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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Ultimate Tea Diet with Dr. Tea

So, on my path to a healthier me, of course I've run across so many different diets out there that claim to help you on your way to a healthy weight. Most of them, are just not something I could do, they're just too hard to keep up with, and something that is a drastic change from my overall eating habits (the good ones anyways).

When I found out about The Ultimate Tea Diet, i was intrigued. I love tea and am an avid tea drinker, be it caffeinated, or decaf, herbal, or black, just give me some tea and I'm a happy camper. I bet the first thing you think of when you hear The Ultimate Tea Diet, is that it's a diet where you simply drink tea all day and your weight will disappear. Right?.....WRONG!

Thankfully Mark "Dr. Tea" Ukra, the author of The Ultimate Tea Diet focuses on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle which includes diet and exercise while adding to it, the consumption of tea. Said to be one of the hottest diets of 2008 by Dr. Ian Smith's, The Ultimate Tea Diet will claims to help you lose weight by the three main ingredients in the tea: caffeine (stimulates), L-theanine (appetite suppressant), and EGCG (helps burn fat faster and more efficiently).

To combat the cravings that may come along while on your new diet and lifestyle, Dr. Tea has come along with some really great tasting Craving Teas. With flavors such as Candy Bar, Blueberry Pie, Pina Colada, Chocolate Cream Pie (my fav), and many more, these really do set those cravings to the side and satisfy them. I can speak for myself when I say these tea's are just GREAT! They also come in two forms, either in the tea bag, or you can have them in the loose leaf form.

I'm still reading my book, and plan to actually follow the entire diet through (once we hit our next grocery trip). It is a pretty basic low fat, high fiber, low carb diet where you just add some tea! There is also a 14-day meal plan that is provided for some help along with some recipes, this is very helpful for one just starting out, or if your like me need that extra help and push to get started on something new. Even if your not into going right into a new diet, the book is a great read for any tea lover. Mark Urkra gives some great tips on the 'art' of making a great cup of tea, and the book has many different quotes about tea, and some information about the different types of tea available.

Visit the Dr. Tea's Tea Garden website for more information. You can also visit Tea Tips with Dr. Tea and watch a 3 minute video podcast hosted by Dr. Tea as he explains the different varieties of tea, the health benefits and the secrets of the world of tea. There's a new podcast every week, check it out!

Win The Ultimate Tea Diet book along with a Craving Tea Sampler: Mark Urkra has offered my readers a great giveaway, you can win a copy of The Ultimate Tea Diet as well as a Craving Tea Sampler in either the loose leaf tea, or the tea bags samples (your choice). All you have to do is follow the guidelines below to be entered to win. We will be giving away 3 of these packages to 3 lucky winners.

To be eligible to win, you must do the following:
  • Visit The Ultimate Tea Diet website and leave me a comment letting me know which craving tea you would most look forward to trying, and then let me know if you'd like your sampler in a loose leaf tea sample or a tea bag sample if you were to win.
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you, non bloggers can enter but if your not a blogger please leave your email address in the comment, if there is no way for me to contact you via a blog or email address you will be disqualified and your comment will be deleted. If you do not leave a comment with the above criteria and follow the guidelines your comment WILL BE DELETED and you will be disqualified.
  • This contest is open to those with a US mailing address ONLY! (sorry)
For an extra entries (one extra for each done):
~ Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link in a separate comment
~ Add my button (or text link) to your blog/sidebar and leave me a comment letting me know where it can be found (if already added let me know and you'll gain an extra entry)
~ Non Bloggers and Bloggers subscribe to my RSS feed and let me know you've subscribed (if you are a current subscriber let me know and you'll gain an extra entry)

**Make sure you leave separate comments for each 'extra' thing you've done (makes it easier on me)**

Winner will be chosen randomly from random.org


GIVEAWAY CLOSES August 5, 2008 @ 11:00 pm EST

175 comments:

kagey10 said...

The caramel dream sounds yummy! but the candy bar is close runner up.
have to have tea bags, I simply can't be trusted!

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kagey10 said...

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Aisling said...

I'm a big tea drinker too, Gina, and this sounds like a great diet. I just cannot imagine what Chocolate Cream Pie tea tastes like, but I'd love to have the chance to check it out. (Tea bags, please.) Thanks for the giveaway.

Tonya said...

I love tea, I drink it every day. I would love to try the chocolate cream pie flavor.

Kelly H said...

Orange Sherbet in loose! Sounds yummy!

Jenn S. said...

Candy Bar sounds terrific. I would like my sampler in tea bags if I should happen to win.

souldolphindream said...

