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Fruit-Flavored Teas

Just so you know, I’m only posting this because it’s funny. It doesn’t (exactly) represent my views on fruit-flavored teas.

George Carlin on Fruit-flavored Teas:
I would like to talk to you about fruit-flavored teas. These would be teas that are flavored like fruit. Fruit-flavored teas. You need to understand that. These are not fruits. They’re teas. But they taste like fruit. All right? They have names like strawberry kiwi, lemon berry, orange mango, wild cherry, blackberry and cranberry. They taste like fruit. And they sound like fruits, too, don’t they? They’re not. They’re teas. Fruit-flavored teas. And frankly, I don’t understand this.

Personally, I’ve always been of a mind that if you’re looking for fruit flavor, if you’re genuinely interested in something that tastes like fruit, and you find yourself in the tea section, you’re probably in the wrong aisle. My advice is, if it’s fruit flavor you’re after, play if safe, go ahead and get some fruit. I have found in my experience that fruit almost always turns out to be reliable source of fruit flavor.

Another good place you may wish to look for fruit flavor would be in fruit juice. Fruit juice is made by squeezing the juice out of the fruit. Apparently, the juice that runs out of the fruit has fruit flavor. Perhaps that’s why they call if fruit juice. It doesn’t taste like tea. For tea taste, you would need to get some tea.

So let’s sum this up: If it’s fruit flavor you want, you can’t go wrong with fruit. Or, as I’ve pointed out, fruit juice. Don’t be ordering tea. Tea has tea flavor. It’s not like fruit. It’s more like tea. If you want tea, I say order tea. That’s a different experience. It’s known as “having tea.”

Have you noticed, by the way, there are no tea-flavored fruits? Take a clue from nature.

5 Replies
IdentiTEA said

Haha! Yeah, I made a blog post about George Carlin’s awesomeness on the same subject… which can be found here – http://mysteepedidentitea.blogspot.com/2008/10/fruit-flavored-teas-by-george-carlin.html

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That’s funny, because this is the blog I found it from, which originally found it from you!
http://anotherteablog.blogspot.com/

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Lynxiebrat said

LOL…while I am a fruit tea lover, I love this! and I miss George Carlin.

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RIP Mr. Carlin. I wish i’d had the opportunity to see you live. </\3

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Uniquity said

I’d never heard/read/seen this bit before – George Carlin has said some remarkable things, and this may be my new favourite!

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