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« Reply #90 on: June 08, 2011, 11:11:24 PM »


How does it compare with Ahmad's Ceylon (which I love)?

Sorry, I don't know. I haven't tried Ahmad's yet. I just started out trying their brands. I got their Cardamom tea and their Green tea at the same time and place I got the other Ceylon tea, and that's all I've tried from Ahmad so far.
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« Reply #91 on: June 09, 2011, 12:09:00 AM »

Now I was just drinking this:



It tastes to me a fair amount what I've tasted of the "gunpowder" variety except more mild and less bitter. It's quite nice.
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« Reply #92 on: November 21, 2013, 08:12:58 AM »

So the Teavil Empire (AKA Teavana) bought up the local tea shop and prices have doubled. Is there any online tea vendor you know about with reasonable prices?
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« Reply #93 on: November 21, 2013, 08:18:36 AM »

I buy from Twinings. People like slinging the 'once big oil, always big oil' thing around, but they're good. And their taster options are great.
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« Reply #94 on: November 21, 2013, 08:24:23 AM »

I buy from Twinings. People like slinging the 'once big oil, always big oil' thing around, but they're good. And their taster options are great.

I was actually looking for some fancy pants loose leaf tea. Twinings is nice but I can get them anywhere.
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« Reply #95 on: November 21, 2013, 08:26:13 AM »

I buy from Twinings. People like slinging the 'once big oil, always big oil' thing around, but they're good. And their taster options are great.

I was actually looking for some fancy pants loose leaf tea. Twinings is nice but I can get them anywhere.

Not all of them, at least not over here (and our corner shop is the biggest supermarket in the country, so shelf space is not an issue). Might want to look over their range.
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« Reply #96 on: November 21, 2013, 08:35:10 AM »

On the other hand, for more Oriental tastes, a Chinese friend over there shops at either Lupicia or Ten Ren. I have no personal opinion to offer, for obvious reason.
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« Reply #97 on: November 21, 2013, 08:40:14 AM »

So the Teavil Empire (AKA Teavana) bought up the local tea shop and prices have doubled. Is there any online tea vendor you know about with reasonable prices?

Teekanne is what I use, but I don't know whether the price would be reasonable in the US. These guys say 14$/250g.



 
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« Reply #98 on: November 21, 2013, 09:46:51 AM »

I drink a lot of herbal teas.  I do enjoy a chai black te with condensed milk every now and again.  And I have alos had a chai mate blend that was good.
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I love teas. Love all plants.
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« Reply #100 on: November 21, 2013, 01:59:04 PM »

When I can, I internet order from Twinings. Sadly, I usually have to make do with basic Walmart Lipton, because sadly, I'm not in England anymore- and when you ask for tea here in the South, they give it to you cold!
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« Reply #101 on: November 21, 2013, 02:01:36 PM »

When I can, I internet order from Twinings. Sadly, I usually have to make do with basic Walmart Lipton, because sadly, I'm not in England anymore- and when you ask for tea here in the South, they give it to you cold!

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« Reply #102 on: November 21, 2013, 02:04:58 PM »

When I can, I internet order from Twinings. Sadly, I usually have to make do with basic Walmart Lipton, because sadly, I'm not in England anymore- and when you ask for tea here in the South, they give it to you cold!

Well, yeah. Grin

That doesn't make it right! Who would want iced tea in the middle of bleedin' November?
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« Reply #103 on: November 21, 2013, 02:07:09 PM »

That doesn't make it right! Who would want iced tea in the middle of bleedin' November?

Um, Southerners.  I do not want Earl Grey with my crawfish and barbecue ribs with cornbread, thank you very much.
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« Reply #104 on: November 21, 2013, 02:09:43 PM »

That doesn't make it right! Who would want iced tea in the middle of bleedin' November?

Um, Southerners.  I do not want Earl Grey with my crawfish and barbecue ribs with cornbread, thank you very much.

I quite enjoy a cup of hot chai with MY crawfish and greens and fried okra and cornbread, thank YOU very much.
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« Reply #105 on: November 21, 2013, 02:12:50 PM »

That doesn't make it right! Who would want iced tea in the middle of bleedin' November?

