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Tea Thread

JansonJanson Registered User regular
edited January 2009 in Social Entropy++
We had a tea thread fairly recently but things move swiftly in SE++ and I could not find it to resurrect it.

For the first time in my life I am in personal possession of a rather nice kettle (with variable temperature so I can heat my water to the necessary temperature for either black or green teas, so I can pretend to be a tea-snob), a teapot with a tea cozy, and a wide selection of teas.

I'm back to drinking 4-6 cups a day and it is glorious.

So, SE++, what teas do you like to drink and how do you take them? Do you have any good ones to recommend?

I am accepting of all hot water beverages masquerading as teas here. None of this 'it's only really tea if it uses tea leaves' snobbery. We can discuss herbal brews, black, green and white teas, oolong; whatever you would like.

Mori and I received a large selection of sampler teas from adagio.com recently. I am enjoying in particular the green pekoe, ginger and peach black, valentine black (mm it smells of chocolate), honeybush orange and jasmine #12

Chamomile is a firm favourite, particularly chamomile and mango. That is my latest herbal addiction.

Ginger anything works really well to settle the stomach/stave off nausea, if you did not already know. Just chop up some fresh ginger and stick it in hot water.

Mint tea is also awesome. Best made with fresh mint, but you can also use dried mint or mint teabags.

I take all my tea as it is, now. Brits, I have given up the practice of putting milk in it.

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It is only a little kettle and a little teapot but it does very well for two people.

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  • FabricateFabricate __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2009
    Chai is probably my favorite thing in the world.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Janson wrote: »
    Tea in a glass

    What kind of ponce are you

    Alternatively ooh this explains why you are content to drink water out of a mug

    Cup, mug, glass, whatever crazy lady.

  • KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    my friend had some tea that was really good

    i do not like fruity teas

  • Shifty FisterShifty Fister Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    Tea in a glass

    What kind of ponce are you

    Alternatively ooh this explains why you are content to drink water out of a mug

    Cup, mug, glass, whatever crazy lady.

    But tea is hot. How do you hold a glass with hot tea in it.

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Belruel wrote: »
    i love love love mint tea

    course i love most anything mint mmmmint
    Sometimes teas smell good, AND taste good, but the taste is not what you are expecting from the smell, which is a good thing because if it tasted as it smelled, it would be a little weird.

    Peppermint tea falls into this category. As does the valentines tea, which smells chocolately and tastes delicious.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I have some dried tea from Thailand

    I make myself a cup every now and then

    it's very good

  • edited January 2009
    I enjoy iced tea, and lukewarm coffee.
    I dont like warm/hot drinks.

    Black tea, extra strong with a bit of sugar.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Also we have two of those kettles because my aunt bought us one and so did my sister

  • BelruelBelruel naw Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    something delicious: chai tea smoothie from juice it up

    i used to make those and nom nom

  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2009
    Moriveth wrote: »
    DARJEELING

    I've heard that stuff is pretty limited.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Fabricate wrote: »
    Chai is probably my favorite thing in the world.
    I bought some vanilla chai, but it is very very sweet, and unlike other chai (chais?) I have tried

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  • nevilleneville The Worst Gay (Seriously. The Worst!)Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I have a nice teapot here that WaM bought.
    also some lovely tea that bongi sent me because he is grand

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  • BelruelBelruel naw Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    i can't stand tea with sugar in it, i take it with honey or by itself

    occasionally depending on my mood with milk and some honey. but mint tea, always by itself yesss i need to go buy some more

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Bel if you have not done so before buy some fresh mint and use that instead :o

    Also, h5, I couldn't put sugar in my tea, either

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I've been drinking tea by itself most of the time

    I do like black tea, it's nice and strong without tasting as bitter as coffee

  • nevilleneville The Worst Gay (Seriously. The Worst!)Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Belruel wrote: »
    i can't stand tea with sugar in it, i take it with honey or by itself

    occasionally depending on my mood with milk and some honey. but mint tea, always by itself yesss i need to go buy some more

    milk + honey is best
    milk + sugar is also good

    also, #pipe gets full credit for introducing me to the exquisite beauty of tea + TimTams

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    This thread is nothing without Silmaril.