I love to try new types of tea any chance that I get. I would love to try them all but my two favorite are the chocolate cream pie and the pina colado. How cool are the names of these teas.

Thanks for a cool giveaway
souldolphindream@earthlink.net

kkmabffl said...

The Candy Bar tea sound absolutely yummy! If I won, it would have to be in tea bags though. =)

kkmabffl said...

And I'm already a subscriber. =)

agordon10 said...

mmmm candy bar tea...
i'd like the bag sampler

trishden said...

I saw this tea guy on the view recently and thought that these craving teas would be a great addition to any weight loss diet. The flavor I would like to try is chocolate cream pie.

Lilith Silvermane said...

Mint Julep is my favorite! I love mint, and mint tea I could drink all the time!

What a cool giveaway.

LilithSilvermane at gmail dot com

fangirl said...

I have your button on my blog.

fangirl said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed.

fangirl said...

The Pina Colada flavor tea sounds great. I'd like to try it in bag form, as I make tea at work and the loose leaves can be a bit messy.

Kimberly said...

I LOVE English Breakfast tea! That is my favorite all time tea. But the Orange Sherbert adn the Candy Bar sound VERY interesting and I would love to try those.

Kimberly
HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Kimberly said...

I already have your button my blog (SheScribes.com).

Kimberly
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Kimberly said...

I already subscribe to your feed too.

Kimberly
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Michelle said...

I can't make up my mind! Caramel Dream would probably top my list, followed closely by orange sherbet and chocolate cream pie. . . all loose for the best infused flavor!

Katrina said...

yum! they all sound good! The blueberry white tea sounds really good though!

Katrina said...

I subscribed in an RSS feed! =)

monica said...

ohhh orange sherbet sounds great!!! I'd like the tea bags as they are easier to bring along to work.

good luck with the tea diet!!!

gkstratos said...

Saw this on The View and would love to try it. I'd pick the loose leaf sample.
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gkstratos said...

Also subscribed. Thanks.
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Allie said...

Oooh, I would like to try the pina colada! And I would want the bags. Great contest!

anne said...

All sound good, but I'd especially love to try Caramel Dream or Candy Bar. And I'd prefer the bags although I do use loose tea too.

Annefrom314@gmail.com

Stacy said...

Caramel tea - loose leaf. SOunds yummy.
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ticole96 said...

I drink a lot of tea, and I think the Caramel Rooibos flavor sounds pretty good. I like using tea bags... thanks for the giveaway!

ticole96(at)msn(dot)com

danielo said...

Definitely Caramel Dream, loose leaf. Huzzah!

Kasey said...

A tea for all those times that you are craving something. If they taste as good as they sound several could be a truly wonderful thing for me. I'm a big tea drinker anyway, but I have to say that the Orange Sherbet sounds like something I'd like to try.
beausdorei@gmail.com

krystal said...

i would like to try the chocolate cream pie flavor.

krystal82107@hotmail.com

ThreePts said...

A candy bar tea? Sign me up.

PS said...

I'd love to try the Orange Sherbet...a perfect summer treat...can tea really taste as good-or stop the craving!! I'd go for loose leaf! Thanks!

mogrill said...

Orange Sherbert sounds really good!

Maja said...

tea bags. orange sherbert


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Maja said...

I am subscriber

angelina115@hotmail.com

Angel said...

I pick orange sherbet, tea bags please.

meza-angel@sbcglobal.net

Angel said...

I am also a subscriber.

meza-angel@sbcglobal.net

Ana said...

yummy. Pina Colada sounds great.

joliexox@hotmail.com

Oh, tea bags, please. It's easier.

Ana said...

Subscriber.

idahomom said...

I think that orange sherbet sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

deedleweedle said...

The orange sherbet sounds interesting.

windycindy said...

Happy Wednesday! I love this giveaway! My husband and I are dieting at this moment. We both enjoy tea and have read many good things about this tea diet. The orang sherbet sounds wonderful to me. I would choose the teabag. I am a subscriber to your feed. Please enter me in your giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

NES said...

Chocolate cream pie sounds great - maybe with some caramel rooibos, if it was loose (which is how I'd like it - I love to mix). Thanks!

Katie said...

I think the Caramel Rooibos sounds delicious. I drink red tea every night instead of having dessert and it is really satisfying. Bags please!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

gotany7s said...

pina colada in loose i have never seen this in a store must be dandy.

Reeva said...

I'd love to try the caramel flavor. I'd prefer it in a teabag -- I'm not advanced enough for loose tea lol.

Great giveaway! Thanks for introducing this to us. I hope I'm the lucky winner for this!

chromiumman said...

love to try the chocolate cream pie

kara said...

