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Starscream
03-08-2009, 09:55 PM
What tea are you drinking?


Lipton Spiced Chai:tu

SeanGAR
03-08-2009, 10:00 PM
2007 Wenshan Baozhong v. lightly panned from a tea co-op in Taipei.

K Baz
03-08-2009, 10:14 PM
forte silver needle

Snake Hips
03-09-2009, 12:06 AM
Glengettie. Some tea I got while I was in London. It's all in Welsh, so I had to buy it, haha.

Starscream
03-09-2009, 09:33 PM
Bigelow's Earl Grey

hotreds
03-09-2009, 09:35 PM
Lipton Iced Tea Blend.

Starscream
03-09-2009, 09:43 PM
Lipton Iced Tea Blend.
You are making sweet tea, I hope. :dr

hotreds
03-09-2009, 09:55 PM
You are making sweet tea, I hope. :dr


With Splenda. Can't afford the sugar in more ways than one! (Financially NOT being one of them, happily!)

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/funny-pictures-cat-food-box-diet-diary.jpg

Starscream
03-09-2009, 10:04 PM
With Splenda. Can't afford the sugar in more ways than one! (Financially NOT being one of them, happily!)

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/funny-pictures-cat-food-box-diet-diary.jpg

Same here. I give into temptation every now and again though. Hard to resist down South.

Skywalker
03-09-2009, 10:46 PM
Good Earth Herbal Tea!!!

I have a cold!!!:bh

jquirit
03-10-2009, 12:07 AM
Stash Lemon Ginger with a drizzle of honey, of course!

Smoking Dragon
03-11-2009, 06:14 AM
I really enjoy a Persian Black tea w/ little flower buds for flavor that I recieved from my new friends, from Iran, that I met on my deployment.

renton20
03-12-2009, 02:40 AM
Had some really nice flavored black tea today, apricot, mmmmmm:dr

Steelergar
03-13-2009, 03:39 PM
English Black Tea and Gun Powder Green Tea

ActionAndy
03-13-2009, 03:40 PM
Arizona Arnold Palmer. :)

pmwz
03-14-2009, 04:30 PM
Gunpowder is right now my go to tea. I am going to try some puerh tea tomorrow

novasurf
03-14-2009, 07:44 PM
Monkey King.

Kiss079
03-18-2009, 11:38 PM
I had a really nice Arizona 24 oz can. It was .99, sweetened even.:D

BillyCigars
03-19-2009, 01:26 AM
I dug into my tin of loose leaf Lapsong Souchong today. Added a bit of half & half and Splenda. Yummy.

JollyGiant
03-20-2009, 09:08 PM
I've been on a Peet's Jasmin Fancy Green Tea kick!:D

Mikhail
03-25-2009, 09:06 AM
Loose leaf Earl Gray from Tea Junction FF to FFF grade. It's good but putting to much H&H will kill some of the power of the tea.

Sailkat
03-25-2009, 09:14 AM
Medicinal Teas - Green Tea with Ginger

skullnrose
03-25-2009, 09:31 AM
Mighty Leaf

Black tea from the renowned Satrupa estate in Assam, India, our Organic Assam Rani Estate black tea is delicate and slightly sweet, with a hint of Swiss chocolate. A very balanced brew, these exquisite clonal black tea leaves grow in a shady valley surrounded by the Himalayas. This pure tea is a treat.

Loose tea in 4 oz. bag

loaded with caffeine

Mr.Maduro
03-25-2009, 09:43 AM
Genmai-cha...:dr

Starscream
04-03-2009, 08:49 AM
Lipton Green Tea

morefifemusic
04-03-2009, 08:56 AM
Yunan Gold from Adiago teas. A very tasty, almost spicy black tea. Good with pipe tobac.

ChicagoWhiteSox
04-03-2009, 09:06 AM
Lipton Green Tea

Had some early today

novasurf
04-03-2009, 09:13 AM
China Pu Erh with a sweet rose petal on it. Earthy, great for today.

