A new drink at Panera Bread is the Acai Iced Tea. The Acai berry continues to be a very popular new ‘super fruit’ added to healthy foods and drinks, and while Acai Tea is not new, it is at Panera.
This is the freshly brewed Acai Tea purchased at the restaurant. As you can see from the photo it is not very strong. The tea is brewed directly into the self-serve Acai Tea dispenser from what looks like a standard industrial size coffee machine. Since it brews hot, it requires some cool down, and some Ice.
This photo was taken with minimal ice added. There wasn’t much of a flavor with the tea, and it tasted like a light herbal green tea, with color.
Ingredients – China green tea, Hibiscus, Natural flavors and Acai bits
For a ‘regular’ size drink, 20 ounces
The price was decent, at under $2 (2012 price!), ideal for a product containing Acai Berry as most foods and drinks with this can be way overpriced, with some of the products just containing the Acai ‘flavor’. The tea brewed at Panera seems to be a true Acai drink.
A second photo, a refill, contains a large amount of ice, which ‘fogged’ the cup.
Since Acai isn’t a sweet fruit taste like strawberry or raspberry the strong tea taste, and not so strong fruit taste makes this a recommended drink. Don’t be put off by what seems like a weak flavor, as a herbal tea type of drink this is the norm (it isn’t a fruit juice, it is an iced tea!).
Make it hot with the Republic of Tea brand Acai tea and serve over ice.
Panera Tea Flavors – See the list of drinks you can buy
Currently, no, the 2020 subscription does not include the cold tea, but does include the hot tea + coffee + iced coffee.
More details on PaneraBread.com/MyPaneraCoffee – maybe someday Panera Bread will offer Iced Tea Subscription…
One of the most nutritious fruits in the world, the Acai berry, has the rich flavors of grape and blueberries. |Combined with the crisp flavors of green tea this delicious duo offers a one-two punch of antioxidants. |Acai Green Tea was featured on "What's in" on NBC's Today show.|Use 1 Acai Green tea bag per 6 ounces of water. Steep for 1-3 minutes. For iced tea double the amount of tea and pour over ice|Gluten Free, Sugar Free and Carb Free
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