I'd looove to try the candy bar flavor. I would want tea bags.
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Anna said...

Never tried candy bar tea, that sounds pretty yummy! I'd like mine in tea bags if I won.

RobynsOnlineWorld said...

They all look yummy! I think the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream sounds the best for me though. Bags please if I win.

RobynsOnlineWorld said...

I've blogged about your giveaway also - thanks again!
http://robynsonlineworld.blogspot.com/2008/07/great-blog-found-from-giveaways.html

Meredith said...

The Blueberry Tea sounds scrumptious. I like my rea loose. Sometimes I eat green tea whole and chase it with water. Hey,if they can put it in energy bars...

silverhartgirl said...

mmm caramel dream I would like tea bags please.

Mary512 said...

The chocolate cream pie sounds yummy. I'd like the teabags. Great giveaway, thanks!

Mary512 said...

I'm a subscriber.

Mary512 said...

I have your button on my sidebar:

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Mary512 said...

Blogged ya:

http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/07/win-ultimate-tea-diet-products.html

Thanks again!

Deborah said...

I am a big tea drinker and thought that I had tried almost every flavor out there but these are all pretty much new to me. I use loose tea and the gingerbread tea sounds delicious.

Sharon said...

Blueberry Pie-tea bag...thanks :)

toughturtles said...

chocolate cream pie

TXsunlover said...

Oh wow.....gingerbread tea! I must be in heaven! Tea bags, please. Thanks for the chance to win!

TXsunlover said...

I subscribed!

Arlene said...

I have to decide on 1? Is it OK if I just narrow it down to 2? Chocolate Cream Pie or Mint Chocolate Chip... But really I'd be interested in trying them all. I'd like to try them in tea bag form. Great Contest... Thank you!!!! arlene59_ at excite dot com. (Yep! It's an underscore after the 59.) Thanks again!!!!

kaylee8 said...

I would love to try the candy bar tea in the bags!

pintolinda said...

I would like to try the oolong tea in bags. It sounds refreshing and a tiny bit exotic.
pintolinda (at) hotmail (dot) com

fuzz said...

I would love to try Caramel Dream (in tea bags - not loose). It sounds yummy!

3boyzmom said...

I would want to try the "Caramel Rooibos" craving tea, because one of my biggest faves is caramel!! I'd choose the tea bags!!

blueviolet said...

I'd love to try the apple pie but gingerbread is a close second!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I'm a subscriber too.

judybrittle said...

The candy bar sounds like something I'd love to try.

judybrittle said...

I'm subscribed

Lisa said...

I would like the mint julep. I prefer tea bags. What a neat giveaway.

Tammy said...

Orange sherbert yummy!

Tammy said...

Your button is linked in my sidebar

janetfaye said...

I would like the English Breakfast in tea bags.

Smooshy said...

I'd like to try caramel dream. Loose please.

Audrey said...

Orange Sherbert tea bags. I love my orange spice teas, I imagine this would be sweet and citrus tasting.

Amandasue H. said...

This is an awesome giveaway since I absolutely love tea!! It was super hard to pick a flavor but I think I'd have to go with the Pina Colada in Tea Bag form. unforgetable_dreamer_always (at)hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

tea

DePro said...

Pina Colada! Mmmmmm

silverbele said...

Chocolate Cream Pie would help me stay on my diet

suburban prep said...

I am all about caramel so I'd say the caramel rooibios. I ususally like tea in tea bags.

Vicki Lenz said...

I would love to win the Mint Chocolate Chip tea bags!

vickilady5@aol.com

M.A. said...

I'd like to try the Caramel Rooibos Tea--loose leaf.

sabb266 said...

Oh, I must be in heaven. All these wonderful flavors! I just love tea. Chocolate Cream Pie sounds divine of course so do the rest of them! I need to diet due to weight gain from medications, but I have a terrible sweet tooth and just cannot seem to keep away from it, maybe this would help! Thanks for the introduction to Dr. Tea's and thanks for the great giveaway.

Charlotte said...

I'd like to try the Mint Chocolate Chip. I love any kind of mint and chocolate combo, but I've never had it as tea before. I think tea bags would work best because they're a bit more portable.

charlotte(dot)evard(at)comcast(dot)net

kerri69 said...

i like mint choc chip sound yummy along with many others

Audrey said...

I would like to try Peppermint Patty tea in a tea bag form. Thanks!

cpullum said...

I like the Caramel Rooibos in a tea bag.
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heather said...

Carmel Dreams sound SO GOOD!! I would love to try this!

