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The sweet lazy days of summer may be passing into recent memory, but there are still some sweet Fall days ahead: warm sun, crisp air, and the landscape draped in red, orange and yellow!

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But I”m a “hanger-on-er”! While everyone else is pumpkin-this and chai-that, I want to hang on to part of summer a little longer, while starting to embrace Fall. It’s all about balance – like wearing flip-flops with jeans.

David’s Sweet Tart tea promised a balance from tart and sweet with a “classic red  cherry aroma”. It is a fruit infusion, which means it is caffeine free. It’s made from apples, raisins, carrots, hibiscus blossoms and buds, rose blossoms, beetroot, and sour cherries. It also contains candy sugar hearts, very much like the flamingos in the Flamingo Fresca tea. 

Did you know…

Sweet Tarts were invented by Jeff Sousa in 1962 using the basic recipe in pixy stix and lik-m-aid (loved these as a kid). Parents wanted a candy that was less messy.

This tea was so enticing, I couldn’t wait to get home to try it. The aroma was an intoxicating cherry and the rich, deep red was beguiling. Unfortunately, that’s where the romance ended. I found this tea sickly sweet, reminiscent of Kool-Aid, which I also loved as a kid! However, I concede that it might make a fantastic iced tea or even an iced tea pop.

Sweet Tart (2_ed)

For someone with a strong sweet tooth, this may be just perfect! It could be that I’m already sweet enough!

I love a girl with a good sense of humour, who is confident but who has a sweetness to her – that melts my heart. – Gerard Butler

Happy Monday!