ZenSilk
04-03-2009, 09:16 PM
I went to Bombay House last night, and had some "Indian Tea". One of my ex's father used to drink it, and I would always sit and shoot the **** with him while drinking the stuff.

So today, I decided to figure out WTF gave it that distinct flavor. Brewed up some Red Rose Black (go-to), and went sniffing through my spice cabinet.

And...



Fennel!

Dropped a couple seed/pods in and let it steep : total win.:wnr

dentonparrots
04-03-2009, 09:21 PM
Tetley Tea..great cup of Tea, possibly the most bought type in the UK
http://www.tetley.com.mt/images/image128.jpg

ellisgibson19
04-14-2009, 04:34 AM
iam drinking today 2008 spring li-shan "da yu ling" soft stem oolong
from www.houdeasianart.com

they have some of the finest tea-

i have not been able to find a puehr that i enjoy since the teas i like best r green oolongs.

Starscream
04-19-2009, 02:30 PM
Had some good ol syrupy sweet tea today.

kelmac07
04-20-2009, 12:52 AM
Hot Cinnamon Spice from any local Barnes & Noble...delicious!!!

adampc22
04-20-2009, 01:35 AM
Tetley Tea..great cup of Tea, possibly the most bought type in the UK
http://www.tetley.com.mt/images/image128.jpg

yussssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss love it with lots of milk

Willygt
04-20-2009, 01:22 PM
White tea :),

just finished a Bigelow Vanilla Chai tea box. :)

DocLogic77
04-20-2009, 02:12 PM
I am really enjoying a 2007 Oolong sent by SeanGar. Amazing flavors...I'm totally hooked.

eternal rider
04-29-2009, 05:33 PM
I am enjoying a cup of Winsdor Castle

Genetic Defect
04-29-2009, 05:42 PM
Bigelow's Earl Grey

:dr:dr

Starscream
05-03-2009, 10:32 PM
Lipton Green Tea

Starscream
05-06-2009, 08:15 AM
Lipton Green Tea

again

Starscream
07-08-2009, 01:53 PM
Fresh dried peppermint tea.

ade06
07-08-2009, 02:05 PM
Nestea Red Tea (Pomegranate & Passion Fruit). Nestea was giving them away as a promo around the corner from my office.

TanithT
07-08-2009, 02:08 PM
I have recently discovered Teavana, to the detriment of my pocketbook. They have an online site (http://www.teavana.com/default.aspx) as well as a storefront near me. They have some very yummy premium flavored blends that are like dessert in a cup, without any sweetening, as well as some serious teas that are fine cigar pairings.

NJ stogie King
07-08-2009, 02:43 PM
I love loose teas....especially now in the summer!! I also have a Teavana store near me as well, but I find that the tea smells so potent in the container and then I have to beg it to taste the same when it hit's my mouth!! Does anyone have a loose tea or tea recipe that they can recommend that tastes as good as it smells?? I know that the water dilutes it, but I am one for a lot of taste in my tea!! Let me know!!

Thanks!

TanithT
07-08-2009, 03:22 PM
I love loose teas....especially now in the summer!! I also have a Teavana store near me as well, but I find that the tea smells so potent in the container and then I have to beg it to taste the same when it hit's my mouth!! Does anyone have a loose tea or tea recipe that they can recommend that tastes as good as it smells?? I know that the water dilutes it, but I am one for a lot of taste in my tea!! Let me know!!

Yes. Follow the directions carefully for temperature of water and length of steeping time. Then experiment based on how well you like the results you get, changing one variable at a time. Rapid hot infusion will get you one kind of result, slower cooler infusion another kind of result. Try a cold refrigerator infusion overnight and see how that expresses the various flavor components in a way you may find more similar to the aroma.

"Tea espresso" through an Aeropress or similar device is something I like a lot; give it a try.

Dunkel
07-08-2009, 09:15 PM
Sadaf Special Blend Earl Grey. Loose leaf all the way.

Starscream
07-09-2009, 02:05 PM
Fresh dried peppermint tea.

Again.
This stuff is great. A family of Mennonites grow this stuff in their garden and sell it at their produce stand.

