Post by Critical on Nov 3, 2020 18:06:48 GMT
Even though the flavor of tea leaves is better than tea bags, I often make tea first thing in the morning for my caffeine fix. I love tea bags because I don't have a lot of steps before enjoying my tea!
I cannot drink most herbal teas because so many of them have rose hips which I'm very allergic to. Last time I had it it felt like my throat was constricting. I prefer not to become more allergic. I also don't really care for other herbal teas I've had, maybe because I actually want my tea to contain tea. I like the flavor of tea.
As an aside (a mini rant), I realize it's what everyone including the companies labeling them call them, but any herbal "tea" that doesn't contain tea is technically called a tisane. Tea is a plant, not the process!
Tea balls are a pain! We ended up buying fill-your-own tea bags for loose tea. My son-in-law has a couple of infusers, but as I previously mentioned that's generally a whole process I can't be bothered to take the time to make. I do not like cooking and that's getting a little too close to being in the kitchen longer than I want!
Since I've been having trouble finding flavored white tea bags I've taken to buying unflavored white tea bags and using flavored syrups. Bentley tea used to be my favorite flavored white tea bags but haven't seen it for a long time. Their black tea is very good too. I've had a couple of good Republic of Tea white tea choices but haven't found a good, reliable, inexpensive way to buy them.
True, but I still call it tea MY pet peeve is that they call some coffee drink "chai." Chai is literally the word for tea in Russian. It's weird enough that chai tea is a blend of spices and not just straight tea
I got some nice white pomegranate tea at Trader Joe's. Not sure if there are rose hips in it OR if they even carry it any ore. It's a bummer, because I know rose hips are in a lot of flavored tea blends. Give Adagio and Stash a try. I know Adagio does have some flavored white teas and I think Stash does too and both companies list every ingredient in their teas on their website. I have a friend who own a tea company and she had a really nice butterscotch white tea that, sadly, I think she discontinued.
I generally do a bag tea in the morning too. I'm too tired to do anything else! Lately, it's been an English/British breakfast to help get me going.
waywyrd - I'm so glad you like your first August tea! They're definitely not for everyone, but I love them! Pretty much my only acknowledgment of Halloween this year was a cup of their Psychocandy tea, which is a rooibos with pumpkin and caramel. I think they only do it seasonally now, but it's pretty much the only tea with pumpkin that I like....probably because they use actual pumpkin and not pumpkin flavoring.
After posting about Adagio's Reindeer Fuel, I had to go spelunking in my cabinets to see if I had any of last year's order left. Success! I hadn't quite finished the bag, so I had a cup last night. It is SO good. I hope they bring it back this year because I need more!
Finally had to break out my metal insulated travel mug after my tea started cooling down too quickly. We're dropping into the 60s as a daytime temp later this week, so I'd be having iced tea without this mug!
I'm sad that all my work events have been canceled this year. I do several shows in the Napa/Sonoma area and there's a tea company there that I love called Tea & Trumpets. I'll miss stocking up on his teas this year! I know I could order online, but I always love checking out his new flavors and smelling it all.