I have this dream of becoming a tea drinker. I read about people enjoying their afternoon tea, or tea before bed. I assume this is all of the herbal variety. I have bought many different kinds of teas in my life and they all smell wonderful. The problem is they all taste like ka-ka, or something like that. Okay, usually it's they don't really taste at all. I've added Splenda, Equal or even real sugar to the teas, and then they taste like sweetened water. I've steeped tea longer thinking that was the problem, but still, it doesn't taste very good.
I love warm drinks in the cold winter months. I drink a lot of coffee, I LOVE coffee and coffee drinks like lattes, but I think less caffeine in my anxious life is probably best. So I should probably cut out coffee in the afternoon. Instead, I'd like to drink tea yet I can't find one that I like. I do like chai tea lattes, but not only do they have caffeine, they also come with milk and sugar which adds extra points. I'd prefer a warm beverage that adds no points to my day, and I'd really prefer to not add any sweetener at all because Splenda gives me a headache and the unnaturalness of artificial sweeteners is kind of a turn off. But adding a packet of Sugar in the Raw over a packet of artificial junk, even though it comes with points, is a better option.
So am I doomed to a life without tea? Or is there a magical tea that I haven't tried that I might love? So I'm putting it out too all of you, what kind of tea do you drink? And do you drink it plain, or with sweetener?