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What is your favourite tea?

Felix Green's Avatar Felix Green
02:30 AM 02-10-2013
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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Poppy's Avatar Poppy
12:27 PM 02-10-2013
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..
silva's Avatar silva
01:14 PM 02-10-2013

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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Felix Green's Avatar Felix Green
02:37 PM 02-10-2013
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?
vegan cyberpunk's Avatar vegan cyberpunk
03:31 PM 02-10-2013

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.


alanberry's Avatar alanberry
02:50 AM 05-10-2013

I use to drink green tea or lemon tea.
 


Akeona's Avatar Akeona
05:23 PM 08-10-2013

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.


silva's Avatar silva
05:33 PM 08-10-2013
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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.


kaiyokoon's Avatar kaiyokoon
07:04 PM 08-17-2013

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


smoKinOkie
10:06 PM 03-22-2015
I like Chai, Peppermint, Lemon Ginger, Yogi Detox, & Rooibos. Green Tea tastes like what I imagine dirty dishwater tastes like. Just my opinion.
no whey jose's Avatar no whey jose
10:26 PM 03-22-2015
Earl Grey all the way.

What's milk tea?
jessandreia's Avatar jessandreia
10:34 PM 03-22-2015
Lemon and ginger.

By milk tea, I guess (s)he's talking about putting milk on tea.
Trippy's Avatar Trippy
10:43 PM 03-22-2015
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.
Auxin's Avatar Auxin
11:06 PM 03-22-2015
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.
Beautiful Joe
01:02 PM 03-23-2015
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Originally Posted by silva View Post
 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.
dormouse's Avatar dormouse
02:21 PM 03-23-2015
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.
Ad Elie's Avatar Ad Elie
03:20 PM 03-24-2015
Weird, nobody spoke about smoked teas. Lapsang souchong makes me very happy when I drink it outside. It's comforting.
Adsterrr's Avatar Adsterrr
01:48 AM 03-27-2015
Holland and Barrett's tea selection is lovely!
My favourite has to be 'Rosehip' tea, extremely refreshing, really cheap, winner!
silva's Avatar silva
04:30 PM 03-27-2015
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!
karenlovessnow's Avatar karenlovessnow
05:58 PM 03-28-2015
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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mecanna's Avatar mecanna
07:52 PM 03-29-2015
Yerba mate and roasted dandelion root. Mmm.

I think almost any tea tastes better with lemon ginger brewed with it.
Windigo's Avatar Windigo
12:13 AM 03-30-2015
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
Tom's Avatar Tom
11:10 AM 03-30-2015
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.
Ovo-Lacto-Vegetarian's Avatar Ovo-Lacto-Vegetarian
09:56 AM 12-11-2015
Lemongrass and Ginger, both of which I grow. Makes a delicious, aromatic tea.
silva's Avatar silva
05:57 PM 12-11-2015
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
Lil' Tofu's Avatar Lil' Tofu
06:48 PM 12-11-2015
Chai is probably my favorite, but I love flavored black teas. Green is alright, I don't drink it that often.
imagineaa's Avatar imagineaa
07:02 PM 12-11-2015
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.
Blobbenstein's Avatar Blobbenstein
07:24 PM 12-11-2015
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.
Ladyjay's Avatar Ladyjay
07:40 AM 12-12-2015
Coconut Almond Black Tea
Wolf_Whistle
05:55 PM 12-12-2015
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Earl Grey, hot.
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