Smoking Dragon
07-09-2009, 02:22 PM
Iranian Black tea. M M Good. And then later some ECCO, a insant tea-like mix from Peru.



Sarge

Steelergar
07-09-2009, 08:20 PM
I love teavanna, everyday I drink english black tea in the morning, gunpowder green ice tea in the afternoon, and an olong at night usually with a cigar (been smoking alot of padron 2000s and 5 vegas miami petite coronas lately .

Starscream
07-10-2009, 11:49 AM
Fresh lemon balm tea. Tastes like water with sweetner in it.

Phil Sotelo
07-10-2009, 05:19 PM
I just hooked on Chai Latte, that stuff is delicious! I prefer hot in the morning and cold during the day. Good stuff!:dr

CasaDooley
07-11-2009, 01:16 AM
Seattle's Market Spice Tea iced. Black tea with orange and cinnamon.:dr

novasurf
07-11-2009, 08:33 AM
6 beer sampler from our local brew pub.

DrDubzz
09-27-2009, 11:50 PM
Twining's English Breakfast a bit ago

also Typhoo in the mornings

taltos
09-29-2009, 07:04 AM
Twining's Irish Breakfast, a little stronger than their English Breakfast. Later some Bentley's Green Tea.

kelmac07
09-29-2009, 07:23 AM
Chazo tai...love the stuff.

eber
10-09-2009, 04:08 PM
I have been drinking a lot of Tazo Zen Green tea lately, I normally only like to brew loose whole leaf tea but this Tazo is really good :tu

Demented
10-09-2009, 04:09 PM
From Twinings I like Earl Grey with a lemon wedge, English Breakfast with a spash of light cream or whole milk, and broken leaf Assam Mangalam, black. I only buy loose leaf tea.

physiognomy
12-12-2009, 09:40 AM
'08 Xiaguan FT "Happy Tuo" this morning... 3rd infusion so far and it is still going strong.

mcdimond
12-12-2009, 09:58 AM
Today, Oolong tea that I buy bulk from my local asian market.

physiognomy
12-19-2009, 11:29 AM
'08 Xiaguan FT Baoyan "Mushroom Tuo" with a late breakfast this morning...

Zanaspus
12-19-2009, 01:08 PM
Any sheng (unfermented) pu-erh works for me 90% of the time. Else Wuyi oolongs. :dr

Starscream
12-21-2009, 09:33 PM
Lipton green tea

Demented
12-21-2009, 09:48 PM
Twinings Earl Gray, with a lemon wedge.

Nimbus
12-22-2009, 08:16 PM
Lipton Yellow Label International Blend with half and half and sugar. Perfect for those blistering morning commutes. :al

Starscream
12-23-2009, 11:18 PM
Lipton Spiced Chai with sweetener and milk

DougBushBC
12-24-2009, 05:50 AM
I am amazed by how many people here drink the plain old lipton stuff, if you are interested in branching out, shoot me a PM and ill give you some info... Seriously, we are brothers of the LEAF around here, cant that apply to Tea Leaves as well?

Starscream
01-02-2010, 10:15 PM
I just tried some ginger tea. That stuff is very peppery!

Pauly Walnuts
01-02-2010, 10:42 PM
I like Green Tea by Arizona in the tall cans

Starscream
01-09-2010, 09:38 PM
Earl grey

Starscream
01-10-2010, 08:32 PM
earl grey

DrDubzz
01-10-2010, 09:14 PM
been drinking my black dragon pearl and copper knot hongcha from Teavana lately

both are excellent blacks

Starscream
01-16-2010, 10:04 PM
Chamomile tea

Cigary
01-16-2010, 10:11 PM
Bigelow Caramel/Vanilla,,,ahhhhhh!

daboose
01-20-2010, 07:52 PM
I just picked up some White Monkey Green Tea.

Very nice. Not overpowering.
No distraction from a good cigar.

http://www.englishteastore.com/1mt-wm.html

themadurokid
01-27-2010, 02:04 PM
Yogi Classic India Spice and Yogi Green Tea Chai

Steelergar
02-17-2010, 09:29 AM
czar nicholas II black tea with rose petal and saflower from a local Euro grocery store.

