Tea for Breakfast??

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2008/01/19 13:52:00 (permalink)

Tea for Breakfast??

Hi,
All this talk about coffee and breakfast! Got me to thinking. My wife's stomach can't take coffee, so she's grown to love good tea. At night I'll enjoy a cup with her. We've grown fond of Jackson of Hanover from England...regular or earl Grey.Since she drinks so much...we've gotten the giant box of Lipton's from Costco...ok...but quite different from the English blends...We want to expand our outlook. Anyother great brands to try?
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    BhamBabe
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/01/22 15:55:59 (permalink)
    I buy a lot from the English Tea Store:
    http://www.englishteastore.com/?gclid=CIz38dDZipECFQISlwoddDDuHQ

    They have their own brand of teas but also sell other brands, PG Tips and Harrisons Crosfield etc. All of them are lovely. We esp liked the Pecan Tart, Black Forest, Orange Spice, Scottish Breakfast Teas which is very stout, good with milk and sugar and Taylor’s of Harrowgate Yorkshire Gold, which is also a bit stout. They also sell Stash Tea, that's good too.

    I prefer loose tea but the bags are nice as well. I use a T-sac if I want to make tea bags with my loose tea, like for the kids. They are very easy to use.
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/01/22 17:36:27 (permalink)
    I have never heard of Jacksons of Hanover tea. Jacksons of Piccadilly, however is excellent tea. Perhaps it is the same thing.

    Twinings tea is always excellent and has been a long time favorite of mine. With 300 years of experience and holding a Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria's time you know it has to be good. It is also available just about everywhere.

    Stash tea is very good, especially for such a relatively young American tea company. I am not fond of Stash Earl Grey though. They go way overboard with the bergamot flavoring.

    Lipton does not do much for me although I will drink it if nothing else is available. Even more insidious is Tetley tea, the folks that tried to convince you "tiny little tea leaves" were better.
    In the tea industry, "tiny little tea leaves' equal the sweepings from the tea processors floor.
    It is interesting to note Tetley is now owned by the Tata Group, India's largest private sector group with over 98 companies which has been in the news lately for developing a tiny little car which will retail for about $2.500 but will never meet Western safety standards.

    PG Tips is very good tea for everyday use, I like it and buy it. Lately, my everyday tea has been Red Rose English Breakfast and Red Rose Earl Grey. I find these Red Rose products about equal to the Twinings products and at much lower cost. Even the traditional Red Rose Orange Pekoe is very good and an excellent value.
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/01/22 17:53:04 (permalink)
    Twinings here Ol' Chap. My Mary has about 6 different varieties of Twinings.
    De-cafe/Breakfast/etc. etc. Too far to the kitchen to check them out.
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/01/22 18:04:03 (permalink)
    My Irish/Scottish wife has to have her Taylors of Harrogate Scottish Breakfast Tea. Just lemon and honey.
    Just ordered her a 6 Pack (6-50 count boxes) on Amazon. Barely lasts the year.
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/01/22 18:28:44 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greyghost

    I have never heard of Jacksons of Hanover tea. Jacksons of Piccadilly, however is excellent tea. Perhaps it is the same thing.


    Likewise...

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    Stash tea is very good, especially for such a relatively young American tea company. I am not fond of Stash Earl Grey though. They go way overboard with the bergamot flavoring.

    LOL!!!! I adore Stash Tea's Earl Grey, but I buy their Earl Grey with Extra Bergamot!!! (No kidding!) I guess our taste buds are a bit different.

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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/01/22 18:38:13 (permalink)
    Check out Murchies' in Canada - they have some very good blends: #10 Blend, Prince Charles Blend and Russian Caravan are some I have tried and liked very much.

    Stash Herbal Teas are great all during the day and at night: Blueberry and Lemon Ginger are two favorites.

    The Republic of Tea has excellent quality. I like their Decaf Ginger Peach and Blackberry Sage. And the Grace Company is know for their quality also.

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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/01/22 19:06:38 (permalink)
    Bbabe

    Thanks for the link - I had it bookmarked, but when hard drive crashed lost most of my bookmarks

    My choices for teas

    Morning Tea - Earl Grey
    Afternnon Tea - Prince of Wales
    Evening Tea - Lady Grey or Camomile or Vanilla
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/01/22 19:09:21 (permalink)
    Sorry to disagree with you Cecif, but I still go with Earl Grey tea as originally formulated.
    The tea should always be the dominant flavor and the bergamot subtlety adding to it.

    If the fruit dominates it is no longer tea it is tisane. I like tisanes as well, but never confuse them with tea.
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/01/23 08:36:27 (permalink)
    Yorkshire tea by Taylors. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkshire_Tea . Definitely the best all rounder and superb with breakfast. I love the fact they do a tea especially for hard water areas, seeing as I live in one !

    I have tried some of their cake range and don't think too much of it. I make better myself :)

    I am not overly keen on Tetleys, PG Tips etc. They always seem to have a metallic aftertaste. If I am pushed I'll buy Co-op's own brand 99 tea.
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/01/23 12:56:10 (permalink)
    as I have not found a good place locally to buy tea I will order from Whittard of Chelsea in London. They have an amazing selection of almost anything you can think of. My current favorites are Spiced Chai, Apple Mint ( I will do 2 scoops apple and 1 scoop mint per 6 cup pot), and for green tea they have a Genmaicha which is green tea with toasted rice and it is amazing.

