The Globe recently reported that everyone’s favorite local chain, Dunkin’ Donuts, is rolling out fresh-brewed iced tea. This week, New England stores started carrying peach and raspberry iced tea and by next summer, the brew will be available at Dunkies nationwide. For those who love iced tea with a passion far surpassing that which they feel for iced coffee (full disclosure: we are very much included in this category), this is exciting news indeed.
It’s been a little too chilly for us to get our iced tea on this week, so we haven’t tried the new offering, but we very much hope it’s good. So far, signs are mixed. On the one hand, the coffee from the DD is great, so perhaps the chain’s proficiency with caffeinated beverages will extend to iced tea. On the other hand, we’re a little troubled that they’re only offering fruity varieties with nary a black tea in sight. Obviously, tea is but a tiny fraction of the empire and no one is expecting a selection to rival Tealuxe, but offering at least one black tea alongside herbal blends is, along with the presence of simple syrup, the best way to identify a serious spot for iced tea. We’re adopting a wait and see policy for Dunkin Donuts’ new offering. What about you?
Facing Tough Java Rivals, Dunkin’ Sees Green In Iced Tea [Boston Globe]
Simple Syrup [Drink Boy]
Tealuxe [Official Site]