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I like a cup of hot tea now and then, especially if the ol' tum-tum is feeling a bit off. Lipton's and soda crackers will set things right. Other times, if I'm suffering from a bit of coffee burn-out, I'll switch to Earl Grey for a day or two.

Summertime, I loves me some sweet tea. I brew mine in a Mr. Coffee Iced Tea maker (patience is NOT one of my virtues) and I much prefer Red Rose brand for iced tea. I add sugar to individual glasses of tea, which requires some dedicated stirring to avoid undissolved sugar in the bottom of the glass, but I haven't found a satisfactory way to sweeten the entire batch using the Mr. Coffee method.

One time I had what I thought was a brilliant idea: Iced tea made with Earl Grey.

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My wife is a tea nut. Drinks all kinds of tea. I solve all tea related problems by NEVER drinking that cat pi$$ called tea. Of course I do have other vices. Smile

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Black tea lover here. Irish breakfast, Scottish Breakfast, English Breakfast, Prince of Wales or anything that states it is comprised of black tea from the Yunnan province.

Orange Pekoe, Roiboos (not with vanilla), Ceylon, the various Green teas and Darjeeling are also quite drinkable IMHO.

Earl Grey in a pinch but I don’t much care for its chamomile.

I prefer honey as a sweetner but as a managed type 2, I usually default to splenda these days.

No milk. Ever. Some Brit I met once, said I drank my tea like a “colonial”. I am ok with that.
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Green tea with honey and a dash of milk here. Sometimes later in the evening I'll have a cup of CS Sleepytime Extra with valerian if I need to relax before bed. In the summer I grow my own chamomile for tea.

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Originally posted by Anush:
My wife has a large cup of hot tea being refilled many times a day. She drinks it Russian style with spooned compote or honey. A pot of tea is made very strong from loose tea each morning then weakened with hot water. She has tried all the brands sold at the Kurdish, Japanese, & other ethnic stores. Her brand preference is loose leaf Lipton Blend found at some Walmarts in Nashville or Lipton Yellow Label Orange Pekoe. Also when tea bags are being used Lipton is the taste preference over all the more expensive brands.

Now that you mention it, I drank a lot of tea in Iran. I found it to be very good. Actually drove 50 miles round trip here in N. VA to lay hands on some Iranian/Kurdish tea.

I like tea, but the normal US brands do not seem to do much for me, or the mrs.


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Elk, I have found that my favorite black teas are from Ceylon. Usually the middle eastern grocers have them for sale.

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Anyone know of the Dekalb farmers market knows they have a tea section, and it is wonderful. So many different leaves

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Originally posted by Pale Horse:
I used to have the same problem when I drank sweet tea. Most places in the north don't have it

I was always amused about the places down South (usually fast food joints), that offer "tea", and "unsweetened tea". Like they went to some special effort to "unsweeten" the tea. Smile

No such thing as unsweet tea... unsweet tea is just tea you ain't finished makin' yet!

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I have a bunch of tea from Asia. Some from China, but the rest mostly notably from Vietnam, given to me by a female acquaintance.

I've had English tea in England, but considering culinary "presentation" is important, I'll take the Vietnamese tea as I was presented it. Smile
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Earl Grey Tea comes in lots of variations:

“Earl Grey tea is a tea blend which has been flavoured with the addition of oil of bergamot. Bergamot is a variety of orange that is often grown in Italy and France. The rind's fragrant oil is added to black tea to give Earl Grey its signature pungent punch.[1] Traditionally, Earl Grey was made from black teas, but tea companies have since begun to offer Earl Grey in other varieties as well, such as green or oolong.”

For whatever variety I STRONGLY suggest that any Tea officianado’s check out Superb variety of loose leaf teas at excellent prices. Everybody that I’ve shared my teas from there with have reordered from them. Check them out!!

Look at the “specialty teas” in the top menu bar.

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Big fan of black tea. I keep Scottish Breakfast (Taylors of Harrogate) and my favorite Earl Grey (The Original Ceylon Tea Company) on hand all the time. With the Earl Grey, I prefer it made with just-under-boiling water, about a teaspoon of sugar, and a thinly sliced lemon wedge.

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