Sugar

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Sugar

Postby RaynBeatle » Sep 19th, '10, 11:28

So I love the way German Rock Sugar flavors the tea but the only place I've ever seen it is at Teavana and we all know they're a tad overpriced.... so my question is are there any other places I can get German rock sugar besides Teavana and at a better price?

1 pound at Teavana is about 8 dollars and 1/2 a pound is 5.

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Re: Sugar

Postby Mr. Usaji » Sep 19th, '10, 11:49

I think it is partially refined sugar (aka "turbinado sugar" or "natural brown sugar"). That should help you find it.

However, there's nothing refined about putting sugar in your tea. It is barbaric!

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Re: Sugar

Postby Chip » Sep 19th, '10, 11:57

Now now ... there is room in the tea world for all tastes! :idea: :mrgreen: Sugar and tea is always a hot button topic on TeaChat.

Seriously, more than 4 years ago, one new member almost left the forum after he got on his high horse about sugar, and those who added sugar made such a ruckas that this member almost left TeaChat for good. That member was me. :lol:

It was in this topic, a wise man named Phyl passed on his wine tasting mantra ... "like what you drink, drink what you like" ... :idea:

I adopted this mantra that day.

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Re: Sugar

Postby geeber1 » Sep 19th, '10, 12:08

I don't know if this is the same, but Adagio has these:
http://www.adagio.com/pantry/amber_suga ... e58efbb321

$6 for 10 oz. seems pretty reasonable, might be worth trying.

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Re: Sugar

Postby Mr. Usaji » Sep 19th, '10, 12:17

Chip wrote:Now now ... there is room in the tea world for all tastes! :idea: :mrgreen: Sugar and tea is always a hot button topic on TeaChat.

Seriously, more than 4 years ago, one new member almost left the forum after he got on his high horse about sugar, and those who added sugar made such a ruckas that this member almost left TeaChat for good. That member was me. :lol:

It was in this topic, a wise man named Phyl passed on his wine tasting mantra ... "like what you drink, drink what you like" ... :idea:

I adopted this mantra that day.

Actually, I drink tea with sugar sometimes. It's good in chai, sometimes in iced tea, or in any strong black tea that doesn't have much flavor otherwise.

That's a good mantra.

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Re: Sugar

Postby RaynBeatle » Sep 19th, '10, 12:18

lol

That's a good saying. I don't ALWAYS flavor my teas with sugar, I like to change things up though and my one pound of rock sugar is almost gone after only a week!

thank you thank you and thank you.
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Re: Sugar

Postby anijh » Sep 19th, '10, 15:03

I agree with the others that that's a good saying Chip. I like that one.

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Re: Sugar

Postby TubbyCow » Sep 19th, '10, 20:40

Chip wrote:"like what you drink, drink what you like"


I stole this from you when I first joined the forum. Guess I don't have to feel guilty about it :P

Most grocery stores will have raw sugar. It may not be the same, but it may be a close substitute, cheaper, and easier to get.

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Re: Sugar

Postby TwoPynts » Sep 20th, '10, 14:46

RaynBeatle wrote:lol

That's a good saying. I don't ALWAYS flavor my teas with sugar, I like to change things up though and my one pound of rock sugar is almost gone after only a week!

thank you thank you and thank you.
(:


We're both in S. FL and I think a close substitute would be "Sugar in the Raw" which can be found at any Publix. You could try a Greenwise or Whole Foods to see what other large crystal "natural" sugars they carry.
Good luck!

BTW, a lb. of sugar in a week is a lot! I hope you're brushing your teeth regularly. :lol:

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Re: Sugar

Postby chingwa » Sep 22nd, '10, 00:58

Sugar?! Did I hear Sugar!?!?!?! :shock: :D

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Re: Sugar

Postby bagua7 » Sep 23rd, '10, 02:21

I am also a purist but honey, which really is sugar, in chai tea is very nice. :oops:

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