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Any new tea suggestions?

Asked by Minute_And_A_Huff (588points) September 4th, 2010

I’m finally getting low on the tea from a local tea house, so now I get to buy more. Any suggestions on what I should try? I’m partial to the black and herbals, but I have tried some very nice whites, and I’ll try a green if it’s really good.

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jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Try pomegranate green tea. It’s quite good.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@Minute_And_A_Huff I’m usually able to find it at most local tea/coffee shops. There are quite a few different brands that make it. Some are good, and others… not so much. Here’s a brand that makes pretty good pomegranate green tea.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities And the not good brands are….?

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@papayalily Well, the uber-common Lipton, for one. Blech!

Minute_And_A_Huff's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Zomg, right?!?! I don’t know how people drink that when they have a choice.

marinelife's avatar

Have you tried Silver Needle (white)? It is my favorite white tea. It is wonderful.

lilikoi's avatar

I like English breakfast tea (a black tea), earl gray (I think this is essentially black tea with bergamot), and authentic chai (black tea with spices). I have not found a chai blend sold commercially that I like yet (and I have tried many). It would probably be better to find a good recipe and make it yourself.

I also like a good green tea. I had one once that was so smooth it felt like I was drinking silk. I wish I had written down the brand because I am going to have to try every tea at my local Japanese market to find it!

I typically do not like herbal teas because they are too “perfumy”.

And yes, Lipton is god awful. I hate when restaurants, particularly fancy restaurants, serve Lipton. It completely undermines their credibility as food connoisseurs. They should really just not offer tea.

SamIAm's avatar

i’m not much of a tea drinker so i can’t suggest a good tea but i can suggest putting a little bit of orange juice in your tea instead of sugar, milk, or honey. it’s delicious!

laureth's avatar

I’m a big fan of Russian Caravan tea myself.

Supposedly, back in the old days when tea was traded long distances over land, it was kept over the caravan’s campfire to ward off bugs and keep it dry. By the time it reached its destination, the tea had acquired a smoky flavor that some people really liked. Nowadays, they don’t have to do that, but smoke it on purpose for the flavor.

Thanks for reminding me how much I like this. I think I’m going to track down and order some.

jazmina88's avatar

Do you guys like Republic of Tea?

BarnacleBill's avatar

For iced tea, I’m partial to Luzianne. It makes awesome iced tea.

marinelife's avatar

@BarnacleBill That is all that I use for iced tea.

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