Tea Lovers: What are you sipping?

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  1. D_Fiona_Farvel

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    Yes, totally inspired by Enid's sig!

    Since my partner returned from Asia, he's become obsessed with tea drinking and drug me into the madness to the point I am now a confirmed tea drinker.

    We are a novice tea drinking household, though, mostly purchasing blends from Teavana - my favorites being Assam Gold Rain, Rooibos Chai, and Honeybush, a tea from my childhood I never thought I would revisit until MickeyLee posted about her scoby. :biggrin1:

    Anyway, would love to expand my tea palate, so whatcha sippin' on?
     
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    I love tea and drink a cup or two everyday. Right now I am drinking Passion Tea from the Tazo line. Very nice tea but it is more of a herbal tea. Most of the teas I buy are from teaopia which is a chain in Canada. Currently two of my favorites are Raspberry Mint Mojito and Market Spice(Black Tea).
     
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    Good God. You could be English...which is meant as a compliment, I promise. :D
    Earl Grey with just the tiniest touch of milk (can't stand it with lemon, but drinking it with milk is apparently the ultimate social faux pas) is perfect mid-to-late afternoon, but I'm sure being a tea-lover you've already had it a million times.
    Have you ever tried lapsang souchong? It's my favourite after dinner, but your post has tempted me to go and make a cup now...
    Your Rooibos Chai sounds amazing!
     
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    Oooh! I love tea! I especially love double bergamot earl grey with a little bit of milk and sugar, jasmine pearl tea, and rose pearl green tea. I'm also a fan of blooming teas.

    Adagio.com is one of my favorite sources for exploring new teas.
     
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    I'm glad to have found someone who also shares my controversial love for Earl Grey with a little milk! Just checked out Adagio.com...why would I ever go to the deli round the corner when this website exists?!
     
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    And if you're REALLY into tea:

    TeaChat
     
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    You are my new favourite woman. It's a short list (clearly) but tea lovers always go to the top :D Double-bergamot Earl Grey sounds a bit too strong for my taste though, and I'm yet to fully appreciate the wonder that is fruit tea. It has never appealed to me, but if anyone has any recommendations, send them my way...
     
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    Oooh, sustainable tea and they grow Assam!
    Have you trued Wattle Seed tea?

    Teavana is similar to Teaopia, which is a wonderful service, but find I'm not into the whole tea culture thing--they sell Buddhas and incense. Although, I love the cute tins (ignore the dying plant in the background): http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5161/5372155364_a2267676e3.jpg


    Thank you for the compliment. ;)
    Have not tried lapsang souchong. Can you give me an idea of the flavor? Full bodied? Fruity? Just effin' delicious? :biggrin1:


    Girl, you are speaking my bergamot loving language! You must try Assam Gold Rain from Teavana, it has a natural citrusy flavor that is delicious.

    I have seen the blooming teas in store, but have been hesitant to try it. Officially next on my list, thanks!
     
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    Those are great tins! Much better looking then the teaopia ones that I have. I am lucky there is a teaopia store 10 minutes from me and I can get my fix rather quickly when I need and want it.
     
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    I just realized! I have bought tea from Teavana before! Early last year, I did. I knew that name sounded familiar. I looked at your tea tins and went, "Oh! I have those!"

    I'm definitely going to try that Assam Golden Rain.
     
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    I love almost any tea. Black, green, white. Vanilla Chai is great. Any kind of chai in fact. I like weird ones like Egyptian Licorice, and Bourbon. That one (Bourbon) sounds gross but it's delicious.
     
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    I'm an absolute fan of Lung Ching green tea (also called Dragon Well) and Darjeeling both dark and green.. btw I drink everyday at least two cups of green tea whatever it is
     
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    As I'm really into earthy flavors I love the Gyokuro Imperial Green tea from Teavana.
    But I've really been wanting to branch out from there and try loose teas from other places.
    The other tea I drink almost daily is Teekanne Camomille Tea which is a bagged tea from Germany, I believe. Which is delicious and very soothing.

    Other than that I've had a variety from Peet's and enjoyed them all but I'm not sure I would go out of my way to drink them, I got them as a gift and liked the variation, but wasn't hooked on any of it.
     
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    Celestial Seasonings Madagascar Vanilla Red
    Tazo Zen
    Earl Grey with Lavender (I forgot the name of the company, but it comes in a white box)

    as for prepped tea, Arizona Blueberry White tea.

    But I'll drink just about any kind.. I love tea, and I currently have a paltry 6 boxes of various teas in my cupboard.
     
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    I have a bunch of herbal teas in my cabinet, but my favorite is Good Earth's Vanilla Chai. I was turned on to it by an Indian woman I worked with and it's had a permanent spot in my cabinet since then.
     
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    The Earl Grey with Lavendar sounds amazing! I'll have to google this.
     
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    That's exactly what I was thinking! I happen to have a bag of organic lavendar and I have at least three different varieties of Earl Grey (organic, white, and double bergamot), so I can mix up my own. I can't wait to try it!

    I keep bags of rooibos, chamomile, spearmint, peppermint, and lavendar, and I pick up other common tea ingredients all the time so I can mix up my own concoctions.
     
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    My favorite is the greener varieties of Ti Guan Yin. Silk Road's monkey picked is a good one with an intoxicating floral aroma. I also like their Cui Ya.
     
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