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I need a good hot tea

  1. Sep 24, 2007 #1

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    I can't find my favorite tea anymore so I am looking for a new one. I'm looking for something without caffeine so I can drink it before bed. I also want something that is available in a tea bag; loose teas are too inconvenient. I tend to like fruity and tangy blends, and sometimes, spice flavors. I'm not much into herbal.

    Any tea drinkers out there who could recommend a brand?
     
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  4. Sep 24, 2007 #3

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    Celestial Seasonings have quite a choice.

    http://www.celestialseasonings.com/index.html

    There are a couple of others, I'll dig up later.
     
  5. Sep 24, 2007 #4

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    Good Earth original caffeine-free. Yum. Fruity, tangy, spicy, all in one. One bag is strong enough to make a big, big mug of tea.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2007 #5

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    Can't go wrong with earl grey. I think they do a decaf version now.
     
  7. Sep 24, 2007 #6
    I would strongly recommend googling "rooibos tea". My favorite.
     
  8. Sep 24, 2007 #7

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    Thanks for all the recommendations. The one I can no longer find was a Good Earth "Red" (I think it was a rooibos tea) tea that was kinda spicy. I've even been to the Good Earth restaurant and was told that the one I liked was discontinued.

    That mighty leaf tea looks very interesting. Astro, which do you like from Celestial Seasonings? I love Earl Grey (especially Stash brand), but it is such a "breakfast tea" to me.

    Speaking of tea, have you folks seen these "blooming teas"?
    http://fullbloomtea.com/
     
  9. Sep 24, 2007 #8

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    I've had that! It was awesome! I just thought our lame supermarket stopped carrying it.

    Hurry
    http://store.drsoda.com/goearedteasw.html
    whilst it lasts
     
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  12. Sep 24, 2007 #11

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    I don't know where you get rooibos tea in a bag. Zz and I are both enamored with a blend called African Autumn that is a rooibos tea with orange and some other spice to it. It's VERY tasty, perfect for bedtime (or any time), but only sold as a loose tea as far as I know.

    Then again, if you get a small tea infuser like this
    http://www.amazon.com/Tea-Infuser-1...3?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1190666853&sr=8-1
    making loose tea isn't really any harder than making it with a tea bag.

    Ooh...actually, I see that they are now selling the African Autumn tea in sachets (fancy teabags). It's pricey, but really worth it.
    http://www.harney.com/africanautumn.html

    That company also offers some samplers for $2 each, so you can try some different teas in amounts that are enough for just one or two pots and see if you like it before splurging on a whole tin.
     
  13. Sep 24, 2007 #12

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    That's not the half of it. It has its own class. Their pouches are made of some silky material.
     
  14. Sep 24, 2007 #13

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    I LOVE tea, I've got two cupboards completely stashed with every type I can find. One cupboard overflowing with pre-packaged ones, one cupboard with large pots of loose teas.

    If you like fruity and tangy blends, try the Celestial Seasonings 'Zingers' (for instance Red Zinger).

    Btw, you can buy loose tea sackets that you can fill yourself with loose tea: very easy to use.. not sure where you can get it in your area though. Especially handy for loose teas that tend to float (rooibos).
     
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    I'm not too picky about tea, but I like interesting tea pots:

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  17. Sep 24, 2007 #16

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    I would recommend the African Autumn as well. And loose-leaf tea isn't any more inconvenient than teabags. Get yourself one of those french-press coffee maker, and use that to make your tea. It works very well.

    Another thing I like to do is get some good, strong Indian tea, put one tablespoon of it into a pot, and then dump like a dozen good strong mint leaves, a couple of slices of orange rind, and then maybe a couple of teaspoon sugar (more if you like it sweet). This makes a very good Moroccan mint tea and very soothing in the afternoon to go with some very good scones or cookies. Of course, no guarantee that it is decaffeinated, but if you're into afternoon tea, this is a good one.

    Zz.
     
  18. Sep 24, 2007 #17

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    Yes - Twinings makes decaf teas - http://206.188.203.208/ - and they have a decaf Earl Grey.

    They also have herbal teas.

    One can also try Revolution Teas - http://www.revolutiontea.com/
    I bought Sweet Ginger Peach and White Pear teas.

    Another good tea when one has a bad cold or sore throat is Throat Coat Organic Lemon Echinacea tea from Traditional Medicinals. I used that when I had pneumonia.
     
  19. Sep 24, 2007 #18

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    OK - Tea time at ZapperZ's!

    I'll bring the shortbread cookies.

    Here are some goodies if one doesn't want to bake them oneself.
    http://www.walkersshortbread.com/index.asp?cat=Products
     
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  20. Sep 24, 2007 #19

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    I have been known to serve a "traditional" English afternoon tea during my "tea parties". Not exactly has nutty as the Mad Hatter tea party, but close enough. And I've been told that I make very good blueberry scones and blueberry poundcake.

    So when are you coming over for tea?

    :)

    Zz.
     
  21. Sep 24, 2007 #20
    Stash makes some pretty good teas.
     
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