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Okay since the original thread is over 350 posts long , its time for a new one . I'm going to fix myself some YogiTea's Joint Comfort . It has nice peach flavor. On a cold day like this ,it might help loosen my stiff joints .
Just opened a new box of Taylors of Harrogate's Assam - been too long since I had that, and it's so good!
Earl Grey for me! Oh, and thanks for the new thread, AquariusNat. That last one was getting a bit stretched!
Chai Agni from Upton. Very nice on a frigid day. The wind chill was on the negative side this morning.
I was thinking today about ordering that, RitaFaye. I so enjoyed the Chai Agni sample I had a while back...
It's very yummy, and nice for the evening since it's decaf.
No tea this afternoon--I stopped at Starbucks. I need a serious caffeine kick to face the scouts tonight.
Had to go outside and drive in frigid temps . So now I'm back home and sipping some Kava Stress Relief from YogiTea . Gawd I need Spring to start baaad !!!!!! LOL !
Madagascar Vanilla Red Rooibus Tea, the ONLY tea for me ;)
I love vanilla rooibos, but even now, just discouraged from excess caffeine, it'll never be the only one! ;)
However, nice choice.
I had Assam, Rishi's Vanilla (with its lovely base of chocolate-y Yunnan), and lavender rooibos, in the course of the day.
I really want some tea right now, but I can't bring myself to get out of bed and go heat the water. I'm having to stream audio from my class so thank goodness for technology. I hate missing classes for being sick.
Really want some Irish Breakfast with honey right now too...sounds good mstrust.
Enjoying some of Republic of Teas' double matcha because I was too lazy to do the whole loose leaf tea-thing. hehe
Oh, hey - Sylvia, how is that? I am usually strongly pro-loose tea, and not a passionate drinker of green, but it's looked intriguing.
Sympathy and warm virtual tea to mstrust and tiegster. I wish you quick recovery!
Just checking in: drinking my standard Assam (currently Hattialli BOPF), a little late in the day.
Eurydice, I too am usually strongly pro-loose tea, but sometimes I get lazy when I'm at work. :(
Anyway, I love the double matcha. Basically it's a green tea bag coated in matcha (green tea powder). It's got a bit of a stronger flavor than most greens, but it's color is quite lovely. The matcha gives it a murky, spring green tint. Of course, if I had my choice, I'd take just plain matcha or some nice gyokuro, but I digress.
As you can probably tell, I am pretty enthusiastic about my green tea, but I think that even if you're not, you'd still enjoy the double matcha. (Hope that helps.)
It does! Thank you. I will give it due consideration, when next I'm buying...
Twinings Green tea with ginger, plus slices of lemon and a touch of honey- I have a bit of a cold/ sore throat :(
CS Nutcracker Sweet, with a couple of homemade shortbread cookies. Enjoyed while sitting outside in 63 F weather. (Didn't we just have an ice storm?)
Local blend of melon / yoghurt.
Just bought some Bora Bora as well - it smells very sweet, I hope it's not overpowering...if it is I can always mix it with something else.
Since I'm at work will be having plain ole Lipton, need to refresh my personal supply :) I've just been turn onto Vanilla Rooibus Tea, yum!! Will look for it for at home brewing, but I have to admit, the selection I've seen so far has been lax.
I'm drinking something called "Paris" by Harney & Sons. I unearthed it in my parent's coffee cabinet. It's a welcomed change from the generic black tea bags they have in a canister on the counter. (Usually my mom has more tea around, hence I don't bring my own.)
I ordered some Ticolino "high tea" tea sticks which I'm really enjoying. Its like having loose leaf tea without the messy clean up.
I'm drinking Almond Biscotti black tea from Teavana. It's just the right mix of sweet almond flavor and cinnamon--in fact, it reminds me of the Sweet Almond green tea from Upton.
How is the Sweet Almond green? Is it in some degree sweetened (a no for me)? Or merely a sweet flavor? It's been somewhat tempting.
#25: It doesn't taste particularly sweet to me--in fact, I usually add a bit of honey, which I rarely do with my tea--but YMMV, of course. The first thing I thought when I smelled it was "breakfast cereal" (minus the syrupy sweetness), so whether you think that would be a good or bad thing might be your guide. (I laughed to see a 2-star review saying that it smelled like cereal: my review would have said the same, but with 4 stars. :)
Also, currently drinking--and I can't believe this actually works--Choconut green tea from Teavana. Just tried this, and it's surprisingly good, not at all sweet, just a dark chocolate flavor with a hint of earthy nuttiness.
Drinking Mate Vana from Teavana... an excellent jump-start and my morning ritual.
I have never tried Yogi Tea, but it sounds nice. I'm drinking iced Good Earth Black Tea which has a "Tropical Peach" flavor. I really like it because it's good without adding any sugar.
When I drink hot tea I like Good Earth Chai or TAZO Awake with creamer and sugar. Another favorite is iced Choice Bancha tea (when I'm in the mood for green tea).
I love hearing about all these teas that I never tried. It makes me want to be more adventurous and pick out some new ones the next time I go grocery shopping!
