I was offered a cup of this “Turkish Apple Instant Tea” the other day:
Well, I tried it and found it was ever so slightly sweet. Well, so sweet that I couldn’t drink more than a few sips.
There’s a reason for that. Checking the ingredients shows sugar as the largest ingredient. And the nutrition information shows something around 94g of sugar per 100g.
So, when they say “instant tea”, they actually mean “sugar with a hint of tea extract”. You’d be better off buying some sugar and waving a tea bag over it….