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  1. #983842016-01-30 02:43:40udonge said:

    I was having this earlier for breakfast. My mum pass a box to me when she dropped by for a visit. I dont know about others but this is definitely one of my favourite tea from my childhood.

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    You can try checking it out here!

  2. #987392016-02-04 20:19:11Inia said:

    Favorite legit teas: ceylon (black) & gunpowder (green)

    Favorite infusions: rose hips, ginger root (for respiratory), black currant;

    Favorite blends: breakfast, earl grey, anything with bergamot, vanilla, etc.

    I collect bone china and have an assortment of eastern & western tea & esspresso cups. I may have a serious addiction to Tuscan and Royal Albert Du Berry cups. I'm checking into a facility soon...

  3. #987432016-02-04 22:11:29Taro_Tanako said:

    I found this the other day and had to buy it just cos I wanted to taste it. Turns out that it is..err..an acquired taste (YUK YUK YUK!!!!!)

    http://www.yogitea.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2014/12/en_produkt_mensTea-267x400.png

  4. #987472016-02-05 00:04:24Inia said:

    I have heard of chili being added to ginger infusions, but I'd sooner stick to good ol' boiled ginger. When I'm sick I make it strong enough to punch the cold right out of ya. I do sweeten it with either stevia or something not sugar.

  5. #987442016-02-04 22:49:00 *S9 said:

    HAHA DARK ORANGELLO EVEN. I mean, dear tea pals, never try this flavor. Have some Earl Grey instead and be safe.

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  6. #990112016-02-11 02:23:59 *Inia said:

    I just want to post this here since it was a fun read when I'd found it a couple years ago. The comment by Tim has good points as well. Personally I don't bring water to a near boil, just until it's hot. I do the former for coffee. But the article itself isn't as bad as that Tim dude claims.

  7. #990202016-02-11 06:29:44 *EvoRulz said:

    So today in Literature i discovered because we have a small class doing the hardest english class we get privalidges... Like biscuits(chocolate) and tea is available =w=

    The best thing is that there were so many teas!!! XD so i'm trying new ones every week, i had Peppermint tea this week, as well as ssomething called 'Forest Berry' which smelled really nice, and was red in colour :3

  8. #990952016-02-12 00:07:24Inia said:

    Can you guys take pics? Just say you want to make friends jealous. Lol, I wish we had a cool teacher like that. Well, I did but the class was too big and we didn't have peeps cultured enough. :P But hey, full frontal of Juliette. Guys got 'perks' lol.

  9. #993252016-02-17 05:35:27udonge said:

    I saw this at the local store and decided to grab one since I'm running low on tea. I must say, i do love the aroma from it and its simply refreshing <3

    I'm not sure if its in your local store but you can get it from their website if there's none!

    Cardamom Tea (Ahmad Tea)

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  10. #1003942016-03-14 01:52:03Maryam said:

    Oh my gosh, I love this thread already.

    I drink tea every weekday and without it I do not feel whole.

    My favorites are usually gratuitously sugared. I rarely drink black teas and when I do, it's only when I WILL die without any coffee. I wish I could say I do it for the health benefits but mine are much too processed and sugary to have any positive effect on my health. :-( But I am so excited to learn all of your favorites!

    -Lemongrass tea should always be a staple

    -Green tea: Raspberry Pomegranate is red and sweet and heaven.

    -White tea: Peach and Mango

    -Mango Chamomile will make my day amazing.

    Here are some of my children in one picture. I realize that I've run out of almost all of my favorites, this is about half of what I usually have but still! Exciting!

    http://i.imgur.com/8HNboPx.jpg

  11. #1070082016-09-15 05:27:56mizlily said:

    @Maryam I tried two varieties of that pyrimid lipton tea, horrible.

    In fact I don't thin kI've ever tasted good fruit flavored tea. Am I choosing the wrong flavor?

  12. #1020092016-05-04 03:20:21EvoRulz said:

    I have heard that if you drink tea from a china cup it impacts on the flavor differently to if you were drinking from a regular teacup, not sure if this is true or not. Thoughts?

  13. #1027052016-05-19 06:44:30 *Inia said:

    Hmm, by Chinese cup, do you mean the Yixing clay kind? I own a tea pot made from that clay. There's a bit of a ceremony behind tea that involves bathing the pot in the tea you intend to use, since you use 1 pot only for a specific tea type. This builds that tea up in the pot, allowing it to add more depth to the flavor. Usually you want an entire tea set like this and follow the methods used, and you'd use loose leaf only. A full set is pricey, but I'd definitely have one some day. They're just beautiful.

    Cup

    http://www.zishateapot.org/ProductImg/511/Discount-3-Hand-Made-Zisha-Clay-Tea-Cup-Yixing-Pottery-Handmade-Zisha-Clay-Teapot-Guaranteed-100-Genuine-Original-Mineral-Fired-b4.jpg

    Pot

    http://www.teacuppa.com/img/products/Yixing-Clay-Teapot-V.jpg

    ^ Mine is shaped just like this, but has some lovely blossoms on the sides, and the lid handle is a different kind.

