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I was rifling around in my teas this morning, unsure of which to choose when this tea just jumped out at me. It was a Creamsicle kind of morning.

Upon opening the sample that the lovely Bonnie sent me, I was faced with the bright inviting smell of orange zest which continued through the steeping and into my cup. This was definitely the tea for me!

The tea on it’s own is alive with citrus flavor! I added just a touch of honey and the smallest bit of milk and this tea just exploded with flavor. The creaminess came out and really brought out the creamsicle in this light and airy tea. A very happy tea to brighten up my morning :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Hi I’m glad you like this tea! I noticed that you use honey a lot and want to caution you to use it wisely! Honey has a flavor and it’s strong. It will overpower subtleties in delicate tea’s or twist flavors in others. I would only use it in citrus, mint or chai tea! Otherwise use agave, no sugars or sweeteners. It makes a big difference! Hope you don’t mind my opinion.

Bonnie

I meant no sugars. But sweeteners are ok like I use splenda or I’d be huge for the amount of tea I consume each day!

Tawny Kira

Thanks for the suggestion! I don’t usually use a lot of honey when I do use it but it’s all I’ve had on hand for some time (I tend to forget to add sweetening stuff to our grocery list, oops!). I’ve never tried agave, but I will have to do so because I’ve heard a lot of good things about it :)

Butiki Teas

I generally don’t add sweeteners but I love brown crystal sugar as a sweetener for tea since it sweetens without altering the tea flavors.

Tawny Kira

I’ve actually seen some of that at our local supermarket. I’m unsure about whether they have agave, but I’ll keep my eye out for both! I found some stevia extract that my grandfather gave me nestled in the back of my cabinet that I’m using in the meantime! :D

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Bonnie

Hi I’m glad you like this tea! I noticed that you use honey a lot and want to caution you to use it wisely! Honey has a flavor and it’s strong. It will overpower subtleties in delicate tea’s or twist flavors in others. I would only use it in citrus, mint or chai tea! Otherwise use agave, no sugars or sweeteners. It makes a big difference! Hope you don’t mind my opinion.

Bonnie

I meant no sugars. But sweeteners are ok like I use splenda or I’d be huge for the amount of tea I consume each day!

Tawny Kira

Thanks for the suggestion! I don’t usually use a lot of honey when I do use it but it’s all I’ve had on hand for some time (I tend to forget to add sweetening stuff to our grocery list, oops!). I’ve never tried agave, but I will have to do so because I’ve heard a lot of good things about it :)

Butiki Teas

I generally don’t add sweeteners but I love brown crystal sugar as a sweetener for tea since it sweetens without altering the tea flavors.

Tawny Kira

I’ve actually seen some of that at our local supermarket. I’m unsure about whether they have agave, but I’ll keep my eye out for both! I found some stevia extract that my grandfather gave me nestled in the back of my cabinet that I’m using in the meantime! :D

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I am a wife and mother. I am a musician, a singer, a hair dye junkie, a book lover and an artist. And of course a tea lover!

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