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Psychic 01-22-2013 01:05 PM

Naturally Sweet Teas?
 
Anyone know of any good naturally sweet teas? I drink all different types of hot tea. I am trying to cut sugar from my tea, so I need something naturally sweet. I am a fan of Bigelow's Red Raspberry Herbal Tea as well as mint tea. I recently found a pomegranate white tea at Trader Joe's that is pretty sweet as well.

Any suggestions for teas to try? Preferably nothing with cinnamon because I'm mildly allergic.

Radiojane 01-22-2013 01:40 PM

I find any rooibos teas to have a certain sweetness to them. Tetley now has green tea with acai and blueberry that has a nice natural sweet taste too.

berryblondeboys 01-22-2013 01:48 PM

I adore Good Earth's caffeine free Original tea. It's a spicey chai type tea. I put a dash of milk in it and YUM!

NorthernChick13 01-22-2013 02:01 PM

David's Tea has a wide variety of naturally sugared tea! Some teas have a TEENSY bit of sugar (like the Birthday Cake tea which is to die for!) but still only 15 calories! They ship over Canada and the US- try it out :D

Psychic 01-22-2013 02:07 PM

Radiojane - I don't think I've tried rooibos tea. I'll need to pick some up. I have had Tetley's flavored green teas. I like the mango one.

berryblondeboys - I do like chai, but some of them have too much cinnamon in them and make my throat scratchy due to my allergy.

NorthernChick13 - I'll definitely look for that. I think I may have seen it at the Market District Giant Eagle.

berryblondeboys 01-22-2013 02:09 PM

Psychic - this is really cinnamon-y which is why I love it, so you might want to stay away.

Hmmm... another favorite is Sweet Dreams tea - it's a combo with peppermint and chamomile tea. Again, I like it with a splash of milk.

Psychic 01-22-2013 02:18 PM

berryblondeboys - I used to grow and dry my own chamomile. I enjoy chamomile tea, but store bought just doesn't taste like the fresh stuff. It is great for upset stomachs. I don't think I've ever tried it with mint though. Might be worth a shot. ;)

tommy 01-22-2013 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by berryblondeboys (Post 4602316)
I adore Good Earth's caffeine free Original tea. It's a spicey chai type tea. I put a dash of milk in it and YUM!

Yup that is a sweetie- it has a full bodied mouth feel and just makes one happy - I need to get some soon- used to enjoy it at the restaurant.

mnemosyne 01-23-2013 10:05 AM

I have been drinking a... dark chocolate hazelnut decaf tea from Stash, lately. It is a bit sweet, nice with a bit of skim milk hot, and is actually VERY nice cold the next day over ice without any added sweetener.

betsy2013 01-23-2013 10:07 AM

I'm not a big tea drinker, but for iced tea, I always use Constant Comments Orange Pekoe. It has a wonderful flavor, and even Southerners who were raised on sweet tea (that would be heavily sugared tea) love it without any sweetener added.

Psychic 01-23-2013 11:47 AM

mnemosyne - I think I'm going to look for that. What store(s) have you seen it at?

betsy2013 - That is another tea I do drink on occasion. Some of them have cinnamon in them though.

April Snow 01-23-2013 12:42 PM

I find most fruit flavored herbal teas are pretty sweet. I like some of the Celestial Seasonings ones Black Cherry Berry and True Blueberry are really good.

Skellig19 01-24-2013 03:52 PM

My suggestion would be start looking into drinking loose leaf tea as there will often be a more full-bodied flavour to it. I second DavidsTea as I go there about once a week to get new teas. My current favourite is Red Velvet Cake tea. It's fabulous! Their herbal teas are wonderful as well.

Most herbal tea will often be slightly sweeter than a black tea b/c it won't have the tannin-bitterness often associated with black teas. Oolong is a fermented tea and can have a lovely musty sweetness to it. The flavour does take some getting used to though. :)

ringmaster 01-24-2013 04:03 PM

Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice has a sweet, vanilla taste to it without any sweeteners

peony32 01-26-2013 09:13 AM

Hibiscus Tea
 
Hello,

I like hibiscus teas, they have a mellow floral and subtle sweetness to them. Red Zinger by Celestial Seasonings is really good. You can also find plain hibiscus leaves in most spice stores. I have just discovered coconut nectar as a sweetener. See if you can find it in your grocery store/health food store, or ask if they can order it. It's mild tasting but adds a good amount of sweetness. Stevia is so bitter to me.

Also, be careful of the fruit flavored teas. Check for sugar. They use fruit juices to sweeten things sometimes. :coffee2:


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