Just finished my second mug of CS Nutcracker Sweet. Tasted wonderful with the homemade fudge my neighbor gave me.
Had a pleasant evening drinking mate with my neighbor. Who knew that one day I'd be so interested in South American culture?
A lovely cup of Numi's White Rose. That, and Numi's Genmai Cha are just about the only two teabags I use.
Currently drinking Adagio's Spiced Green, to which I admit being addicted.
"Winter Fairytale" - from 1001 CVET in Slovenia. Doesn't list ingredients, but there's a lovely taste of blueberries.
Lipton's Black Pearl ... it's their upscale line in the little linen triangular bags. Not bad; tastes less "manufactured" than regular grocery-store tea.
Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chamomile with a dose of extra honey... I'm feeling quite under the weather today. But ohmygosh, I think just smelling this while it's steeping is healing me!
ps: this is my first post here in Tea! Hello everyone :)
Culinary Teas has a nice Honey Rooibos that's similar to the CS varieties mentioned above.
> 44 And their rooibos isn't bad.
> 42 A very warm welcome!
Keemun for breakfast, and jasmine during a Chinese dinner with friends. And good day for Chinese tea (but I thought the jasmine a little weak).
I should add: I love Chinese restaurants that serve good loose tea - as a couple of favorites do. Even bagged, sometimes the choice is superior to this. But it was comforting, and not bad.
A Darjeeling day today. And a bonus--my son actually requested a cup for himself. He's decided he likes it, if it cools to lukewarm (bleeech).
A tisane called Fruit Bowl. It's red, tastes like berries, and super yummy. Unfortunately, I have only one more cup left.
#24 I love the almond biscotti. For variation try adding some Coffe Mate Vanilla Chai Spice cream. Tonight I'm having a cup of Rooibos Tropica mixed with Sweet Lily White with a teaspoon of German Rock Cane Sugar from Teavana in my brand new podstakanniki which I bought on EBay. My Grandmother liked to drink her tea from one, and I got hers when she passed away but it has been misplaced over the years. Recently seeing the scenes from the movie Benjamin Button (where he is in Russia and meets Tilda Swinton in the hotel) and is drinking from one, made me decide to try to find one, which I finally did on ebay. It came in the mail yesterday. Just call me sentimental.
I'm having Twining's Lady Grey with homemade lemon muffins for breakfast. Two different people brought me bags of lemons from their trees this week so I had to do something with them... (can you hear the tiny violin playing?)
I'm getting ready to make either Darjeeling or CS Nutcracker Sweet. I'm celebrating a good doctor's report.
Congrats, RitaFaye, that's a very good thing to celebrate.
Reading this thread and its predecessor has finally convinced me that I need to branch out and try a few things besides my beloved Darjeeling.
Had some Twining's Lady Grey earlier (should not have put milk in it, I think) and have just had some Good Earth white and green tea with a little honey. The fragrance of that was wonderful.
Dragon Eyes: a black tea from In Pursuit of Tea (a little pricey for my normal shopping; this was on a gift card) flavored with lingonberry---which tastes a little raisin-y or currant-y.
I probably wouldn't repeat, but it's nice if you like a fruity taste that isn't tart or citrusy.
It's a good evening to sit outside with a cup of tea! If you need me, I'll be out on my porch with a cup of Earl Grey :)
I'm currently in bed (8.37 am) with my laptop, book and cup of good old PG..........it's my early morning cuppa everytime :-)
it's 5:117 pm here and the weather is very very hot... I have a glass of cold iced lemon tea beside me...
I just got my Rooiboos tea from Africa from my lovely cousin... Thanks dear... :))
I had a cup of herbal cinnamon apple tea this morning. It was yummy...
#52 - those lemon muffins sounds nice! Pass one over here, will you?
#51: Thanks for the tip on the almond biscotti. I just received more yesterday, as well as some rose marzipan tea (also from Teavana). I brewed a nice, light cup of the latter and really enjoyed it.
#67 My pleasure!!! Yummy Rose Marzipan. I will have to try that. Tonight I had yet another mixture from Teavana. Some Gingerbread Cookie/Spice Nut Mate. I got it as a gift for Christmas and had the last of it tonight. A very aromatic mixture.
Opened a box of black cherry tea. Nice but I think I still prefer blackcurrant when it comes to fruity tea.
I absolutely love that rose marzipan from Teavana. One of my personal favorites!
This afternoon at the caffeteria I had vanilla flavoured tea. I prefer Earl Grey myself, but they never have any in stock.
Every evening I have a mug or two of Strawberry Rose Vanilla I got around Valentine's Day. From Celestial Seasonings. It's not bad, for a fruity-ish sort of tea.
I am quite taken with the rose marzipan--I will admit to continuing to sniff the cup after I was finished. Teavana has my number, it seems.
My grandmother drank teas made from fresh tea leaves and flowers. She had a wild rose tree in her backyard, and I used to help her pick roses in the morning to brew. Has anyone tried fresh rose tea? It has a lovely taste, and a soft, intoxicating aroma to match. I think the fragrance of tea is just as important as its taste. I am not sure why she always preferred fresh over roasted teas, but it made a lasting impression on me. To this day, I prefer floral instead fruity, fresh as opposed to roasted. And that's what you will find in my cup. :-)
Tonight I had Numi's Dry Desert Lime. Sour and sweet. I think I like it.
