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Don't like honey in tea

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Caroline said

I don’t like honey in tea either! Except in my favorite hibiscus tea, which I think is too tart by itself, so it needs sweetening a bit. But in regular black or green tea, I think honey disguises the real flavour of the tea.

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MegWesley said

I don’t normally sweeten my tea and I only use honey if I have nothing else to sweeten it with. I only like using honey in a few teas though. Mostly herbals, though I will use it with chai.

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For me, it really depends on the blend and my mood. I love it in my Margaret’s Hope and Rooibos teas. Other’s, esp the flavoured ones don’t go so well. I use nothing, or agave in those.
Having good quality honey helps to. The low quality stuff can be so scratchy!

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milkspoon said

I have very organic, local honey and it is amazing. I could eat it with a spoon it is so good. I especially love when it starts crystallizing, as it’s like spreading candy on my toast. However, I despise the way it tastes in black tea. I’m not sure what it is… it tastes sweet but also like I didn’t get all the soap out of the mug, or something. Hard to put into words.

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Acacia honey is perfect for tea. Very mild honey flavor (nothing like regular storebought honey). Very sweet, so a little goes a long way. I prefer it over sugar in any tea I want to sweeten. I love sinking my spoon into the honey jar and drizzling it into my cup while I wait for the tea to steep. :)

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