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Old 02-26-2007, 08:47 AM   #1
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Red Tea?

Not redbush tea but red tea. DH brought home some Twinings red tea for me to try, just wndering if anyone else has tried it, and liked it. To me it tastes disconcertingly like kedgeree

Is there something I'm missing? I have just tried it black and unsweetened.

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:08 AM   #2
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...To me it tastes disconcertingly like kedgeree...
That's truly unfortunate!
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:52 AM   #3
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Is it rooiboos tea? Thats the only red stuff I know. If it has an unfortunate taste and I still want to drink it my cure all is to put some lemon in it.
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no, its different from rooiboos or redbush tea, which I actually quite like: I find it slightly nutty. I tried this red tea again, and Andy is right, it is unfortunate, but I really taste a perfectly balanced kedgeree. Don't get me wrong, I like kedgeree, but not as a tea!
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:01 PM   #5
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Lulu, what are the ingredients? (And what is kedgeree? Why does it taste so bad?)
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No ingredients but I just checked the packet and its also called Pu-Erh.

Kedgeree is a lovely breakfast meal the main ingredients are rice, smoked mackeral or kippers and hard boiled eggs. I emphasise the indian in mine, and put in cardomon, tumeric and lots of cumin....sometimes I really go Indian and spice it up. Its a great diet supper: like I say, I love it, but not as a tea!
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No ingredients but I just checked the packet and its also called Pu-Erh.
I just about fell over when I read this. I'm not sure I'd drink something called PU!!!

I had an unfortunate tea experience recently too. I bought some "Breathe Easy" tea to get rid of some chest congestion. It had peppermint, licorice, pleurisy root and a Chinese herbal prep in it (Ban something). It tasted a bit odd, but I thought tea was a simple way to help my chest. Well it took me about 3 cups of tea to recognize that it gave me a killer tummy ache. (I know, I'm a slow learner!) So now I have an $8 box of tea going to waste in my cupboard. Anyone want it?
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The teas I get here that are red are usually Celetial Seasonings blends that contain rose hips. I think they are delicious--and very pretty. Like Red Zinger.
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Did you know you can't get Red Zinger in Canada anymore. Tick me off!
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Right, wikipedia informs me its a sort of aged green tea, sometimes vintage. So I know wht it is and I know I don't like it. I would still be interested to hear if anyone likes it and if they add anything to it, lemon or honey or something to make it a bit nicer...just out of curiosity!
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