Twinings Earl Grey, but later I plan to have Celestial Seasonings Sleepy Time. My favourite night-cap!
This is my first post, and I can't believe how much I've already picked up about tea from you guys!
>80 Welcome, Tabatha! I hope you enjoy LibraryThing--just jump right in.
Any and all MightyLeaf teas are absolutely brilliant. And organic. And their teabags are biodegradable!
Mariage Frères Thé sur le Nil - a lovely fruit flavored green tea.
Well, you guys have done it for sure. When I started reading the first round of this thread, I drank Darjeeling. I was happy.
Then, lately, I've been drinking whatever is in the pantry: Good Earth white tea and a little blackcurrant and some English Breakfast and Lady Grey and lemon soother . . .
And now I want to try nearly every other tea mentioned here!
Thanks a lot! (really, I mean that)
Started this St. Patrick's day off with a mug of Irish Breakfast .
Adagio's Banana Black tea. About to move on to something else, as this cup is nearly done (and I'm in the midst of grading finals, so I need the fortitude!)
I'm just finishing a cup of Ceylon, but since it's St Patrick's Day I might move on to some Irish Breakfast.
Didn't even realize that I had some Irish Breakfast yesterday and that it was a fitting choice for the day until I just read the posts on here...my subconscious was thinkin' apparently.
In my cup at the moment (here at work) is water... but the breakfast cup was PG Tips Gold, with a small dab of local wildflower honey* and some 2% milk.
* changing from sugar to *local* honey about five years ago has significantly reduced my pollen allergy reactions in the spring
>101 Honey has a bit of magic in it, doesn't it?
I'm currently having a cup of coffee, as I walked to the store and carried half-and-half and other stuff home. Coffee needs the half-and-half; tea needs milk or honey (never both).
Just realized I should get some lemon to have with the tea that takes honey. Not a new idea, but that doesn't make it bad!
A new cup - loose leaf Rooibos Peach Bloom. I wish I could take a snapshot of the smell...oooh, it's divine. :D But I had to steep it in a coffee filter because I could not find the tea ball. It's not my house - I'm sitting right now.
Just tried a Starbucks Black Tea Latte. Since I'm not much into sweetened tea, I'll give it a 3 bags out of 5 rating. Should have tried their Vanilla Rooibos instead; I would expect that to taste sweet naturally.
I tried the Green Tea Latte that they serve at Borders once; not worth the time. It was like drinking hot, faintly sweet water - no tea flavor at all.
What kinds of tea(s) does one put lemon in? Just curious. I've never tried it.
A small pot of Wild Cherry Green, loose from Teavana, earlier. I have a small headache now. I wonder what tea would be soothing to it. Something with caffeine perhaps.
>108 I think nearly any tea into which I'd put honey would be good with lemon, too.
And, of course, iced tea!
I take my "I've never tried it" back. I've had iced tea with lemon, which I enjoy.
I drink a lot of flavored blacks, flavored greens, and herbals. Thinking about lemon in most of them while hot seems like it would taste odd. But I'm assuming it tastes lemony. I think it might be okay in a plain green.
Earl Grey (or Lady Grey if you want something lighter) is very refreshing with a slice of lemon - because of the bergamot flavour to Earl Grey you get a nice "oranges and lemons" thing going on!
Tick Tock rooibos with milk and sugar. It's finally grown on my...as long as it isn't one of those flavored rooibos and I can add milk and sugar.
A simple Silver Needle from Teavana tonight. I'm about to slip in the 2nd DVD of Dr. Zhivago while I slip under the cool sheets and relax
Today I have a warm, thick hot chocolate, with lots of organic whole milk - just the way I used to drink it in Barcelona (the spoon can nearly stand by itself, so thick it is!). And a croissant to dunk in, of course! ;-)
Yes, I admit, I am a serial biscuit-dunking person. There. I've said it. I've now joined the club of the Biscuit-Dunking Anonymous (BDA).
Nice strong cuppa PG Tips ... found it very inexpensively by the ounce at my little renegade health food store. I feel so sophisticated!
Going for some more Darjeeling in just a minute---celebrating my son's most excellent medical report!!
Four O'Clock's 'Jasmine Pearls' with a couple squares of "choco-toffee dream bars" to nibble. (Recipe here: http://foodgrrl.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/choco-toffee-dream-bars/ So good, and totally addictive!)
Ceylon Golden Tips. My sister got me some as a gift a couple years ago and it has become a favorite.
Just finished my second cup of Rishi tea's Sencha Sakura (cherry blossom green), and thinking about making some iced.
I got a craving from reading another thread. I'm goint to make a cup of that cardamom spiced Indian tea that Mom's Persian friend supplies us with.
Oh crap! My mug is empty. Thanks for bumping the My Reminder thread :)
>125 I can't imagine what that's like--eating padthai curry, yes, but drinking it? Do you like it?