Heather said...

Blogged ya here:http://hermashaw.blogspot.com/2008/07/giveaways-around-blogosphere.html
Thanks~H

dolls123 said...

Chocolate Cream Pie in loose leaf

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rubyredsquirt said...

well if i won, i would most look forward to tasting the chocolate cream pie tea.

Lady_MSnow said...

I would love to try the apple pie or the chocolate craving tea.....all sound good.

Anonymous said...

Either the mint chocolate chip or the candy bar in a tea bag. Thanks!!
kvicker at hotmail dot com

louiseb130 said...

Orange sherbet...yummy!

Bonnie in FL said...

I have never heard of the Tea diet and I should try this I am a big tea drinker I don't drink soda or coffee, just tea esp iced tea. The Dr. Tea's Craving Tea - Chocolate Cream Pie sounds wonderful- I use both looseleaf and tea bags so either is fine with me

I subscribed to your feed too

Tonya said...

I'd love to try any of them! They all sound so good. caramel dream caught my eye :) Thanks for the entry :)

Anonymous said...

Caramel in a tea bag, is it possible? I guess I'll have to win to find out!

mariettaseller(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thanks for sharing this!

Peculiar said...

I would so love to try the Orange Sherbert Craving tea. I'd like mine in loose leaf.

Let me just say, I'm so glad I entered this giveaway. If anybody ever visited my blog, looked on To the Tune of Tea Tuesdays label, they would see just how much I ABSOLUTELY LOVE all things tea. I am so all for this type of giveaway. Glad you thought of it!

I'm going to go back to Dr. Tea's website later and take a look around. I'm interested in sharing with my friends and family something that works, not hype, so I need to look further. Thanks for the info.

I certainly hope that I win this. I'm always looking for new tea to sample.

carol drury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
chocolate creme pie and tea bags

emerzim said...

I'm a big tea drinker too. And the mint julep sounds yummy!

Annabelle said...

Oh, I love tea! There are 2 that I'd love to try...Caramel Rooibos and Mint Chocolate Chip

Jaime C. said...

The Chocolate Cream Pie sounds great! [tea bag]

kagey10 said...

I added a button!!!

Killlashandra said...

Definitely loose leaf tea. I think that's the only way to go really. :)

I'd have to try Dr. Tea's Coffee Oolong Tea. Really curious about that one.

Thanks so much for hosting a giveaway.

killlashandra at hotmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Oh I need this!!!

I think Mint Julep sounds interesting (ok... so does candy bar!). I also LOVE English breakfast tea.

I would like the tea bags if I won please. Thanks!

Kimberly said...

I already subscribe to your blog.

Kimberly said...

I have your button on my blog (shescribes.com)

toohotforturtle said...

Candy bar sounds yummy. Tea bags please. Thanks for the giveaway

Ginny said...

Chocolate Cream Pie

Anonymous said...

Caramel Rooibos
in tea bag form

Thanks for the chance!

laura.croteau@lycos.com

Sharon said...

The candy bar flavor sounds delicious, I would prefer the sampler. thanks for the giveaway

Ebie said...

probably orange sherbert, i really like fruit teas

layla said...

Caramel Dream or Orange Sherbert in a tea bag. Yummmm.

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KJ said...

Chocolate Creme Pie! OOOOOOOO la la!

Thanks for your generosity!

KJ
kjmt42 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Stephanie said...

Wow, this looks so great and i would love to try Pina Colada. Tea bags for me!!!

grayjones5 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Pina Colada tea bags

Jackie B. said...

Candy Bar is my choice. I would like my sampler in tea bags if I should happen to win. I am already also a subscriber to your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Debbie Criss said...

I love anything with carmel. I would have to choose the Caramel Rooibos in tea bags. Please enter me, thank you

Molly C. said...

Japanese Sencha sounds interesting & so does Pina Colada. And I would have to go with a tea bag. Thanks for the giveaway!

Brooke said...

Mint Chocolate Tip. Maybe it could replace my ice cream problem. And I'd love the tea bags. I'm super messy with loose tea. Thanks!

Heather said...

Blueberry Pie White Tea in a tea bag.

tlcfromtn said...

I would like to try the Pina Colada. I prefer tea bags. Thanks for a great giveaway!

bison61 said...

the gingerbread sounds good and I prefer the tea bags

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Aud-aciously said...

Mint Julep, in Loose tea... but they all look good.

yellowlabs said...

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and I prefer tea bags.

lisacna said...

peppermint patty tea sounds great! I use tea bags.

cstironkat said...

I would love orange sherbert in tea bags please. This sounds so good. Thank you for the giveaway.

amy said...

