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    I am absolutely ADDICTED to tea. At least 3 cups for me per day, lately. I like all types, and would list among my favorites peppermint, herbal mix, and matte with cinnamon. People say you're not supposed to sweeten tea, but I have mine with at least 2 full spoons of sugar (til it's almost saturated).

    As for ice teas, I loooooooooove matte with guaraná.

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    I've always always wanted to be a tea drinker, yet every time I've tried it I haven't much liked it. But I've also heard it's an acquired type taste, like coffee and such. Really the only tea I've had, besides iced which is hardly comparable, is chamomile (eugh, FAR too flowery for my tastes) and orange pekoe, which although I don't love, I still don't like. So, I went and bought myself a lovely variety pack which includes Lady Grey, Earl Grey, English Breakfast and Irish Breakfast. And so, I want to try them of course. However, I am not entirely sure of how you are to prepare all these. Not as in like, boiling water and such, but in terms of milk and lemon. Which teas get milk and which get lemon? Or honey? Or sugar? It's all so confusing to me. And I want to like tea so much! Haha.

    So, any help? And also, so this isn't such a meaningless thread, perhaps share what tea is your favourite and why and such.

    EDIT: OMG! I cannot believe I didn't find this thread! I PUT TEA IN THE SEARCH BAR AND EVERYTHING!
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    HA! Now here's a subject the Brits know something about.
    Generally speaking, non-green tea (Earl Grey, darjeeling, English Breakfast, etc) can be taken with either milk or lemon or nothing at all. It's a mtter of personal taste. If you want to sweeten it, use sugar NEVER honey (ew). I drink lots of tea of all kinds and drink it 'black' because I find it tastes better and is more refreshing. The other trick to remember is to use boiling water (not merely 'hot') and don't let the teabag brew for too long or the tea will taste bitter.
    Teas from China, Japan etc, ie, green tea should always be taken without milk.
    If you want to start with a gentle, milder tea, try something from Ceylon or a darjeeling. Indian tea (eg Assam, English Breakfast) tends to be much stronger and the tannin can make it horribly bitter.
    I guess it's an acquired taste because it's much more subtle than coffee, although there's just as much caffeine believe it or not.
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    If you want something sweet and YUMMY, try Pike Street Market blend. Cinaminny and sweet, no need for any sweetner. Wonderful as suntea/iced or hot.

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    The boiling water thing is really important - the old saying is take the pot to the kettle, not the kettle to the pot. And don't serve cream or hot milk with tea - I've been given both of those in various parts of the world, and neither is nice with tea.
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    Moroccan tea; at best when it's so hot that it burns my tongue and so sweet that it hurts my teeth.

    1 tablespoon green tea (such as Gunpowder)
    1/3 c. sugar
    6 sprigs fresh mint
    3 c. boiling water


    Put the green tea in a tea ball and steep in boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes. Put mint leaves in the bottom of a cup or glass along with the sugar. Add tea and stir.


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    I LOVE the passion tea from Starbucks (made by Tazo). It is mainly rose hips and hibiscus, I think, so it has a very distinctive flavor. I love it though.
    I love Tazo tea too. It's good hot or cold.

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    I got some Xmas tea blends today.

    One is by Stash called White Christmas, it's got white tea, peppermint and ginger root.

    The other one is Gingerbread Spice by Celestial Seasonings.
    It's flavoured with cinnamon, ginger root, chicory root and barly malt.

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    I drink decaffeinated green tea and regular black tea all day long. In fact, I've started drinking iced green tea in lieu of water and my skin has never looked better.

    I also like white tea, and sometimes African roiboos red tea when it's hot. Peppermint tea is also good.

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    I had African roiboos before, bought it from a health food store. I used to make ice tea with it in the summer. It makes a beautiful ruby red tea.

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    Earl Grey with a tiny touch of milk and Jasmine tea. No sugar in my tea or coffee.

    But man, those black teas - Assam and Lapsang, whoa. Tough stuff.

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    I love all kinds of teas, especially black teas.

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    I've tried to like them, but I'm a wimp.

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    PG Tips with milk
    Chai
    gen mai (toasted rice green tea)

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    Green tea with lemon and Cha mate, it reminds me my infancy in Brazil!

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