Not all companies making ice tea use the same quality ingredients at the outset.
Some of the cheapest tea available on the market has a number of less-than-desirable additives inside. You can often tell by how close to chemicals the tea resembles in taste. However, there is one classic tea company that still charges a single dollar for their tall-boy sized cans of various tea flavors and varieties even past the point of record high inflation levels. I would be hard pressed to say if the current batches taste as good as the same tea that they sold back in the 1990s for almost the same exact price. I want to say it tastes the same, but I have a sinking suspicion that they are able to charge prices so low because they’ve found every possible corner they can cut flower production costs. They’re definitely not selling these cans and bottles of tea, so you have to imagine the sheer number of them. While the differences in tea quality across the board is expected, I was surprised to find a similar situation with medical cannabis edibles. I like medical cannabis edibles if they’re not too expensive, but that requires only shopping when there are sales happening. That’s because the quality cannabis edibles that are made from hash rosin cost more traditional cannabis edibles made out of cannabis distillate oil. The latter is mostly a cookie with THC thrown inside. The cannabis oil in this situation is broad spectrum while the hash rosin going into the better cannabis edibles is full spectrum by contrast.