Ready to Drink Tisane from Argo Tea.
Ingredients: fresh brewed mint tea (water, peppermint), pure cane sugar, lime juice concentrate, natural mint flavor.
Contains 7% juice.
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As I’ve said before, I don’t purchase many ready-to-drink teas. In fact, according to my husband, I point my nose up at them, inferring that I’m a tea snob. And while I accept this label, I don’t really think this particular action has earned it. Most ready-to-drink teas are over-sugared and overly saturated with flavorings to hide the flavor of the tea. Why would anyone do that to a tea? It seems as though it should be a criminal act.
And while this ready-to-drink “tea” has done very little to assuage my opinion of most ready-to-drink tea products (here is an exception), the fault really isn’t with this particular product but with me, as I didn’t take the time to read the label properly. This is actually an herbal tisane, and not a tea (as it contains no Camellia Sinensis leaves), so there is no tea to actually be tasted.
That being said, this is actually quite a tasty tisane. I am not finding it to be overly sweet … sweet, yes, perhaps a bit sweeter than I would have liked, but, not so sweet that I’m put off by it. And I like that what I taste is peppermint and lime over the sweetness. I like that it is made with pure cane sugar, and not some syrup. Yeah, yeah, I saw the commercial and I know that “sugar is sugar,” and the body doesn’t know the difference between cane sugar and corn syrup, but, I’d like to think that my palate does.
Truth be told, what lead me to this purchase was the pretty glass bottle. Yeah, I’m a sucker for neat packaging. But it was enjoyable enough for me to pick up another bottle of it if I happen to be out and about and in need of hydration. Not something that I’ll keep stocked in my fridge, but I am now interested to try the other flavors that Argo Tea offers, and that fact alone makes this a better product than most of the ready-to-drink tea offerings out there.