I'm having a cup of Prince of Wales--my first cup ever of this, in fact. Lovely and mild, nearly as good as the elusive Darjeeling (not carried by any merchant in this village, GET ME OUTTA HERE). Yes, I will be ordering it from Amazon soon.
No tea this morning...but I had MILO. I found it at my local supermarket...so excited. I'll likely have some rooibos later.
Oh dear jj55: Are you kidding me? Of course, I love love LOVE this tea. It has a potent ingredient that gives me an euphoric high unlike any other drinks. Not only does it cure my maladies, it also boosts my self-image, stretches me beyond my limits and MOST importantly, it makes me grow in all the right places. Look at me before and after:
I tried two new teas at Dragon's Lair today and both were delicious.
Fresh Ginger with a bit of licorice, pear and pepper. Delicious.
and Chocolate Mint rooibos, wonderful fragrance and just a hint of chocolate flavour.
I've got some Ceylon brewing. Trying to avoid going out and getting the mower ready for the season.
Melange de Chamonix from Upton Tea Imports since Trader Joe's discontinued its chocolate tea.
>130- that ginger blend sounds yummy! Was it a tisane, or were those flavors added to a tea base?
Just sat down at the computer with the intentions of having a cuppa Twinings Irish Breakfast and I got so far as getting the cup out of the cubbard, the tea out of the tin, and turning on the computer...I really have to make my tea before i sit down next time. Sigh...been a long day. Smiles!
Adagio's Rum black tea. I'm soooo tired today- definitely need a pick-me-up.
Tazo Lemon Mate. A very nice "sunshiny" sort of spring morning flavor.
Since it was 95 yesterday and only 65 today...I'm freezing. So I'm sitting here with a lovely cup of English Breakfast from Twinnings. It's summer...there's no reason for it to be this cold outside.
I had a pot of Lady Grey with a slice of homemade apple blueberry tart today.
Lipton Green Tea with cranberry & pomegranate; purchased for ease of use at work, but I haven't landed on the right steeping time yet. Either too weak or two bitter.
I gather from the infrequency of posts that everybody has reached the "oh-bother-it's-too-hot-for-a-good-cuppa-and-I-hate-iced" stage?
I keep a jug of sun tea in the fridge all summer, but it just doesn't even count...
Just finished a cup of Darjeeling Muscatel from The Tao of Tea - it's not all that warm in my neighborhood! Our temps have been in the sixties for at least a week!
'Well , I had two cups of Irish Breakfast this morning.'
I thought 'Irish Breakfast' was another name for Guinness!
Currently drinking a cup of Numi's Rose White Tea. It has been warm lately, so I've been doing more iced than hot tea. My latest was a pitcher of spearmint (herbal).
Just bought some Zhena's Gypsy Tea Pomegranate and Rose tea...mmhmm...good.
Sitting in a wonderful coffee shop called Bean There. Drinking a delicious Dragonwell called Lung Ching.
This afternoon it is Keemun with a little milk and a bowl of cherries from the farmer's market.
It's chilly and rainy here today, and I'm tired and sort of lazy, so I brewed up a cup of Bigelow's Plantation Mint. Normally, I'm strictly loose-leaf, but that felt like too much effort this afternoon.
I like oolongs; in my desk drawer at work right now is a box of TenRen's Ten Wu Tea, which I like to drink in the afternoons occasionally.
I'm visiting my parents, and all they have is a pod brewer with Bigelow green tea.
It is an abomination unto tea.
Ah, that reminds me--I'm going away for several days, I need to pack my tea! Thanks.
The Au Jasmin
Fujian Tea Import and Export Co Ltd
"Sunflower" on lid
And now back to my last assignment of Grad. School.
Hmm, you're right - must add tea to the packing list for my trip in three weeks. One year when I stayed at the same hotel for the same convention I'm going to this year, THEY RAN OUT OF TEA at breakfast on Sunday!!!
"The bottom was out of the universe!"
>164 I'm not sure if it's worse to have them run out or, for a lot of restaurants and cafes and diners and the homes of well-meaning friends, for them NOT to run out but to offer Lipton teabags and lukewarm water in one of those little metal pots that gives its insufficient heat back to the universe at a rate an exploding supernova would be hard put to beat . . .
Oh, got a little carried away there. Sorry!
Oolongs do have something quite distinctive, don't they? A sort of tea-ish spiciness that for me (who wears out tea leaves with boiling water until the memory is all that's left) persists most wonderfully.
Is the breed of tea different, or is it the way it's dried?
Enjoying some nice summery Adagio apricot decaf ... after I nurse about half of it hot, I can plunk in some ice and the flavor holds. Just wish it weren't decaf; I need an energy boost this morning. (Actually, I need intravenous adrenaline...!)
Yes, the processing is different. All real teas are from the same plant, Camellia sinensis; it's where they're grown and the processing that makes the different varieties. (I do not include herbals or redbush/rooibos "teas" in this - they are from other plants.)
Green teas are not "fermented" (nothing to do with alcohol) at all; Oolongs are "semi-fermented" and Black teas are fully "fermented." Stopping the process partway gives a completely different character to the Oolong teas.
