Packaged iced tea is a lie. And those crystals bursting with fruity goodness? It’s all sugar! It’d make more sense to chug down a bottle of soda. Here’s an idea: throw out your fake powdered iced tea and brew some of this green tea with a hint of peppermint and lime.
I think twice before consuming anything mint-related (except for breath mints and mojitos) because of a horrible childhood experience where I unknowingly ate toothpaste from the tube. Whenever I try something minty, I always say it tastes like toothpaste. And that kinda sucks, I guess, because I rarely appreciate minty stuff (like mint chocolate). But this mint green ice tea is really good, and I say that without any bias.
The hint of mint mixed with lime is what makes this drink not as intense, but very refreshing. I know of some teas that taste like mouthwash, but the fact that green tea champions in this mix makes a world of a difference. The cool aftertaste is a perfect way to end each sip.
I envision myself sitting on a rocking chair in a porch with a good book as I drink this. It reminds me of those old country-style iced teas that are perfect to chill with. If you want to be a bit more experimental and serve this to a group of friends, you can add a splash of vodka for an extra kick.