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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by DR. HOUSE, Feb 23, 2010.
Other than ice tea, does anyone drink herbal tea of any type?
Thinking I may start.
I just read a couple of good articles about black and green tea benefits in a fitness mag.
I love turkish tea and regular black tea. Tried the green stuff.....even the ridiculously expensive ones from Japan, and did NOT like it! Never could get used to the taste. Anyways, it's all in how you brew it. I do mine in a double decker tea pot thingy......turns out great every time!
If you like green tea, Try the Tazo brand. By far the best ive ever had.
They make about 6 different "flavors" of green tea.
I just nuke my water and then procede from there in a coffee cup.
I do that when I'm in a hurry and grab the Tazo black tea bags. But if I have time, it's the old school way
I drink a variety of herbal teas. As far as easily available pre-packaged herbal teas, Celestial Seasonings beats the pants off any other brand. However, there are many other smaller companies that are far better (usually only selling it loose). Whole leaf is always better than chopped (if possible). A favorite of mine is http://www.nativeamericantea.com/cgi-bin/shopper.exe?key=TEAS0001&preadd=action. It used to be available loose. I don't know if it still is. I also really like red teas, and black (but that isn't herbal). Also, no added sugar, honey, or any other crap. And green and white teas are just bleh.
If you want to get really technical, the only kinds of true "tea" are white, green and black. Herbal tea is not true tea--it is, as its name suggests, mixtures of herbs and spices that flavor up water rather nicely.
I am a tea fiend. Harney & Sons makes pretty good tea, as does Republic of Tea. Baltimore Coffee and Tea Co. runs a retail shop and an extensive online store, so I like their flavors a lot. Stash tea has some good blends.
I drink probably 1 1/2 gallons a week of unsweetened brewed iced black tea mixed equally with 100% unsweetened cranberry juice. Gotta glass next to me rigt now. It's solely this, water, and/or coffee......
No, I'll keep my man card, thank you. Ice tea on a hot day, but herbal tea? Doesn't go well with my 151 rum.
I'm not too insecure to admit I drink herbal tea almost every evening.
ive got,peppermint,"sleepy time",wild berry zinger, and lemon in the cabinet right now.
Just finished a cup of sleepy time
Tazo Earl Grey, 3 or 4 cups per day.
It's hard to imagine getting through a workday without it.
Lapsang Souchong, great black tea.
I'm addicted to Liptons Cold Brew. Very good. Since I don't drink it w/ sugar, etc.. its better for me than Soda, etc.. and still gives me some caffeine.
I like Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Assam and Good Earth tea among others. I prefer to use honey to sweeten tea on the theory I have heard that it may help abate allergy symptoms.
I drink tea all day long, typical english tea. It's black tea with milk and suger. I can't drink it without suger as it upsets my stomach for some reason. If you've only tried American tea, I'd recommend trying a British tea as they're very different. Much stronger, closer to coffee than the typical Liptons garbage. It's got enough caffeine to have a kick without giving me the jitters after a few mugs. People drink it by the bucket here. I couldn't manage more than 5 cups a day as I'm sure it would dissolve my insides.
I rarely drank it at home so don't know what's available in the US. If you can get them, British-made Tetleys and PG tips are the best. My wife bought some Tetley in the US but it wasn't quite as strong.
Bigelow Earl Grey...1 box/month
Regular teas - Twinings (Earl Grey, Lady Grey).
Herbal teas - Bigelow and Celestial Seasonings (assorted varieties).
Not a fan of metro neohippie brands like Tazo.
The Red Rose, Earl Grey is good. It's also cheap.
I make a 12-cup pot every morning at work in the coffee maker.
(12 cups of water, filter paper and 4 tea bags.) Lasts all day.