This is a “green tea iced tea” mix, but it really doesn’t make green tea proper because it is tea leaf powder that you don’t steep. It is more like a matcha mix, although not with the same grade of leaves. It is very nice and mild, there is no astringency. It is lightly sweetened. I dislike many of the over-sweetened drinks that are on the store shelves but this has close to the right amount of sweetness.
It makes an excellent drink for cooling down in the hot weather, and I bet it would be good as flavoring for any number of drinks or treats. I am excited to try making a latte using a couple packets of this in a big mug of steamed milk. This isn’t a super nuanced tea but it is very refreshing and there is nothing not to like. It’s a little hard to rate because of it not exactly being green tea, but it is the best of the few iced “green teas” I’ve had.
The price was very reasonable – $3 for 12 single-serving packets at Noble Fish in Clawson, MI (I highly recommend the sushi!). I will definitely go pick up more of this.