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What's your favorite tea?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 18, 2012 at 10:36 PM

What do you put in it?

Does your cup of tea have any health benefits that you've seen impacting your health?

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on December 28, 2012
at 04:29 PM

They have a sale after xmas. It's the only time of year I buy their tea!

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on April 21, 2012
at 01:46 AM

The vanilla bean black tea was my study-buddy all last year, they sold it in a cafe right beside the library! So delicious!

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on March 18, 2012
at 06:31 AM

I was really disappointed by their addition of artificial flavors In some blends, and their "coconut pieces" are coated in sugar.

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on February 25, 2012
at 01:40 AM

YOu like that smoky flavor? How about adding some peppermint or spearmint?

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on February 25, 2012
at 01:03 AM

Chinese green tea. Preferably gunpowder green tea, loose leaf. I don't add anything to it because I enjoy the natural taste. It's quite refreshing, and packs in some healthy antioxidants, too.

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on February 19, 2012
at 08:09 PM

Seconded. I love Pu-erh, and I forgot I just bought some jasmine tea...time to go make it

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on February 19, 2012
at 11:49 AM

Agreed. Must be taken builders style; milky and sweet

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on February 19, 2012
at 05:26 AM

i agree...teavana is insanely expensive. i dont buy it but will have some at a friends occasionally. its delicious but WAY too pricey

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on February 19, 2012
at 04:27 AM

That mixture sounds superb! I'm inspired to try something like that. I've been experimenting with turmeric infused chai with lots of coconut cream and no actual tea - but mate and roobois would also give a bit of a lift....hmmm.....

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on February 19, 2012
at 03:24 AM

And Yogi Egyptian licorice too. Yummmmm

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on February 19, 2012
at 03:08 AM

I don't like Teavana, their prices are grossly inflated. They have a great selection of tea, but charging $8/oz for most "standard" Chinese greens is absolutely insane (I order direct and get a pound of Dragonwell for around $14). Since I don't really deviate in my tea, I can honestly take or leave (leaf? harhar) the variety.

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on February 19, 2012
at 01:38 AM

I love Teavana as well! I haven't disliked any tea from them yet.

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on February 19, 2012
at 01:34 AM

Oh, and I drink my tea plain, and meant to add that the Celestial Seasonings stuff makes great iced tea.

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on February 18, 2012
at 10:47 PM

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on February 18, 2012
at 11:59 PM

I am a tea lover, so my preference shifts often...right now, my fave is Eco Teas Mate' and their Roobois Chai brewed together, blended with butter and coconut oil, vanilla, stevia, nutmeg, cinnamon and cardomom...bulletproof coffee style...so delicious and satisfying! I also love tulsi (holy basil) which is a very calming and relaxing herb.

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on February 19, 2012
at 04:27 AM

That mixture sounds superb! I'm inspired to try something like that. I've been experimenting with turmeric infused chai with lots of coconut cream and no actual tea - but mate and roobois would also give a bit of a lift....hmmm.....

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on February 19, 2012
at 12:23 AM

Yorkshire Gold black tea. Plenty of anti-oxidants and connection to my British roots...

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on February 19, 2012
at 11:49 AM

Agreed. Must be taken builders style; milky and sweet

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on February 18, 2012
at 11:51 PM

anything from Teavana.com

ive never ordered it...its very expensive....but my friend get it and it is AMAZING they are free leaf (more like free fruit, herb, and leaf) teas that need no sweeteners or anything.

delicious.

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on February 19, 2012
at 05:26 AM

i agree...teavana is insanely expensive. i dont buy it but will have some at a friends occasionally. its delicious but WAY too pricey

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(55)

on February 19, 2012
at 01:38 AM

I love Teavana as well! I haven't disliked any tea from them yet.

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on February 19, 2012
at 03:08 AM

I don't like Teavana, their prices are grossly inflated. They have a great selection of tea, but charging $8/oz for most "standard" Chinese greens is absolutely insane (I order direct and get a pound of Dragonwell for around $14). Since I don't really deviate in my tea, I can honestly take or leave (leaf? harhar) the variety.

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on March 18, 2012
at 06:31 AM

I was really disappointed by their addition of artificial flavors In some blends, and their "coconut pieces" are coated in sugar.

7dab2d8c97e44d8d0c298e5c9d5d75bc

(641)

on December 28, 2012
at 04:29 PM

They have a sale after xmas. It's the only time of year I buy their tea!

