Many kinds of tea may as well be called sugar tea these days. So many flavored and fruit teas taste like juice. But yet people gravitate towards them as a healthier beverage. The negative effects of sugar are highly publicized and it only takes a quick Google search to dig deeper. Sugar is in practically all processed foods in some form or another, making it even harder to resist. And what’s worse, sugar is highly addictive so our taste buds always crave it. If you’ve ever done the Whole 30 challenge you’ll know how hard it is to get rid of your sugar cravings. It definitely takes more than a few days of mental strength not to crave the oh so sweet and sensational ingredient. And it only takes having one sugary item to send you spiraling and undo all your progress. Sigh. We've been there. Multiple times. Not to keep you down, we've got some good tips to help kick your sugar habit to the curb when drinking tea.
Healthy, all natural sugar/sweetener alternatives for your tea:
- Pure Honey- a natural sweetener that has antioxidants and other beneficial properties. Honey actually tastes sweeter than sugar and should be used in small amounts.
- Vanilla Extract- works especially well with chai teas and gives a nice flavor as well as a sweeter taste. Don’t use too much or it will become overbearing.
- Cinnamon- a dash of cinnamon powder in your tea may trick your taste buds as cinnamon is naturally sweet. Plus cinnamon lowers blood sugar levels so its a double win.
We think it’s better for the consumer to decide if they want to add sugar or another sweetener themselves so we leave them out of our teas. It’s part of our commitment to promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
That’s our two sips.
What sweeteners do you use in your tea? Any other sweetener alternatives you can suggest?