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Old 07-22-2014, 07:55 PM   #31
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I like my tea iced and my coffee hot.

Flip them around and I'll pass.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:04 PM   #32
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It's only in the last few years that I realised that many Americans drink tea. I thought it was only us and the (British) Commonwealth (and the Chinese and Japanese).
I'd definitely say that it isn't as big a part of our culture as it is yours or Asia's, unless you consider sweet tea (sweet iced tea), that's very popular in the American South, many get passionate about it.

Tea is getting more trendy with tea shops popping up selling many many varieties of loose teas, "gourmet" even.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:37 PM   #33
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It's only in the last few years that I realised that many Americans drink tea. I thought it was only us and the (British) Commonwealth (and the Chinese and Japanese).
I couldn't live without my Earl Grey, English and Irish Breakfast Teas. Then there are my Oolong, Genmaicha, etc. I have to brew tea, I have enough teapots to start my own shop.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:59 PM   #34
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I couldn't live without my Earl Grey, English and Irish Breakfast Teas. Then there are my Oolong, Genmaicha, etc. I have to brew tea, I have enough teapots to start my own shop.
Same here. But of course, Canada is part of the British Commonwealth.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:18 PM   #35
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I couldn't live without my Earl Grey, English and Irish Breakfast Teas. Then there are my Oolong, Genmaicha, etc. I have to brew tea, I have enough teapots to start my own shop.
I keep a couple of English Tea bags in my Emergency Room bag. They go with me for every trip to the ER. Along with a couple of packets of sugar. I like my tea black with a bit of sugar.

Instant coffee? No thanks. I don't even keep it on hand. If I am in someone's home and they offer me a drink, unless I see a coffee pot of some kind, I will ask for tea. No coffee pot in sight tells me they most likely drink instant. I will pass thank you.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:20 PM   #36
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It's only in the last few years that I realised that many Americans drink tea.
My wife's favorite is Yorkshire Tea (the one with the red label, not the gold), and she will often have a cup in the afternoon. She claims it's one of the few caffeinated beverages she can drink in the middle of the day that won't affect her sleep.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:29 AM   #37
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My wife's favorite is Yorkshire Tea (the one with the red label, not the gold), and she will often have a cup in the afternoon. She claims it's one of the few caffeinated beverages she can drink in the middle of the day that won't affect her sleep.
Red label Yorkshire tea is good stuff - "builders' tea"! They sell gold label here too but in this area our water is very soft and the gold label its blended for hard water areas. An old friend of my mother's worked for a major tea blending company. She said that, even within one brand of tea, it was blended according to the water quality of the area it was to be sold in. Which explains why, when I went away to college, I quickly learned to buy my tea when I got there and not take it from home!

I do have tea bags because they are convenient but I also buy Drury English Breakfast loose tea for making one cup with my mini tea maker or by the teapot-full.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:53 AM   #38
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Cindy and I have our little black iron teapot and we brew tea from time to time. I like my tea with just a little honey but my favorite is sweet tea brewed with Luzianne brand tea.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:04 PM   #39
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Red label Yorkshire tea is good stuff - "builders' tea"! They sell gold label here too but in this area our water is very soft and the gold label its blended for hard water areas.
Ah ha... thank you for the clarification. I just assumed gold was a premium blend, but it seems thinner bodied than the original, which, in my opinion, produces a good stiff cup of tea.

By the way, I realize you are probably not an iced tea drinker, but we've made sun tea with YT, and it works darned good for that beverage, too.
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I like instant, but maybe I'm weird. The local instant store brand is far better than the overpriced coffee served at Barnes & Noble, at least.
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