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Panera Bread: Açaí Berry Iced Tea

Why I got it:

Had some time to kill and it looked refreshing. It is a regular fountain drink on the menu as well so it has free refills.

Cost: $1.79

Quick Thoughts:

It was inexpensive and refreshing with just the perfect hint of berry. I prefer mine unsweetened but you can add sugar if you would like.

Would I Get This Again:



The combination of cost and refreshment was perfect. I love good iced tea. There regular black tea is also very good but this was the first time I've seen this flavor here.

Where have you found good Iced tea?


  1. Add other sweeteners to improve the taste.

  2. What brand is the acai berry tea?

  3. I am not sure what brand they use, it is available fresh brewed at Panera Bread Restaurants.

  4. Most of Panera's teas are "Republic of Tea" brand... but ditto to Matt, I'm not sure about this one. :)

    I just tried it, too, Matt! And I'm totally blogging it- I loved it! I'm usually a sweet tea gal (it's how we roll in N Florida!) but this was refreshing & slightly sweet just from the herbal tea. Yum. Nice to stumble upon your blog!

    1. I also love sweet tea, but try to avoid it for unsweetened just cause it's healthier...I'm very hit or miss about succeeding on that. Another great unsweetened tea to try is Starbucks Iced Green Tea! Love that too!

      Thanks for the comment!

    2. It is DEFINITELY from "Republic of Tea." I recently purchased a tin from them. In a gallon pitcher I put 6 tea bags and poured cold water over them, filling the whole pitcher. I love cold brewing. The taste and color is spot on! So delicious!!!

  5. Love the Acai Tea from Panera as well!
    I want to purchace the tea bags so I can make it at home. I'm hooked!
    I would drink it all summer long! Anyone know where to buy it?

  6. Me too! I had it for the first time April 29. I'm trying to find out online since nothing has been posted here so far.

  7. Ditto! the best iced tea I have found. I want to try making it too. But remeber the water you use to make it makes a difference.

  8. Shannon Macri-Meriden,CtJuly 8, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    I love that tea so much. The only tea I'll ever drink. Some Panera Breads make it too weak and others make it just perfect. The Meriden,Ct Panera Bread sucks!
    I had it the other day and it was the color of water. lol...When they prepare it correctly, It's amazing in flavor.
    So many people are now hooked on it. I just had some today. YUMMY
    I never add sugar to it. Knowing how Panera has been where I live, They most likely will stop offering it like so many other things that were good there.
    I hope they keep this tea.

  9. I like to pour iced tea down my pants!!!

  10. Thank you so much for the information! I purchased a tin at Busch's for just under $10 for 50 bags. I checked the Republic of Tea website first and it was actually a bit higher, and I don't know if there was shipping as well. I had been buying a tea at Trader Joes called Organic Cranberry - it was the best tea ever! But they have discontinued it, so this is the closest I can find. If anyone has tried this tea and also loved it, ask them to bring it back - maybe they will if they get enough feedback.

  11. I also LOVE pouring tea down my pants.

  12. I realize this thread is 5 yrs old, but perhaps some poster will see my
    Comment. I discovered this tea on March 20, 2017 and it changed my life!!! It is incredible! I'm not normally someone who would like this tea, but I'm so glad I tried it.
    Hoping I can find Republic of Tea here in VA. Perhaps Trader Joe's. Found it on Amazon, but very pricey.
    Hoping to substitute this tea for my diet sodas!
    Any thoughts? All are appreciated!


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