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Weirdy American Tart Thing
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A long time ago Hive sent me some tea and it was just splendid tea and I've been hoarding it, but now it's almost all gone. It was a special blend to commemorate Captain Scott and so it's likely not even for sale anymore. I wish I knew what was in it.

Hive - any thoughts on what to drink that would be similar? I.. can't go back to orange pekoe...


So what's your favoutie tea? Or if not tea, beverage of choice?

(Did we have a thread like this? I'm afraid the searching for 'tea' would just lead me to shift threads)


ETA after a bit of googling: Apparently 'Orange Pekoe' is black tea, it's a sort of grading system. according to Wikipedia

The Captain Scott Tea is a 'strong' black tea. I know I live in America, where tea is abused, but what should I try and look for? I remember trying Earl Grey a long time ago and not being impressed, but my tastebuds have changed since then.

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I, too, miss that tea! It is in theory still available somewhere, but not locally, and so I've been petitioning Tesco to restock it. (I would have bought BOXES AND BOXES of it if I knew it was going.)

There's a nice one Twinings do, this one.

And Lifeboat Tea is another one I've bought for the gimmick, and carried on buying for the taste.

The second-nicest tea (after Captain Scott's blend) I have ever had was a single-estate tea from the Sri Lankan district of Candy. It was SPECTACULAR - full-bodied and bright. I've tried other Candy teas since (which are only usually available in specialist shops) but I haven't found one as nice, yet.

I will let you know if the Scott blend tea becomes available again!


ETA: just to clarify, all of the above are black teas.

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I've seen Twinings in various grocery stores, I shall look for that version. And one grocery store gets a lot of British stuff, I need to look over their tea selections.



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I know that they stock tetleys in the USA that is fairly okay UK style black tea (labelled orange pekoe). At least according to Dan, i still find tea icky.
 
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Heathen that I am, I tend to drink herbal. I can’t do caffeine very well, and even decaf is 5% caffeine. I do remember a green tea that I used to drink; I think it had jasmine in it.


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jasmine tea is lovely

one of my local Chinese restaurants does a jasmine tea, it's a jasmine bud in the bottom of a glass cup, and hot water is poured on it, and the bud opens, so very very pretty.

the tea tastes nice too.

if i drink a tea it will be a herbal or a chai as i find the usual UK black tea tastes like water that has gone off, drinkable to be polite but i'd rather not.


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I'm not really a connoisseur, but I do drink tea from time to time! Lately I have been really enjoying Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Spice tea. I also like Bigelow green tea with pomegranate. And best of all, I like it when my Indian friends make me chai tea out of random stuff lying around their kitchen cabinets.


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I like standard Twinings English Breakfast, but have currently brewed some gunpowder tea.


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Ray and I have discovered we like English or Irish breakfast tea. We started with Twinnings but moved on to Republic of Tea so we can get loose-leaf.


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Twinings Earl Grey fan here. Never at work, though. The water's only barely hot enough to make coffee, let alone a decent cup of tea.


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Tea is comfort drink and largely consumed either in interesting flavours (most recently huge packs purchased in Leipzeig as Ceri can attest), as a coping mechanism, or in order to avoid coffee made by other people.

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Tea is comfort drink and largely consumed either in interesting flavours (most recently huge packs purchased in Leipzeig as Ceri can attest), as a coping mechanism, or in order to avoid coffee made by other people.

Big Grin Oh yeah, that was a fun market stall! We tasted like five different special blends, all very nice.

I'm an Earl Grey fan, too (two sugars, no milk). If I'm not in the mood for its bergamot flavour, I use a loose leaf English Breakfast or Darjeeling. Loose leaf is the only way to go with black tea, imho. With tea bags, you often get just dust. I only use bags at work, for my herbal tea (apple, blood orange, blackberry or herbal mix).
 
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Well, I don't like Gunpowder tea.



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i can't bear lapsang souchong. smells like barbecued sweaty socks.

other than that, i don't think i've ever had a tea i actively didn't ever want to drink again.


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Well, Numi Breakfast Blend is not as good as even Tetley. bleh.



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I had way too much tea and coffee today.
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You don't buy tea, you only rent it.


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Tea... I like my tea with just a bit of milk in it, nothing else. English breakfast is probably my favourite tea, I think. Though I've found that Earl Grey creme from Teavana is very yummy too. And going to Teavana has made me realize just how good loose leaf tea is. Now I don't really buy any non-loose leaf tea.

For coffee, I just like it strong, and with a bit of flavouring. I like trying different flavours... And now that I'm in Milwaukee though, I've found that there are some really good coffee places that locally roast coffee here, so I'm happy that I have a few places where I can go for good quality coffee beans. One of these coffee shops happens to be on my school's campus, and I am just so happy about that.


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Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea was OK. I have a great local coffee shop and they have some loose tea, but not much of a selection. My problem with coffee is that I like a really dark rich roast and that's just too much caffeine for me. I got out of the habit of drinking coffee last year when I thought I had the flu but actually had a cellulitis infection. I don't have tea every morning.



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I recently stepped off the crappy coffee at work and started drinking tea... generally two cups a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Mostly I've been drinking the Stash Earl Grey, which I quite like. They were out at the store last night, though, so I got their black tea sampler, just to see if there was anything else in there I liked.

Starting today with the English Breakfast. Not bad, but I definitely prefer the Earl Grey so far.

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