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All about tea

Preferred varieties, general chat

Reptile
post 15.May.2009, 05:07 PM
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Joined: 3.Apr.2009

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.
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kerostarfx
post 15.May.2009, 05:12 PM
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Location: United States
Joined: 2.Mar.2008

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.
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Miss Kitten
post 15.May.2009, 05:16 PM
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Location: Kronoberg
Joined: 20.Aug.2007

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.
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longtime
post 15.May.2009, 05:45 PM
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Joined: 20.Feb.2008

For real tea Twinings 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. Red BushTea
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longtime
post 15.May.2009, 05:57 PM
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Joined: 20.Feb.2008

Twinings have a swedish site...Swedish Twinings
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raffe
post 15.May.2009, 05:59 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 29.Mar.2008

Earl Grey or Russian Earl Grey are my favorites... Just plain...
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Reptile
post 15.May.2009, 06:02 PM
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Joined: 3.Apr.2009

Are you from Russia?
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raffe
post 15.May.2009, 06:04 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 29.Mar.2008

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...
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brooklynmom2
post 15.May.2009, 06:10 PM
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Joined: 22.Apr.2009

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.

enjoy!
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Reptile
post 15.May.2009, 06:11 PM
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Joined: 3.Apr.2009

Thanks! Got to try it!
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Mzungu
post 15.May.2009, 06:22 PM
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Location: Jönköping county
Joined: 29.Aug.2004

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*
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eardoctor
post 15.May.2009, 09:42 PM
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Joined: 15.Oct.2008

PG TIPS and YORKSHIRE TEA
enough said?
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kmbr
post 15.May.2009, 10:10 PM
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Joined: 15.Apr.2009

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.
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Shark99 - The Great Catsb...
post 15.May.2009, 10:15 PM
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Joined: 11.Aug.2005

Apart from gunpowder tea, I like South African Rooibos.
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The Lix-a
post 15.May.2009, 10:19 PM
Post #15
Location: Norrbotten
Joined: 20.Feb.2009

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.
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