August 15th, 2008, 06:00 PM #1
I've been drinking tea every day for the last few weeks.
Regular green or black tea, just to give me the pick-me-up I used to get from soda or other caffeine-containing drinks/foods and to take advantage of their supposed health benefits.
Any tea connoisseurs out there?
What do you recommend?
Which ones do you think are best for your health?
Last edited by Bogey; August 16th, 2008 at 10:19 AM.
August 15th, 2008, 06:42 PM #2
I recently made the switch from coffee to tea and its been great. I too have been drinking mostly black and green teas. I wouldn't consider myself a tea connoisseur but I am a big fan of Tazo brand teas they are usually very flavorful, I also like the Yogi Teas which are all organic.
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August 15th, 2008, 07:08 PM #3
I've been drinking tea for years - I only like black, Earl Grey is my favorite flavor, sometimes I drink Darjeeling.
My favorite, until recently, has been Tazo Earl Grey.
A co-worker recently went to Paris and brought back an excellent Darjeeling based Earl Grey by Mariage Freres that's the best I've ever had, main problem is it's VERY expensive, so I'll have to stick to Tazo.
Another favorite is Harney & Sons but I only like their premium tea.
August 15th, 2008, 10:17 PM #4
I know its not the same, but I like the Starbucks Iced Green Tea, easy ice or easy water (since they weaken it alot with water and lots of ice)
August 15th, 2008, 10:46 PM #5
August 15th, 2008, 11:29 PM #6
Been drinking tea for about a year now. Mostly loose leaf blacks, some greens and whites. I recommend Red Blossom Tea in Chinatown SF. Those people know their stuff.
Red Blossom Tea Company
Earl Grey, Vanilla Orchid, Rose Blossom, White Monkey, Golden Buddha, Jade Chai are the ones I have stocked away in my pantry, and all are so delicious. Try loose leaf and you'll never go back to bags
August 16th, 2008, 02:40 AM #7
I picked up drinking tea while stationed in England.
For breakfast and general tea drinking I usually have Tetley British Blend. It is a good black tea that is very nice. The round tea bags are extremely convienient.
For a change of pace I like the selection of Teas at Teavana. Teavana Teas: Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea, White Tea, Herbal Tea and more
They have many different teas that you can taste test or sample in their stores. They offer a good selection of teapots and accessories. Their teas are all loose leaf teas, so the preparation is a little more involved.
Some of my favorites are:
Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls Scented Green Tea - Teavana
Masala Chai Flavored & Scented Black Tea - Teavana
Sweet Cranberry Flavored Black Tea - Teavana
Peach Tranquility? Herbal Tea - Teavana
There are so many more varieties when you get into the loose leaf teas. Loose leaf teas are the teas that I like best.
August 16th, 2008, 09:59 AM #8
I will second Harney and Son, been drinking their tea for 20 years.
Originally Posted by IceDogsFan
Raspberry Herbal Caffeine Free Tea. Awesome tea as it taste like Raspberry.
August 16th, 2008, 10:55 AM #9
Another good tea that I just picked up is The Republic of Tea - Blackberry Sage Black Tea. Great taste and very refreshing.
August 16th, 2008, 11:55 AM #10
Im big into the Green Teas......annaourma is dead on. When it comes to green tea Mitsuwa and other asian markets are your best bets.