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Old 12-20-2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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How do you guys pair your stogies with tea? Lately I have been going with an Oolong or gunpowder green tea paired with mostly Nicaraguan Corojo cigars.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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My daughter got some Teavana tea's (I know waaaay over priced) but the white chai mix she got pairs well with a good strong cigar. It really brings out the character.
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:11 PM   #3
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How do you guys pair your stogies with tea? Lately I have been going with an Oolong or gunpowder green tea paired with mostly Nicaraguan Corojo cigars.
To my mind, a cigar will overpower most teas out there. The exceptions being blacks and Sheng or Shu pu-erh. This is the one occasion I'll use no cream or sugar for a "breakfast" tea (english, Irish, etc). To me, those types work best of all.
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:25 AM   #4
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I smoke cigars with different black teas at least once a week. My favorite right now is a Black Currant Tea from Takashimaya in New York City. It has a VERY opus flavor to it.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:56 AM   #5
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Black teas are nice...current favorite is a Tazo Chai.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:07 PM   #6
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When smoking and drinking tea, I stick with Earl Grey or Chai teas.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:11 PM   #7
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I stick with about a gallon of Luzianne.

And some Sugar.

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Old 12-21-2009, 08:15 PM   #8
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Diet Lipton Green Tea with Mixed Berry. Or Scotch, but that is another thread
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I like Twinings Irish Breakfast or Bigelow's Constant Comment with a medium cigar but move to alcohol when I move to a medium/full cigar.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:01 PM   #11
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I find that any of my cigars go well with Arizone Diet Green Tea.
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I tend to stick to a good black or spiced tea with no sugar or cream when pairing as of late
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:23 AM   #13
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I have very little experience with NCs. With that said, I use a rule of thumb with my tea/cigar selections. With fuller bodied cigars I go will fuller bodied teas (Pu-erh with cigars like Upmann Connie 1's, Partagas 898vs etc). I like oolongs with lighter bodied cigars like LGC MdO 3/4's.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:39 AM   #14
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I used to drink Mate all the time but it rarely paired well until I tried the Teavana MateVana which had an almost cake like taste that seemed to pair very well with smokes. At the time my wife's friend worked there and we got a healthy discount but no longer. Lately the only tea I drink is iced tea which goes with every cigar.
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:19 PM   #15
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What exactly are "diet" teas? Are these decafinated or what? I wasn't aware that tea leaves added any calories to hot water.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:04 AM   #16
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Lipton cold brewed iced tea with Splenda. But hey, I'm Texan, what do I know about tea?
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Hmmm I didn't even know people drink tea with cigars, thanks for the thread. I might have to give some a shot. Currently I enjoy coffee with some cigars, in fact sometimes a mocha or coffee hint in a cigar makes me crave a cup of coffee.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:18 PM   #18
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Puerh tea with cigars! What an absolutely brilliant idea! Can't wait to try that.
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Old 11-06-2015, 03:27 PM   #19
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Glad I found these pairing recommendations. I'm smoking a Falco Invicta with a cup of green chai. My first cigar and tea ever. The two compliment each other beautifully. I can't wait to try the pairings mentioned here. Thanks all!
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