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Have you had really good tea?

Asked by Call_Me_Jay (12178points) August 20th, 2016

I have an English friend who makes me tea when I visit and it’s WONDERFUL. It can be 90 degrees F and I beg, “make tea, please!!” This may sound like a weird comparison, but the hot tea is refreshing, like drinking carbonated water with lemon on a summer day.

I don’t know how he does it. When I’m in Chinatown or anywhere else with expensive tea, I buy some and take it to my friend and demand some proper hot tea.

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flutherother's avatar

I like BiLuoChun Chinese green tea and probably drink a pint of it each day.

jca's avatar

I have had a great one called Honeybush. I first had it in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, in Asia (the Asia section of the park, LOL). I then bought it from Amazon. It has a pleasant, naturally sweet flavor. It’s from Africa.

Seek's avatar

I learned how to make tea years ago, from Douglas Adams

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

My grandpa made awesome tea. It was plain tea with sugar, in a glass kettle.

Kardamom's avatar

I used to get “Om” tea from Tazo. I don’t think they make it any more. Tazo’s regular black tea is very good. I think it’s called “Awake” and they serve it at Starbucks.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

There’s a tea shop in the Dandenongs, Victoria that do the nicest Irish Breakfast tea. It’s stronger than English, but not as strong as the Scottish blend. I love it. It has a fragrance to it without being as perfumy as some other teas. It doesn’t matter how good the blend is if the person making the tea doesn’t understand the process.

I do get your point though. It’s wonderful when you get a cup of tea that you just don’t want to end because it is so refeshing and delicious.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I am a self-professed tea snob. I learned to make tea when I lived in Singapore where the coffee was wretched. I switched. I drank coffee again when I returned States-side, but I drink tea almost exclusively now.

I also drink only the very best tea, and the only time it’s not loose-leaf is at the office where tea bags are a necessity.

I discovered Harney and Sons Supreme Breakfast this year. It replaced Stash English Breakfast as my morning cuppa. I still use the Stash for brewing iced tea.

I also like Dilma Ceylon Tea very much, and I often drink it in the afternoon.

I have fun trying many different kinds of tea from Harney and Sons. I have 2 first-flush Darjeelings that are superb, but they are no longer on their site.

Many years ago when I lived in Sydney, I bought Twinings Queen Mary tea that I relished. It was the tea served on the ship by that name. It is no longer available. I’ve had other teas that were supposed to be the same, but they weren’t. It’s a sad loss.

I cannot stomach Lipton any more. It’s dross.

jca's avatar

My sister is really into tea and she suggests Upton Tea Imports, which has long leaf teas from around the world. http://www.uptontea.com/store/home.asp??afterCart=/store/home.asp&referral=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egoogle%2Ecom%2F

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