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Posted by: Reptile 15.May.2009, 05:07 PM

I’ve fallen in love with tea. I’ve been reading a lot about it and it seems there are some good nutrients in it not to mention antioxidants.

What tea do you prefer? Or do you drink coffee?

I love white tea. It’s quit expensive but has a very nice taste.

The only negative thing I can think of is caffeine.

Posted by: kerostarfx 15.May.2009, 05:12 PM

does Lipton count? smile.gif I like the Black Currant and Forest Fruit! I guess I don't really have an absolute favorite, I'm just trying them around still.

Posted by: Miss Kitten 15.May.2009, 05:16 PM

I drink both coffee and tea, but tend to drink more tea when I'm feeling ill. I prefer black tea and I drink it the English way, with milk and sugar, which my Swedish boyfriend thinks is weird. I'm not that fond of green tea, but the flavored black teas are alright. My favorite tea is Constant Comment by Bigelow.

Occasionally I'll have a cup of chamomile tea with a spoonful of honey before bed. Chamomile is a mild sedative and helps you relax.

Posted by: longtime 15.May.2009, 05:45 PM

For real tea English Breakfast for the first cup of the day.

For a non-caffine alternative ignore decaffinated teas and try redbush tea, which I think tastes like real tea and is also much more palatble without milk and sugar than conventional tea.

Posted by: longtime 15.May.2009, 05:57 PM

Twinings have a swedish site...

Posted by: raffe 15.May.2009, 05:59 PM

Earl Grey or Russian Earl Grey are my favorites... Just plain...

Posted by: Reptile 15.May.2009, 06:02 PM

Are you from Russia?

Posted by: raffe 15.May.2009, 06:04 PM

Hehe... Nope, but Lipton has Russian Earl Grey...which has a little citrus to it... I think it's kinda similar to Twinings Lady Grey...

Posted by: brooklynmom2 15.May.2009, 06:10 PM

I love hot tea in winter, and ice tea in the summer. Here's some of the ice tea that I've been making:

chamomile tea with dried Turkish rose buds

rooibos with rosehip or with hibiscus

jasmine with honey

just boil water, make the tea in a pot, then when it's ready just pour it into a pitcher with lots of ice. make sure your tea is stronger than you would like, since the ice will water it down.

very refreshing and super healthy and tasty.


Posted by: Reptile 15.May.2009, 06:11 PM

Thanks! Got to try it!

Posted by: Mzungu 15.May.2009, 06:22 PM

Ah tea! It's the only refreshment drunk,besides a few beers that is, well goes without saying...That's in the main because households in Sweden always have coffee and naturally beer. Mmmm. ::wink::

Have no particular favorite brand,must be loose none of this bagged up sweepings. Very partial to plain SA Rooibos no fancy flavours and black Darjeeling.

*off to make a nice cupper now*

Posted by: eardoctor 15.May.2009, 09:42 PM

enough said?

Posted by: kmbr 15.May.2009, 10:10 PM

Me also. I drink mainly plain old British regular tea...I have bought tea from a certain Stockholm tea shop, the loose type you put in the little ball contraption and I love that too. Not sure what flavors.

I love tea too. I developed my love for it, believe it or not, flying British Airways several times a year. They would do the whole tea time on the dreaded and long US to UK flight...finger sandwiches, scones and clotted cream..and ofcourse tea. What a great tradition.

Posted by: Shark99 - The Great Catsby 15.May.2009, 10:15 PM

Apart from gunpowder tea, I like South African Rooibos.

Posted by: The Lix-a 15.May.2009, 10:19 PM

PG Tips!!! and Welsh Brew, the welsh stuff is just Yorkshire tea i think for the welsh, great tho you can get 2 cups out of one bag, nice and strong.

Posted by: Nicklouse 15.May.2009, 10:27 PM

Yorkshire Tea.

Posted by: Joemath 16.May.2009, 12:23 AM

Chamomile tea is delicious as is peppermint. I like the English Breakfast tea
also. Green tea is an excellent antioxidant tonic. I drink very little coffee
except for an occasional de-caffeinated. The strong Expresso causes

Joseph S. Maresca

Posted by: superturbo 16.May.2009, 12:44 AM

I prefer plain green tea or Gemaicha tea (green tea with roasted rice).

Posted by: freethinker 16.May.2009, 08:08 AM

Earl Grey is lovely...emmm...sighs in delight. I also enjoy Green Tea.

Posted by: irishmark 15.Jul.2009, 01:27 PM

Not a fan of fruit flavoured ´teas I'd have to say, but do like your bog-standard black tea with a dash of milk - or occasionally a cup of earl grey!

We're being cheapskates and buy Tower teabags - which, if you read the small print on the back, are "Packed for R.Twining & Co. Ltd. London England".
Available in both black (Breakfast Tea) or Earl Grey from your local ICA!

Maybe I should get ICA to start sponsoring my posts?

Posted by: locaxy 15.Jul.2009, 01:34 PM

This is a train wreck!

I primarily run on long-chin and bai-hao. And yes, the latter is expensive. But I enjoy a good oolong once in a while.

Posted by: Sarak 15.Jul.2009, 02:08 PM

The other day I found a tea called Earl Greg at a cafe nearby. That was quite hilarious =)

Posted by: Yanksalot 15.Jul.2009, 02:49 PM

roobios is good, but i like most green teas, white tea as you mention is great as well (but i dont think it has that much caffinee, not sure if that was a positive or negative). I drink probably about 5 cups a day (when most of my office mates take coffee, i go for tea.
I dont drink coffee unless i am in a really booooring meeting, so probably a few cups a day, lol, but actually very rarely. Oddly though I love coffee icecream.

