Plain, milk, or sugar?
Hey everyone! How do you take your tea, what weird things do you put in it? Or do you drink it exclusively plain like I do, so as to preserve all the natural nuances of flavor?
agave!! I find it tastes more pure than plain ol’ sugar :)
Yes to all!
Agave over sugar any day :D
Also, I just bought a can of coconut cream.. only 30% water.. drool! Maybe I’ll make some chai in it… maybe I should get back to work lol
It all depends on the tea. For green,oolong,and white tea I put nothing in it. It depends on herbal. If the base is hibiscus I might balance it out with agave, or german rock sugar. For black if it is a dessert tea I will usually put sugar and maybe a little cream.
All of the above- at times. I prefer just water and leaf, but at times I like to add. My least favorite is sweetener. But honey and Rooibos is great.
I don’t put anything in mine most times. Every once in a blue moon I’ll add either milk or sugar (cane), but it happens very rarely and almost always only if I’ve somehow over-steeped or something and am trying to salvage the cup. It happens that I put in a little milk just on a whim, but it’s extremely rare.
Almost always ‘au natural’ but occasionally will use a little dot of honey to try to redeem a terrible tea, or maybe a bit of milk in chai (but I loathe milk and find it frequently takes over).
I put a little honey in my greens almost without fail, because I just can’t take the vegetal flavor otherwise. Certain savory teas occasionally get the honey treatment, like formosa oolong or a spiced white blend I have…those are really more by my current mood, though, I drink them with and without. I rarely use sugar but sometimes I’ll make a Thai tea with it or sweeten up a really fruity blend.
I never add anything to my teas, partly because I drink them at work and don’t keep sugars/milk around here, and partly because I prefer not to overall. Usually if a tea “needs” milk or sugar to redeem itself, it’s not a tea I’ll be drinking more than once.
The only thing that I’ll always sweeten is an iced hibiscus-based tisane… I do love a good cup of sweet-tart hibiscus tea.
Talk about a loaded question!:) The only, ahem, “weird” thing I put in my tea is unsweetened almond milk, which I use exclusively in full-bodied black teas of the kind I prefer. I would not dream of adding anything to oolongs or green teas.
I don’t use sweeteners in hot tea, but I will add a bit of stevia to a pitcher of iced tea.
Odd man out here. I almost always use sweetener in hot tea and almost never in iced. All in what your tradition is I guess.
For me, it really depends upon the tea. Generally, I will taste a tea first without adding anything, and then if it needs something I add it. As far as “weird” things go, I guess the most unusual thing I’ve added to tea is a pinch of salt on occasion. Good in the Maple Bacon tea from ManTeas as well as the Tomato, Basil and Black Pepper tea from 52Teas.