It's Tea Time

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  1. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    :D Totally concur! I'd just as soon not bother as go with grocery store tea. Kind of like grocery store dog food. ;)
     
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    I was never a tea drinker. Kerri (Dekka) gave me one of the fabulous contigo no spill mugs and a bag of chocolate David's tea as a thank you present last December. Took some fiddling with a tea ball and hating it.. and then buying a strainer that sit in the cup.

    Teacholic now. I hit David's tea like once every few weeks.. and get multiple baggies of tiny quantities to try. I have 2 more teas now I need to get larger quantities of although I have a huge collection...
     
  3. Doberluv

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    Well, now I'm going to have to look for David's tea or one of those highly Chaz
    -tea-drinker recommendations. I've always mainly gotten my teas at the grocery store, like Stach, Twinings, or Bigelow...don't find Lipton very flavorful. I use to get some of the fine English teas when up in Victoria, but haven't been there for ages and haven't thought about looking online or going to a specialty store. I'm kind of cheap so probably will use mainly what I've been using. But a box here and there of some "super" tea might be fun to try.
     
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    Here, Dober ;)

    http://www.uptontea.com/shopcart/information/INFOteabags.asp
     
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    Wha? What's up with the artificial flavor? ewwww.
     
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    Kerri and my current David's collection.. and she threw out a few icky ones this morning, and I have more at home.

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    Wow! You're all set for the winter! LOL. That is so nice. I'm looking on their website and am planning on ordering some.

    I have one whole cupboard also...filled to the gills with teas. But I must get some special ones now. Those tins are good too, to keep them nice.
     
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    Wow. There's more to life than Loozianne iced tea?
     
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    Some of the old, traditional flavors weren't necessarily from things that were a good idea to ingest ;)

    I go through a LOT of iced tea -- way more than I'm willing (or able) to spend for high end tea, and Luzianne's the only one I'll use. I love their Creole blend coffee, too. I really like it better than the Community.
     
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    I just got my Adagio package...and I DID BUY THE TARDIS BLEND! I completely forgot! I have ten teas to try now. And they all smell sooooo good!

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    There are 9 other teas, too - blood orange, irish breakfast, earl grey decaff, berry blues, sour apple, earl grey moonlight, earl grey bravo, raspberry patch, and cha cha.
     
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    We have so many teas that I don't think I could even begin to list them. There's hibiscus iced tea in the fridge right now.
     
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    Saeleofu I totally need to buy some of that Tardis tea for my Brother! That is going in his stocking for sure!
     
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    It's not that it's the old, traditional flavor. They usually put in real oil from the bergemont fruit. I don't know what or why this has artificial flavor. Other brands that I looked at show natural flavoring. I think David's did when I looked.
     
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    That's one they import from Germany, rather than one of their own blends. I don't usually do flavored teas, Dober, as long as I'm getting good tea. I think the one Earl Grey I did order from them was the Earl Grey Supreme, which uses just natural flavorings.

    Probably my favorites among their blends are the River Shannon and the Russian Caravan.
     
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    I'm another that buys from David Teas. Mainly cause I prefer tins to the bags other places give, and it's like, a block from my work!
     
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    I don't usually do flavored teas either. Just that one. lol. Or...if it's black tea with some extra hint of something like orange or cloves, I like it. But the pure herbal teas with no black tea...nah, not usually.

    Jess...I like those tins too. They'd make nice gifts too.:)
     
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    Upton offers many of their teas in tins. I've got a stack of them, so I can go with the packets most of the time -- saves on shipping.
     
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    Yes, it would save that way. And you can get tins in local places that are pretty cheap, like dollar stores and such. Or glass mason jars are nice too.
     
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    So long as you keep them in a dark cupboard. Light can damage teas. They do make UV-blocking clear containers for teas. Glass does block some UV radiation naturally, but not all of it.
     

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