Betcha did not expect this- Xing Tangerine is not carbonated. I know! A soda-inspired flavor as this one demands a sharp effervescence, a forceful bubbly explosion at every imbibe. But the flavor itself is mostly there, it is sweet and slightly tart, but let us face it, this tastes like flat orange soda. Sure I know, this is "tangerine," a different fruit, but with fifty two grams of sugar, any nuance between the citruses are lost. As much as I love the gusto of every imbibe, the bursting flavor profile, save yourself some money, grab a can of Sunkist, open it, and let it sit for a week or so in the fridge.
In the world of potency, Xing is not much more inspired, 160 milligrams of caffeine leading the kick to average territory. Other ingredients include: taurine, inositol, and B vitamins. On the whole, Xing Tangerine missteps the entire way once I cracked open the can and began sipping. It looks nice, though.