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We went out to dinner and as usual I asked for a cup of hot water ( so that I can put in my teabags) They bring me a tall glass (24 oz) of very hot water. I almost burst in to laughter out loud. LOL I mean really! Apparently the have no mugs since they don’t serve either coffee or tea. Well unfortunately the tea I was drinking was the Spiced Chai. I put two teabags in since I remembered that it had seemed very weak when I had it before. I didn’t let it steep too long because I didn’t want it to oversteep. Well the tea wasn’t any better than I remember it. Rather blah. Too much cinnamon. I didn’t have any more tea with me. OhNo What to do? Well lucky for me, I had brought my own stevia… with a difference…flavored!! Sweet Drops sweetener by Sweet Leaf. I have the vanilla creme flavor. No calories and it makes almost any tea into something I can enjoy. I know it would not be for the purist among us, but I can turn a really awful cup into some thing I can enjoy.

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
2 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML
Kat_Maria

Isn’t it a nightmare getting tea at a restaurant? ;D At some places they even give you looks like ‘What do you mean you want hot tea and not iced?’ ;D

Suziqzer

You never know what you’ll get when you ask for hot water.

I asked for some at IHOP a few weeks ago. I got a little black pot with hot murky looking water and a cup. I wondered why the color, do they usually put tea bags in the little pot for people? When I went yo the restroom later I walked near the coffee station & got my answer. They had run water through the coffee pot to make the hot water, half of a pot still sitting on the hot plate leftover from what they made for me. Just gross!! I thought most restaurants surely had a hot water tap on the side of their coffee makers these days to make their hot chocolates & such. I guess I was wrong.

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Kat_Maria

Isn’t it a nightmare getting tea at a restaurant? ;D At some places they even give you looks like ‘What do you mean you want hot tea and not iced?’ ;D

Suziqzer

You never know what you’ll get when you ask for hot water.

I asked for some at IHOP a few weeks ago. I got a little black pot with hot murky looking water and a cup. I wondered why the color, do they usually put tea bags in the little pot for people? When I went yo the restroom later I walked near the coffee station & got my answer. They had run water through the coffee pot to make the hot water, half of a pot still sitting on the hot plate leftover from what they made for me. Just gross!! I thought most restaurants surely had a hot water tap on the side of their coffee makers these days to make their hot chocolates & such. I guess I was wrong.

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Retired first grade teacher. I tend to like dessert type/herbal teas as a substitute for sweet treats. Flavored black teas and mates to get that energy that I am often lacking :-p
My husband of 42 years thinks I’m nuts regarding the whole tea thing… but he bought me a Breville for Christmas, so what can I say.
My other interests are reading (books go well with tea :D) and beading.

I have been watching Doctor Who for 32 years. It’s almost new DW time!!!! In case you can’t tell my avatar is two daleks drinking tea! I am always open to swapping Doctor Who books for tea. I have about 120 Doctor Who books that I am eager to send them to a fan. :D Let me know if you would like any books! I love that so many people have begun watching DW!

Also I love swaps, pm me if you’d like to do a swap.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available or it’s on a really good sale :-)

50-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

Below 50 Meh! Wouldn’t bother drinking it again.

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