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on February 18, 2012
at 11:30 PM

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on April 21, 2012
at 01:46 AM

The vanilla bean black tea was my study-buddy all last year, they sold it in a cafe right beside the library! So delicious!

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on February 25, 2012
at 12:22 AM

I pulled way back on my processed tea consumption after I found out about the massive amounts of fluoride in green, kombucha as well as black teas coming from Asia. Especially after this post from Chris http://chriskresser.com/bad-news-for-tea-drinkers

Now I boil some filtered water while adding one cinnamon stick and 4-7 thin slices of fresh Ginger steep for 20 minutes and add some Stevia or honey if you like.

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on February 19, 2012
at 04:57 AM

I love rose petal black tea with cream. Oh, so fragrant! But I'm also really enjoying my new nightcap - coconut milk infused with turmeric and chai spices (no actual tea) and finished with a bit of honey or stevia. I sieve it through a gold coffee filter and actually end up with a really lovely, smooth tea. And it's a coconut cream BOMB. YUM. I can get a substantial amount of turmeric into myself this way, and it's great for inflammation.

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on February 19, 2012
at 04:00 AM

I put in Cinnamon into my tea at times. What paleo spices do you guys suggest?

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on February 19, 2012
at 01:08 AM

Pu-erh and jasmine are my current faves. I drink tea plain.

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on February 19, 2012
at 08:09 PM

Seconded. I love Pu-erh, and I forgot I just bought some jasmine tea...time to go make it

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on February 19, 2012
at 12:54 AM

I used to love organic sencha green tea but since I need to completely avoid caffeine (because of adrenal fatigue), I have discovered rooibos tea (which is totally CAFFEINE-FREE) and love it. I feel like it helps very gently with my energy levels without exhausting my adrenals. Plus it contains a lot of antioxidants too!

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on February 24, 2012
at 11:03 PM

With my last iHerb order I actually received a free bag of St. Dalfour Organic Black Cherry Ceylon tea & it was super yummy! I'm ordering a box right now :)

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on February 20, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Peppermint & liquorice teapigs....really yummy and I get a good energy boost from it too!

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on February 19, 2012
at 08:07 PM

For tea questions, you can't beat Steepster.

I get a pretty good amount of my black tea from Upton Tea Imports, and oolongs from Life in Teacup. Teavana is good but they don't some some countries' teas represented very well, and they are pretty overpriced. You can get top notch stuff for less than half that at other places.

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on February 19, 2012
at 07:53 PM

I used to use a lot of store-bought teas (Tazo, Numi, etc.), but I got hooked on teas from Adagio.com. They have a very good selection of green and white teas, which is what I tend to stick to, but also have some really great blends (under "most popular") that are very dessert-y and even more so with a splash of heavy cream. Love the "Almost Nutella" one and the "Birthday Tea" blends. Even if you don't do dairy, I've tried almond milk and it's yummy. Great for a cold day. I do use stevia, too, but my husband insists the blends are quite sweet on their own.

As far as health benefits go, I'm not really sure. Probably long term. I do know I am a cranky bear if I don't get my morning caffeine, so my tea drinking is probably a health benefit to everyone else around me.

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on February 19, 2012
at 09:59 AM

I've never drank anything from Bigelow Teas that I didn't like, but Constant Comment is by far my favorite. I love the smell. Ginger Peach from most companies is also very good. Just whatever you do don't buy Stash - YUCK!

Honorable Mention: Tazo awake ( strong without being too tannic) Tazo Joy and Tazo Chai - best chai on the market. Anything from Ahmad is good - Strawberry tea sounds awful but it actually tastes great.

I don't typically like to add stuff to my tea, but I'll mix 2 different bags in the same pot like a pot of black or peach with a bag of Bigelow Ginger Snappish. If I have to get some calories in on a cold morning I'll stir in a spoonful of coconut cream into a cup of chai.

As to health benefits, I've noticed it can clear up my breathing ( allergy problems) when nothing else can. I didn't notice any health changes from not having it, it so I'm relieved. I'm never giving it up again :D

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on February 19, 2012
at 08:37 AM

I like hibiscus, lapsang, sencha and yerba mate teas.

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on February 19, 2012
at 04:24 AM

I'm not historically a big tea drinker, but in an attempt to transition into an extended caffeine-free experiment (adrenal response, etc.) I've been drinking about two cups of jiaogulan tea every day. In terms of health benefits, apparently if I drink enough of this stuff I'm going to live forever, so if this question is still open in 120 years, I'll leave a follow-up comment and let y'all know how I feel.

