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Old 05-10-2007, 07:45 PM   #1
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Recommend a tea!

Hello DCers!

I'm wondering if any of you can steer me in the direction of a new tea I'd like. I should start by telling you I drink tea ALL THE TIME - never less than two or three cups a day. I've got a few favorites, but I'm looking for new flavours to keep things from getting monotonous.

I always like a good old fashioned black tea. English breakfast teas, constant comment, even Lipton's tea are staples in my cabinets. I've also got a box of Starbucks Tazo in Wild Sweet Orange - very very good, not to mention invigorating! I like anything lemon for the same reason. I have a cinnamon apple tea that's almost like spiced cider. It's good, but not something I would drink every day. I also have a sampler box of fruit teas that I'm not particularly fond of. They remind me too much of Jello or something. Last but not least, my green tea. I live on that stuff. Every once in a while I add a peppermint tea bag to my green tea for variety. I don't love peppermint on its own though.

I know my tastes are sort of all over the place, but can anyone recommend something I'd probably like? Or hey, forget my specifications. Any and all recommendations welcome!

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Old 05-10-2007, 07:49 PM   #2
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White Christmas from Stash tea is one of my favorites!
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:50 PM   #3
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Cherry, my current favorites are Celestial Seasonings Honey Chamomile, Yogi Green Tea Rejuvenation (it has lemon grass and spearmint leaf in it), and Triple Leaf Ginger Tea (100% ginger root). It's a great variety!
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:56 PM   #4
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Do you ever use loose leaf teas? If so then check out Teavana. They have some awesome ones. One of my favorites there is Coconut Aloha.
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:59 PM   #5
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I haven't used loose leaf yet. I've been settling for plain old bags up until now, mostly because I don't have much space in my dorm room. Or access to a kitchen (insert angry rant here. . . lol). I'm moving out tomorrow so I'll have all the time, space, and resources I want at my disposal!

Thanks to all of you for your great suggestions. They sound yummy!
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:06 PM   #6
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CherryRed, a couple of years ago a foodie friend introduced me to a tea by a company called Republic of Tea. The flavor is blackberry-sage. I fell in love with it. One of the great things about it is that it's delicious brewed hot or served over ice. I love it.

I've seen it at quite a few of our local places, one of which is World Market.
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:01 PM   #7
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As for flavored teas, I like the taste of peach, but other than that, just a black tea is good for me.
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:04 PM   #8
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I too am a dedicated tea drinker. I like Tazo Awake in the a.m. and Bigelow's Constant Comment in the afternoons. I like Twinnings Irish Breakfast tea also. I have all kinds of tea, but I'm a creature of habit and I like the same kinds of tea.

I like the Tazo Passion flavor for iced tea - its very good.
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:17 PM   #9
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for a black tea, try Twinings Prince of Wales
for a green tea in a tea bag, Tazo Zen
For a white tea, try to find Pai Mu Tan
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:28 PM   #10
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Personally, Tension Tamer does wonders but any peach or raspberry flavored teas are delicious.
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