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In the bag- delicious lemon meringue pie. I wanted to tip the sample pouch back and chew on the rooibos. But, trying not to appear shifty, and like the type of person who does such things, I put on the kettle. I brewed this at double-strength the first time because I wanted to absolutely submerge myself in its lemony-sweetness. Brewed, this is as good as I’d hoped. It needs no sweetening, I think- but I don’t often sweeten anything other than chai. It’s lemony, but with a sugary kick to it…. I expect I’ll be ordering more than a sample size of this one!

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Cofftea

I find your ‘I don’t often sweeten anything other than chai" statement interesting. Do you sweeten it cuz it needs it, or cuz it’s “supposed” to be sweetened? Just curious:) I’ve sweetened chai once, and once only, and found that it actually damaged the flavors… ok, not really damaged but deminished- and in my opinon deminished tea flavors is damaged tea because it’s not as good as it should be.

Lisbet

Traditionally, it’s brewed with milk, honey, and spices- and that’s still the way we often make it at my house. :)

Cofftea

I want to try ROT’s chai honey, but I really think that’s the only sweetener I’d ever use.

Kristin

On the other hand, I sweeten everything! :)

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Cofftea

I find your ‘I don’t often sweeten anything other than chai" statement interesting. Do you sweeten it cuz it needs it, or cuz it’s “supposed” to be sweetened? Just curious:) I’ve sweetened chai once, and once only, and found that it actually damaged the flavors… ok, not really damaged but deminished- and in my opinon deminished tea flavors is damaged tea because it’s not as good as it should be.

Lisbet

Traditionally, it’s brewed with milk, honey, and spices- and that’s still the way we often make it at my house. :)

Cofftea

I want to try ROT’s chai honey, but I really think that’s the only sweetener I’d ever use.

Kristin

On the other hand, I sweeten everything! :)

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Grad student in sociocultural anthropology. I drink tea while reading for my courses, and it makes the books go down easier. I genuinely like most kinds of tea – although fruit tisanes kind of scare me.

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