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#1 Old 02-10-2013, 01:30 AM
 
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I used to drink green tea, which wasn't that nice at first but I liked it after a while, but I ran out a couple of months or so ago and have been drinking black tea since which I quite like. I've never really had a tea that was really great though.
I don't really like the idea of fruity teas but I'm interested in herbal teas, especially those with health benefits (I like food science).
I wouldn't really want to be telling my mates, if they bothered asking, "It's strawberry and vanilla tea.." Great. Fantastic.

I live in the UK so tea which can be bought from supermarkets or Holland and Barrett's would be great thanks.
Holland and Barrett's sell a tea that costs £40 a box..
(And no milk teas of course.)
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#2 Old 02-10-2013, 11:27 AM
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I prefer herbal teas to green or black. I really love Yogi's Lemon Ginger - it's supposed to be good fro digestion, but I like the taste..

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I only like green if it's properly brewed- which is rare for me!

I do love Rooibos! It's redbush tea from South Africa, usually called red tea. Mild taste that I would say has the most "tea" like flavor from a teasan. Different brands do taste somewhat differently. I get Davidson organic from amazon. Quite cheap, not the strongest, but it can brew a long time.

I also like the chai varieties of it.

I don't care for fruity teas either, except for the mango flavors. Hibiscus is good for iced tea.

 

Yogi teas are great! l love the Breathe Right for cold season.

 

Holy Basil- got a big bag of it loose. Has a mild minty taste. Supposed to be good for something- mood I think. It tastes really nice.


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#4 Old 02-10-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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Great suggestions thanks!
I really like lemons and the holy basil sounds really nice too.
Is Yogi a brand?
What do you do with loose tea that's different to bagged tea?
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i generally take obscure teas from obscure parts of china that i get from obscure tea shops in obscure back streets.

 

Dunno the names, it's all written in chinese.



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I use to drink green tea or lemon tea.
 

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I used to drink green tea and black tea, both of which are OK, but I prefer chamomile tea. Sleepytime is my favorite. I have a blueberry rooibos tea that is alright on occasion, and also a mix of chai tea and white tea. Chai tea is also really good just on its own. The rooibos and chai/white tea I have is loose leaf so it's super expensive and fancy. I got them both from Teavana and they have a million different kinds of loose leaf teas so there has to be a tea out there for everyone, and they have always offered free samples of tea at the locations I've been to.

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Great suggestions thanks!
I really like lemons and the holy basil sounds really nice too.
Is Yogi a brand?
What do you do with loose tea that's different to bagged tea?

Yogi is a brand:

http://www.yogiproducts.com/

So many blends! They have blends specific for ailments that really do help, as well as taste great. Good ethical company too.

Loose tea-- you need a tea ball or some kind of filter. Problem with that is sometimes you get stuff come through. My holy basil is loose and I get lots of sediment.I also use a press for it if I want to brew a lot, but that's a pain to clean out. I wish I'd have gotten bags.


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Always been a fan of chai tea, and a fresh lemon wedge is always a plus for me.

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I like Chai, Peppermint, Lemon Ginger, Yogi Detox, & Rooibos. Green Tea tastes like what I imagine dirty dishwater tastes like. Just my opinion.
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Earl Grey all the way.

What's milk tea?
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Lemon and ginger.

By milk tea, I guess (s)he's talking about putting milk on tea.

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I've never met a tea I didn't like.
I mostly drink black iced tea, but I drink pretty much any kind- hot or cold.
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I like to brew green tea with lavender flowers, thats probably my favorite.
By volume what I drink the most is a mix of thyme and sage from my garden.
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 I do love Rooibos! It's redbush tea from South Africa, usually called red tea. Mild taste that I would say has the most "tea" like flavor from a teasan. Different brands do taste somewhat differently. I get Davidson organic from amazon. Quite cheap, not the strongest, but it can brew a long time.
I also like the chai varieties of it.
One of my favorites also, and I too get it from Amazon!

There's a store down the road that sells a mint/roobis which is very nice, as well as a number of chai roobis.
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Chinese Gunpowder Green tea is one of my standards. I also really love this oolong variety called Tie Guan Yin, also called "Iron Goddess" tea.

I am lucky enough to have a really good tea shop nearby that sells a large variety of loose-leaf tea. I get all my tea from there and don't use bags anymore.
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Weird, nobody spoke about smoked teas. Lapsang souchong makes me very happy when I drink it outside. It's comforting.
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#18 Old 03-27-2015, 12:48 AM
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Holland and Barrett's tea selection is lovely!
My favourite has to be 'Rosehip' tea, extremely refreshing, really cheap, winner!
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I have a rosehip and hibiscus tea I find at a discount store, it's even organic. It is refreshing. I often combine it with rooibos for iced tea.
I love it hot with almond milk, but it does curdle a kinda nasty pink!
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Strong black tea with a little sugar and Silk Creamer is my all time fav. I also like Roobios and matcha tea but the caffeine in matcha bothers me.


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Yerba mate and roasted dandelion root. Mmm.

I think almost any tea tastes better with lemon ginger brewed with it.
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I mix my own tea, right now my favourite is a blend of dried rose petals, fresh cinnamon sticks, a pinch of earl grey and some honey

Rooibos with a cinnamon stick and some honey is also amazing

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I like regular tea, such as Lipton or Red Rose, but I like herb teas better. I've tried and liked chamomile, catnip, peppermint, and lemon balm.

Catnip is my favorite; it tastes like something between mint and oregano, which sounds weird, but I like it. My cats preferred the leaves; I thought they would go nuts for the tea, at least after it cooled a bit, but I guess the part they really like gets destroyed by heat.

Peppermint tastes like peppermint; chamomile has a mild lemony taste; and the lemon balm was something I tried to brew myself- our community garden has lots of it and I picked some to experiment. I might have picked it at the wrong time, when the flavor wasn't at its best.
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Lemongrass and Ginger, both of which I grow. Makes a delicious, aromatic tea.
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I've gotten myself off coffee and now am sorta enjoying matcha in the morning. I don't care much for the taste, but it does keep me from crashing in the later morning.

Ive come to like earl grey which seems to help with digestion
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Chai is probably my favorite, but I love flavored black teas. Green is alright, I don't drink it that often.
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I drink herbal iced "tea" every day. (I put that in quotes because I've been scolded that they are not real tea.)

I love a lemongrass over ice. I find I do have to brew it hot first.

All others, I just plop the teabag into cold water and it brews itself in a few minutes. My favorites are sarsaparilla, hibiscus, mango hibiscus and gingerbread.

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Earl Grey, hot.


Lapsang souchong is also great.....reminds me of the London Underground, for some reason.....the warm air you get as a train is coming towards the station.
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Coconut Almond Black Tea
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Earl Grey, hot.
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