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Your Preferred Teas?

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I am almost certain this thread has been made before, but for the 2012 Edition, what are your favourites when it comes down to Brews?

I'll go first:

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Or these:

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Discuss...

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cleuchtturm   
cleuchtturm

I'm too lazy to find pictures, but my absolute favorite tea is Twining's African Red Rooibos. I love all kinds of teas, but that one is my favorite.

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Chrysanthalis   
Chrysanthalis

I like the white chai stuff from Teavana. A lot of restaurants in my area seem to use it as well.

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IvoryStardust   
IvoryStardust

Zoomdweebie's Teas... they're a local company here, but ship anywhere. Custom, hand blended... unique flavors... they're good stuff!

http://www.zoomdweebies.com

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Princess Flufflebutt   
Princess Flufflebutt

Really, I read the topic's title as You Preferred Tears? But Chamomile is probably the best kind of tea I have tasted and it doesn't keep me up at nights. Otherwise I am not that picky on teas. I have yet to have a cup of tea I have not liked.

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Kikuka   
Kikuka

I like plain old English Breakfast Tea the most. Followed closely by matcha. No particular brand, though.

Anyone ever mixed together peppermint tea and earl grey together? It's really good. =)

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leios   
leios

I typically drink Either Ginseng or Ginkgo Biloba tea. The ginkgo tea is from the Yogi brand. The seem to work to keep me awake for longer nights/days. I have come to admire their tastes too.

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tadkitty   
tadkitty

earl grey i need not say more

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Radioactive Goat   
Radioactive Goat

Really any type of green tea.

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Amara   
Amara

earl grey i need not say more

Same here! ^^

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cleuchtturm   
cleuchtturm

My cupboard contains Early Grey, Constant Comment, Chamomile, Chamomile and mint, English Teatime, Lipton's orange pekoe, Green, and the rooibos I mentioned earlier. There are tons I want to try though. :)

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Sennkestra   
Sennkestra

I really like genmaicha (green tea with roasted brown rice) - I like the fuller flavor the brown rice adds, and it also seems milder/less bitter than other green teas.

I usually just get yamamoto brand because it's cheap and easy to obtain in large quantities.

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Riven   
Riven

I like strong black teas, so Assam or English Breakfast for me.

Failing that, something a little more mundane like Yorshire Tea or the aforementioned Tetley's.

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CBC   
CBC

Loose-leaf Irish breakfast! Irish breakfast tea is my first true love, haha. :wub: Of course there are various companies that make it, including little independent tea sellers, but I've been pretty loyal to Twinings (the loose-leaf stuff!) for well over a decade now because it's (relatively) easy to come by and tastes pretty damn amazing. I've used the exact same tea tin since I was about 18 -- I actually refill that particular one with the tea from a new tin whenever I buy one. You could probably say I'm pretty attached to it, haha.

Actually, here's a photo of my Twinings Irish breakfast tea tin that I took last summer. They don't even look the same anymore, so there's no way I'm ever getting rid of it!

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Also English breakfast, Earl Grey, Lady Grey, Scottish breakfast, authentic Indian chai (not the sort of "chai latte" stuff that they sell at Starbucks or wherever) and pure Assam tea are pretty tasty. Any one of those would be a definite second choice if Irish breakfast wasn't available. Teas from the Nilgiri region of India are also good. I was raised on plain ol' Tetley, so I'm kinda partial to that as well.

Mostly I'm a strong, sweet, milky black tea drinker, but I do like some other types of teas, both "real" (made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant) and herbal as well. Peppermint, ginger (best made with actual ginger slices and simmered in a pot on the stove), blends of green tea with either citrus or lemongrass, and rooibos (especially if paired with vanilla or caramel flavours).

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zoidberger   
zoidberger

Since being introduced by CBC to tea, I'm partial to Twinings English Breakfast or Earl Grey (loose leaf of course!). As far as some of the bagged tea, I've enjoyed some of the Tetley Bold and the Tazo Chai (bagged or loose) and bunches of other mixes. I like some herbal teas as well but they usually have to be peppermint-y or cinnamon-y in some way.

I like my black teas milky and sweet and herbal teas sweetened at least partially with honey.

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Cakey   
Cakey

Oh I do love my lemon tea, one of my best friends at work got me into it. Sometimes we sit there savouring the lovely lemony taste and catching up on the goss! (Better than catching up on work). Lemon tea does taste so refreshing and bright and In a world of beverage darkness, It is my only light :)

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JJButterworth   
JJButterworth

Or these:

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This is what I am all about.