Um, Southerners.  I do not want Earl Grey with my crawfish and barbecue ribs with cornbread, thank you very much.

I quite enjoy a cup of hot chai with MY crawfish and greens and fried okra and cornbread, thank YOU very much.

Excuse me while I hurl.  Then I will make chai tea to feel better.
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« Reply #106 on: November 21, 2013, 02:15:01 PM »

That doesn't make it right! Who would want iced tea in the middle of bleedin' November?

Um, Southerners.  I do not want Earl Grey with my crawfish and barbecue ribs with cornbread, thank you very much.

I quite enjoy a cup of hot chai with MY crawfish and greens and fried okra and cornbread, thank YOU very much.

Excuse me while I hurl.  Then I will make chai tea to feel better.

Awww.. Shall I make you some chamomile to sooth your poor tummy, dawlin?
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That doesn't make it right! Who would want iced tea in the middle of bleedin' November?

Um, Southerners.  I do not want Earl Grey with my crawfish and barbecue ribs with cornbread, thank you very much.

I quite enjoy a cup of hot chai with MY crawfish and greens and fried okra and cornbread, thank YOU very much.

Excuse me while I hurl.  Then I will make chai tea to feel better.

Yes, it does sound rather vomit-worthy.  Oh well...

I've always found it interesting that people say "chai tea".  Per wikipedia (and per my own marvelous thought processes) the word "chai"=A word for tea in numerous languages, derived from Mandarin Chinese chá (茶).  So, to say "chai tea" is really to say "tea tea" and sound, well...cool in a hipster-like fashion. Wink
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« Reply #108 on: November 21, 2013, 02:48:53 PM »

If I had to drink only one kind of tea for the rest of my life, it would be chai latte. I've loved all the different brews I've sampled over time, but not enough to commit to any other. Cheesy
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If I had to drink only one kind of tea for the rest of my life, it would be chai latte. I've loved all the different brews I've sampled over time, but not enough to commit to any other. Cheesy

I would go with that if I was forced to. 
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If I had to drink only one kind of tea for the rest of my life, it would be chai latte. I've loved all the different brews I've sampled over time, but not enough to commit to any other. Cheesy

I would go with that if I was forced to. 

YUCK!!!!!!!!!!  I would rather go tea-less for eternitea.
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If I had to drink only one kind of tea for the rest of my life, it would be chai latte. I've loved all the different brews I've sampled over time, but not enough to commit to any other. Cheesy

I would go with that if I was forced to. 

YUCK!!!!!!!!!!  I would rather go tea-less for eternitea.
No.  You would end up in Teavana for eternitea without the funds to buy any.
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If I had to drink only one kind of tea for the rest of my life, it would be chai latte. I've loved all the different brews I've sampled over time, but not enough to commit to any other. Cheesy

I would go with that if I was forced to. 

YUCK!!!!!!!!!!  I would rather go tea-less for eternitea.

No.  You would end up in Teavana for eternitea without the funds to buy any.

Is that anywhere near Havana?
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If I had to drink only one kind of tea for the rest of my life, it would be chai latte. I've loved all the different brews I've sampled over time, but not enough to commit to any other. Cheesy

Is that a particular type of tea, or a particular way of preparing tea? 
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« Reply #114 on: November 21, 2013, 04:03:54 PM »

well, I know I like trying some Creativa-tea.
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« Reply #115 on: November 21, 2013, 04:08:07 PM »

well, I know I like trying some Creativa-tea.

Do you take that plain, with lemon, or with milk?  Any sweeteners?
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« Reply #116 on: November 21, 2013, 04:10:11 PM »

well, I know I like trying some Creativa-tea.

Do you take that plain, with lemon, or with milk?  Any sweeteners?

It's good plain, with a little bit of lemon for a slight kick.
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Is that anywhere near Havana?

