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Old 07-12-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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Black Tea???

What does it taste like? I have a variety pack that I got, has english breakfast, earl grey, lady grey and irish breakfast. Anyone tried these. What do they tast like? Is it really black?

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What does it taste like? I have a variety pack that I got, has english breakfast, earl grey, lady grey and irish breakfast. Anyone tried these. What do they tast like? Is it really black?
I drink all of the teas you mention and I like them all except black tea. I find it a bit on the bitter side. My favorites are English Breakfast and Earl Grey. All teas come from the same plant, it's the way they're processed that makes them taste different.
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Ok, cause all of these are in the form of black tea. So they are not good, huh? Oh well, wasn't too much money. lol
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I love all of those. They have very different tastes though. As for black tea, your typical Lipton teabag is black tea.
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:55 PM   #5
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Here is a tea seller I really like. This is the page that describes their black teas.
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I love all of those. They have very different tastes though. As for black tea, your typical Lipton teabag is black tea.
Are you serious? Here I was thinking I was gonna drink some exotic tea!!
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:11 PM   #7
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Nope black is the standard that you generally find in the US. The other types are green (think Japanese restaurants), white, oolong (which is what you get in Chinese restaurants). Then you get into herbal and red teas which are actually not really tea at all.
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If you haven't tried these teas before, don't throw them out until you give them a try. You can control the strength of the tea by not letting the bag or loose tea stay too long in the hot water. Also, use a little honey and lemon if you want to add a little sweetness or tang to the tea. Try the tea iced with lemon, lime, or orange slices, some fresh mint, and a sweetner, if you wish. Have you ever heard of Long Island Tea? You may want to check it out!?!?
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I grew up putting lemon in my black tea (which I love). I was at my grandparents house and grandma served tea with lime. I could not believe I had never thought of doing that. It was delicious.
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I had tried all that you got...they're not too bad at all, especially English breakfast. It reminds of my ex-parents-in-law (bless them in heaven!) and now I prefer Green Tea better. In fact, I found a new unopened box of Green Tea with Mango in my pantry...must have come to us as a gift last Chrissie or something...I think I will try that after dinner tonight...
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