The Great Teaberry Hunt

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I'm out of teaberries for cookies. So is everybody else. And, evidently, teaberries are no longer being made. Rick and I went to 3 places this morning, places that I know used to carry them. I checked Amazon and eBay. Nuts.com. Some other sites as well. And there are no teaberries to be found. I am not amused. Yeah, in the overall scheme of things, teaberries are not important. But dang....

If you can find teaberries in your area, please, please grab some! I will pay you, of course, and for shipping as well.
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Are they anything like juniper berries? I’ve gotten those at Vitacost.com.
 

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I don’t know what Teaberries are so I guess I haven’t missed them!
 

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It's considered a rare plant over here, so I'm no use to you. :lol:
 

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I had to look up teaberries... I loved the teaberry gum!!

Never knew they were indigenous to the NorthEast. So, those are the berries I see on the bushes!!

I looked on line, for you... You are right.. non-existent.. But you can get the extract. I do not know if that would help you.
 
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The teaberries that I am referring to are candy. They’re little round sprinkles that we/I use to decorate cookies. A big thing in central Pa, I guess. Nothing to do with live plants. The extract won’t help for this purpose.

I have decorated with teaberries for decades. Eyes on reindeer, buttons on snowmen, things like that. Sugar cookie decorations. I also used them on pressed cookies.

An Amish woman told me yesterday that, many years ago, the company stopped making teaberries. There was such an outcry that they started making them again. This time, it’s for good.

In PA, teaberry is a big flavoring. People (not me) love their teaberry ice cream, frostings, etc. I like to decorate with them on cookies.

Thanks, everyone.
 
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MoochNNoodles MoochNNoodles Yeah, they're like little round red candy that you can use for eyes, buttons, etc. Not as big as cinnamon hearts. Thank you!

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A Abby's mom You know, I was at that site.....I can't explain it, but there's just something about it. They say they have a PayPal button, but it's not there. Just the way they word things makes me wonder if they're from the US. And with candy, that matters to me. I can't find out where they're from, what state or country. I emailed them. Thanks!

Tobermory Tobermory That's a good site, but they're talking more like candy than decorating sprinkles. I emailed them and will see what they say. Thanks!

Went to a few more places this morning, but nothing. I called down to some stores in Harrisburg (60 miles away). Nothing. Dang.
 

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Would regular pink or red nonpareils work for decorating?



Dark red large ones: https://www.amazon.com/Wilton-Jumbo-Nonpareils-Dark-Red/dp/B08357S364/ref=asc_df_B08357S364/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=532798203735&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13822321928661863292&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9002074&hvtargid=pla-1394821290603&psc=1

A bakery supply store may have other edible things you can use for decorating baked goods with.
 
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Thanks LTS3 LTS3 . I think that’s what I’m going to do. We like the taste of the teaberries, but I don’t have much of a choice.
 
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