Trying a new brand this week: Two Leaves and a Bud Assam. Pretty good!
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ACK ! Can't find any cafinated tea in my kitchen ! Must buy some at work tonight !
it's the same breed of tea, it's the way the tea is processed that makes into an oolong one. it's sort of half fermented, and you can call it half-green if you like
Bought 40ct. box of PG Tips last night , so I'll be set for awhile .
I love miso soup! It's just like a lunch and a heart warming drink. My favorite!
Today I have Tazo Zen in my cup. It's a green tea with a blend of lemongrass and spearmint and very refreshing. Maybe later on I'll have some of Tetley's Tranquil which has a blend including fennel and passionflower. It smells absolutely lovely and is very relaxing.
# 178 - gmathis --- You're probably right! :) If it gets cold, I still finish it without reheating. It's just that nice!
No tea. Not enough sleep last night, so I overdosed on coffee today. Even looking at something that might be caffeinated makes me nauseous now.
I'm trying Yogi's Cocoa Spice right now. It has a chocolate/cinnnamon balance that I like, even without any sugar. It'll be perfect for the fall.
mstrust...Agreed on the Cocoa Spice for fall; I tried some with a little cream and it was nice. Can't do chai or chai-alikes in the summer for some reason.
A Chinese friend brought me back "An Hui Ming Cha" -- perhaps the freshest green tea I've ever tasted. It was picked this April.
Is there anyone else out there who likes a cup of strong tea sweetened with condensed milk?
186, I think that would be great for certain flavored teas ... right now I'm drinking Adagio coconut, a little sweet milk would go nicely.
I tried white tea and oolong for the first time! I liked the white quite a bit and really enjoyed the oolong.
Hi, this my first reply to a thread so i'm not sure if I answered it right, I just clicked 'Post a message' beneath Message 1: AquariusNat. If i've done it wrong, can someone tell how to do it correctly please.
And so, waw, it looks like this group has a lot of hardcore Tea drinkers, i'm honoured to be in the same group. You're all talking about these hardcore tea brands, which i've never heard of, and here sits me drinking a standard PG Tips. Haha. I usually take milk and two sugars, but i'm beginning to cut down to half a teaspoon of sugar, as it's beginning to hurt my teeth and i'm not getting the full taste of tea. :). Pleasure to be in your group.
I'm have a cup of Japanese sencha right now. I think I brewed it too long so it is a bit stronger than I like it. Chrine, I love white tea! It always has a nice light soothing flavor.
JordanLangston, welcome aboard! You did it perfectly. :-)
Many of us like PG Tips. I've got a box on my kitchen table right now!
Welcome Jordan ! I'm using PG Tips as my breakfast tea all this week !
Welcome Jordan! I drink entirely too much sugar in my tea. I keep trying to cut back but I keep rebounding to the current amount.
I have a cup of tea from the Azores Islands (São Miguel Island)- alas it doesn't really taste of much, so I think PG Tips beats it hands down :-)
I'm currently drinking a blend of citrus chamomile (3/4) and orange rooibos (1/4), to dilute the chamomile taste a little.
I had a friend over yesterday who loves having tea at my house because I introduce her to types she's never heard of- so I cranked up the A/C and we had a pot of Barry's Golden Tea and a pot of Yorkshire Gold, all served with homemade blondies and Arnott's biscuits.
Sore throat and achy feeling so I'm having decaf green tea with a tablespoon each of honey and lemon. Really works wonders.
I'm having Snow Buds, a while tea, tonight. I'm also sore, stuffy, and achy. I hate colds. Hope yours goes away soon too, Tiegster.
I just made Stash's Peppermint Tea, iced. It's pale gold and refreshingly crisp. Grown in Oregon but I'm in Connecticut.
Thanks for the well-wishes, everyone! I hope you all get better too. I caught mine from my nephews...twins 9-month olds who keep passing a cold back and forth between themselves. My sister, their mom, is sick with it now too. Just so long as the older sister doesn't get it too. Yuck! It's summer! This isn't supposed to happen.
Oh, well, I'm having Harney and Sons Chinese Flower...only my second cup so far, but I expect to have many more.
lol Mine came from my little sister via my mom, who both live in a different house from me. This is my second summer cold this year.
Two more cups of the Snow Buds this morning.
just about three weeks ago I found two great teas at the local ALDI grocery store;Lemon Ginseng and Passion Fruit drank separately or mixed together in my tea kettle.
Last friday I bought an 80ct. box of Lyon's . I'll be set for quite a while .
205--just curious, what tea brands does ALDI's stock? We have one a couple blocks from our house, but have never darkened its door.
My local Aldi (Hinnerup, Denmark) has a fairly good and rather cheap Darjeeling Second Flush - Gardentea Moondakote.
Dkr 40 for 200 g, i.e. US $4 for 100 g.
The tin alone could easily have cost that.
208, interesting! Wonder if it's the same chain as in the US, or if it's just a name coincidence. I may need to take a walk this evening....
The Danish Aldi markets are part of a German chain.
