Teas For A Sweet Tooth

January 19, 2021

by Jessica Child

While having a well-brewed cup of a perfect tea is a really special treat itself, there are still so many other treats we all love to enjoy. Unfortunately, we know those other treats aren’t always an option for everyone. We might just be able to help with that!
The more we understand how diet affects our health, the more restrictive diets we see. The most restrictive may only be temporary, but they don’t take away the days where the best-sounding thing in the world is warm, nutty banana bread.

While we can’t advise what will work with your diet, we are happy let you know our teas are free of many things often excluded from these diets. That is, our teas are free of dairy, gluten, and nuts. In most cases, our teas are also soy-free, sugar-free, and vegan!

We do have a few exceptions for sugar, soy and vegan that we list on our https://www.adagio.com/faq/tea_info.html allergy info listed here under “Dietary Restrictions | Allergy Info.”

As always, if you have questions about your diet and what will work with it, your doctor or registered dietitian will be best equipped to help you make sure you’re on the right track. To quickly double check ingredients, just scroll down on any product page to just below the customer reviews to see the full list of ingredients.

For teas that do fit into your diet, we have some recommendations to help quell the cravings!

Early Morning Sweets

On the note of banana bread, let Honeybush Banana Nut fill your cup with a little dose of happiness. Even without adding extra sweetener or cream, this indulgent sip will help fill an “empty spot” in the morning and before bed without giving you the jitters.

If wonderful cinnamon treats are how you put the “go” in “get up,” then Guacho Mate Chai will help you wind up and handle the day ahead!

More of a merry berry person? Matcha Raspberry and Matcha Blueberry can help you get that berry happy start! These two contain just matcha and natural flavoring.

Is your desperately missed breakfast cakey and artfully drenched with syrup? Maple Creme Oolong would love to take you to that wonderful pancake place for just a little bit.

Midday Snacks

You ever just reach for ONE bite-size piece of chocolate then the entire bag is just gone? Let Sweet Tooth Sampler. With a mix of chocolate flavors and caramel, these flavors make an excellent substitute with a bit of caffeine to keep you moving!

Looking for something sweet and indulgent with a hint of smokiness and bitterness, like a certain high-caffeine but high-in-sugar and dairy favorite? Mocha Nut Mate can help take you back to some of your favorite special occasion treats!


If your evening treat is a sweet, fruity treat, Peach Bellini might just hit that spot. This blend features a mix of fruit pieces and flavoring to boost the peachiness. This little dessert brings back all the favorite summer hits any time of year.

If you’re just missing something to help make you feel a little special after a long day and help you wind down for bed, Pillow Time Sampler offers a variety of sweet, wonderful options to help you feel as awesome as you are!

If you’re not looking for the whole variety pack, Rooibos Vanilla is a very versatile tea. Try it warm, cold-brewed, or with creamy additions safe for your diet to enjoy the many personalities this tea can offer, from sugar cookies all the way to notes of ice cream!

For a more sugar cookie flavor with more caramelized flavors, try Decaf Vanilla. Rich notes from Ceylon help vanilla shine in this safe-for-bedtime wonder!

Caffeine-free dreams

If your diet involves removing caffeine, yet the hankering for a good glass of tea normally packed with caffeine remains, don’t sweat it!

If you can have a small amount of caffeine, we have decaffeinated classic black teas such as Decaf Earl Gray, we have a great selection of blends that can help scratch that itch while still hitting your goals! Decaf does typically still contain a trace amount of caffeine—see our Caffeine and Tea page for more info!

For fully caffeine-free fixes, we carry naturally caffeine-free rooibos and honeybush for a taste of your favorites.
Rooibos Earl Grey is a fantastic choice for a more classic black tea fix.
Green Rooibos is perfect if mellow, grassy flavors are for you.

For a spicy cup, try Cinnamon Rooibos Chai. If you're looking for a ready-made chai concentrates with a bit of sugar, try our Rooibos Latte Teas as well. Just add these to your favorite milk.

We hope that whether you’ve been adjusting your diet for a while or you’re new to it, it helps you feel well. We also hope this article helps you find little treats that remind you that you’re worth the effort!