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Old 12-31-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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Good Tea or Cocoa Brands

What are some good brands of tea or cocoa to drink?
As for cocoa I looking for healthy dark cocolate.

Any with any suggestions?

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Old 12-31-2008, 11:34 AM   #2
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Imo the store bought brrands are pretty close to each other in quality, or rather lack of the above. To buy a good tea you need to go to specialised stroes and buy tea in bulk. Thouh I rearly do that due to the price diference. In the store I like to buy Bigelow breand, or if somebody goes to Canada I always ask them to bring some lipton Red Rose tea. Not to confuse with red rose available here in the states.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:58 AM   #3
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I always love Harney Teas. really top quality and great selection (plus the people who run the co are super folks )

The chocolate I have right now is Lake Champlain Mocha Chocolate. It is very good. Williams-Sonoma's ground chocolate is very tasty, too. makes wonderful cocoa. The store brands are all loaded with corn syrup.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:32 PM   #4
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I really like Tazo teas, but I don't know if they are readily available everywhere.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:26 PM   #5
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I order tea from TeaMerchants.com | The online home of TeaGschwendner USA | Premium loose teas and tea accessories from around the world
and I also use the Royal Blend from Fortnum & Mason (UK).

For cocoa, I like mexican hot chocolate made with Ibarra chocolate. I also like the Godiva hot cocoa mix.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:32 PM   #6
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Happy Holidays Friends, I haven't had occasion to post or visit much ... but if you have a Penzeys near you, do try their Hot Cocoa Mix (or order online at www.penzeys.com). It's yummy and affordable! Buy it in the bag, it's cheaper and no worries about glass breakage in transit.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:33 PM   #7
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Happy Holidays Friends, I haven't had occasion to post or visit much ... but if you have a Penzeys near you, do try their Hot Cocoa Mix (or order online at www.penzeys.com). It's yummy and affordable! Buy it in the bag, it's cheaper and no worries about glass breakage in transit.
You know, I was wondering if this was good - I'm going to try it - thanks!
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oooh, wait ... I would also like to recommend a green/black (looseleaf) tea blend called President's Chocie from a local merchant, www.inspiredaroma.com. It's soooooo wonderful, and the benefits of both types of tea to boot. I don't stand to gain from posting that site, I'm just a happy customer! She has other tea offerings, but the Presidents Choice is my favorite. My dad prefers her oolong. There's a spice blend that's good as well, but a bit heavy for all day drinking IMHO.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:13 PM   #9
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I like Tazo tea.
Godiva chocolate makes an excellent hot chocolate.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:35 PM   #10
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hey

wow guys thanks for all the suggestions.

Hey is my opera browser or is the board acting funny?
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