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Niagara

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Any Tea Drinkers Here? Wed, 03/19/08 1:36 PM (permalink)
I'm referring to hot, not iced, tea.

Anyone drink tea instead of coffee? I mean on a regular basis, not an occasional cup of green tea or cosmic foufou organic zinger tea.

What brand do you like?

I was an occasional tea drinker until 3 years ago when I had a kidney transplant - when I woke up, I couldn't stand the taste of smell or coffee. I was a coffee fan prior to my surgery, having bought beans from the local roaster and ground them myself for over 20 years.

Now I drink PG Tips of Ty-Phoo every day. American tea pretty much tastes like someting that was swept up off the floor of the tea factory and put in a bag.
 
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    CajunKing

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    RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Wed, 03/19/08 5:35 PM (permalink)
    Niagra

    Here is a thread from the breakfast forum, it has some good links to severl tea companies

    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=24712

     
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      JBarry713

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      RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Thu, 03/20/08 10:04 PM (permalink)
      I drink tea just about everyday. My favorite brand is Barry's from Ireland. Please don't think I love it just because of the name (as it is the same as my last), it is actually very good. I have no (known) relation to anyone at Barry's Tea, though the current owners might be some of my distant relatives from County Cork. The Gold Blend is their flagship tea (similar to an Irish/English breakfast tea), good amount or caffeine and good flavor - I find some teas too bland. Their Irish Breakfast Tea is also quite good. Barry's is the most popular tea in southern Ireland, if not the whole island. That says alot considering the Irish drink more tea per capita than any other nation in the world.
       
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        BBq King

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        RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Thu, 03/20/08 11:53 PM (permalink)
        I alternate between English and Irish Breakfast Tea in the morning. Twinings is what I usually buy. Not a lot of different maker available where I live. In the early evening I'll have a cup of either Dragonwell, Second Flush Assam, or Oolong.
         
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          Beer&Snausages

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          RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Fri, 03/21/08 6:47 PM (permalink)
          My wife and I like Adagio teas. http://www.adagio.com/
           
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            enginecapt

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            RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Fri, 03/21/08 9:11 PM (permalink)
            Constant Comment, just like my parents and grandparents drank.
             
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              fabulousoyster

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              RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Sun, 03/23/08 9:22 AM (permalink)
              Darjeeling Tea, ITO EN brand, but if I can't get to Madison Ave, I'll take Twinings.
               
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                joanie41

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                RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Sun, 03/23/08 4:48 PM (permalink)
                I don't like the taste of coffee, so green tea is a staple for me. I usually drink several cups every morning. I find it very comforting.
                 
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                  avalon83

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                  RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Sun, 03/23/08 5:08 PM (permalink)
                  Irish breakfast tea is nice and strong in the morning. Later in the day I drink the smokey Lapsang Souchong or Assam. Ever read the Laura Childs mysteries that feature a tea shop? They will really make you want to taste all the teas.
                   
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                    Sneetch

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                    RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Tue, 03/25/08 7:45 PM (permalink)
                    another tea drinker here: lapsang souchong, licorice root, ginger, english breakfast, jasmine, and earl grey...twinings seems to be more reliable than some other brands, but it varies so much i tend to buy tea based on type rather than brand name...gonna have a cuppa right now!
                     
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                      avalon83

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                      RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Tue, 03/25/08 10:17 PM (permalink)
                      You can order wonderful teas from www.specialteas.com They have great loose tea selections and it's fun to experiment.
                       
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                        naxet76

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                        RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Tue, 03/25/08 11:07 PM (permalink)
                        Okay, I have only had hot tea a few times in my life...i'm from South Texas and the broiling temps down here don't really go well with hot tea...for me anyway. But I do want to know what you all put in it to sweeten it? And I also remember reading Harriet the Spy (where for years I wonered what an egg cream was!) when I was little and one of the characters put milk in it??? That sounds a bit odd to me. Whenever I've had it I've used sugar or honey and that's about it. Never milk or cream. So does anyone add milk to their tea? just curious.
                         
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                          plb

                          RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Tue, 03/25/08 11:10 PM (permalink)
                          Yes, but then my wife is Chinese.
                           
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                            Lwilliams

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                            RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Tue, 05/27/08 7:45 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Niagara

                            I'm referring to hot, not iced, tea.

                            Anyone drink tea instead of coffee? I mean on a regular basis, not an occasional cup of green tea or cosmic foufou organic zinger tea.

                            What brand do you like?

                            I was an occasional tea drinker until 3 years ago when I had a kidney transplant - when I woke up, I couldn't stand the taste of smell or coffee. I was a coffee fan prior to my surgery, having bought beans from the local roaster and ground them myself for over 20 years.
                            Now I drink PG Tips of Ty-Phoo every day. American tea pretty much tastes like someting that was swept up off the floor of the tea factory and put in a bag.


                            I'm responding to your post particularly because I had been a coffee drinker forever, until 2 years ago when I quite smoking and was trying to change my daily activities to help myself out. Well, all is well, I got over it, and now have become a faithful tea drinker. Isn't that wild ... how life changes
                            ... enjoying the world's most exquisite[url='http://www.zhitea.com/Default.aspx']oolong tea[/url] ...
                             
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                              fabulousoyster

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                              RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Wed, 05/28/08 9:18 AM (permalink)
                              Right now I am drinking a tea called "African Rooibos Red Tea"(pronounced roy-boss)made by Twinings. Its a South African tea. The packaging caught my eye, I'm a sucker for pacakaging. Orange and yellow with african scenes. This tea has a very different taste.
                              The tea is very delicious, reddish orange, light flavor, kind of an light scent. I let it brew in the cup for 5 minutes, put a little sugar and some evaporated milk in it.
                               
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                                divefl

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                                RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Wed, 05/28/08 9:23 AM (permalink)
                                Yamamotoyama Green Tea with Brown rice.

                                Most Earl Greys.
                                 
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                                  wmceaton

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                                  RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Wed, 06/4/08 10:16 PM (permalink)
                                  Stash makes some pretty nice tea. The licorice spice and the Irish Breakfast are both great.
                                  For an everyday tea, I drink the Lipton loose tea...not fancy but $2.39 will make you about 40-50 cups of tea.
                                   
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                                    tiki

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                                    RE: Any Tea Drinkers Here? Thu, 06/5/08 10:03 AM (permalink)
                                    We drink a lot of green tea---both hot and cold--and i am a big fan of a good pot of "Gunpowder"
                                     
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