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    southern style sweet tea with bar-b-q and hush puppies plz

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Silmaril is a builder's bum tea drinker, though

    I hear he doesn't even like Earl Grey

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I've been trying some herbal teas lately.

    I think I'm going to go back to my Green and Spiced Chi.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Herbal teas covers a broad range of teas

    Which have you tried? A lot of herbal teabags found in stores tend to be a little overpowering and never taste quite as nice as they smell

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Janson wrote: »
    Silmaril is a builder's bum tea drinker, though

    I hear he doesn't even like Earl Grey

    How can you not like Earl Grey?

    A cup of brown

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    i am all some iced tea with sugar and lemon

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Janson wrote: »
    Herbal teas covers a broad range of teas

    Which have you tried? A lot of herbal teabags found in stores tend to be a little overpowering and never taste quite as nice as they smell

    The sampler pack I got had some Ginger, which I enjoyed, and then some peppermint and lemon and something with apple that were all icky.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Keep your 40 I'll just have an Earl Grey tea

  • FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I do love me some tea. However, I don't believe I've ever had a truly great tea, just the cheap stuff.

    Earl grey with milk is the best.

    I think I'll brew some now.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I really am liking the adagio teas, I would recommend them. I also hear teavana is pretty good but they are more expensive.

    Bucketman: Yeah, apple/lemon teas I have tried with varied success, although I am surprised the peppermint was not good!

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  • RedeemerRedeemer Registered User
    edited January 2009
    I used to be a breakfast tea drinker, but lately I've been more into green tea, peppermint tea, and on occasion, peppermint green tea

    Sometimes I just like having hot water with lemon and a squeeze of honey

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Look at this fuck wizard right hereRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Fandyien wrote: »
    i am all some iced tea with sugar and lemon

    Mmmm

    Fandy I just remembered something

    are you the dude who goes to VCU?

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    My grandmother swears by hot water with a slice of lemon

    And hey, she does have fantastic skin for an 87 year old

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Fandyien wrote: »
    i am all some iced tea with sugar and lemon

    Mmmm

    Fandy I just remembered something

    are you the dude who goes to VCU?

    yes indeedy

    richmond va

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    so I know there super trendy, but are those Tazo teas any good at all?

    Also for those in the know, whats a good website for someone looking to expand their tea horizions beyond what they sell at the grocery store?

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  • edited January 2009
    Janson wrote: »
    My grandmother swears by hot water with a slice of lemon

    And hey, she does have fantastic skin for an 87 year old



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  • FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I found this tea in the cabinet, it's some Christmas-themed gingerbread/cinnamon mix.

    It is quite possibly the best tea I've had.

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  • FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Bucketman wrote: »
    so I know there super trendy, but are those Tazo teas any good at all?

    Also for those in the know, whats a good website for someone looking to expand their tea horizions beyond what they sell at the grocery store?

    I learned everything I know about teas from a Good Eats episode.

    This may be either a good or bad thing.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Bucketman wrote: »
    so I know there super trendy, but are those Tazo teas any good at all?

    Also for those in the know, whats a good website for someone looking to expand their tea horizions beyond what they sell at the grocery store?

    adagio.com, seriously

    they sell an enormous variety of teas, and it's not too much to buy a sampler tin that'll give you around 10-12 cups, which is more than enough for you to decide on if you like it or not.

  • RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I love tea more than any other drink. I can drink Iced Tea like its water.
    Hot tea on a cold morning is so great.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Oh, Tynic sent me an awesome Christmas tea once; it really was quite delicious

    But then so many Christmas-flavoured things are! We should make them available year-round!

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  • RedeemerRedeemer Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Bucketman wrote: »
    so I know there super trendy, but are those Tazo teas any good at all?

    Also for those in the know, whats a good website for someone looking to expand their tea horizions beyond what they sell at the grocery store?

    I was obsessed with their black tea during the summer, but once I tried some organic black teas I came to realise it wasn't... really that good

    Can't speak for their other teas though

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    My roommates are on a tea kick. They went to Teavana last week and dropped what apparently was hundreds (plural!) on tea paraphernalia...

    They like white tea and something called Oolong tea. I don't really care for white tea, the Oolong is alright. The white tea had Chai in it, and I hate chai, so maybe that was it.

    I like Darjeeling and English Breakfast tea.

    I don't know where these rank on the tea coolness scale.

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