You’re probably thinking I’m going to review some Irish Breakfast tea. While I like that tea a lot, this review is something a little different.
In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, this post is about a tea that can give you a buzz. I am not a big drinker, and today was the first time I have had a drink in months. But when I was at the liquor store with my boyfriend because his Irish self wanted to get some Guinness, I noticed this in the cooler and was intrigued.
Not Your Mom’s Iced Tea is considered “beer brewed with tea,” according to its packaging, but it reminds me more of a malt liquor. For those of you who have had Not Your Father’s Rootbeer know that this Small Town Brewery’s drinks really don’t taste like alcohol at all — which is good if you hate the taste, but bad if you’re in the habit of having a multiple bottles of iced tea a day. Just keep in mind that this is, in fact, alcohol, though at 5.2 percent alcohol volume, it isn’t very strong. And to further bring that down, you could dilute it with some cold water or drink it over ice. Also, on a side note, the pinup packaging is really cute.
This hard tea is kind of sweet, and a little lemony. But it’s made with high quality tea leaves, and truly tastes like a glass of sweet tea. It reminds me of a less sugary Arnold Palmer. I’ve had other hard teas and this one is probably my favorite. It seems perfect for a summer picnic or day at the beach. And I like the fact that it actually has tea in it — it isn’t just a bunch of liquors like what you get in a Long Island iced “tea.” Unlike beer, it didn’t make me feel bloated, and overall, it was refreshing.
From the company: “This is the perfect refreshing brew, crafted with the finest tea leaves from India and real lemon juice. It will remind you of Mom’s home-brewed tea recipe. We know you’ll enjoy it. We do.”
If you’ve had this Not Your Mom’s Iced Tea, let me know in the comments what you thought of it! Also, stay safe out there tonight, and if you’ve had too much to drink, don’t get behind the wheel — call an Uber, taxi, friend, family member, etc.