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Emjaysmash
01-31-2013, 05:15 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, 01:15 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, 02:01 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, 06:09 AM
Drinking a cup of Adagio's Lounge Chair Lapsang. Not as smoky as I would prefer, but well balanced.

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

RobR1205
02-08-2013, 09:50 AM
Arizona Green with Honey and Ginseng. I could I.V. this stuff to myself I love it so much.

Emjaysmash
02-10-2013, 11:24 AM
Had a cup of Lounge Chair Lapsang, now working on a cuppa Jasmine Pearl green Tea.

the nub
02-10-2013, 12:08 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, 04:25 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, 03:39 AM
Teavana Winter berry spice. Just found this store a week ago their teas are really good.

macsauce13
03-13-2013, 08:01 AM
I'm using Teavanna as well. Good stuff!

pektel
03-13-2013, 08:08 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, 10:31 AM
Tazo Earl Grey this morning

Coach Deg
03-16-2013, 07:50 AM
Teavana Maharaja Chai Oolong

Nathan
04-27-2013, 10:32 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, 08:17 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, 03:06 AM
Barry's Irish Tea. Great stuff.

Genetic Defect
07-17-2013, 08:51 PM
twinings tea lapsang souchong

CigarInspector
09-21-2013, 04:51 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, 05:11 PM
I like tea. I have a mug of Tailors of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea here with me now.

Gabe215
09-25-2013, 06:05 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, 10:31 AM
Twinings Irish Breakfast

Generalissimo
11-28-2013, 01:21 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.

MarkinOR
11-28-2013, 02:30 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, 08:08 PM
My go-to is Al-Ghazaleen, a loose-leaf Ceylonese tea from Sri Lanka. :dr

Whipper Snapper
01-03-2014, 10:36 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, 10:44 PM
Sweet Tea.

the nub
01-03-2014, 11:08 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.

Islayphile
01-17-2014, 11:27 AM
Twinings Irish Breakfast

M1903A1
01-19-2014, 02:28 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, 03:20 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, 08:47 AM
Twining's English Breakfast

RevSmoke
01-06-2015, 11:06 AM
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, 11:30 AM
Iced chaga tea.

rr_coyote
01-16-2015, 09:31 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, 08:49 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, 05:09 AM
Japanese Sencha

azar
02-26-2015, 10:57 AM
1962 Pu-Erh :dr Very dark & earthy

mosesbotbol
02-26-2015, 11:21 AM
Russian Caravan from TWG in Singapore.

timj219
02-26-2015, 04:34 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, 05:43 AM
This morning is dragon wall

mosesbotbol
02-28-2015, 08:07 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, 03:18 PM
Darjeeling today. Organic Selimbong 2nd flush '14

mosesbotbol
03-02-2015, 12:31 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, 10:23 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, 04:39 AM
Iron godas

heyferg
03-14-2015, 05:07 PM
PG Tips with half a packet of "Sugar in the Raw" turbinado sugar to take the edge off!

puffin
06-22-2015, 08:21 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, 07:37 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, 01:24 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, 02:20 PM
My wife has gotten me into rooibos lately; I'm enjoying that.

Chainsaw13
07-27-2017, 03:27 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, 03:36 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, 02:12 PM
Found a nice rooibos blend at the market yesterday. Got to taste it cold brewed. Should be great on a hot summer day.

Jimjazzdaddy
12-24-2018, 03:48 AM
Earl Grey Fantasy - Greenfield

mosesbotbol
12-31-2018, 07:52 AM
I like Russian Caravan; it's a smoky oolong tea

AdamJoshua
12-31-2018, 04:14 PM
Irish Breakfast lately.

gomeitsmybday
01-17-2019, 08:08 AM
The el cheaperino stuff, Kroger brand green tea...I love a good matcha but but I don’t like paying for it :)

M1903A1
02-02-2019, 04:03 PM
Still my usual rotation of al-Ghazaleen first thing in the morning and Ahmad-brand Ceylon tea during the day, both loose-leaf. Let 'em sit and brew nice and strong...on rare occasion, if I do it right (and what "it" is, I still don't know) it can reminds me of a liquid Montecristo!

ViktorVega
03-28-2019, 05:26 AM
I always buy green or chamomile tea after workouts. It helps to relax in the evening in combining with cigars. Plus it is soothing and good enough for the body and health.

Emjaysmash
07-23-2019, 08:23 PM
Drinking some Twinnings Lapsang Souchong I bought today... smoky goodness!

icehog3
07-24-2019, 09:26 AM
drinking some twinnings lapsang souchong i bought today... Smoky goodness!

M.J.! :D :tu

mosesbotbol
07-24-2019, 11:16 AM
Drinking Pomegranate husk and candied ginger tea I brought back from Israel. Not sure the formal name for this tea.

Needs to be simmered in boiling water for 5 minutes or so to get all the flavor out of it.

mosesbotbol
07-25-2019, 09:30 AM
Drinking Pomegranate husk and candied ginger tea I brought back from Israel. Not sure the formal name for this tea.

Actually it's all pomegranate, the candied piece are pomegranate.

I have a candied ginger rolled in turmeric that can be used as a tea. Tastes good, but looks like piss... I use it more for cooking or snaking instead of tea.