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The Gobble Goblin   
The Gobble Goblin

My preferred tea -

I put the kettle on. I put a teabag in the cup. I put 'some' (a precise measurement) milk in. I forget I put the kettle on and come back and put it back on again. If I'm very preoccupied, it'll end up thrice boiled tea. Then I pour the water in the cup and then fling the teabag out and make a stain on the wall.

As far as I knew until I was quite old, this was the only drink known as 'tea'. I thought other teas were a bit like nicotine patches for smokers - not really tea, but close enough if you had a tea-drinking problem and needed to stop. If somebody offered me 'tea', I knew how it would arrive. Type never came into it, though teabag flinging was a matter of personal taste.

Now I'm wiser, I also like Lady Grey tea. My favourite brand is quite hard to get (except for me, because I'm lucky), it's Lancashire Tea. Yorkshire Tea is easier to find, and that's nice too. Lancashire tea never has that bitter taste some get, or goes orange and dries your mouth out and makes you feel like you need another cup of tea right after the first one.

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Araminta   
Araminta

Mariage Freres' (a French tea company) Butterscotch tea. :wub:

It isn't too bitter nor not enough, the taste is a little sweet... And it smells so good. It's delicious with some cake. (:cake: for everyone!)

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Rev   
Rev

My taste in tea is quite simple so I like English Breakfast a lot, but I'm happy to drink whatever tea bag brand is available.

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CBC   
CBC

Mariage Freres' (a French tea company) Butterscotch tea. :wub:

It isn't too bitter nor not enough, the taste is a little sweet... And it smells so good. It's delicious with some cake. (:cake: for everyone!)

Oh my god. I need to try that. After tea, anything butterscotch- or caramel-flavoured is pretty much my favourite thing in the entire world. Combine the two and I just might die of tastebud overload. :P

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blackwingsblackheart   
blackwingsblackheart

Genmaicha is excellent, but my favorite Japanese tea is Hojicha (roasted green tea). I love oolongs of all kinds, such as Ti Kuan Yin, and for black tea I like Lapsang Souchong. There's a lovely tea shop not far from where I live, called TeaSource My link, where my friends and I get most of our teas. I think they're the ones that make this really wonderful Winter Spice black tea (it has rose petals and almonds in it!).

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Fusionmix   
Fusionmix

I am a tea philistine. I just go for PG Tips black and Tazo Zen green. :)

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IvoryStardust   
IvoryStardust

Genmaicha is excellent, but my favorite Japanese tea is Hojicha (roasted green tea). I love oolongs of all kinds, such as Ti Kuan Yin, and for black tea I like Lapsang Souchong. There's a lovely tea shop not far from where I live, called TeaSource My link, where my friends and I get most of our teas. I think they're the ones that make this really wonderful Winter Spice black tea (it has rose petals and almonds in it!).

That Winter Spice sounds fantastic!

And I really wish Zoomdweebie's would start making their butterscotch again! It was my favorite. I love all things butterscotch! <3

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Ambri   
Ambri

English Breakfast with milk and sugar ;) Loose leaf is best, but its expensive and a hassle sometimes. I also love Japanese twig tea (kukicha), green tea, and masala chai.

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Kirin   
Kirin

I am absolutely in love with Tevana's Dragonwell Green. It took me almost a year of experimenting to find, and it's perfect. Sweet, but toasty at the same time. <3 <3 <3

I also really like their Taj Masala Chai and Silver Needle White Tea.

And an herbalist I know blends this wonderful spicy herbal tea, full of pepper, orange, cloves, all sorts of wonderful stuff. Its a gift on cold winter mornings!

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Cordelia   
Cordelia

I’m definitely a tea-person. Sometimes I drink coffee, but it makes me feel super-energetic. I like to drink flavored (citrus, orange, mint etc.)teas, plain green tea and Earl Grey tea. White tea with a strawberry flavor is delicious too :wub:

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Princess Flufflebutt   
Princess Flufflebutt

Okay, I found a brand of tea that was awful. Loyd Tea Lemon and Lime. That crap tastes like soap.

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little birdie   
little birdie

I love chai. Also, I like pretty much any kind of green tea. I tried black milk tea recently, and liked that too. I love tea. And tea shops. ^^

P.S. Does bubble tea count? Because I love it too!

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