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"Do you know why I want a cup of tea?"

"If I want to be toned up, calmed down, invigorated or anything then it’s very simple:

I just have a cup of tea."

 

That quote is from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series.

Anyway, it turns out that I really like tea.

Yes, dried leaves in water.

Yes, that makes me an ignorant monkey who doesn’t know better.  :-)

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My favorite tea is made by Good Earth.

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Good-Earth-Herbal-Black-Tea-Sweet-Spicy-Caffeine-Free-Tea-Bags-18-Ct/10794597

It has a very strong cinnamon flavor that I just love.

 

What tea do you like?

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Coffee tea Big Smile

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I bought an electric kettle to brew my own tea, and I'm not even from the British Isles!

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I like rooibos tea.

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I bought an electric kettle to brew my own tea, and I’m not even from the British Isles!


What no Crumpets? Facepalm Pip Pip Cheerio! Big Smile

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Lipton Herbal infusion, apple & cinnamon for the last couple of weeks. I switch flavors every few weeks but I usually drink one or two cups with honey every day.

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Wow, I thought you guys only drink coffee! Have you ever tried any Chinese tea? Do you use a set tools to make tea?

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Aleister wrote:

Lipton Herbal infusion, apple & cinnamon

That sounds really good.

If I see it reasonably priced at a brick & mortar, I'll pick some up.  :THUMBS-UP:

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My favourite tea is Yunnan Orange Pekoe (a strong flavoured black tea), I have a big jar of it at home and every now and then make a pot of tea that I enjoy very much. (but mostly I drink coffee Innocent )

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raccoon city wrote:

Aleister wrote:

Lipton Herbal infusion, apple & cinnamon


That sounds really good.


If I see it reasonably priced at a brick & mortar, I’ll pick some up.  alt=:" />


It’s among the best flavors I tried, smells great too

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Barry0892 wrote:
Wow, I thought you guys only drink coffee! Have you ever tried any Chinese tea? Do you use a set tools to make tea?

I had tried Chinese tea a few years ago but I don’t remember how I liked it. Good idea, though, I will search for it and try it again.

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Barry0892 wrote:
Wow, I thought you guys only drink coffee! Have you ever tried any Chinese tea? Do you use a set tools to make tea?

We have electric kettles to boil water. Mostly we use tea bags in a mug. For special occasions we use loose tea in a teapot.

My wife Debbie brought back tea when she visited Hangzhou China 10 years ago.

My favourite was special dragon well.

I also really like Ba Bao Cha. I pick out the sugar. It was too sweet otherwise.

Hard to find them here in the UK

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I like English breakfast, three pots/six cups a day. Loose leaf only, never bags!

I also like a variety of herbal infusions, especially camomile. I don’t mind them from bags.

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I too like rooibos, for the evening because it has no caffeine. I like to add fresh grated ginger.

I also like green teas, mostly sencha (chinese or japanese), or prestige green tea (sri-lanka).
From china : blue tea like oolong qilan (semi-fermented), pu-erh’er_tea tea. And sometimes bai mudan white tea.
No sugar, no milk.

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CRX wrote:
Coffee tea Big Smile

Definitely my favorite kind of tea! Wink But actually, did you know there is a tea made from the berries of the coffee plant? The part we make “coffee” from is the pit of the fruit, and the fruit itself is also made into tea. I’ve never had it, but I’d like to try it some day.

Other than that, my favorite tea right now is SleepyTime made by Celestial Seasonings. It has chamomile and spearmint in it and is supposed to relax and calm. I also like just chamomile, and any one of the Zinger teas made by Celestial Seasonings as well. My wife particularly enjoys peppermint tea or lemon ginger. We also like chai tea.

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Black cherry flavor ceylon black

Earl Grey

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Bog standard tea bags. Usually Tetley. Just brewed in the mug. I like my tea strong, but quite milky. I only use whole milk.

There used to be a great advert on UK TV. “Tea, best drink of the day”

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Yorkshire Tea, in a pint mug. If its good enough for Guy Martin, its good enough for me.

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Green tea with rice flavor is really nice.

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Yorkshire tea.

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Tea, Earl Grey, hot.

 

I like Twinings the best, but Bigelow is nice, too. With honey.

Chinese “gunpowder” tea is good, too. Toss in some “hamster turds”, let it steep, pile o’ spinach remains on the bottom of the cup. Just don’t drink too far to the bottom, else you’ll get a mouthful of fines that are pretty nasty.

Tea’s good, ‘though mainly, I have about LD50 of coffee each day.

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Lol now I’m triggered. Technically that “Sweet and Spicy” tea isn’t tea. It’s a tisane. Real tea is only made from Camellia Sinensis. Smile

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Lightbringer wrote:
Tea, Earl Grey, hot.

 

I like Twinings the best, but Bigelow is nice, too. With honey.

Chinese “gunpowder” tea is good, too. Toss in some “hamster turds”, let it steep, pile o’ spinach remains on the bottom of the cup. Just don’t drink too far to the bottom, else you’ll get a mouthful of fines that are pretty nasty.

Tea’s good, ‘though mainly, I have about LD50 of coffee each day.

I pretty much agree with all that.

My wife and I also roast coffee and are espresso nerds.

I’m not too educated regarding tea but I drink it quite a bit. Drinking some sencha at the moment.

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My wife and I also roast coffee and are espresso nerds.

We got this newfangled machine at work where you pop in these “pods” (not Tide, but individually-wrapped “ravioli” of filter-paper with coffee inside).

My poison of choice is a triple: espresso + espresso + bold. Basically a triple-hit of coffee in 1 mug.

Tried making a triple espresso into a milchekaffe, but too much milk just makes it cold. Don’t have the patience to heat up the milk first. Silly

 

Oh, and never ever ever try Earl Grey with honey. Ugh. To me it’s as if it were sweetened with maple syrup or something similarly “off”. Sick

Though honey in coffee is quite good, as long as not overdone.

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Lightbringer wrote:

Oh, and never ever ever try Earl Grey with honey. Ugh. To me it’s as if it were sweetened with maple syrup or something similarly “off”. Sick

Yep. Makes it taste a bit like tea and cough syrup.

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Oh, and never ever ever try Earl Grey with honey. U

If you think that is bad, try Earl Grey with sweetened Almond Milk. Ugh.

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I tried some Mushroom Tea, taste like crap, with some side effects, Vibrant Psychedelic colors, high levels of Enlightenment and Euphoria being one with the World and Nature, its was groovy man once you get past the taste Wink

When I was in Tianjin, China, one of the Hotel cleaning ladies (she was soo HOT) brought me some BUD’s from her province that when she made it for me turned/unfolded into little flowers floating around in the tea kettle/pot. Tasted great straight, but alas no side effects, none, zilch, nada Sad

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Andrew_Debbie wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:

Oh, and never ever ever try Earl Grey with honey. U

If you think that is bad, try Earl Grey with sweetened Almond Milk. Ugh.

Sick Almond Milk…

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I tried some Mushroom Tea, taste like crap, with some side effects, Vibrant Psychedelic colors, high levels of Enlightenment and Euphoria being one with the World and Nature, its was groovy man once you get past the taste Wink p. When I was in Tianjin, China, one of the Hotel cleaning ladies (she was soo HOT) brought me some BUD's from her province that when she made it for me turned/unfolded into little flowers floating around in the tea kettle/pot. Tasted great straight, but alas no side effects, none, zilch, nada :(

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