Amanda wrote:I have a sweet tooth, so I do like a fruity, flowery cup. I still fear the backlash of bringing milk and sugar to work for the black teas, but I've been told I won't be teased - much.
Ps. any favorites to recommend to the newbie?
For black teas I'd recommend giving Golden Monkey a try as it has a nice smooth flavor which is an "easier" black tea to drink without sugar. If you like sweet fruity teas I'd also recommend Lychee black (something that adagio does not carry - see if you can change that) as it has a nice sweet fruity taste to it. For green and white teas I'd recommend having someone with experience show you how to brew them as they are easy to mess up and end up a bitter mess up.
And finally and probably most importantly don't be intimidated by the anti-sugar lobby. While I realize that for formal tea tasting when you are comparing different teas to each other you should be tasting them without anything added, beyond that tea should be about drinking it how you like it. I've been drinking tea for close to 8 years and I've only recently started making a gradual move towards losing the sugar in it (still not there yet in respect to all black teas that I drink), and even with higher quality tea like adagio has its not easy at first and takes some getting used to. Yet at the same time while I want to reach the sugarless tea point for myself I realize that drinking tea without sugar is not for everyone and that there are a lot worse things than tea with sugar that they could be drinking like soda and toilet water.