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What is a nice tea to drink?

kthulhutu

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After years of drinking various bagged teas, I've settled on fairly "high-end" loose-leaf white and green teas. White tea definitely has the most unique taste.
 

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Mint honey is where it's at.
 

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WTH? PLASTIC is so CHEAP, they use it instead of PAPER?

Okay, I think I'm going to have to test my Teabags. Its one of the reasons I keep loose leaf around.
Summer is coming. And I want to make that Ice Tea like my "Grandma" use to make. I never seen anyone make tea like that before. But she would put it in a Large Tea Jar, and let it sit in the sun.

Maybe its just my Memory, but I don't think I recall Ice tea ever tasting as good as it did when its made out in a Sunny day.

You know what would be cool? I think I might set up a Tea Dispenser outside with Disposable cups. Its such a shame that folks don't do that anymore. Not even Shops do that anymore.
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You know? If there is any Audio shows this summer? Man would I love to cook breakfast for everyone and make Strawberry Ice tea! If there is ONE thing I miss so BAD about California? It's how the Produce tasted there. From salad bars, to the fruits. And the TEA OMG!!!

I have YET to taste something this refreshingly good. Clear. Crisp Distinct flavors with a strawberry so aromatic it was like picking them at the patch.
There was no sugar in it. I think she used rhubarb, Grapes, and something else. It was just liquid Heaven.
It had what I think is a peppermint like flavor, but it was not mint. You could taste the Black tea, and it had the leaves floating in it.
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(Not actual tea, but the image looked nice)



Here are a few I have on hand.
Trying to cut down drinking Coffee every day since summer is coming. This can of Pinky Up. Not sure where I got it. But My lord does it smell good! Taste is not that bad either, but its a bit of a conundrum to what its flavor is going after. I think it smells better then it tastes.
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Another purchase I don't remember. I have not drank tea in a long time. But its been in the cupboard for a while.
This is the next to try after I stop being lazy using the teabags.
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The "Pinky" tea looks like this.
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I can't get over how good this tea's aroma is. Even when I don't make it. I stop and have a sniff just cus. Yea, its major Homo suspicion points but whatever. Don't care.
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I've had the crud for about a week or so.. THIS TEA is a GIFT from Mother Gaia and Captain Planet.
This mixed with a bit of the rose tea above has been my love affair for the last week. And now? Feeling better.
It sure made the week go by a bit easier
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Russian Caravan tea is a very interesting blend of Chinese black or green tea and Lapsang Souchong. Call me crazy but I mix a little of this with a strong English style black tea, like PG Tips, and enjoy it with milk and a little sugar. This way the smoke is in the background a bit.
 

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It's been awhile since I've ordered anything from Bellocq, but I seem to recall their breakfast blend being very good. They have the best metal tea caddies.
https://www.bellocqtea.com/collecti...nglish-breakfast-black-tea?variant=1299695292
Am also intrigued by their #727 blend for Tiffany, but at the steep price, would want to sample a cup before committing myself to a large and pricey (150 USD) cannister of it! Especially since I've tended to be "meh" about flower petals in my tea.
https://www.bellocqtea.com/collections/no-727-tiffany-tea-blend
 

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We've been drinking an Indian Nilgiri tea lately (hot) that I quite like. The precise tea I've been buying is from a local purveyor, but it may be identical to this "organic" selection from Upton Tea (same source estate). Excellent if you like a strong, flavorful Indian tea -- but not quite as smack-you-in-the face as an Assam. ;) Inexpensive compared to a better-quality Assam, too.


BOP (broken orange pekoe) grade, so it infuses quickly.

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If you like loose-leaf tea, Adagio has a couple that I quite enjoy:

6am - Black Tea, Natural Creme Flavor, Chamomile & Natural Vanilla Flavor
Yunnan Gold - Black Tea, savory cocoa and black pepper flavors
 

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I gotta try making my own masala chai using freshly ground spices:
 

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When Søren Kirkegård (1813-1855) lived in Copenhagen a tea shop was founded. It still exists: www.perchs.dk (in Danish, English and German).
All the tea I drink comes from this shop. It's the biggest tea shop in the Nordic countries. Take a look.
 

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Is Menghai Tea Factory a good source for PRC teas?

I've gotten my matcha from Ippodo, but I feel like matcha in particular needs to be consumed quickly. Ippodo recommends within 5 months, but I feel that matcha's magic is more perishable than that.

I got matcha from a couple of Japanese companies. Most of the time from koyamaen.

Yuuki cha for organic matcha and green teas.


I like menghai factory puer. But most of my sheng and Shu puer is from yunnan-sourcing. (They have a own brand)

My favourite areas are lincang, jingmai and bulang.
 

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Irish breakfast, strictly after dinner of course.
 

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Just ordered this Earl grey:


Whatever tea I drink, I always return to earl grey. Lets see how this one is.

And some of these because they are nice to use and seem easy to clean:

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Marc v E

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Other teas I can recommend are from Clipper, although they are packaged per bag and cost a fair bit. You might get cheaper and better if you buy from your local tea shop.

The ones we really like are lemon ginger, orange ginger, raspberry mint, orange & turmeric and earl grey.
 
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