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OT-Favourite cup of tea?

DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
edited May 2010 in Commuting chat
LiT's post about me not being her cup of tea (despite my prior admission to already knowing I'm not) made me think.

What is your favourite cup of tea i.e. brand type of leaf that sort of thing.

Needless to say I'm not as sophisticated as some, so I'm a Twinnings English breakfast tea fan.

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  • KiblamsKiblams Posts: 2,423
    I do enjoy a refreshing Earl Grey, though the majority of my daily consumption is the PG Tips blend.
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    Yorkshire Tea.

    You can get a strong cup without needing to brew the damn thing.
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  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
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  • MonkeyMonsterMonkeyMonster Posts: 4,628
    atm lady grey though sometimes a nice lapsang souchong
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  • bigmatbigmat Posts: 5,111
    Fair Trade for me. Most teabags in this country make a decent cuppa to be honest, why is it that the rest of the world struggle with the concept so much? Just try asking for a cup of tea in Latin America. "With milk. But not made of milk. With the milk on the side. But just a bit. And nice and hot. And strong." :evil: Hard hard work, good job I was happy to drink coffee there!
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Earl Grey or Darjeeling mainly - plus chai with more milk and some sugar (Cafe Nero does very nice chai). Normally organic and fair trade.
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  • Agent57Agent57 Posts: 2,300
    I like Dragon Phoenix jasmine green tea pearls. They're quite pricey at £18.60 for 125g though. Other than that, the black chai from my local tea & coffee shop is nice. Then Earl Grey, hot.
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 19,573
    Proper green tea - not your Twinnings 'with orange blossom' muck, I'm talking about the stuff from somewhere like Teasmith in Spitalfields, which has recognisable bits of leaf in it and names like Wuyi Dark Rock. It comes with instructions giving the exact temperature the water should be when poured over the leaves. Obviously totally impractical for work consumption, but worth the effort on a Sunday morning.
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  • l find ASDA"s own, fits the bill.
  • davisdavis Posts: 2,566
    White tea. Like green tea but without the compost.
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  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    OK let me get this out the way.

    Ice T served with:

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    :roll:
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  • DonnicDonnic Posts: 85
    Yorkshire Gold
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 4,208
    Yep, Yorkshire.

    Two bags if it's just for me.

    Three bags if it's for me and the Mrs.
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    enjoying a chai blend from Loopy Lorna's at the moment.

    yum.

    http://www.loopylornas.com/da/86375

    this place has a queue ruond the corner on saturday and sunday afternoons.

    whodve thunk that afternoon tea would be so popular... in morningside :wink:

    and yes..I have had my tea.
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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    I don't actually like iced tea. Or Ice-T for that matter.

    Normal tea for warming hydration and a wee bit o'caffeine - Twinings Everyday, or Assam.
    After meals - teapigs.co.uk peppermint tea. It's the peppermintiest of all peppermint teas!
    Occasionally - jasmine tea or green tea. And tea made from pretty flowers! :D
  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,558
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    Oh and if you're wondering why so much DDD activity, today I'm on strike.
    Can't remember whether you're one of the ones who called me a c*nt when my company went on strike.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 19,573
    Mr Scruff's Green Tea with Chilli is a nice variation.
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  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    Rooibos tea for me.

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    Can't stand any other kinds.
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  • greg66_tri_v2.0greg66_tri_v2.0 Posts: 7,172
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    Oh and if you're wondering why so much DDD activity, today I'm on strike.

    Are you BA cabin crew?

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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,186
    Porgy wrote:
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    Oh and if you're wondering why so much DDD activity, today I'm on strike.
    Can't remember whether you're one of the ones who called me a c*nt when my company went on strike.

    Actually I'll let that one go by

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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,186
    Tea is for the woman folk and limp wristed men

    Coffee rules
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Can I go for a Long Island iced Tea? - Ok thought not!

    Golden Flower then, pick it up when I'm in India, its a mix that includes some darjeeling, is a little sweet, its the only tea I can drink without a sweetner, but still almost as strong as Yorkshire.

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  • SailorchickSailorchick Posts: 202
    Rooibos or peppermint. Having South Africa in-laws means we get regular deliveries of proper rooibos tea too.

    Don't have any caffeine anymore as I used to drink strong black tea (pg tips etc) and decided that having several pints worth of that a day was not that healthy.
  • wgwarburtonwgwarburton Posts: 1,863
    Tea is for the woman folk and limp wristed men

    Coffee rules

    Quite. Java, by preference... black, no sugar.

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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,186
    Golden Flower then, pick it up when I'm in India, its a mix that includes some darjeeling, is a little sweet, its the only tea I can drink without a sweetner, but still almost as strong as Yorkshire.


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  • andy83andy83 Posts: 1,558
    Good old yorkshire tea, cant beat it

    coffee is for grown ups and i dont want to grow up yet :)
  • fenboy369fenboy369 Posts: 425
    Monkey tea (PG tips) for a first cuppa in the monring. Clipper pure green tea for the rest of the day.
    But I do like Builders tea when I'm fishing. But they are hard to get now.
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  • ObieObie Posts: 51
    One teabag of earl grey and one teabag of English breakfast in a pot.....brew for 5 mins, serve around 4pm. Lovely! :)
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  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    Another one for white tea. It's green tea made with the best parts of the tea bush, it's like sencha in Japan. Choc full of polyphenols and other antioxidants. I also like oolong tea when I can get it. Other than that a nice cuppa builders is alright now and then.
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