It seems to operate in the states too.
Good Earth Decaf Original Sweet and Spicy with a tiny bit of sugar and some warm milk...ah-mazing. Perfect for these chilly fall days.
Rishi's wild rose white. You'd think eventually I'd get tired of this stuff, but... nope.
Also, I picked up a tea at the grocery store earlier, Twinings orange honeybush. Which was pretty good for grocery store tea. (I feel like such a snob now.) As far as flavored honeybush goes, I still prefer Adagio's chocolate and hazelnut honeybush teas to this orange one.
Adagio Cream ... last of my stash ... but it just had to be; perfect with my pecan cheese roll for breakfast.
Nerada Tea Bags (Australian grown tea).
Generally I use two tea bags in my (quite large) mug.
Pecan praline from Savannah Tea Company; gift from a best-but-too-far-away friend, which makes it taste even better.
This morning, an anonymous Chinese oolong bought in bulk at local health food store. Pretty satisfying for 31 cents an ounce!
Cranberry Autumn Blend from World of Tea. Seemed to be the right thing for a bad cold.
Just hugely over ordered from Jing Tea - some Ceylon, 20 x 10g testers (mainly Oolongs) and my favourite - a white tea called Silve Needle.
Today I had a couple of cups of an Oolong called Iron Buddha which was very nice and about 4 cups of the Ceylon which I liked a lot - it will probably become my black tea of choice.
Reruns, reruns, nothing but reruns (sigh). In a frugality measure, I have resolved not to buy anything new until I have scraped the bottom of the last canister of my scraps.
I've come home from NYC with a tin of Zabar's Special Blend tea. It's a mix of Ceylon and Indian teas and medium bodied with a slight spice and light golden color.
226- I make that pledge, and I always break it before I actually use up the scraps! :)
The organic grocery in my neighborhood just closed, and I made off with all their tea, including some pretty amazing oolong.
Orange chocolate rooibos from our new local store. Quite pleasant.
I don't care WHAT's in my mug as long as it isn't made with hotel water and I'm drinking it in my own house!
(Long and weary trip with many flight delays.)
my tea budda"s eays is nice tea and from benjowski teashop in berlin! a.
I walked into my local teashop yesterday and was hit in the face with a new aroma! Turns out they were bagging up quarter-pound portions on an apricot arabesque. I don't normally go in for flavored teas, but I couldn't resist! So, this morning I'm having my first cup of it. It's darn tasty!
zen green tea. i purchased a box of it from starbucks and i can't get enough of it :)
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chocolate chip coffe :)
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#238 is a new Troll. Those are links to his/her blog postings. S/He's hit at least a dozen other threads so far.
From the kind of tea I like you can easily guess the season - peppermint or first flush in summer, but now it's all Assam or loads of spices
The water main connected to my building is currently broken, but my roommate and I figured that we have just enough water in the fridge for one cup of tea for me and a cup of coffee for her. Aaah...our priorities come to light.
So I will make this cup count with some squandered Monkey Picked Oolong.
242, I have observed elsewhere that you just can't ruin PG tips. Understeep, oversteep, it's drinkable pretty much no matter what you do!
It's Friday afternoon here, which means Lapsang Souchong for me. I still remember the first time I tried it when I was but a tender 18 and nearly spat it out. How wrong I was. People in my offices complain about the smell (heathens!) so I tend to save it for Friday afternoons and then they can forget about how I annoyed them by the time Monday comes around.
The last of an expired Revolution Lavender Earl Grey that I found buried in the back of my family's Cape house pantry. (We're here for Thanksgiving)
It is still delicious.
#244 Sorry Barry, but I did spit it out when I tried it. However, my sister (the odd one) loved it, so I gave her my sample.
I'm off to make a cup of BOP Darjeeling. I am awaiting an order from Uptons containing more Darjeeling and an Assam, plus some green tea samples. I am hoping that a decent quality green may actually be drinkable.
I'm desperate for some tea. I've been travelling for 12+ hours today, and airplanes are hardly a decent source for tea.
247, safe landings to you; hope you are home now with a comfort cuppa in your hand. (Been in the same situation recently...even a good Tazo from Starbucks isn't the same when you're not drinking it out of your own mug.)
I'm drinking a mix of black and green tea. I've got an upper respiratory infection so the tea makes my throat feel better. Unfortunately the antibiotic tends to make my stomach a little unsettled so even tea is suspect
Numi Golden Chai
one bag per cup for 3 min
with silk soy creamer and organic Florida crystals sugar
has been a recent favorite
On Saturday, I enjoyed my last tea latte for a while. Now I am getting a sinus infection so must go off of dairy until it clears.
For now, I'll be drinking Sleepytime with honey and lemon.
Now I am getting a sinus infection so must go off of dairy until it clears.
Do you find abstaining from dairy helps or is it just a requirement of your medications ?
(sorry for the OT)
I find that going off of dairy helps to *ahem* keep mucus/congestion at bay. A lot less drainage so I feel better faster.
