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What do you add to teas?

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VeryPisces said

Depends on what’s already in it. Teavana is known for sugaring up their tea, so any of those teas I leave well enough alone.

I tend to drink unflavored black, green and pu erhs straight, although once in a while I might add German rock sugar. I might sweeten a chai with honey, agave nectar or stevia. If I want to be careful not to taste sweetener rather than tea, I stick to rock sugar.

I’ll also add unsweetened vanilla almond milk to chai.

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I typically don’t add a thing to my teas, but I also usually drink green tea which I find don’t need anything extra. If I cold brew tea I will add brown sugar or to it and perhaps some peppermint. Chai teas are the only other ones I will always add rock sugar and milk. Also, I found that jasmine pearls blend really well with other herbs. I like to add some lavender, chamomile and peppermint. Sometimes I will add just one herb, sometimes, like today, I will add all three mentioned with the jasmine. My other teas I don’t add anything.

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Azzrian said

Well today … I had some Strawberry Green tea sitting in the fridge that I had cold brewed. I had some fresh strawberries so I sliced them up and added them, some ice, some Italian Creme coffee creamer, and it is SO SO good! Perfect summer drink and curbs the sweet tooth and hunger! Im happy.

DaisyChubb said

Everything you talk about sounds delicious. All the time.
Can you make this for me every day? :D

Azzrian said

Diasy I think we need to live closer – you could make me matcha and I could make you cream teas :)

This does sound absolutely delicious! Add some tapioca pearls to the bottom of your cup!

Oh – I have to put strawberries in my strawberry tea! What a great idea!

Azzrian said

@Invader Zim – oh I would have but was too lazy. My daughter is the expert in the tapioca and she was still in bed. Actually the way I got her up was by taking one of these drinks into her. No better way to get a teen out of bed than to take them a fruity, creamy, drink with a ton of strawberries in it!
No better way to get ME out of bed lol.

Before I got into tea we were “master smoothie makers” self proclaimed of course. This year it will be all about the tea and whatever we can concoct with it.

Missy said

I will make cookies in return for iced strawberry tea and match…..

Azzrian said

Deal now who’s house do we start our colony in? LOL

Missy said

My mom has 10 acres. I’m sure we can work a deal with her. We can go all homesteader…

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Bonnie said

Ok nobody is fessing up here! I use Splenda and cream to some but not all tea. Assam, lattes etc.yes I do! I have added a pinch of Applewood Smoked Salt to Maple tea and a pinch of Lapsang Souchong. I play with my tea! Bad girl!

Azzrian said

Applewood smoked salt sounds amazing! I Need to get some!

Bonnie said

I get it cheap from Cube Marketplace online (U.S. only) if you can’t find it. It’s a place in L.A. and their spice sales are great. Also Savory ships Internationally (call them) (they are here in Colorado and were on food network or I can send stuff since one of the stores in a mile away).

Azzrian said

I have it on my list of things to google on payday (Im a terrible window shopper) thank you for the info to look up!! :) I may take you up on the offer if I can’t find any online to purchase. Thanks Bonnie!

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DaisyChubb said

Yeah I second Bonnie. I think playing with your tea is key!

I have little honey beads (dried honey), creamed white honey, agave, sugar and have been known to add fruit, condensed milk, milk, vanilla soymilk, almond milk, whipped cream… kind of anything I want to my tea when I want it? haha!

Azzrian said

Creamed white honey sounds good as well!

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teawade said

I usually add a bit of sugar or milk if anything at all. I’ve actually started using blue agave (syrup based sugar from agave plant) and it’s a lot sweeter than sugar and supposed to be better for you if you’re a diabetic. It has an almost honey-like quality to it but I think there are a lot of different brands and flavors. Anyway, I can’t wait to try out all of these great suggestions!

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I only add milk and sometimes sugar to black teas. Everything else, I drink straight. It is the English in me that adds the extras to the blacks I guess ;).

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chaijeeyah said

In most cases – plain tea, occasionally – honey, lemon.

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Nothing.
Unless it has been a rough day around the farm then when I am sipping a Oolong or a Lapsang souchong in the late afternoon, then I may add a little Scotch to my tea.
I did not come up with it, it is actually quite popular in China to do this.

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