With or With out how does your Tea suit you?

@Modestah (11192)
United States
February 9, 2008 11:51am CST
I just bought another box of exotic tea to try. this time it is Chai Tea (spiced) The box says Traditional Chai is served with milk and sweetener. Do you drink your teas with milk and/or sugar? does it depend on the tea that you are drinking (variety?) does it depend more upon your mood? or do you always have it one way and not another? Myself, I do not think I will ever even try it with milk and sugar.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
9 Feb 08
I only drink herbal tea. Never any other kind. It has to be 100% herbal. I do enjoy sugar or honey but no milk. I would much rather have honey than sugar and I would rather have local honey as opposed to commercial kind.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
9 Feb 08
I am told local honey is also good because the bees collected from local flowers - it will aide against allergies to your local pollens.
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• United States
9 Feb 08
Yes, that is true. My brothers raise bees and we always try to use it.
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@my52cents (569)
• United States
9 Feb 08
I've never tried Chai tea, but I always have my morning cup of green tea plain, no sugar, no honey, no milk, nothing at all, served to me steamy hot in a favorite mug by my sweet husband. It's our morning tradition.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
9 Feb 08
how darling that tradition is! I love such sweet little tales as this. thank you for sharing this glimpse into your life.
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• United States
10 Feb 08
What a wonderful way to start the day. I always drink my tea with just a touch of sugar and nothing else. There is nothing like a great cup of tea to start the day. The fact your hubby makes it for you makes it even nicer.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I have just recently gotten into drinking tea. I had to get over my coffee addiciton! I love green tea and peppermint tea. I have yet to try Chai tea, but according to everything I am reading, it may end up being a favorite once I try it! So far I don't put milk or sugar into any of the teas that I am drinking. I like the flavor of the teas just as they are.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
11 Feb 08
I am surely satisfied with it.
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
10 Feb 08
This is just me but if I had to use sugar in tea or coffee I simply wouldn't be able to drink it. I drink my tea and coffee black or with a small amout of milk or cream. I love the Chai tea that Watkins sell.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
11 Feb 08
oh wow, I haven't heard of Watkins in such a long time, it was rather a common name to hear back in the N.E. but since moving more southerly I have all but forgotten about them. hmmm.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 Feb 08
I drink it straight...no cream or sugar...yuck! I am brewing a pot right now as I type! I don't like any hot beverages with cream or sugar. Chai has enough sweetener in it..naturally that it doesn't require sugar much less cream!
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
9 Feb 08
I think you and I feel quite the same regarding sugar and creams.
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• United States
9 Feb 08
I t depends on the tea and the mood. If you try any tea with the milk and suger it would be chai. Chai almost doesn't taste like tea. With the milk and suger it's kindof like eggnog....doesn't taste like it so if you hate eggnog don't be discourage. But the consitency is the same and depending on the brand the spices are similar.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
9 Feb 08
haha, I really do not like egg nog! but I very much enjoyed this tea - without the milk and sugar! I can see how the addition of milk would make it egg nog like - considering the spices. my son tasted it and said it would be excellent with milk and sugar, hehe. I guess I am just not a fan of milk, nor sweet drinks.
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• United States
20 Feb 08
it really depends on the tea for me-some of those new blends,like the apple flavored ones really don't need sugar. the orange/black pekoes i'll add milk and sugar to because they can be bland.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
10 Feb 08
I spent 3 weeks touring East Asia last winter and Everyone drinks tea from a glass tumbler and I never saw anyone use milk or sugar. People are not obese, because they don't have the sugar habit we have here in North America. Coffee is not usual and noodle soup ia a staple. You can have your choice at breakfast lunch or dinner.Noodle soup with beef, pork, chicken, and or vegetables. We brought some Chai tea back with us. Mmmmm its good!
@Rhoadan (42)
• United States
10 Feb 08
The only time I ever add any kind of sweetener is when I have a cold. Then I'll add honey to lemon tea. Personally, I think sweet tea tastes vile.
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• India
10 Feb 08
Hi!I prefer my tea with milk and sugar and dont like to change that combination as this is what i am used to have and also it taste great
@pinay81 (1538)
• Philippines
9 Feb 08
when i drink tea sometimes i add sugar and milk and i like it when im sick i drink tea with lemon or ginger its help specially when i have cold.
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
9 Feb 08
I always use soy milk in my chai. Usually with tea, I drink it plain but occasionally I add honey and soy or rice milk.
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@Foxfire1875 (2011)
21 Feb 08
I used to drink black tea with milk but I don't now as I find it doesn't taste as nice. I don't know how some people can put milk in tea like jasmine or lapsang souchong it just seems so wrong to me, how can they appreciate the delicate flavours of the tea if they put milk and or sugar, yuck.