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I’ve had this hot before and despised it. It tasted like hot cough syrup. But since it’s getting warmer I’ve been playing with my flavored teas, making them iced. So, in my hopefulness to make this one drinkable, since I still have over half the tin, I cold brewed three sachets in 1 quart of water, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and lots of ice cubes. This tea is really sweet, and iced it tastes great. I’m really glad I gave this tea a try iced, it doesn’t have that cough syrup taste to it at all and now I have confidence that I will use all the sachets without feeling like I’m a sick 5 year-old!

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TeaBrat

It is so difficult to find a cherry tea that doesn’t taste like cough syrup, IMO

Bonnie

I bet this would taste good with 7up or some lime.

Invader Zim

@Amy oh-I had one a few years ago that wasn’t bad, no cough syrup flavor. But my tastes have changed a little since then so I have no idea if I would still like it or find that it tastes like cough syrup now. If you’re interested it was Japanese Cherry Sencha from Harrison and Crosfield.

@Bonnie-I bet it would taste good with some lime in it, unfortunately I don’t have any, maybe next time I make some. And I’ve never tried tea with soda before, it sounds interesting though.

Bonnie

I used fruit tea to soak apples in the frig especially if there is acid in the tea to keep the apples from browning when making a fruit salad. Keeps them crisp and adds just a little flavor that’s nice. I first used a hibiscus pineapple tea and it was fantastic, added cut up strawberries and chunks of smoked salmon and put it on a bed of spinachor arugula. You can drizzle with olive oil…salt and pepper. Really good…everyone was after me for the recipe…ha…just tea.

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TeaBrat

It is so difficult to find a cherry tea that doesn’t taste like cough syrup, IMO

Bonnie

I bet this would taste good with 7up or some lime.

Invader Zim

@Amy oh-I had one a few years ago that wasn’t bad, no cough syrup flavor. But my tastes have changed a little since then so I have no idea if I would still like it or find that it tastes like cough syrup now. If you’re interested it was Japanese Cherry Sencha from Harrison and Crosfield.

@Bonnie-I bet it would taste good with some lime in it, unfortunately I don’t have any, maybe next time I make some. And I’ve never tried tea with soda before, it sounds interesting though.

Bonnie

I used fruit tea to soak apples in the frig especially if there is acid in the tea to keep the apples from browning when making a fruit salad. Keeps them crisp and adds just a little flavor that’s nice. I first used a hibiscus pineapple tea and it was fantastic, added cut up strawberries and chunks of smoked salmon and put it on a bed of spinachor arugula. You can drizzle with olive oil…salt and pepper. Really good…everyone was after me for the recipe…ha…just tea.

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I’m an avid tea drinker, it’s what I drink all day and why I’m here. I don’t sweeten my teas except for the occasional iced tea or cold-brewed tea. I typically brew my teas with a brew basket in a 12 oz cup. If I brew another way I will always note it.

Dislikes: black teas, milk flavored oolongs, hibiscus, red rooibos, licorice, dessert teas, mate, guayusa.

Loves: straight teas, especially Chinese green teas, sencha, jasmine, dan congs, mint, coconut.

My ratings are based mostly on the smiley faces. If a tea is of good quality but not to my taste preference I try not to rate it because I think that is unfair.

I drink a lot of the same teas and will not record every time I drink them. I log them the first time I try them and then again if I did something different and/or got different results.

I also try to keep my cupboard updated to what I actually have for those that wish to swap, although some of them are merely samples.

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