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This is a tea that is better as it cools a bit. Initially I could taste no fruits at all but as it cooled I began to get a pleasant banana and slight cherry sweetness toward the end of each sip. The tea used as a base is very strong, slightly astringent and slightly bitter. I recommend steeping it for less than 4 minutes. It is an ok tea. I can see myself drinking it again. I prefer 52teas’ Coconut Cream Pie, which seems to have more flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec
Madison Bartholemew

did you add sugar? when I did I felt there was too much flavor… but without I think you’re right and there isn’t enough.

Carolyn

No. I try to avoid sugar in food since it seems to play merry hell with my appetite and energy levels through the day. (Which is not to say that I will never do it, but it is a very seldom sort of thing.)

Madison Bartholemew

wow… go you resisting the sugar gods… I am in awe

Carolyn

I should point out that I am not a sugar-free purist. My Silk Creamer has a bit of sugar in it, though I avoid the flavored creamers because they have a lot more than the plain creamer. What I mostly do is try to taken sugar in very mindfully knowing that it will drop my blood sugar to the level that puts me to sleep or makes me ravenously hungry. So other than special occasions (like New Years Day) I prefer take in sugar before bed rather than in the morning. Also I don’t fret about sugar that occurs naturally in fruit. I eat fruit through the day and enjoy it without much problem. So I assume that it is the concentrated sugars in white sugar, honey, maple syrup, etc. that is problematic for me rather than fruit. Perhaps because the fiber in fruit slows down the intake of sugar. Who knows? I think everyone eventually learns the foods they can eat with abandon and those that require caution and since everyone is an individual, it varies from person to person.

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Madison Bartholemew

did you add sugar? when I did I felt there was too much flavor… but without I think you’re right and there isn’t enough.

Carolyn

No. I try to avoid sugar in food since it seems to play merry hell with my appetite and energy levels through the day. (Which is not to say that I will never do it, but it is a very seldom sort of thing.)

Madison Bartholemew

wow… go you resisting the sugar gods… I am in awe

Carolyn

I should point out that I am not a sugar-free purist. My Silk Creamer has a bit of sugar in it, though I avoid the flavored creamers because they have a lot more than the plain creamer. What I mostly do is try to taken sugar in very mindfully knowing that it will drop my blood sugar to the level that puts me to sleep or makes me ravenously hungry. So other than special occasions (like New Years Day) I prefer take in sugar before bed rather than in the morning. Also I don’t fret about sugar that occurs naturally in fruit. I eat fruit through the day and enjoy it without much problem. So I assume that it is the concentrated sugars in white sugar, honey, maple syrup, etc. that is problematic for me rather than fruit. Perhaps because the fiber in fruit slows down the intake of sugar. Who knows? I think everyone eventually learns the foods they can eat with abandon and those that require caution and since everyone is an individual, it varies from person to person.

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I’m a suddenly enthusiastic tea aficionado. I had no idea how varied and delicious teas could be. Also I’m a dairy-free vegetarian, so if you see me say “cream” or “milk” it means soy milk or soy cream.

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