Earlier this month, we stopped by Joy of Tea in Epcot and enjoyed a frozen cocktail, the Green Tea Plum Slush. I know we have many readers who either can’t or choose not to drink alcohol, but drinking a Frozen Lemonade just doesn’t cut it sometimes! Joy of Tea’s sign offers two non-alcoholic frozen drinks, but they apparently no longer serve the Strawberry Oolong Tea Slush (or perhaps they were just out of it, but I misconstrued their phrasing). Bummer! I was really looking forward to trying it. Instead, the other option is their Mango Green Tea Slush, or they could make a virgin Tipsy Ducks in Love, a combination of cold tea, coffee, and chocolate. Since the Ducks sounded a bit heavy in the heat, despite being served chilled, I decided to try the Mango Green Tea Slush.
Like many frozen fruity drinks found on property, this did have some sweetness to it, but it wasn’t cloying. It tasted like mango, and not so much a chemical representation of the fruit, which was really nice. I could also taste some of the green tea aspect of this drink, which I didn’t really note with the aforementioned Green Tea Plum Slush. Texturally, there was some crunch to the ice crystals, unlike some of the smoother frozen drinks, which seemed to help keep it from melting as quickly in the heat.
While I would have liked to have tried the Strawberry version as well, I’m glad that there is one fruity, frozen non-alcoholic beverage offered. I’ll get around to Tipsy Ducks in Love at some point, I’m sure, but in the meantime, if you like mango and green tea, this is definitely worth a try. It costs a little bit more than the other frozen non-alcoholic drinks (around $4.69 vs. $3.99), but the flavor and quality was definitely there. It’s a treat I’ll gladly revisit!