Groucho
02-26-2010, 09:30 AM
At the moment a generic China Lapsang Souchong brought from a small whole seller. A bit blunt and I can't help the feeling it's partly artificially flavoured as the smoke profile has a slight cardboardy edge to it.

Having said that, with a splash of milk it's perfectly do-able...

Cheers!

Michel

Zanaspus
02-26-2010, 12:14 PM
At the moment a generic China Lapsang Souchong brought from a small whole seller. A bit blunt and I can't help the feeling it's partly artificially flavoured as the smoke profile has a slight cardboardy edge to it.

Having said that, with a splash of milk it's perfectly do-able...

Cheers!

Michel

Good old pine smoke tea. If I want that taste, I pull out my pipe and smoke latakia. :ss

Groucho
02-27-2010, 01:33 AM
Good old pine smoke tea. If I want that taste, I pull out my pipe and smoke latakia. :ss

good one :tu

Still, some Lapsangs have a marvelous smoke profile where the smoke adds up in stead of overwhelm. Clearly the one I had yesterday was not in that class.

Groucho
02-27-2010, 01:44 AM
ow.. forgot..

A nice cup of Earl Grey. Supplied by the Dutch coffee and Tea broker 'Simon LÚvelt'. One of my favorites, completely certified as 'Organic' - which is more about the bergamot oil used. Subtle and quite intense.

Cheers!

Michel

Blindjimme
02-27-2010, 03:25 PM
Got a question for you tea guys. I've been drinking Stash Green Tea for a couple months. It's a grocery store brand and I really like it. My question is are the loose teas from tea merchants a better quality than tea bags from the store? Are they fresher, have more antioxidents, better flavor etc.

Groucho
02-27-2010, 04:06 PM
Difficult question... really...

I'd rather go for a merchants product. 'Bagged' tea from larger companies seem to be more or less processed to ensure long term freshness and as less as possible batch variation.

Yet... if buying mrechant tea (or any other product) from a smaller shop with a low outturn freshness of the product can be an issue. So it's best to try a few shops and stick to the one you like best based on quality/service/pricing etc.

Cheers!

Michel

Zanaspus
02-27-2010, 08:20 PM
Got a question for you tea guys. I've been drinking Stash Green Tea for a couple months. It's a grocery store brand and I really like it. My question is are the loose teas from tea merchants a better quality than tea bags from the store? Are they fresher, have more antioxidents, better flavor etc.

Drink what you like, like what you drink. :tu Better quality? Objectively yes, but it's all a matter of taste. You will find that loose teas are generally whole leaf or at least broken leaf whereas bags are generally fannings. That being said, whole leaf is a different ballgame. Tastes will be much more subtle which you may like or you may not. Fresher? Unless you're paying top dollar for current harvests from abroad (which I do and pay the price :mad:) no one can really say for sure. More antioxidants? Nope.

I guess it all comes down to; if you like it drink it. Maybe try a little whole leaf at some point, but don't go overboard until you're sure.

Blindjimme
02-28-2010, 01:09 PM
Thanks Michel and Tony. I was going to try something different just to experience the difference, if any. Thanks for the input. :tu

Groucho
02-28-2010, 03:18 PM
Thanks Michel and Tony. I was going to try something different just to experience the difference, if any. Thanks for the input. :tu

Enjoy! I know you will...

now sipping a cup of not really tea but still 'leaves with boiled water': a fresh mint infusion.

Starscream
04-19-2010, 08:36 PM
jasmine white tea. Pretty good.

dbradley
05-07-2010, 08:36 PM
Just picked up a few different teas from A Southern Season in Chapel Hill -

Earlier today I had a cup of Jasmine Black that was pretty tasty.

DougBushBC
06-07-2010, 07:13 AM
I just had a delicious cup of Adagio's Ceylon Sonata, but last night I had a SUBLIME glass of the Teavanna Eastern Beauty Oolong (way too pricey, but amazing... $18.50/2oz, which is $148/lb, for which I could buy High-grade Japanese Wagyu Beef for less).