Note to self: Sleepytime EXTRA contains valerian and should not be consumed before a class that requires any thought. Nor should you operate any heavy machinery...like a minivan. Stick to regular Sleepytime. Or a decaf green tea.
This morning: Sleepytime Extra with honey and lemon.
Thanks tiegster! I will pass that info along to hubby, who is suffering with a sinus infection. Hopefully it will help him too.
This afternoon : organic Earl Grey (Mighty Leaf brand)
I have a yucky cold, so it was Numi's Genmaicha during class to try and preserve my voice.
Dear Twinings English Breakfast,
Oh, friend, it's been so long. I'm glad you're back.
Keemun Encore from Adagio. It's grainy and earthy and really good for a snow day (which we are having).
Someone just brought me back some Assam Gold Rain from Teavana...this may be the most expensive tea I've ever had.
Probably a good thing that there are no Teavana stores within hours of where I live.
Tiegster, I will be interested to know if if you like it; it was the first Teavana I ever bought for myself. (Won't try to color your opinion one way or the other, but I reviewed it on Steepster.)
@ gmathis - I actually liked it more than I thought I would. I wasn't too sure about the smell of the stuff, but I really liked the flavor. Now I can recognize Assam in a black tea blend. All of a sudden I was like "Oh! Now I know what that smell is!" It's interesting to be able to pick that out now.
Now I'm curious to know what you thought of it. I shall have to head over to Steepster.
Organic Cranberry Green tea from Trader Joe's.
Has anyone tried SerendipiTea teas? They look very tempting and I love the names.
Anyone for Cadfael's Cure or Burroughs' Brew?
Twinings Darjeeling with milk. Probably like 9 out of 10 of my previous posts . . . maybe boring, but always comforting.
rishi's peach blossom white tea. Very light and tasty.
As for teavana, I've enjoyed their blueberry bliss and orange rooibos teas, both delicious and relatively inexpensive. Though I can't say that for their accessories, way way overpriced.
#258 tiegster: I've been drinking Twinings English Breakfast lately, too. It just saw me through a long and arduous project. (Met the deadline! Must've been the tea.)
I've also been enjoying a tea I picked up at Whole Foods last week, Zhena's Biodynamic Blueberry Vanilla Green Tea. I am sorry that I like this tea, because it is quite overpriced. :-p
#266 Medellia- Be sure to check out the tea and coffee section of your TJMaxx or Marshall's- the Zhena's blends frequently wind up there.
Yorkshire Tea. My first experience of it loose leaf (although I guess I drank it like that at Betty's I didn't make it then). We use it at home a lot in bags but loose is luscious.
Right now it's Genmaicha... I'll probably have some Chai Assam later in the evening to keep my energy up, I am supposed to be writing after all.
Having some Assam Gold Rain in celebration of the fact that my sister just announced that she is going to have baby #4.
She's crazy...4 kids; ages 3 and under. My niece who will be 3 says it's going to be a girl; she must figure that since she already has twin brothers it's only fair to have a sister too. Why, oh why, do they live on the other side of the world? My poor brother-in-law.
Keemun Imperial Sacred Garden from Culinary Teas. Doesn't that sound exotic? Actually, it's coppery and earthy and very good for a cold, wretched, cloudy day.
Congratulations, Auntie Tiegster! Sorry your niece (and niece-to-be :o) aren't closer so you can start them on tea parties at a tender young age!
I'm enjoying a cup of Twinings' Traditional Afternoon Tea :) nice and strong! I love it!
Having a steaming cup of "Immortal Nectar" Pu-erh(aged 10 years): dark, rich, and delicious.
Lipton Black Pearl since we're in class and thankfully have an electric kettle available to us. I love when we have small class breakout groups.
Headed to Starbucks with my friend for a girl's day out.
So I get to enjoy a tea latte. Yay! I'm very excited. Haven't had one in a while.
1st order of business: Where the heck are all of you?! Have you deserted? Are you all suffering from the internet-is-out-blues? I'm done chiding now.
2nd: My friend made me a Jasmine tea since she heard me whistle-swearing under my breath at my genealogy project for my culture/language acquisition practicum. I feel much better now.
Earlier today I bought Stash's Strawberry-Pomegranate . Having a cup now and its really good . Not too sweet just right .
Nice cup of Mariage Frères Bourbon - a rooibos with vanilla flavoring.
Having a cup of Twining's Pure Mint from their Premium Black Tea line. Has just the right amount of peppermint and spearmint to tingle the tongue but not overpower tea.
Had two cups of Lipton's Black Pearl . Its good , but the flavor was a bit weak .
Assam Gold Rain with my roommate and her boyfriend tonight while we watched Surf Ninjas. They don't find it as humorous as I do. The tea was superb. At least they agreed with me on that point.
Big Travel Mug of Twinings Earl Grey while i watch the rerun of todays olympics.
Last bit of my Keemun Imperial Sacred Garden sample from Culinary Teas. Wish I had a slow, leisurely morning to savor it, but I'm afraid it's going to be gulp-n-go. (Hate to waste the good stuff on mornings like that.)
Finally get to have tea again after not wanting to eat or drink anything for two days while sick.
