Cold weather often calls for warm drinks, and that's something I've missed since most warm drinks (like cocoa) need sweetened. (I am not a coffee drinker.) When I first began my sugarholic recovery, I tried different ways to sweeten herbal teas... concentrated 100% fruit juice, all-fruit jam... but nothing tasted good to me. Maybe it's because I am not a big fan of hot teas in the first place; about the only herbal tea I liked was peppermint, but I preferred it iced.
I have to admit that in my search for an unsweetened warm drink, I developed a taste for warm milk, which is great before bedtime, since it helps me get to sleep.
Then last year, for some reason, an herbal tea caught my eye: Good Earth Caffeine Free Original Sweet & Spicy Herbal Tea. It contains no sugar, caffeine, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. I gave it a try, and absolutely love it--hot or iced!!! It needs no sweetener, since it is naturally sweet and flavorful.
Ingredients for the caffeine-free Sweet & Spicy: Red Rooibos, Chicory Root, Rosehips, cinnamon, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Papaya, Chamomile, Panax Ginseng Leaves, Anise Seed, Dandelion Root, Ginger Root, Orange Oil, Orange Peel. (For those who want the caffeine, they also offer a version that contains black tea as well as the aforementioned ingredients.)
It does have a strong cinnamon taste but reminds me of the cinnamon lollipops I used to make with my kids. Now when I am in the mood for a warm drink, I finally have something delicious to turn to.