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Old 05-31-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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If you're like me and looking for ways to cut down your caffeine intake and sugar content, you may want to check out RED DIAMOND TEA.

Anyone else drink this tea? Just discovered it as I thought that Lipton and all those "fake" teas were too overloaded with sugar, corn syrup and a laundry list of ingredients consisting of terms I've never heard of. Well, Red Diamond, according to the ingredients, is pretty pure--just orange pekoe, pekoe tea, and sugar. It tastes sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet and no, I'm not talking just about the sugar.

They hail from Alabama, true southerners. Thought I'd ask to see if anyone else has had some. You can buy it at HEB in the orange juice section.

I've gone through them all: Arizona, Snapple, Lipton, Nestea, Grady's BBQ, Luby's, etc and nothing beats this one (with the exception of the tea at Cooper's BBQ in Llano).

Are there any other good teas out there that I dont' know about? Ones that are not loaded with sugar and mystery ingredients?
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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I'll have to try some...where did you get it, HEB??? Seems I have seen a label, but can't remember...is that the one in the big jug?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:47 PM
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I love Red Diamond Tea--but I drink the sugar-free kind! It's delicious!

Have you tried--I think it's called Sweet Leaf--it has a little old lady on the label? It's good!
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:48 PM
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Whaddya know? Sweet Leaf is Austin-born! It really is good.....try some!

: : : WWW.SWEETLEAFTEA.COM : : :
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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I get the Splenda version of Red Diamond and Sweet Leaf all the time. They are great. Only problem is I forget to drink water for days at at time.
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:19 PM
 
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Oops, looks like i may have been drinking too much sugar, then. I'll look for the sugar-free versions. Also, thanks for the tip on the sweet leaf, Sapphire. Supporting Texas products is a good thing. I like that they use sugar cane and not corn syrup. I think Corn syrup is an evil worth of the same status as Bin Laden. In the old days, they used to use sugar cane for lots of sweet drinks and some of the Mexican sodas still do. Sadly, corn syrup is being used these days to keep the costs of production down, at the expense of taste.
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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I'll have to try some...where did you get it, HEB??? Seems I have seen a label, but can't remember...is that the one in the big jug?

Thanks for the help!
Yes ma'am, it's at HEB, but where the juice section is. Hope you like it. It's just a taste that works for me (though I dillute mine with water once in a while)
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:22 PM
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Yeah, and they say corn syrup is actually a leading cause of obesity--you never get the sweet tooth satisfied with corn syrup which leads to more and more consumption. I do buy into that.
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:37 PM
 
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Yeah, and they say corn syrup is actually a leading cause of obesity--
I've heard that before and I always suspected it was not a good thing to be eating/drinking all the time. Moderation, maybe, but not in everything--maple syrups, sweet drinks, candies, breads, everything!
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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I haven't tried Red Diamond but I've tried Sweet Leaf and it's pretty good. I make my own sweet tea at home. I can control the sugar that goes in. I bought whole wheat bread today and happened to look at the label as I was toasting it and the second ingrediant was hfcs! I should've read the label at the store.
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