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View Poll Results: Do you drink mostly loose-leaf or bagged tea?
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Old 02-27-09, 09:04 AM
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Attention all tea drinkers!

Also, what is/are your favourite tea(s)?
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need an option for either. I drink tea made from loose leaf sometimes, and sometimes I use tea bags.
Current favorite is "Monkey picked" oolong
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Daily, I drink bagged tea - caffeinated, and usually black (with milk occasionally). On the weekends, when I have some extra time, it's loose leaf. Earl Gray and Lapsang Souchong are my two faves.
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I drink tea in bags as well as loose. I'd say my favorite is Earl Grey.
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Twinings Earl Grey. Mostly because I can get it pretty much anywhere. If I take the time, loose tea in a nice teapot tastes a lot better.
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Prefer loose, but at work bags are just too convenient.

Two of my favorite teas:

Green Tea Heaven® Flavored Green Tea
Six Summits Oolong® Tea

So many to choose from. Usually buy at Teavana
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Teavana is awesome. I love that store.
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I'm a fan of Lady Grey at the moment. I also have some new/yet to be opened loose tea. Don't know why I haven't tried it yet...
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Originally Posted by tdreyer1 View Post
Also, what is/are your favourite tea(s)?
Lipton green tea I suppose. I drink it by the pitcher.
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I'm all about the AZ green tea, and loose leaf.
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As I have never made loose leaf tea, I can only respond that I like bagged tea.

I drink Irish Breakfast, English Breakfast and Earl Grey as my regulars.

I do use an electric kettle to boil the water, partialy fill the cup with hot water, swirl, empty, add tea bag and then refill cup.

Always drink it with one spoon of sugar and sometimes will add milk.
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Earl Gray, hot, black, bagged.
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Ahmad tea -london-
in tea bags. current batch is ceylon + Darjeeling.
no real favourite out of oolong, ceylon, green, earl grey, orange peko, english breakfast, herbal....
I always drink tea straight.

btw, milk makes the good stuff in tea ineffective.
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Loose is best but bagged is convenient.
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genmaicha. green tea with a bit of toasted brown rice in it.
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
btw, milk makes the good stuff in tea ineffective.
Good to know. I try to keep my intake of good stuff as low as possible.
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I prefer loose leaf. I love most darjeelings, but my favorite is a chinese oolong (tie guan yin or ti kuan yin, depending on who you ask). Has a nice subtle honeysuckle flavor. I buy all my teas from uptontea.com. This just inspired me to go steep some.
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Ahmad tea
Ahmad is an excellent purveyor of fine teas. I esp. enjoy a bit of the old Darjeeling.

For good but cheap and American, Stash is the bang for buck choice. I find their blends uninspiring, but some of their tea is good. I like Special Occasion Japanese Green.

One of my faves is Melon Seed green, hard to find, expensive.
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Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
Teavana is awesome. I love that store.
Look around....you can often find a local mom & pop tea shop that will have the same type selection, but cheaper and you won't be feeding the corporate beast.
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Look around....you can often find a local mom & pop tea shop that will have the same type selection, but cheaper and you won't be feeding the corporate beast.
in your neck of the woods maybe. Here in the south, we're lucky Kroger carries more than Lipton and store brands.
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BTW, I'm always trying new ones, but right now Darjeeling and Earl Grey are my favorites.
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Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
in your neck of the woods maybe. Here in the south, we're lucky Kroger carries more than Lipton and store brands.
You need to actually try looking.


A quick Yelp search returned:


Church Street Tea Garden
119 W Church St
Cartersville, GA 30120
(678) 721-5025


Main Street Books and Coffeehouse
Categories: Coffee & Tea, Bookstores
5 E Main St
Cartersville, GA 30120
(678) 721-5855



Coffee & Creams
Category: Coffee & Tea
241 S Tennessee St
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 607-9000



West Walnut Cafe
Category: Coffee & Tea
1215 W Walnut Ave
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 226-4786


There are more, but I got tired of copy/pasting.
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try the ahmad tea kt
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Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
You need to actually try looking.


A quick Yelp search returned:


Church Street Tea Garden
119 W Church St
Cartersville, GA 30120
(678) 721-5025



Main Street Books and Coffeehouse
Categories: Coffee & Tea, Bookstores
5 E Main St
Cartersville, GA 30120
(678) 721-5855



Coffee & Creams
Category: Coffee & Tea
241 S Tennessee St
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 607-9000
2 hour drive from Johns Creek.


Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
West Walnut Cafe
Category: Coffee & Tea
1215 W Walnut Ave
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 226-4786


There are more, but I got tired of copy/pasting.
Even further away then Cartersville. Want to try again?
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Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
2 hour drive from Johns Creek.




Even further away then Cartersville. Want to try again?
Well..the web site didn't give distances, just listed them as the closest.

I think the problem is your location. Get out of Hicksville.
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