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Re: which tea?

Post: # 175540Post Brij »

My morning tea of choice is Yorkshire - but only when I have some lactose-free milk, otherwise Tetley (which I find a little less strong) with my soya.

In the afternoons, I'm a bit more adventurous: Twining's Assam or bergamot; Ile de Maurice vanilla; Gunpowder Brand green tea; White tea; Chai (Indian spiced tea, needs a bit of sugar, but IMHO tastes just like Christmas!) are all strong favourites!
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Re: which tea?

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PG / Chai / yerba mate / red bush

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Post: # 175561Post Urban Ayisha »

oooh i didnt think of yerba mate! yes. and red bush. have u tried 'flavoured' red bushes. this same company, palanquin, do a redbush cardamom and dragonfly do the ultimate bedtime tea - chai rooibos!! dont get me started on the love of tea!! lol

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Re: which tea?

Post: # 175610Post southeast-isher »

I haven't tried the flavoured red bushes yet but i have a packet of the vanilla flavoured one to try unopened in the cupboard.

I read on Wikipedia that in South Africa it can be put through an expresso machine to make a latte/cappucino so i tried it and with a bit of sugar this is my favourite way to take redbush tea.

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Re: which tea?

Post: # 175611Post southeast-isher »

Ayisha, have you tried making chai from the raw ingredients? You can get all the spices from health food shops of course and boil them up with a PG tea bag or something and it's fantastic and authentic. Many recipes are on google.

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Re: which tea?

Post: # 175612Post catboy »

darjeeling for the morning ....jasmin after lunch....lapsang in the evening...we're right posh round ere..

none of the above with milk....tea with milk is a meal not a drink!

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Re: which tea?

Post: # 175695Post Urban Ayisha »

snapdragon - if i've got an excess of milk in the fridge (which tends not to happen now that the baby is off the breast!) il make myself a chai latte with chai tea bags and a normal one perhaps in a pan with the milk, then i add generous amounts of all the spices! yummyyyy. the chai teabags i get are pretty good actually, and only £1.75 for 50 bags, which, at the rate i drink them makes it a lot easier than making from scratch! i find the twinings ones insipid and over priced!

will have to try the rooibos in the espresso maker trick - sounds interesting! do u open the bags to get the leaves out and then put them in where the coffee would go?

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Re: which tea?

Post: # 175732Post southeast-isher »

Hi Ayisha, oh cool yes with the redbush you just rip open a bag and tip where the coffee goes. I usually find 4 tea bags worth is the right ammount.

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Re: which tea?

Post: # 176071Post Sally Jane »

Ringtons Extra Fresh, bags or loose. Mmmm...especially with one of their chocolate marshmallow teacake thingies or three. Miles better than Tunnocks, I think.
Also Pukka Harmonising tea - smells of roses and tastes yummy.
Oh, and liquirice root tea, great in the cold weather.
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Re: which tea?

Post: # 176074Post Mylovelyhorse »

Clipper's organic Earl Grey for me, with soya milk.

I'm currently having a bit of a thing about white tea too, so I'm drinking several cups of Clipper's organic white tear every day too. It's wonderful stuff, and full of antioxidants.

Can't be doing with builders' tea. Nothing too strong. Over the years I've quite liked Twinings' Lady Grey and Rose Pouchong. I obviously like scented tea...

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Re: which tea?

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If it's fair trade and on offer it's what I'm drinking!

I love tea :icon_smile:

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Re: which tea?

Post: # 176100Post fruitcake »

StripyPixieSocks wrote:If it's fair trade and on offer it's what I'm drinking!

I love tea :icon_smile:
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and I love peppermint tea........

I always find people comment on tea in our house as being VG when it's Clipper too

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Re: which tea?

Post: # 176149Post Green Aura »

I drink very little tea, being mainly a coffee drinker. However I am very partial to a cup of tea mid-afternoon (around tea-time :lol: ) with a nice caramel finger or teacake. Sally Jane, I fear you're deluded somewhat - nothing beats Tunnocks :pale: :lol: Although, in fairness, I've never tried the Ringtons version - do they still come round delivering?

I used to buy fairtrade organic whatever - as I drink it quite weak with lots of milk I'm no afficionado. But since my mother moved in we've had Tetleys - she won't entertain any other!

However, when it comes to coffee, that's a whole other ballgame - current fave is Zapatistas, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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Re: which tea?

Post: # 238436Post southeast-isher »

I'm really enjoying Lapsang Souchong at the moment. And sometimes some Assam. Have Darjeeling to try out ;-)

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