Groucho
06-08-2010, 12:37 AM
I just had a delicious cup of Adagio's Ceylon Sonata, but last night I had a SUBLIME glass of the Teavanna Eastern Beauty Oolong (way too pricey, but amazing... $18.50/2oz, which is $148/lb, for which I could buy High-grade Japanese Wagyu Beef for less).

Oh my... that sounds like a truly exotic Oolong!!!

irons
06-21-2010, 07:56 AM
Darjeeling, 1st flushing. More oolong than black. Mild and smooth. It has presence though. Broken Orange Pekoe by the looks of it. 1/2 way through the cup, getting a bit astringent. Good stuff. $5.50/oz @ Java's in Rochester.

benedic08
06-21-2010, 12:44 PM
Tea i love is just the Chinese green tea my dad gets in Hong Kong and Tieguanyin. If you like oolong tea i really recommend you try Tieguanyin. :D

lbowles2
06-22-2010, 01:35 PM
Havin' a nice cup of Earl Grey Impeiral black tea at work :D

Steelergar
06-23-2010, 01:14 AM
American Classic Green Tea made in USA. For black Tea tried some Irish Breakfast at a local cafe called Barry's Tea and loved it so much I bought a box.

Volcodom
07-07-2010, 11:21 PM
I would first like to say I am finally home, a board with tea and cigars
:l

and next I'd like to reciprocate the whole teavana thing. I'm never without my Assam gold rain tea, or my Kamiya Papaya Oolong. (P.S. first post hello to all!)

taltos
07-08-2010, 06:11 AM
Pretty much addicted to Trader Joe's Irish Breakfast or the Twinings version and some of the Bigelow teas.

DougBushBC
07-08-2010, 06:45 AM
I would first like to say I am finally home, a board with tea and cigars
:l

and next I'd like to reciprocate the whole teavana thing. I'm never without my Assam gold rain tea, or my Kamiya Papaya Oolong. (P.S. first post hello to all!)

Welcome buddy! Sounds like I like your tastes in tea! Strong oolongs and yummy blacks are all I drink mostly.

Volcodom
07-08-2010, 09:07 AM
Welcome buddy! Sounds like I like your tastes in tea! Strong oolongs and yummy blacks are all I drink mostly.
Thank you, I am a huge Black tea fan and have been since I first got into tea some years ago with chai tea. Which if anyone hasn't tried yet you are missing out.

aar0n
07-23-2010, 12:04 PM
Black tea is good, my favorite tea is earl grey.

DocLogic77
07-24-2010, 06:22 PM
Welcome buddy! Sounds like I like your tastes in tea! Strong oolongs and yummy blacks are all I drink mostly.

I'm right with ya. Oolong and Pu-erh are equally amazing in very different ways. :tu

mobarbq
08-29-2010, 09:50 PM
PG Tips, England's #1 tea; comes in pyramid bags; a Kenya, Assam and Ceylon blend. You can get this at one of the well-known "large accumulations" stores for about $3... it's delightful. Also they have several varieties of St. Dalfour's which are all great teas, I've tried the Classic English Breakfast and the Earl Gray.

4WheelVFR
08-29-2010, 10:48 PM
I've been drinking Lipton Red Label, and it is actually pretty good. I can only find it at an international grocery store and all the writing is in Arabic or something.....except the part that says lipton lol.

Ferrari5180
09-24-2010, 09:05 AM
Cammomille Tea with real honey. Taste's so good :) Not a big tea drinker, but I do like some plain old tea's. Whenever I go to this Chinese restaurant in China Town, I always finish two pots of tea. Plain old good herbal tea.

TrickNick
09-24-2010, 10:26 AM
Drinking a China Breakfast black tea. Very tasty.

physiognomy
12-07-2010, 11:03 PM
'08 Taiwan Wuyi from Floating Leaves tonight... Interesting to see how this oolong has changed in the time I've had it (sealed in an airtight jar). The sweet fruit flavors are still there, but are now balanced up front with a slightly vegetal component. Different, but in a good way.