Organic Jasmine Blossom from Good Earth.
Finishing a cuppa mint green tea . It was a bonus bag from Twining's variety pack .
Tetley British Blend (decaf) with sugar and milk to round off my superb supper of lumpia, pancit, fried rice, and Chinese punch...filipino food is the best. I picked the perfect day to mooch supper off my parents.
At this exact moment, 1001 Nights from Tealicious Tea Company. Mmmm marshmallowy.
This evening, I am partaking of Golden Yunan black tea from Adagio Teas. In the mornings, I require two large cups of coffee, black and sweet, creamer optional; that's the only way I can get myself awake and functional. Most varieties of tea don't have the caffeine content I require.
Today I bought five kinds of tea, not that there is any room in my tea cupboard, but it's been a long week, and there I was in the tea aisle...choosing tea and thinking, I have to go home and log onto LibraryThing and see what everyone else is drinking (having been a silent observer of this thread for a while). So far Harney & Sons decaffeinated Midsummer's Peach is very flavorful for a decaf black, and Republic of Tea's get some zzz's is nice for a change but won't become my standard bedtime tea.
Thanks for all the great tea suggestions and coziness!
PG Tips, brewed to super-unleaded strength. Not very exotic, but essential if I intend to stay awake today!
Twining's Earl Grey made by my husband. Before he came home, I needed a tea fix, so I made myself some Lady Grey (also Twinings)
Just finished a cup of Adagio's Grapefruit black tea. I also require coffee when I wake up- tea is for later.
humouress, can you comment on the differences between Earl Grey and Lady Grey? I've not tried the latter.
The Lady Grey is a nice citrus black tea . I've had it several times and always enjoy it .
I've been drinking Earl Grey as my tea of preference for years, and sometimes my palate gets a bit jaded, so I have a cup of Lady Grey. Lady Grey has a bit more emphasis on the citrus notes.
The relevant passages from the above link:
'Earl Grey tea is a tea blend with a distinctive flavour and aroma derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit.'
'Twinings has a proprietary branded tea variety called "Lady Grey" made with lemon and Seville orange in addition to bergamot.'
Ah, sounds good. I do love the Earl Grey, though I also drink other varieties too.
I'm a big fan of Lady Grey- I generally prefer it to Earl Grey (though I like the Earl too). I find Lady Grey a bit smoother and less sharp than Earl Grey.
I just drank a cup of Zoom and Weebie's lemon black tea- very sharp, a bit tart. Not my favorite, but certainly drinkable, and invigorating.
Just finished a cup of Dragonwell - a lovely green tea from The Tao of Tea.
I wasn't able to find Grey Lady alone in my grocery store, but there were "sampler" boxes of several teas, including Grey Lady... so I'll be able to try it.
Glad to be able to introduce you to the Lady. If you do see Twinings teas, Earl Grey is usually packaged in lemon-yellow boxes, and Lady Grey in French blue boxes (at least, in my neck of the woods). Lady Grey is harder to find, and I can usually only get smaller boxes of it than of Earl Grey.
Hope you like it!
Thanks. I really needed more tea like I need another book in my home - (over-stocked on both)... Among other flavors, I have Earl Grey from at least three different manufacturers.
Stash, (which is very mild, light on the Bergamot),
Bigelow, (which is my favorite Earl Grey - so far, and is stronger flavored than Stash),
Adagio (Earl Grey Bravo, which I haven't tried yet; this is the only loose leaf Earl Grey I've seen) and
Twinings, (which I just bought a couple days ago and have not yet opened the box.)
The Twinings sampler box of teas contains 5 bags each of the following:
English Breakfast, (another favorite of mine, and which I have two other full boxes of this same brand)
Earl Grey, (I don't believe I've tried Twinings Earl Grey before) and
Most boxes of Twinings teas in this area contain 20 tea bags of one flavor, but the stores here only carry a few flavors of Twinings, a few of Bigelow, a few of Stash, many more than that of Celestial Seasonings and, of course, the usual Lipton, which I only buy for making tea at the annual family reunion because so many family members won't drink any other brand. They also have one or two other brands...but not anything of interest to me, outside of those already mentioned.
Have lots of papers to write so I made a pu erh latte-ish drink. A special thanks to my friend, Aaron, for bringing me tea from Taiwan.
Just finished a cup of Rishi masala chai with splenda and milk. Mmm, what a treat
Came across iced Lady Grey tea infused with tarragon, thought of you :-) , and had to try it. It was, actually, not bad (once I'd fished out all the ice cubes that were making it taste like water diluted with tea).
Can't believe it, but I'm drinking ICED. We're having an unseasonably warm day today, so my lunchtime cuppa (Twinings Irish Breakfast) brewed double strength and cold.
Interesting. I never heard of tea infused with tarragon. I don't care for ice in my tea either. Would rather stick my glass in the freezer an hour or so ahead and use the tea either at room temperature or refrigerated. Cold tea is very nice in the hot summer.
I refrigerate my tea in the summer too, but I generally do only greens, whites, and herbals. For some reason I just don't care for black tea cold/iced, though it is my absolute favorite hot.
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