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Tea without sugar

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

What can I say but that it's a challenge to drink tea without sugar? I can do without sugar in most things, but tea, it's hard to drink it without sugar and creamer. I don't like sugar in coffee, but right now I'm solving having a big case of nutrition drinks by adding half of one to my morning coffee, and it's ok but not delicious. For the first week or so after gall bladder surgery, food disgusted me and the most I could do was drink a couple of Ensures a day, so my sister got me a case of them for when I got home. Now I'm eating regular food, in amounts I can tolerate, and I don't need the Ensure, but using half of one a day seems to be working fine.
But back to tea without sugar, I have a few options, but none of them are as appealing as loading up the sugar. I can 1. Brew tea and add twice as much water as I usually do, to cut down on the bitterness. 2. Use a little sugar and eat less carbohydrates in the rest of my meals. 3. Use a little less sugar each time I drink tea until I get used to it not being sweet. But it's easier to write about than it is to do.
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    I had sugar in my tea for decades until I decided not to...I gradually cut down the amount of sugar and in a week or two was done with it...piece of cake!
    108 days ago
    have you tried it with lemon? that is what worked for me, I went the opposite way and made it a bit sour, and I love it! Now, hot tea, I still use real honey in, just not much, but iced tea, a good squeeze of lemon and it is like a refreshing burst of flavor! Something to think about. I finally started using the bottled "Real Lemon" juice too. But green tea, I've gotten where I can have it with no sweetener, just black tea, to me, needs a touch of honey. Hope you get it worked out in a way that works for you!!
    147 days ago
    Personally, I weaned myself off sugar and it's a process. Maybe starting by reducing the amt. used in the tea daily would be a good start. Good luck!

    And another possibility is adding ice to your tea and drinking it as iced tea. That way the ice cubes dilute the tea. Just a thought.


    149 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/1/2020 2:06:10 PM
    I drink water all day long, so I like something with a bit of taste to it sometimes. I know sugar in small amounts is ok, but I like a lot of sugar in my tea. About a tablespoon to a cup and a half of tea. On fact the way I like it best is strong, sweet and milky, but if I had it the way I like best I'd have to compensate for it in ways that I don't want to do. So instead I complain here. emoticon
    149 days ago
    Maybe stick to water for a while?
    149 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    My wife but a bit sugar to use in her hummingbird nectar mix. Sugar has very low calories and carbs with only one serving per teaspoon. It got me thinking. I use sugar free product for both coffee and tea to reduce the potential damage that sugar can cause me. I wonder whether is has been that much of an adversary.
    149 days ago
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