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Old 03-11-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Black tea - What is your favourite type?

I love black tea, but I dont think I have ever been very adventurous with it, or tried types that are very special.

I only got as far as Earl Grey with my black tea adventures. What am I missing out on? If you are a fan of black tea, would you post here which ones you like, where you buy them, and what they cost.

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Old 03-11-2011, 12:52 PM   #2
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I'm not a big tea drinker outside of iced tea. When I have a hot cup of tea, I like Earl Grey.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:04 PM   #3
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Mel, why mess with perfection? Its so popular for a reason.

I have tried so many teas I have a tough time remembering them all. I am not a huge fan of black tea with "fruity" flavorings in them. I've tried blueberry, blackberry, peach etc. Some of those are tasty for a change, but I tend to stick to my Earl Grey.

If you like a strong, full bodied black tea I find Irish Breakfast is nicer than English Breakfast. There is less of an oily mouth feel IMO to the Irish. Could be that I had a crappy brand of tea, but I got turned off the English Breakfast pretty quickly.

The orange pekoe tea has a lot of different brand names out there and is what most folks seem to think of when they think of black tea. (Other than Earl Grey) Tetley, Salada, Stash, and Red Rose are but a few of the brand names that come to mind. My preference is the Red Rose, but that could be because I grew up with it.

Does any of that help?
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:15 PM   #4
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I prefer English Breakfast overall. I like Darjeeling, and Irish Breakfast as well, but tend to gravitate to English Breakfast. I once tried Lady Grey tea and it was good, had a citrus flavor. Do not like Earl Grey, the oil of Bergamot is not a flavor I like. I also prefer the Twinnings brand of teas. I like tea with milk in it.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:09 PM   #7
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Black tea is also my favorite, I love iced black tea with liquid sweetener. SO GOOD!!
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:45 PM   #8
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I love black tea, but I dont think I have ever been very adventurous with it, or tried types that are very special.

I only got as far as Earl Grey with my black tea adventures. What am I missing out on? If you are a fan of black tea, would you post here which ones you like, where you buy them, and what they cost.
TAZO makes a good black tea called 'AWAKE' it's around $5.00 for 12.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:02 PM   #9
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I like English and Irish breakfast.

I also like Lapsang souchong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Very good!
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:03 PM   #10
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I LOVE the Tazo Awake, though for general, "tea's in the fridge" iced tea I gravitate to Tetley or Red Rose.
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