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Emjaysmash
01-31-2013, 06:15 PM
This thread is meant to share what tea you're drinking, be it Lipton to Pu'erh.

Tonight I am drinking Jasmine Pearls green tea from Adagio. Not bad, but I need more convincing to buy more.

What Tea are you drinking?

jjefrey
02-07-2013, 02:15 PM
I'm drinking Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice.:dr

It's been the start of my day for the last couple weeks.

SeanGAR
02-07-2013, 03:01 PM
Some mainland TGY brought over earlier in the year by a student. Doesn't taste like TGY Taiwanese style, I doubt it is even from the TGY bush - more like an AliShan oolong (chinshin bush) to my taste.

Emjaysmash
02-08-2013, 07:09 AM
Drinking a cup of Adagio's Lounge Chair Lapsang. Not as smoky as I would prefer, but well balanced.

hotreds
02-08-2013, 09:24 AM
Lipton decaf iced.

RobR1205
02-08-2013, 10:50 AM
Arizona Green with Honey and Ginseng. I could I.V. this stuff to myself I love it so much.

Emjaysmash
02-10-2013, 12:24 PM
Had a cup of Lounge Chair Lapsang, now working on a cuppa Jasmine Pearl green Tea.

the nub
02-10-2013, 01:08 PM
Had a cup of Lounge Chair Lapsang, now working on a cuppa Jasmine Pearl green Tea.
so what's your verdict on the Jasmine Pearl? I was a big fan when I first started drinking it. Now, not so much. The perfumed taste is not something I'm fond of anymore. For a change of pace it's OK but I have to be in a certain mood for it. Sometimes I throw in a couple pearls and brew up a mix of utility teas just to give it a lift.

Emjaysmash
03-12-2013, 05:25 PM
so what's your verdict on the Jasmine Pearl? I was a big fan when I first started drinking it. Now, not so much. The perfumed taste is not something I'm fond of anymore. For a change of pace it's OK but I have to be in a certain mood for it. Sometimes I throw in a couple pearls and brew up a mix of utility teas just to give it a lift.

Sorry it's taken me forever to get back to you!

The perfume is a bit much for me. I can bear it once in a while, but those teabags will likely go a long while before I use them all.


I had Ginger Pu-erh tea the other day. That was interesting. I'm not a big fan of ginger, so I think it made the Pu-erh taste/smell funky.

Coach Deg
03-13-2013, 04:39 AM
Teavana Winter berry spice. Just found this store a week ago their teas are really good.

macsauce13
03-13-2013, 09:01 AM
I'm using Teavanna as well. Good stuff!

pektel
03-13-2013, 09:08 AM
Some BOTL here (Emjaysmash himself - thanks again, brother!) bombed me a bag of Teavana China White Needle (I think that was the name of it) a while back. Now I need to go to their website and order a couple others. I really liked the change of pace from coffee.

Emjaysmash
03-13-2013, 11:31 AM
Tazo Earl Grey this morning

Coach Deg
03-16-2013, 08:50 AM
Teavana Maharaja Chai Oolong

Nathan
04-27-2013, 11:32 AM
A milk oolong from Teasource. I tried it a couple times at work but the water wasn't hot enough, it's quite good with my electric kettle.

gjose
07-05-2013, 09:17 AM
smokers don't drink a lot of tea? I may be an exception then? I prefer tea over milk and coffee though I hate the nasty stain it sometimes causes. Right now I am into chamomile tea. My girl says it helps cure insomnia.

4WheelVFR
07-17-2013, 04:06 AM
Barry's Irish Tea. Great stuff.

Genetic Defect
07-17-2013, 09:51 PM
twinings tea lapsang souchong

CigarInspector
09-21-2013, 05:51 PM
Really enjoying "Gold Peak Iced Tea" which is easy to find in most every grocery store. "gjose" a good way to avoid staining your teeth with coffee and tea's is to drink them through a straw. You get used to it after awhile and it really does make a difference.

Generalissimo
09-25-2013, 06:11 PM
I like tea. I have a mug of Tailors of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea here with me now.

Gabe215
09-25-2013, 07:05 PM
Arizona Green with Honey and Ginseng. I could I.V. this stuff to myself I love it so much.

99 cans are a gold standard, always have a gallon at the house to!

Islayphile
11-28-2013, 11:31 AM
Twinings Irish Breakfast

Generalissimo
11-28-2013, 02:21 PM
I am going to be drinking Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea. My daughter phoned from town to say she had found a store with a promotion that made it quite inexpensive, so I asked her to buy a dozen boxes (960 bags). That should last a month or two.

MarkinCA
11-28-2013, 03:30 PM
Been consuming quite a bit of Luzianne Tea in the morning, and Twinings Earl Grey Tea in the evening.

For a sweetner, Stevia in the Raw packs...

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M1903A1
11-28-2013, 09:08 PM
My go-to is Al-Ghazaleen, a loose-leaf Ceylonese tea from Sri Lanka. :dr

Whipper Snapper
01-03-2014, 11:36 PM
Bumping this up. I've been drinking a lot of tea lately. Puerh mostly, lots of Raw/Sheng/Green (whatever you prefer calling it).

Favorite lately has been a 2007 variety out of the mengku factory; mu ye chun 002.
Very good stuff, and can still be had for 30 bucks a cake which is a dang good price.

hammondc
01-03-2014, 11:44 PM
Sweet Tea.

the nub
01-04-2014, 12:08 AM
picked up some Just Make Taiwan Tea oolong.

