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Old 04-06-2011, 08:06 AM   #1
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Tea recommendations?

I drink a lot of hot tea every week and basically, I'm just wondering what you guys dig in hope to find myself something new and exciting.

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Old 04-06-2011, 08:08 AM   #2
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I drink a lot of hot tea every week and basically, I'm just wondering what you guys dig in hope to find myself something new and exciting.
We just went through this:

Black tea - What is your favourite type?
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:11 AM   #3
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oh wow. Sorry. My mistake. Don't know how I missed that
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:14 AM   #4
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oh wow. Sorry. My mistake. Don't know how I missed that
Sokay...but there's a lot of good things in that one!
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:28 AM   #5
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josh, check out harney and sons teas - harney.com, and teavana.com for some nice teas.

my faves are still harney's earl grey supreme, and teavana's lake tung ting oolong.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:52 AM   #6
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That thread is great for black tea, but there is a world of tea out there other than black.
Teavana is a good place to get started if you are new to tea. They are now in a lot of malls and are very accessible. I fund them to be very expensive though and while it looks like they have a large selection they really do not considering what is out there. For instance, try getting an oolong tea that that is not flavored. That will not be so easy. They do have a lot of good stuff there though so they are worth checking out.

My favorite place right now is Upton Tea. And my tea of choice there is their First Grade Tie-Guan-Yin China Oolong. I love it.

Another place to check is Adagio.com. They are very similar to Teavana, but slightly cheaper.

Tealuxe.com is a good site too. Their China Oolong Restaurant Style will make you feel like you are sitting in your favorite Chinese restaurant sipping away.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:42 AM   #7
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I drink a lot of hot tea every week and basically, I'm just wondering what you guys dig in hope to find myself something new and exciting.
I was just browsing the forum and came across your question.
I have found this web site useful and have used them for a good few years.
My breakfast tea is the High the blend, because we like Earl Grey but find it overpowering on its own, but this blend tones it down nicely.
During the day we drink Bancha green tea from Japan, but I suspect unless they do something quickly to stop any nuclear fall out we may well be forced to look elsewhere; mind you if it spreads as it was a week or so ago, with contamination in Oxfordshire being picked up, then the rest of the world will be equally effected.
Anyway, I hope I am allowed to let you have this address without upsetting the administrator.
This particular page was very helpful in narrowing the choices before ordering via the catalogue.
My aunts preferred Assam OP, large leaf teas and oddly none of our family like tea bags!
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:42 AM   #8
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yeah the thread has a main focus on black and im more of a green dude. I do love Bancha but I've already noticed a rise in it's price. Assam is like my fourth favorite. Right now I've been drinking a great deal of basic good quality Japanese pan and oolongs.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:51 PM   #9
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I love Spring Jasmine, a mighty leaf tea. It is delicate, and slightly floral. It is my go to tea when I am stressed. I would make a cup, take it back to my desk and slowly take a few sips. I would savor the taste, the smell and the warmth. It was like a spa trip that took 5 min and no one knew I was gone.
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We take high tea here once a month Chester Restaurants, Fine Dining Chester, Library & Lounge Cheshire, Cheshire Bar its very civilised, a large amount of Americans stay here and take high tea so its good fun answering their questions.
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