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drank Vanilla Bean Black by DAVIDsTEA
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I know that stevia is a natural sweetner. I get that. But to me, it tastes so artificial. It leaves that same taste and feeling that those water sweetners (like Mio) leave in my mouth and throat. It leaves that weird aftertaste and I can’t handle it.

I got this one because I LOVE black tea and I love vanilla. But honestly, the stevia in this one sucks. Sometimes you taste it, sometimes you don’t. Today I absolutely noticed it. I actually want to try this one as a latte. I might throw a bit of sweetner in it when I do and see if that covers the stevia taste.

Anyways, I like this one, but don’t. And honestly, unless they take the stevia out, I won’t be rebuying it once it’s gone. I’m sure I can find a vanilla black tea that doesn’t have stevia in it.

ashmanra

I understand! Monkfruit is supposed to be natural but it leaves a terrible, cloying aftertaste to me.

gmathis

I agree. With very few exceptions, I strongly prefer that the tea purveyor lets me make my own sweetening choices.

TheKesser

Yes, I’d much prefer sweetening tea to my preference too.

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ashmanra

I understand! Monkfruit is supposed to be natural but it leaves a terrible, cloying aftertaste to me.

gmathis

I agree. With very few exceptions, I strongly prefer that the tea purveyor lets me make my own sweetening choices.

TheKesser

Yes, I’d much prefer sweetening tea to my preference too.

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I became obsessed with tea a few years after high school.I started with Orange Pekoe double double (milk not cream), and peppermint. Since that time, I’ve really opened up to other kinds of tea and I’ve well… I’ve kind of just went nuts since then.

I’m a loose leaf fan, but if there are no other options, I will drink bagged.

I would have to say my favourite kinds of tea are (in no particular order): black, puerh cakes, herbal and matcha.

Green teas still aren’t a favourite for me, but I’m working on it.

I still can’t get myself to like mate teas, as much as I try, I just don’t like their flavour.

I drink tea every single day. I absolutely love it. I can’t image my life without it.

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