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Old 11-02-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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Let's talk tea (again)

I've been a tea lover for years. I drink a LOT of tea at work. I love perusing the online tea sites, but haven't purchased anything in a while. I'm feeling a bit stale and am looking for inspiration. To that end, please do share your latest tea favorites.

Mine:

Teabags:
Blackcurrant Bracer - London Fruit and Herb (can't seem to find it anymore! )
Dry Desert Lime - Numi
White Christmas - Stash
Earl Grey - Twinings
Bengal Spice - Celestial Seasonings

Loose:
Triple Ginseng - Stash
Crepe Faire - Stash
Market Spice - Tea Place

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Old 11-02-2011, 05:47 PM   #2
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What is White Christmas?
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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I am drinking English Teatime (Bigelow) right now. I also like Lipton's Black Pearl tea, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, and Irish breakfast. I love almost all black tea. I have also tried some white and green teas, but always go back to black tea.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:56 PM   #4
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Its freaking addictive is what it is! It is white tea, with a hint of mint and ginger. Its very soothing to an upset tummy and it just rolls across your palate. Lovely stuff. Who makes Constant Comment?

Chopper, I like black tea too, but try to limit the amount I drink of it. Since I drink so MUCH tea, I'm trying not to irreparably stain my teeth. Irish Breakfast is a good one.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:00 PM   #5
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harney and sons earl grey supreme
teavana's lake tung ting oolong, rooibos, and genmaicha.

i have to go look to see what else i have.
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I have to admit that I too drink lots of tea, and can make my hygienist crazy at the dentist's office. I did find a white tea I like pretty good you might want to try. Lipton makes it. It is called Blueberry & Pomegranate. It is in the pyramid tea bags.
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Its freaking addictive is what it is! It is white tea, with a hint of mint and ginger. Its very soothing to an upset tummy and it just rolls across your palate. Lovely stuff. Who makes Constant Comment?

Chopper, I like black tea too, but try to limit the amount I drink of it. Since I drink so MUCH tea, I'm trying not to irreparably stain my teeth. Irish Breakfast is a good one.
Alix the last time you had a thread up about tea between you and GB I sent away for the White Christmas. it was the best thing I've sent for in years. As an old coffee drinker I have to admit I now love this tea. It's a great tea at night and I have it often. Now to teach Gil how to brew it
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:03 PM   #8
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Since I saw that hibiscus tea lowers high blood pressure even better than meds in some studies, I've been drinking store brand raspberry hibiscus and Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Zinger, which has hibiscus (thanks Alix!) on ice. Can't find the straight hibiscus (jamaica) here, but will get some when we go back to Mexico.
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on the matter if steeping/brewing, do youbring your water to a full boil, then let it come down to the steeping temp? do you scald your cups first?

i was taught by an old, gruff, thick sweatered, pipe smoking irish fisherman many years ago that those are the three key things to a good cup of tea.
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BT, actually I have the best luck when I bring the water up to right before it boils. Also, I am sure to brew for a full 5 minutes for the perfect cup of tea. Actually, I prefer it when DH does these things and brings it to me on Sunday mornings before I even get out of bed. He even warms the cup or the pot for one before making my tea. I am so spoiled!!
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