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drank Sweet Tea by Red Diamond
1614 tasting notes

This isn’t the sweetest sweet tea that I have come across, but it is my favorite ready to drink tea. It has a really nice balance between the sugar and tea giving you a really refreshing drink. It does need to be refrigerated, but I’m actually ok with that because that means there isn’t a bunch of citric acid added in order to preserve the flavor. I really dislike teas with citric acid in them, it has a habit of negatively effecting the flavor of the tea.

The only thing I’m not really sold on is the price $1.49 for a single serving or $3.47 per gallon. It isn’t something I could afford to purchase on a regular basis, especially since it costs nearly a dollar more per gallon than milk does, but I always end up purchasing a few bottles while I’m down South during the summer. Now that summer is over, I’ll pick up a gallon to take home to remind me that Summer weather will be here again eventually.

Check out my blog post for my full review
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2013/10/22/tuesday-tea-road-trip-edition-bottled-sweet-tea-red-diamond.html

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Butiki, Della Terra, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Verdant, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

Ingredients I’m on the fence about:
Pu-erh

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

Location

Oregon, WI

Website

http://www.notstarvingyet.com/

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