Posted by: Miss Kitten 15.Jul.2009, 03:16 PM

QUOTE (locaxy @ 15.Jul.2009, 02:34 PM) *
This is a train wreck!

I primarily run on long-chin and bai-hao. And yes, the latter is expensive. But I enjoy a good oolong once in a while.

What exactly is a train wreck and in what way is it one?

As for my tea preferences, I suppose I'm a tea purist. I'll forgo any fruity tea for plain old English Breakfast with milk and sugar. Since I've been in Sweden I've met only one other person who takes milk in her tea, but she likes it extremely milky: about half milk and half tea. Craziness.

Posted by: Kieruk 15.Jul.2009, 03:27 PM

Yorkshire for the mornings with a bacon sandwich, and then PG tips for the rest of the day smile.gif

And Liptons lemon iced tea for hot days...or just for when you run out of Robinsons!

Posted by: Smultron 15.Jul.2009, 03:30 PM

Barrys tea (black, Irish tea)...mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Posted by: Craptastical 15.Jul.2009, 03:37 PM

I like the Södermalm loose tea (I think that's what it's called).

I stay away from teabags as much as possible (both the noun and the verb).

Posted by: vennela 15.Jul.2009, 03:51 PM

hello everyone, i have been reading most forums in 'discuss' for quite sometime now and today, i joined as a member!

so, talking about tea, i love to have a cup of twinnings or lipton english breakfast tea. i like lipton red label as well. i generally like to boil milk, tea leaves or powder and sugar for my tea..mmmm...awesome!! (a little longer process, but, tastes so much better than having to add cold milk in tea or drink it the swedish way...well, that's my personal opinion, ofcourse!) darjeeling tea didn't seem very nice...have to try chamomile.

Posted by: Mzungu 15.Jul.2009, 04:38 PM

Best stock up if you are a Darjeeling drinker,before astronomical prices hit the shelves!

Quote BBC:An indefinite strike called by a regional political party has affected tea production in the Darjeeling hills in West Bengal state.

Posted by: Gwrhyr 15.Jul.2009, 04:49 PM

Formosa Oolong is my tea of choice, loose.
I developed my taste for tea while living in Taiwan... so I like having something that brings back those memories instantly, and is also delicious.
I much prefer tea over coffee.

Posted by: stan dan deliver 15.Jul.2009, 04:52 PM

pg tips..i buy them from the new willies in uppsala..
best tea u can buy imho...even me wife loves em

herbal rubbish and all that lemon and flavored tea's is for poofters imho

Posted by: Mzungu 15.Jul.2009, 07:59 PM

What was the end result with the Bosnians? RH.

Posted by: CTIDinÅrsta 15.Jul.2009, 08:09 PM

2 bags English Breakfast,
1 bag lemon tea,
1 sugar cube,
1,5 liters water.
In the fridge.
Ice cube maker - full. In the freezer.

When ice is frozen:
Fill glass with ice. Add 2 slices lemon. Fill with tea.
1 glass ice-tea. Done.

Posted by: Mzungu 15.Jul.2009, 08:14 PM


Tea bags derive from shop floor sweepings... :sigh:

Posted by: Donut 15.Jul.2009, 09:32 PM


Posted by: locaxy 15.Jul.2009, 09:41 PM

QUOTE (Miss Kitten @ 15.Jul.2009, 03:16 PM) *
What exactly is a train wreck and in what way is it one?

It's an expression, common on the web, to refer to a thread that ran amok.

People are talking about Lipton, milk, honey and sugar. That's sacrilegious as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: Rexcited 15.Jul.2009, 11:52 PM

I prefer real tea, not any fruity off springs. More often than not Earl Grey. I also take it with milk and sugar. I don't really understand why you all say the Swedish way is to drink it without milk, I'm Swedish and I don't think I've even met anyone who doesn't prefer milk in their tea.

Posted by: Gwrhyr 16.Jul.2009, 01:46 AM

I concur with Rexcited, I've had Swedes react strangely when I refused milk and sugar in my tea. I reacted strangely at their reaction.

Posted by: ShaneW 13.Oct.2009, 10:28 AM

I am a big tea drinker and was really worried when I first moved to Sweden that I would not be able to get any decent tea.

Back in Cambridge I used to buy my loose tea from a local market seller.

However there is probably more choice of tea in Stockholm than in Cambridge! So many different varieties, Ceylon is my favourite but I love exploring the different varieties on office.

Some have quaint names, Queen Anne and Munks te are very good, can highly recommend Söderbländning as well. I never used to be into fruit or flavoured teas but have really got into them. Had some Cardemom tea the other day, great for the winter!

Posted by: karlajose 13.Oct.2009, 01:38 PM

im drinking spring needle green te from china. it tastes good and i feel good everytime i drink this.
and promotes regular bowel movement.

Posted by: BrittInSweden 13.Oct.2009, 01:45 PM

PG Tips or Yorkshire Tea (from those good old tea mines of Yorkshire smile.gif). With milk and either with or without sugar depending how I'm feeling.
Drink coffee too.

Stinging nettle tea is also nice on the odd occasion.

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