The women in my family have a history of that monster, diabetes. Stop it before it starts was my My Grammy's mantra. She always laughed and said we couldn't stop getting older but we could stop getting fatter! After a hot summer of swilling sweet tea by the gallon, she took me aside and taught me this brew. She said we might not be able to stop it, but keeping those sugar levels even sure did help keep it at bay. Grammy would drink this tea at least once a week at night before bed. Steep for 15 minutes. I drink mine like Grammy, with milk and a cinnamon stick. Each order contains 10 teabags.