I think I finally get it: what all the Southern fuss about iced tea is. When you’re busy trying to be healthy and drinking over 8 glasses of water a day, one gets a bit tired of water. I still don’t subscribe to sweetened iced teas, but I have found a close relative…
Eugene’s downtown grocery store, the Kiva, carries a brand of refreshing bottled nonsweetened Teas’ Teas in a number of tea varieties. I ran across these last night when looking for a drink to grab to take with me to the Jacobs Gallery. I’m a bit embarrassed to mention that I only noticed the teas because I am tired of throwing back water.
I sampled the Golden Oolong last night and am now trying the Green White variety. The Golden Oolong is a nice light roasted flavor, reminiscent of toasted rice or corn.
The Green White is lighter in flavor, smooth, and almost sweet floral tasting with its hint of green tea peaking through.
These iced teas have 100% RDA calcium C, and on average, 50 mgs caffiene per 500ml of tea. I’m pleasantly surprised at how refreshing these teas are. The website lists a number of other flavor and tea varieties including green tea blends of lemongrass, rose, and jasmine.
This taste bud wake up also serves as a good reminder to make my own iced teas!