I actually kinda like it. Kind of earthy; sometimes I think I'm drinking broth. But maybe that's how tea is supposed to taste.

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on February 19, 2012
at 03:34 AM

can't get enough Good Earth Sweet and Spicy. It's naturally sweet, and very cinnamony. It's terrific plain, but if you add coconut milk, even better!

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on February 19, 2012
at 03:22 AM

Decaf chai celestial seasons tea with a little stevia and coconut milk. yummy with a bit of dutch cocoa and cinnamon too.

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on February 19, 2012
at 03:24 AM

And Yogi Egyptian licorice too. Yummmmm

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on February 19, 2012
at 03:09 AM

My top faves right now are Yorkshire Gold (or regular Yorkshire), Guayaki yerba mate, Allegro "Feel Like Zeus", Trader Joe's decaf Irish breakfast, Pukka Revitalize, Twinings Lemon & Ginger, and Teavana Joie de Vivre.

Yeah, I drink a lot of tea. It's mostly for pleasure -- I don't think I really get health benefits other than from caffeine. However, last summer I stopped putting sweeteners in my tea to reduce my insulin, so this has somewhat affected my tastes in tea (and my weight).

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on February 19, 2012
at 03:05 AM

Dragonwell loose that I order from China, followed by Ito En bottled green tea (Japanese), and Yogi Bedtime just because that ish is chill...

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on February 19, 2012
at 02:52 AM

Currently Tazo Focus. Nice citrus smell but doesnt get wierd with cream like some fruit teas.

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on February 19, 2012
at 02:46 AM

I enjoy green tea or black twig tea.

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on February 19, 2012
at 02:24 AM

Hot I have gunpowder green tea or peppermint. I assume the gunpowder has the same benefits as other green tea, but I mostly drink them because I like them. Iced I like white tea, sometimes blueberry white tea... yummy! I don't really put anything in my tea, it tastes weird to me.

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on February 19, 2012
at 02:03 AM

Rooibos, peppermint, Celestial Seasoning's Cinnamon Apple. Nothing added.

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on February 19, 2012
at 01:32 AM

My favorite everyday morning is tetley's British blend for hot, and PG tips or Trader Joe's mango black for cold. Herbal/decaf, Stash's white raspberry is good, as is their lemon ginger (& other brands have good versions too)- and it's great steeped in cold fizzy water, too. Trader Joe's has a pomegranate white that's not bad. Celestial seasonings has some good herbals- cherry zinger, Berry zinger, country peach - pick up a sampler next time you're at the store.

My advice: start out with (not Lipton) grocery blends. Once you get a taste for what you do and don't like on the cheap end (I can't stand mint or most blends that have anise, for instance), then move up to loose-leaf stuff like Teavana or Intelligentsia.

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on February 19, 2012
at 01:34 AM

Oh, and I drink my tea plain, and meant to add that the Celestial Seasonings stuff makes great iced tea.

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on February 19, 2012
at 01:03 AM

I'm partial to darjeeling and honeybush, dandelion and ginger root teas.

I make my own kombucha using half honeybush and half decaf Lipton black and it comes out perfect every time, nice and sparkly with a good color. The tea flavor has a nice presence that isn't overcome by the fermentation, plus the honeybush gives it a reddish tint that's very appealing.

I've also noticed that honeybush is great for my digestion/elimination, a very mild effect but it's there whether fermented or straight.

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on February 19, 2012
at 12:15 AM

Mighty leaf "Organic detox infusion". I'm at the coffee shop right now sipping on a cup of it. Last time I did this, three days ago, I felt a disconcerting flush go through my whole body, my brain turning over inside my skull, and if I'd been standing I fear I would have fainted. But the sex has been better ever since, and I actually WANT to exercise in the mornings. Probably just a coincidence. My body was probably just ready to shift gears, and it happened with the tea on hand. But if it happens again this time, I'm hooked.

Other than that, I like ooland or cinnamon roiboos, after a morning kick with budget-brand black tea.

Ingredients of organic detox infusion: Peppermint, burdock root, dandelion root, licorice root, red clover flower, basil

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on February 18, 2012
at 11:51 PM

I'm partial to green or chai, usually with nothing added, but sometimes with cream and coconut oil.

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