teatotler thread

  1. What are your favorite brands of tea?

    I myself was raised on Twinnings Earl Gray -- which I can no longer stand. But I bought a Twinnings sampler in the past and discovered Lady Gray -- which I really like. I also like the Twinnings Jasmine green tea. Don't know why I'm partial to that brand, maybe I'm a tea snob?
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   nursemary9
    Hi

    I love the Twinnings Earl Gray and also the English Breakfast Tea. Those are by far, my favorites!!

    I don't know about being a snob, but I have always preferred Twinnings.

    Mary Ann
  4. by   suzy253
    I'm more of a coffee drinker but DH is British so his sis sends huge amts of his fav: PG Tips. I drink it once in awhile...usually when I'm sick. :wink2:
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Anything from The Republic of Tea.
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
    it all started one day with a trip to reading terminal market in philadelphia and a visit to the spice terminal where i found loose strawberry tea.

    i confess.... tea snob er addict developed after my dear sil turned me onto

    twelve teas of christmas by ashbys teas 3 years ago for christmas present.



    last year realizing my addiction to herbal teas, she gave me two boxes :d
    jealous, ain't ya???


    i've found that this is my joy in life : constant comment" - tea - bigelow tea



    great for stress reduction, gi upset and pick me up at work without the calories
    dear sons magically appear with this cup of tea when they want to silence the mom nags...


    stash green tea:


    for all the good stuff you should be getting into the body.
    found first at trader joe's and now seeing at other stores.


    republic green chai full leaf
    "unique full-leaf green tea, with spicy ginger, cinnamon & cardamon with a sweetness of fresh almonds."
    never heard of cardamon was until i drank this tea.



    found at borders on sale. one can brews 50-60 cups for cost of 2 in-store chai teas.


    2 boxes of lipton tea bags part of monthly office supply order for my staff while coffee ordered q 2months...


  7. by   Tweety
    I like Republic of Tea as well. It's a bit expensive, so it's a rare treat.

    I drink a lot of tea. Most of the time I brew loose leaf green tea from Japan that I get at the Asian store. Maybe I'm a bit of a snob too, but the Japanese make the best green teas, better than the Chinese, in my opinion. What's interesting is that I rarely drink traditional black tea. Even being the southern boy I am, I don't drink iced tea. But I do make iced green tea from a mix that's pure green tea that I get at the Asian store. Let me check my cabinet and see what I have.

    O.K. Here's what I have. There was a sale at the health food store of Long Life organic green tea and have several boxes of that, in several flavors like mint with green tea, etc.:



    Red tea



    Decaf White tea.....must have been on sale, I usually don't buy decaf....



    For those nights I'm a bit restless before bed.



    I love camomile tea




    I do have some black tea:

    Last edit by Tweety on Oct 17, '06
  8. by   RGN1
    You can't beat tea made with real leaf - none of that baggy stuff!!

    The very best tea in the world comes from Sri Lanka (& just 'cos I was born there doesn't make me at all biased!!).

    Full bodied Ceylon tea for the morning. A light delicate Darjeeling for the afternoon, can't beat it!!!

    Proper Earl Grey should be made with Ceylon tea & English breakfast tea should also be heavy on the Sri Lankan content.

    Has to be made with fresh water that has been boiled, the leaves should infuse in the pot for 3-5 minutes. Ahhhhhh all this talk has made me decide to go make myself some!!

    I tell you, if you ever get the chance to taste real leaf tea made correctly there's no competition, unless you take sugar then you may as well drink any old rubbish because you can't taste it properly with sugar so no point wasting it.
  9. by   adrienurse
    I was once in Vancouver Chinatown and came across a whole store devoted to oriental tea. Who knew there were so many varieties.

    When I pick up evening shifts, I like to drink stash brand wild blackberry. Very tasty.
  10. by   adrienurse
    For the "iced tea" variety, Snapple has a new flavor. It's Black tea and blueberry. Very tasty.
  11. by   Tweety
    Quote from adrienurse
    I was once in Vancouver Chinatown and came across a whole store devoted to oriental tea. Who knew there were so many varieties.

    When I pick up evening shifts, I like to drink stash brand wild blackberry. Very tasty.

    The Japanese can be as picky about their tea as the French are about their wine. There are some very expensive Japanese green teas out there. It's more expensive, so quite a bit of the time, I go with the Chinese cheaper teas.
    Last edit by Tweety on Oct 17, '06
  12. by   Tweety
    Quote from RGN1
    You can't beat tea made with real leaf - none of that baggy stuff!!

    The very best tea in the world comes from Sri Lanka (& just 'cos I was born there doesn't make me at all biased!!).

    Full bodied Ceylon tea for the morning. A light delicate Darjeeling for the afternoon, can't beat it!!!

    Proper Earl Grey should be made with Ceylon tea & English breakfast tea should also be heavy on the Sri Lankan content.

    Has to be made with fresh water that has been boiled, the leaves should infuse in the pot for 3-5 minutes. Ahhhhhh all this talk has made me decide to go make myself some!!

    I tell you, if you ever get the chance to taste real leaf tea made correctly there's no competition, unless you take sugar then you may as well drink any old rubbish because you can't taste it properly with sugar so no point wasting it.

    I might have to agree with you there, I've had some good Sri Lankan tea before.

    I still say the Japanese make the best green tea. And you almost boil it, that's the trick to good loose leaf green tea that's smooth - no boiled water.
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Lipton . . . . made into sun tea with only lemon, NO sugar.

    I love the tea in chinese restaurants. I drink green tea on occasion - I'll have to try Japanese Tweety.

    No decaf anything for me - what's the point? Speaking of caffeine, we have a very eccentric old guy who came up here about 20 years ago and bought up alot of property and buildings in town. Most of those buildings are now vacant because he has so many conditions re: renting/buying. A chinese restaurant wanted to rent one and his terms were NO meat, no caffeine and no msg. . . . If you even give him a chance to talk to you he will talk your ear off for an hour. He once told me that the worst drug in the whole world, the one that does the most damage to people is . . . .



    CAFFEINE!


    steph
  14. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I like Republic of Tea as well. It's a bit expensive, so it's a rare treat.
    It's pretty much our weekend breakfast and evening thing. I'm looking forward to the cold weather on Saturdays, being warm under the afghan, watching something on TV, sipping the Cider flavor.

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