Chocolate Cream Pie sounds de-lish! I like tea bags the best~ amy_gemini@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Chocolate Cream Pie; teabag

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aybbelle said...

Chocolate Cream pie!! That sounds great! abarrett005@cfl.rr.com

Megan B. said...

I would love to try the apple pie! I would choose the tea bags, please. Thank you for such a great giveaway!

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Jennifer R said...

The Mint Chocolate Chip sounds yummy! I would like mine in the tea bag please...

mtejen05[at]yahoo[dot]com

Helen said...

Candy Bar sounds wonderful as sugar is my weakness!

Jinxy and Me said...

The chocolate cream pie sounds yumilicious. I would like the tea bags if I win!

Blessings Abound said...

I enjoy drinking all kinds of tea as well and am always on the look out for new variations. I think I'd like to give the caramel dream a try although the chocolate cream pie flavor you mentioned has peaked my interest as well. Thanks Gina!

Blessings Abound said...

Forgot to mention that it doesn't matter if it's loose or bagged and that I have your button on my blog towards the bottom.:)

kananee said...

Chocolate Cream Pie sounds great! I would like it in tea bags.

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kananee said...

I am also an email subscriber!

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skybluefusion said...

I'd love to try the blueberry pie tea! I prefer bags.

Thanks for the giveaway!

bleuteam at gmail dot com

Traumajunky said...

All of the teas sound wonderful but I'd really love to try orange sherbet, in bags please. Thanks!

lindsey said...

I would like to try the Caramel Rooibos - loose leaf.

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lilyk said...

Orange Sherbert sounds very tasty! Please enter me into the contest for the loose leaf sample. Thanks!

lilyk said...

I subscribed to your feed.

Rockin' Mama said...

Loose leaf gingerbread

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

purango said...

I would like to try pina colada. I would prefer tea bags. garrettsambo@aol.com

Peggy said...

So many flavors sound yummy,my favorite is the Chocolate Cream Pie tea ,I would like to try them all ,a sampler would be so neat.Count me in

Samantha P said...

the candy bar tea sounds so good!

Samantha P said...

i forgot to say it in my above comment, i'd love it in tea bags, to make my life easier!

and i'm also a subscriber and loving it!

bev said...

Wow, lots of different flavors. I would like to try the pina colada one. Thanks for the contest!

Deborah said...

I'd love to try the blueberry pie tea...I can't even imagine what it tastes like! If I win, I'd like bags, please. Thanks!

yadgirl said...

Orange Sherbet sounds really good. I prefer tea bags.

Timothy Sternberg said...

The caramel dream sounds yummy!

Sylvia P said...

ooo, candy bar sounds yummy! and i'd like it in a tea bag!

Sylvia P said...

also a subscriber!

Susanne said...

English Breakfast...loose leaf would be great!

klp1965 said...

the chocolate cream pie in bags :)

CHERYL said...

the mint chocolate tea, yum!! I'd take the sampler in bags.
cherylfrancisco@hotmail.com

Erica said...

I would like to try the Apple Pie Tea. If I won I would like it in the tea bag.

wigget said...

i'd like to try the mint chocolate chip, tea bag form thanks

Anonymous said...

I would try Mint Chocolate Chip! Also, I would like tea bags, please!

deanna at count dot com

calgirl said...

Tea bags please if I win.

Chocolate Cream Pie would be the craving tea I would try.

Dianne said...

Gina this looks awesome! All of the flavors sound intriguing but I'm a die hard English Breakfast Tea fan and loose tea for me please!

Dianne said...

Your button is on my blog

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ditedesco said...

I would like to try choc cream pie....I drink tea all day long. I am a fan of the loose tea!

Kristie said...

Chocolate Cream Pie sounds delicious!
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theolotto said...

I'd like to try the pina colada in bags.

windycindy said...

Thanks for a wonderful contest! I would love "Mint Julep" in loose tea if I am lucky enough to win. Please enter me in your delightful drawing. My husband and I would love to try this together. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

donna444444 said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Cream Pie.

donna444444 said...

I am a subscriber.

donna444444 said...

I put your button on my blog.

JOYVEN said...

Pina Colada is my choice unless I can sample all - would prefer tea bags

Anonymous said...

Just received my book today. I like tea, but honestly, tea will never make up for the real thing when it comes to deserts. I will try this Ultimate Tea diet, but no, I will not be drinking banana split tea, etc, now or ever. I want my tea to taste like tea and a candy bar to be the real thing once in a while....why ruin a good thing? Cheers to y'all and good luck for those doing the diet.