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Old 11-25-2005, 07:56 PM   #1
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Tea Time

I am starting to drink hot tea...liking it a lot.
I'm new to it...anyone have any reccomendations???

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Old 11-26-2005, 08:32 AM   #2
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Twining's teas are good.

I always have the following in the cupboard

Earl Grey
Lady Grey
Lapsang Souchong
Breakfast
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Old 11-26-2005, 01:16 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Celestial Seasonings!

That is the herbal tea brand I recommend. My favorites are Strawberry Kiwi, Chamomile, and Apple Spice. We drink tea every morning for breakfast.

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Old 11-26-2005, 01:49 PM   #4
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Like Ishbel, I'm a big fan of black tea. Earl Grey is delicious and so is Lady Grey. I like a tea called Monks blend, which is a black tea with hints of vanilla and grenadine. I drink loose tea, rather than tea bags but here are a couple links that have some descriptions of teas and how they taste. Find one that's appealing to you. Or just go browse in the tea isle, at a tea store, or Cost Plus if you have one around is a great place to find tea.
http://www.granvilletea.com/shop/
www.tealuxe.com
Republic of tea is mostly teabags but you can find it at Cost Plus, their vanilla almond is delicious:
http://www.republicoftea.com/index.asp
Twinings that Ishbel suggested:
http://www.twinings.com/en_int/index.asp
and Celestial Seasonings that Cameron suggested:
http://www.celestialseasonings.com/
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Old 11-26-2005, 02:15 PM   #5
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My husband and I love green tea. I boil water with cinnamon sticks, ginger and cardamom and add it to the grean tea bag and a lemon wedge.

I like chai once in a while, too.
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Old 11-26-2005, 02:20 PM   #6
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I recommend loose leaf tea. You have never really tasted good tea till you start tasting loose leaf tea. Its a whole diffrent experiance, and remember there is a whole world of tea out there that dont live on your supermarket stores shelf.
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Old 11-26-2005, 02:44 PM   #7
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I am a big fan of Stash teas. Very fresh tasting and a lot of variety. You can order over the internet if you can't find it in the store. Twinings Earl Grey is truly the only Earl Grey in my opinion though.

For fruity herbal teas London Fruit and Herb company teas are by far the best.

Hey Erik, welcome to the world of tea nuts. You will find pretty much any kind of tea to suit you out there. I love almost all tea, so I was pleased to see your post. Happy to share tea stories too.
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Old 11-26-2005, 02:54 PM   #8
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I recommend loose leaf tea. You have never really tasted good tea till you start tasting loose leaf tea. Its a whole diffrent experiance, and remember there is a whole world of tea out there that dont live on your supermarket stores shelf.
I couldn't agree more!
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Old 11-26-2005, 03:29 PM   #9
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You can't go past Twinings. My favourite it China Black, but I also like Orange Pekoe and English Breakfast. Occasionally I'll have a China Green. I keep Earl Grey on hand for a particular friend, and my DIL prefers Irish Breakfast.

I will not serve any other herbal tea besides Camellia sinensis as a beverage because I regard herbal teas as medicines - which, in fact, they are! I even limit myself to 2 cups of ordinary tea per day for the same reason. When it comes to herbs, there's always a down side as well as an up side, and it pays to be careful.
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I don't like herbal teas at all.... I try to convince myself that they'll be good for me - but always seem to go back to Earl Grey or Lapsang souchong!

I never buy teabags, only loose leaf tea.
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