Emjaysmash
02-05-2011, 01:17 PM
Had my first loose leaf tea today. Went to a tea house about a block away from campus and drank Lapsang souchong. Let me tell you, it was awesome. I can't wait to slide down this slope!!

BnBTobacco
05-08-2011, 07:17 PM
I'm having Lipton.

Zeuceone
05-08-2011, 07:29 PM
wrong place

pnoon
05-08-2011, 07:36 PM
Zaya rum.

Last time I checked, that wasn't tea.

If you don't have something pertinent to post, it's o.k. not to post.

Sherlockholms
05-28-2011, 12:40 AM
I have been drinking luzianne tea. Not too bad, I have yet to try other types of tea.

burninator
06-11-2011, 02:49 PM
Having a nice cup of French Breakfast from Savannah Tea Room (www.savannatearoom.com).

Bill86
06-12-2011, 04:26 AM
Drank some $hitty random brand Irish Breakfast Tea in bags....IMO tasty...but probably water to you tea guys.

woops
07-01-2011, 06:25 PM
Have about four cups of some kind of loose leaf, hot tea every weekday morning. This last week it's been:

Peach Blosson White Tea.

I'll bet it would make a refreshing cold tea as well.

hotreds
07-01-2011, 06:27 PM
Two if by Tea diet raspberry.

http://www.twoifbytea.com/

Jasonw560
07-18-2011, 07:15 AM
Two if by Tea diet raspberry.

http://www.twoifbytea.com/

How is the TIBT? I've been debating getting a case.

novasurf
07-18-2011, 04:39 PM
Organic Chinese curly leaf green...iced

Emjaysmash
07-18-2011, 04:57 PM
Green Tea with white Mangostein and Peach this morning.

hotreds
07-18-2011, 06:24 PM
How is the TIBT? I've been debating getting a case.

Snapple is better, frankly. Rush said he'll be coming out with new flavors- looking forward to the diet peach as this is my favorite.

MarkinCA
11-08-2011, 06:53 PM
I love to revive a thread:D


Been drinking Tetley' British Blend in the morning, and...

Trader Joe's Irish Breakfast Tea in the evening.

Both are decent tasting tea's:tu

slickster81
11-18-2011, 06:52 AM
Been enjoying a Xiaguan Jia Ji raw Puerh from 1997. Beautiful color and a nice finish.

Bill86
11-18-2011, 05:35 PM
Art of Tea English Breakfast

I think I'm finally appreciating it enough to move onto something more subtle. Took about 3/4 a pound but that's alright.

BnBTobacco
11-18-2011, 08:00 PM
Lipton Iced Tea for now :)

physiognomy
11-19-2011, 11:42 PM
I have some '05 Nanjian Phoenix Green Tuocha in my cup tonight... Lost count after 10 infusions and the pot is now loosing steam.

LigaPrivadaT84
11-20-2011, 03:37 AM
Green tea with honey. :tu

Bill86
01-05-2012, 08:02 PM
Bringing this thread back

Mandarin Silk

Now Earl Gray Creme

Emjaysmash
01-22-2012, 10:36 AM
Fortnum & Mason: Earl Grey (an Earl Grey blend with a bit of Lapsang Souchong)

Nathan
11-17-2012, 12:35 PM
Big Red Robe Oolong. Today I really wanted a smoke but I don't have time, the earthy favors in this remind me of a cigar.

cherry_twist
12-10-2012, 05:50 AM
Twinings Irish Breakfast

I prefer Tazo but haven't been to pick up groceries in awhile.

Whipper Snapper
12-20-2012, 03:36 PM
What am I drinking? Lots and Lots of sheng puerh.

woops
12-27-2012, 10:21 PM
Black Currant: full leave black tea with black currants, cranberries and peony petals. GOOOOOOOOOD stuff!

Emjaysmash
01-11-2013, 10:05 AM
Tazo« Joy™ Full Leaf Tea