Loose tea sold in a vacuum pack and packaged in a tin. Awesome quality tea for a great price $5+/100g on sale. Lightly fermented. Tastes faintly like a natural milky oolong. Been able to steep 6 times with a final cold steep (for several hours) and delicious every cup. Very creamy taste and aroma and mildly vegetal tasting.

Islayphile
01-17-2014, 12:27 PM
Twinings Irish Breakfast

M1903A1
01-19-2014, 03:28 PM
picked up some Just Make Taiwan Tea oolong.

Loose tea sold in a vacuum pack and packaged in a tin. Awesome quality tea for a great price $5+/100g on sale. Lightly fermented. Tastes faintly like a natural milky oolong. Been able to steep 6 times with a final cold steep (for several hours) and delicious every cup. Very creamy taste and aroma and mildly vegetal tasting.

:dr

Gotten where?

the nub
01-19-2014, 04:20 PM
bought it locally at a Chinese supermarket, of all places. I believe this brand is available at retailers in Australia but not sure about the US. Just Make is the brand.

Islayphile
01-23-2014, 09:47 AM
Twining's English Breakfast

RevSmoke
01-06-2015, 12:06 PM
China Pu-Erh Tuo Cha, Size 1.

I like the pressed shape and wrapping for the tactile sensation of preparing this tea. It is a very unique flavor, very earthy, almost some mushroom notes. I like it with a bit of honey in it.

I had read something by someone, not remembering where, that they enjoyed this tea. It was a strange enough name that I had to consider it. Nobody locally had it, so I had to order it online.

I am glad I did.

pektel
01-06-2015, 12:30 PM
Iced chaga tea.

rr_coyote
01-16-2015, 10:31 PM
I'm not a huge tea or coffee guy, but I recently found Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger when I was pushing through a nagging sore throat. Tasty tasty!

azar
02-23-2015, 09:49 PM
Just recently got in to the tea thing started with Lapsang a very tasty tea strong and heavy in smoke almost camp fire! Yun WU green, also split a tea cake of 1962 Pu-Erh.
The same damned co-worker that started me smoking cigars got me into this Tea thing. Also got a plastic steeper for these loose leaf tea's. I enjoyed tea before but now it is a whole new world.
If anyone has a suggestions please let me know.
Mack

timj219
02-24-2015, 06:09 AM
Japanese Sencha

azar
02-26-2015, 11:57 AM
1962 Pu-Erh :dr Very dark & earthy

mosesbotbol
02-26-2015, 12:21 PM
Russian Caravan from TWG in Singapore.

timj219
02-26-2015, 05:34 PM
Golden Monkey. Fantastic Chinese black from Fujian province. Supposed to taste of stone fruit/peach but I get more of a honey/sweet chocolate hints.

azar
02-27-2015, 06:43 AM
This morning is dragon wall

mosesbotbol
02-28-2015, 09:07 AM
We are going to high tea service today at the Ritz Carlton Montreal at 1:30.

Breakfast was $85 for two this morning... How much tea service is??? I don't want to know.

timj219
03-01-2015, 04:18 PM
Darjeeling today. Organic Selimbong 2nd flush '14

mosesbotbol
03-02-2015, 01:31 PM
We are going to high tea service today at the Ritz Carlton Montreal at 1:30.

Breakfast was $85 for two this morning... How much tea service is??? I don't want to know.

Tea service was delightful in the end. I had a lovely Lapsang Soujong that was quite similar to the Russian Caravan my better half makes at home. She had a Darjeeling. We forgo the Dom Perignon opener because we were going to a wine event later in the day. Tea service was just $80 for the two us. Look forward to having it again.

timj219
03-04-2015, 11:23 AM
Today an organic green flavored with ginkgo & citrus rind. Ginkgo is reputed to improve brain function. You wouldn't know it by me. But the tea does taste good.

azar
03-14-2015, 05:39 AM
Iron godas

heyferg
03-14-2015, 06:07 PM
PG Tips with half a packet of "Sugar in the Raw" turbinado sugar to take the edge off!

puffin
06-22-2015, 09:21 AM
Yorkshire Tea with milk, hold the sugar. Switched to Yorkshire from Barry's. Was a controversial move in my house!

StuartIsRelaxed
09-25-2016, 08:37 PM
Today an organic green flavored with ginkgo & citrus rind. Ginkgo is reputed to improve brain function. You wouldn't know it by me. But the tea does taste good.

I take Ginko pills every day. I never thought to drink it as a tea! Thanks for the idea.

I typically drink a mint tea. Love mint. Helps settle a sour stomach as well!

4WheelVFR
07-27-2017, 02:24 PM
Just restocked on all my Barry's Teas. A box of gold blend, a box of classic blend, and a tin of master blend. All great teas and go down great with cigars.

Doctorossi
07-27-2017, 03:20 PM
My wife has gotten me into rooibos lately; I'm enjoying that.

Chainsaw13
07-27-2017, 04:27 PM
My wife has gotten me into rooibos lately; I'm enjoying that.

Enjoying a glass of that right now. Just getting into cold brewed teas as I've stopped drinking pop. Any suggestions for a newb?

Doctorossi
07-27-2017, 04:36 PM
Enjoying a glass of that right now. Just getting into cold brewed teas as I've stopped drinking pop. Any suggestions for a newb?

Lady Grey can be pretty nice, cold brewed, but it gets tannic pretty quickly, so keep an eye on the steep-time.

Chainsaw13
07-30-2017, 03:12 PM
Found a nice rooibos blend at the market yesterday. Got to taste it cold brewed. Should be great on a hot summer day.