. I found nothing however to dislike about Prince of Peace green tea specifically that is not true of all the green teas I’ve sampled. Yet it costs just over half as much as other more name-brand teas.
In short, I’d close by quipping that Prince of Peace Premium Green Tea is a top contender for the best-tasting green tea. It may in fact be the best value green tea I’ve found to date, at just over three cents per serving. I’d therefore rate Prince of Peace tea at 99 out of 100.
Where To Buy Prince of Peace Premium Green Tea
Look for Prince of Peace 100% Natural Premium Green Tea in the blue and green box with the bright green lettering at Big Lots, Save-A-Lot, or other bulk-item stores. I have yet to encounter this product at the bigger store chains like Walmart, Weis, Foodland, and Giant Eagle.
- 2014-12-05: Added whitespace, revised content, and adjusted ad placement.