Surprisingly good for iced green tea. Tasted sweet, though. The tea is ‘infused’ with passion fruit and papaya, but lists no sugar in the details.
The large tea has 180 calories!
The calorie count could be why the tea tasted so good. Panera didn’t offer a zero calorie version, and the infusion of other flavors was not optional.
This might be one of the more difficult ones to replicate at home because the added fruit flavors, or juice?, is not easy to find.
We liked the taste very much, although is didn’t taste like unsweetened green tea like we expected. The calories were a big suprise though.
Republic of Tea may be the brand Panera Bread uses for their iced teas. Making your own no-calorie version at home may be much cheaper, and better for you, than the version PB serves.
The Republic of Tea, The Peoples Green Tea, 50-Count
This beautifully hued, delicate tea is celebrated for its refreshing, smooth flavor and incredible health benefits. The true essence of this tea will energize harmony and spirit. Formerly higher mind tea. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a tea revolution. We began by canvassing the most prized tea gardens of the world for their worthiest leaves. Our mission was and is to see these teas steaming in the cups of men, women and children everywhere, and to emphasize a sip by sip rather than gulp by gulp lifestyle. A socially and environmentally responsible business, The Republic of Tea is dedicated to sharing our prosperity by developing products to support worthy organizations, including Susan G. Komen for the cure, the prostate cancer foundation, sunny hills’ services and room to read. We are also a member of the ethical tea partnership.