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What kind of tea do you like?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (33248points) 4 days ago

I like chamomile with a bit of stevia.
I am trying turmeric with black pepper and have to say that it’s something else…
What do you like?

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KNOWITALL's avatar

Vanilla chai is great but I love many.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@KNOWITALL -That does sound good…

jca2's avatar

In the morning, just regular Bromley tea.

All other times of the day, honeybush, Earl Grey, Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice. Mint tea (any brand). I first had honeybush, which is from Africa, in Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. So good, with a hint of natural sweetness in it.

mazingerz88's avatar

Also tea served by a geisha.

Patty_Melt's avatar

For years I made myself happy with whatever black teas were cheapest.
About a decade ago I got a chance to stock up on tea forte free. I liked some, and for different circumstances. The raspberry was good, but extremely strong taste. I saved those for when colds would take away my ability to taste and smell.
My favorite was African solstice. Lemon anything doesn’t appeal to me. I gave away all lemongrass packets.
Since I no longer have my free source of those, I went back to cheap. Recently I decided to try Bigalow. That is less pricey than the Tea Forte, but had what looks like a nice choice of flavors. I tried the cinnamon, and i like it a lot. I can even enjoy it with less sweetener than usual. I have ordered some salty caramel, but it hasn’t been delivered yet.
The cinnamon goes nicely with sugar cookies and they taste like snickerdoodles. I also enjoy it with toast with a little powdered sugar sprinkled on.

I want my teas packed with caffeine. Bigalow has a little chart which indicates how much caffeine is in each flavor.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@jca2 -I had Bengal Spice awhile ago. Not too bad.:)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Patty_Melt -They sound pretty good.
I didn’t know Bigelow had a chart.
I was growing chamomile,lemon balm and spearmint for awhile & that is very good but lemongrass is tempting to me.

Patty_Melt's avatar

If you look at the back of the box, they have a coffee cup at the high end, followed by four tea levels. The cup shown as red indicates the caffeine level for that flavor.

Demosthenes's avatar

I am a fan of green tea. Black tea has too much caffeine and green tea has a better flavor anyway. And I don’t have tea with milk or sugar, just straight.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Patty_Melt -It’s hard to read the box when I’m so jittery! Lol!
I will check it out

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Demosthenes -I too, like green tea and I like teas with just stevia.
I need to figure out to to grow and use that

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Patty_Melt -It needs to be shaking for me to recognize.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@mazingerz88 That happened once in Kobe; an entire meal served by Geisha. Someone else picked up the tab in Kobe, the beef was…. !!

ucme's avatar

I loathe tea, love scones though ;-}

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -When you need to replace a brick in a wall?

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille We have flapjack for that!
Tell me you know what that is :D

stanleybmanly's avatar

We have a virtual tea pantry with dozens of canisters and a machine for keeping them under vacuum.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -A pancake??
@stanleybmanly -What will you be having?

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Look it up, it breaks teeth lol

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -They look like they could be softened with a small hammer.
Is that what Winchester Cathedral is made from?
Here’s something to listen to while you ponder the question.
you’re welcome

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I broke forks on flapjacks my gran made us.
Like bricks, in taste too.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -You should’ve thrown one through the window of a bakery….

stanleybmanly's avatar

At the moment it’s the “Paris” blend from Harney & Sons as I sit lazily on the back deck soaking up the sunshine. But enough. It’s time to gear up and head for the bank & uphold my share of the economy. No prisoners!

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I drink coffee in the morning and then cut out the caffeine with herbal tea after noon.

I am really enjoying a store brand Ginger & Turmeric tea from Kroger lately. Everything else in the cupboard is Celestial Seasonings brand. I drink a lot so I can name them:
Tension Tamer
Sleepy Time
Sleepy Time Extra
Peppermint
Blueberry
Black Cherry

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Call_Me_Jay -My hub just picked up a box of the ginger and turmeric tea. I have to get through the stuff I am drinking now but it sounds pretty good. :)

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I learned to drink tea while living in Singapore where the coffee was shit. I drink black tea without milk or sugar. I’ve had all different kinds of tea.

My all time favorite is Darjeeling first flush. I enjoy the color and the flavor.

A few years ago, I got hooked on Supreme Breakfast Tea by Harney and Sons, but it’s expensive. It’s just a mix of Chinese keemum and Assam teas, so I decided to try blending my own. I now blend 4 parts keemum to 3 parts Assam, and I’m very happy with it. It’s a bit lighter than English Breakfast and has a lighter finish. I drink it all the time. I even use it to make ice tea.

cookieman's avatar

Herbal Mint (hot — no milk, no sugar)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Hawaii_Jake -First flush meaning when the leaves are harvested?
Your blend sounds pretty nice I have a few more months before ice tea weather though.
Did you use tea bowls to drink from? As a potter, I should at least make a few but never have as I need something with a handle.
One thing I would love to get is a plain Yixing teapot The color of that dark clay is outstanding. No glaze is used on these pots and it’s best to commit to one kind of tea per pot as it will take on that flavor.
Even more so, I’d like to try that clay out for myself :)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@cookieman -I have a version of that kind of tea. Very good.

jca2's avatar

A friend who’s a tea connoisseur recommended Upton Tea Imports online for tea purchases. I see they sell a big variety, a lot of long leaf teas, too.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@jca2 -Thanks! I will check this out.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Lucille, first flush has something to do with when the tea is harvested, but I don’t really know the details. I’ve seen those tea pots. I dated a Chinese man who was a real connoisseur. I am definitely an amateur compared to him. The Chinese know tea.

I drink from a mug.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Just regular tea, unsweetened.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I’m a HUGE fan of chamomile also except I prefer Honey in mine. I find it a really good way to unwind & relax in the evenings after a rough day with the kids!!!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@LadyMarissa -It’s so easy to grow in a pot. If you have good sunlight it will do well. I even had it sprouting in the driveway. lol
I’d pick it every few days,dry then store it. You can taste a difference between the fresh & the store bought but either is very good.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Hawaii_Jake -If I can ever decide on a favorite tea, I will get one of those pots!
I read about first flush.The same plant can produce a different taste upon the second harvest.
I believe first flush is more desirable.
So you got to see those pots in person? The plain ones look so smooth that they almost look soft.The training required to make them is extensive. I admire that kind of workmanship.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I have seen the pots, but I’ve never drink tea from one. They are beautiful indeed.

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Pinguidchance's avatar

Texas, as it transpires.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Pinguidchance -Black gold? Would you like a song about a man named Jed?

Pandora's avatar

Pomegranate tea.

Pandora's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I discovered it one day because I bought a mixture of different teas. It was by far my favorite. Lightly sweet and soothing. Just add water.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Pandora- I like pomegranates very much so imagine I’ll like the tea too.

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