  14. #1035292016-06-15 00:26:02Inia said:

    I have a bone china cup as well. Actually, in a proper bone china set there's actually both a tea and coffee pot. Bone china coffee pots are taller than tea pots. Back when America switched to coffee, I believe that's when coffee pots were developed for how coffee was steeped back then. Yes, coffee was steeped in much the same way a french press utilizes steeping. It's been awhile since I've read that history. But both coffee and tea were served in the same type of cup.

  15. #1035032016-06-14 09:58:11zkzkan said:

    Maan I love tea. I used to drink more coffee but after I had constant stomach ache from it I switched to tea. I usually take Assam tea with milk or oolong with milk, which results to the pearl milk tea taste. In winter, I drink homemade ginger or lemon tea in honey. It definitely shoos away flu.

  16. #1035072016-06-14 16:15:30masculyn said:

    This thread was made for me. I like to have tea with every meal, switching between iced and hot, depending. Not a huge fan of store-bought bagged tea. Usually the flavors are fine, but I've found that drinking tea for me is more than just the flavors; it's about the experience. For anyone interested in investing in loose-leaf tea, there are a few places I'd recommend. First of all being Teavana, which you might recognize as being owned by Starbucks now. A bit pricey; I consider their tea a luxury on a college budget, but christ is it good.

    Another great place for purchasing loose-leaf is David's Tea. They are really creative with their blends, and also their teaware is decently priced if you're avoiding eBay.

    If you're overwhelmed by what to buy from there, I'd recommend these blends:

    1. Any of the blooming teas. They're little flowers wound tightly by a string, but when you drop them in hot water they bloom open and make your cup look like a whimsical garden. Here's one.

    2. Gyokuro Genmaicha. A caffeinated green tea with toasted brown genmaicha rice. I drink this in lieu of coffee every morning. It has a wholesome and nutty flavor.

    3. Caramel Almond Amaretti. An herbal blend that combines sweet cinnamon with a rich caramel flavor and notes of roasted candied almonds. This is to die for, and I often drink this with my homemade stevia sweetener as a replacement for eating dessert.

    4. Lavender Dreams. Just click the link and look at that picture. First of all the tea is beautiful. It has lavender blossoms, rose buds and sweet peach.

    But if I'm being completely honest, I haven't really been drinking green or black tea in awhile now. Ever since designing my own garden, my entire liquid diet has tended towards herbal infusions. I saw @EvoRulz ask about this earlier. I grow a 13ftx28ft garden of lemongrass (duh), chamomile, lemon balm, mint, lemon verbena, chocolate mint, two species of lavender, rosemary, and stevia. I usually dry them out over a month, hanged from the ceiling as though it were a witch's den, then grind them. Sometimes I'll even add dried roses and cilantro to give my tea extra fragrance and healing properties.

    Growing your own berries and fruits helps too, but buying them from the store isn't the end of the world. I like to bake strawberry slices and orange peels on a sheet until they're dried. That citrus infusion really makes the difference, plus you can infuse other things than just tea. With my own crop I've made lavender oil, rosemary honey, and different extracts, which can be stored in a jar and used in your tea later. Adding ginger, tumeric, and lime zest into a pot of lemongrass is basically punching your immune system with the fists of excellent health.

    However, if you can't buy these expensive teas and you can't grow them yourself, I totally support bagged grocery store teas. I'd just never drink them myself.

  17. #1035272016-06-14 23:24:28EvoRulz said:

    OH MY GLOB! I want your tea garden ' - ' Thanks for sharing your setup and methods, this is amazing!!! I'm gonna keep a copy of this post for when I make my own tea garden ' w '

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  18. #1035082016-06-14 16:19:36masculyn said:

    Also, can we talk about matcha? I haven't seen it mentioned here. I was wondering if anyone drinks it? If you do, where do you buy yours? How long does it last? Do you like the way it tastes or is it something you just drink for the health benefits? I'm super interested in this stuff, but everywhere I've shopped for it really breaks the bank.

  19. #1035262016-06-14 23:16:29 *EvoRulz said:

    Ooooooo i'm intrigued what is this @masculyn? ' - ' Pretty sure it's Japanese cause I've seen a photo of that whisk thingy before, what's all the terminology around this stuff? 'w'

  20. #1035282016-06-15 00:22:01Inia said:

    I only know that matcha is a powdered processed green tea. But what makes it different?

    Also, Evo, it's a matcha whisk. :P

  21. #1067482016-09-07 08:57:15Rinneko said:

    http://www.tiptoptea.co.uk/ekmps/shops/tiptoptea/images/japanese-hojicha-select-option-10g-sample-[3]-96-p.jpg

    They've started serving Hojicha as a default beverage at Ajisen recently. It's green tea that's roasted instead of steamed. Consequently, it contains less caffeine. Pretty unique taste, I must say, but I'm not a fan.