    I will worn you this is not a cheap route to get tea as it is priced in Euros and shipping is about as much or more than the tea.

    Whittard.com
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/01/23 13:14:18 (permalink)
    I like to order tea from Mark T. Wendell, in West Concord MA.

    http://www.marktwendell.com/
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/01/23 15:17:01 (permalink)
    Check out
    http://www.vintagetealeaf.com
    They have a lot of custom blended and loose-leaf teas and accesories. My favorites are Ceylon Breakfast and Russian Caravan, a smoky tea.
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/03/21 00:39:53 (permalink)
    www.mightyleaf.com

    great great loose leaf and bagged tea. the earl grey is perfect. enjoy fb
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/03/29 17:40:03 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greyghost


    Twinings tea is always excellent and has been a long time favorite of mine. With 300 years of experience and holding a Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria's time you know it has to be good. It is also available just about everywhere.

    Stash tea is very good, especially for such a relatively young American tea company. I am not fond of Stash Earl Grey though. They go way overboard with the bergamot flavoring.

    PG Tips is very good tea for everyday use, I like it and buy it. Lately, my everyday tea has been Red Rose English Breakfast and Red Rose Earl Grey. I find these Red Rose products about equal to the Twinings products and at much lower cost. Even the traditional Red Rose Orange Pekoe is very good and an excellent value.


    Ah, nothing like a large mug of tea and a full English breakfast!

    We have similar taste, though Twinings comes off a bit weak compared to PG tips, IMHO. A less expensive alternative to "Britains #1 Tea" (PGTs) is Red Rose from Canada. I've not seen any other RR variety than Orange Pekoe, but it has a great flavor and color--lighter, redder, and slightly "thinner" than PGTs brew.

    Stash EG tea is a bit strong (bergamot-wise) for breakfast, but can be nice at tea time.

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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/03/29 18:16:55 (permalink)
    Haven't had Red Rose in a while. Got to give it a re-try. Is all red rose from Canada?
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/03/29 19:00:06 (permalink)
    Red Rose is excellent, especially in this economy. I like both the Earl Grey and the English Breakfast, but buy the original recipe orange pekoe as well. The quality is very good on all, plus they give you a little cute ceramic animal figurine in every box which are highly collectible...you should see what some of the rare ones go for on the auction sites.

    I don't recall where exactly where Red Rose is made, but I am pretty sure it is a Unilever product and I tend to like their brands. For a huge corporation, they tend to do it better than most.
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/03/29 19:01:24 (permalink)
    Thanks,I'll give this a try...My wife will like the figurines.
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/03/29 19:22:54 (permalink)
    Lee,

    Something you might like...an old classic Red Rose Tea ad from the 60's. Still funny.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-918OMwCx6w
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/03/29 21:16:01 (permalink)
    Thanks Greyghost for showing us the ad! Boy that is one hairy band!!! The girl dancer was kind of cute, thought!
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    RE: Tea for Breakfast?? 2008/03/31 13:27:04 (permalink)
    When we were in Ireland my husband and I became addicted to Barry's. I buy it locally from, oddly, a British import shop. In the evening we drink their decaf or Bigelow's decaf "Constant Comment". I like the spicing in "CC" - similar to chai. When I want a "real" chai, I prefer Big Train Chai to the more popular Oregon Chai.

    Cathy
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    Re:Tea for Breakfast?? 2011/12/28 17:28:03 (permalink)
    My sister gets a nice English breakfast tea I'll try together the name and post it
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    Re:Tea for Breakfast?? 2012/03/28 03:59:31 (permalink)
    I always prefer to tea in morning breakfast.Breakfast tea make stronger flavor with milk and sugar for taste.
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    Re:Tea for Breakfast?? 2012/07/31 02:38:36 (permalink)
    that's what i have, but it's not very good for your body to skip Bfast. it'll slow down your metabolism too. but, if its that much of a problem, then just tea is okay
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    Re:Tea for Breakfast?? 2012/08/02 20:20:41 (permalink)
    @ Lee the Bard, my paisan, have you tried Teavana?
     
    I like their raspberry roibos the best. They say roibos isn't really a tea, more of a tincture, but it is very delicious. 
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    Re:Tea for Breakfast?? 2012/08/03 06:14:23 (permalink)
    stricken_detective.  My daughter's favorite place!! She just got a great blend: Youthberry & wild orange blossom. It's great cold!!!! Will tell her about raspberry roibos. Thanks , my friend.
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    Re:Tea for Breakfast?? 2012/08/03 13:05:13 (permalink)
    I like Twinings English breakfast tea and get the 48 box size at Wal Mart.  I worked with a Brit who swore by Ty Phoo, which I've seen at World Market, and at Big Lot, of all places.
     
     
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    Re:Tea for Breakfast?? 2012/08/03 13:25:06 (permalink)
    The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Co. sells a decent Earl Grey and they sell both loose leaf and sachets. I've grown really fond of a cup of Earl Grey using a French press.
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