I purchased this from my local produce market because of the words “lightly sweetened” on it. Usually RTD teas are much too sweet for my liking and should be marked with the words: “very heavily sweetened to the point of numbing the taste buds from any discernible tea taste.”
I also liked that this one was organic and fair trade and that the ingredient list was just five ingredients long. However, as cane juice is the second of those five ingredients, that was a little less encouraging for me. Even more unsettling was the fact that green tea was the last ingredient on this list of five. WHAT?
I still decided to try it.
Unfortunately, this is not as “lightly sweetened” as I would have liked it to be. I tasted much more sweetener and lime than I did green tea. BUMMER
That said, it is a tasty and refreshing drink. I do like that it’s not as heavily sweetened as most RTD drinks, but that doesn’t mean that it should be called tea. It’s not as heavily sweet as say, a cola would be, and I’m not experiencing that feeling of having my teeth coated by syrupy sweetness. I’d prefer to drink this over a can of soda. But that’s not saying a lot because I’d rather not drink a can of soda at all.
This seems to be marketed more towards those who are looking to incorporate green tea into their diets but don’t really like green tea. You know what I mean? If you’re a fan of green tea and are trying this hoping to taste the green tea, you might end up disappointed as I was.