Sadly, no.  It's probably in a mall near you.
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If I had to drink only one kind of tea for the rest of my life, it would be chai latte. I've loved all the different brews I've sampled over time, but not enough to commit to any other. Cheesy

Is that a particular type of tea, or a particular way of preparing tea? 
It's a way of preparing it.  Faster, quicker, and more Starbucks-y version of masala chai.  Still tasty.
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Is that anywhere near Havana?

Sadly, no.  It's probably in a mall near you.

There are no malls near me.
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Is that anywhere near Havana?

Sadly, no.  It's probably in a mall near you.

There are no malls near me.

Then you can never attain Teavana.
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Is that anywhere near Havana?

Sadly, no.  It's probably in a mall near you.

There are no malls near me.

Then you can never attain Teavana.

This is quite good news.  Thank you!
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Is that anywhere near Havana?

Sadly, no.  It's probably in a mall near you.

There are no malls near me.

Then you can never attain Teavana.

You can with creative-Tea! Though the path to Teavana makes you a little loopy.
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Is that anywhere near Havana?

Sadly, no.  It's probably in a mall near you.

There are no malls near me.

Then you can never attain Teavana.

You can with creative-Tea! Though the path to Teavana makes you a little loopy.

I'm already a little loopy.  Does that mean something?
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Is that anywhere near Havana?

Sadly, no.  It's probably in a mall near you.

There are no malls near me.

Then you can never attain Teavana.

You can with creative-Tea! Though the path to Teavana makes you a little loopy.

I'm already a little loopy.  Does that mean something?

No, it's a sign you're a healthy person.  Grin
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Is that anywhere near Havana?

Sadly, no.  It's probably in a mall near you.

There are no malls near me.

Then you can never attain Teavana.

You can with creative-Tea! Though the path to Teavana makes you a little loopy.

I'm already a little loopy.  Does that mean something?

No, it's a sign you're a healthy person.  Grin

Others might disagree with you, but.........thanks, anyway! Wink
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« Reply #126 on: November 21, 2013, 04:23:04 PM »

If I had to drink only one kind of tea for the rest of my life, it would be chai latte. I've loved all the different brews I've sampled over time, but not enough to commit to any other. Cheesy

Is that a particular type of tea, or a particular way of preparing tea? 
It's a way of preparing it.  Faster, quicker, and more Starbucks-y version of masala chai.  Still tasty.

If Arachne's chai latte is like the Starbucks chai latte, I'm going to go to my room, sit in the corner facing the wall, and cry for how she hurt my feelings.  The Starbucks chai latte is terrible, absolutely horrifying to anyone who has had authentic Indian chai.  If you're walking into a Starbucks with the express intention of ordering a chai latte, and you have health insurance, just go to the hospital right now.  If you don't have health insurance, just go anyway.     
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If I had to drink only one kind of tea for the rest of my life, it would be chai latte. I've loved all the different brews I've sampled over time, but not enough to commit to any other. Cheesy

Is that a particular type of tea, or a particular way of preparing tea? 
It's a way of preparing it.  Faster, quicker, and more Starbucks-y version of masala chai.  Still tasty.

If Arachne's chai latte is like the Starbucks chai latte, I'm going to go to my room, sit in the corner facing the wall, and cry for how she hurt my feelings.  The Starbucks chai latte is terrible, absolutely horrifying to anyone who has had authentic Indian chai.  If you're walking into a Starbucks with the express intention of ordering a chai latte, and you have health insurance, just go to the hospital right now.  If you don't have health insurance, just go anyway.     

And, watch out for Starbucks Chocolate Chai Latte.... Not a good combination and probably won't be back next year.

I miss the tea my Iranian roommates made.  They served it in these little glasses while playing bootleg Googoosh tapes and it was sooooo good.
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« Reply #128 on: November 21, 2013, 04:43:41 PM »

Marc's mention of Russian tea (was that on this thread or the other tea thread??)  piqued my curiosity.  I consulted my friend, Google, and this is one link he gave me: http://www.samovarlife.com/5-steps-to-the-ultimate-russian-tea/  Interesting.
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« Reply #129 on: November 21, 2013, 04:44:11 PM »

And, watch out for Starbucks Chocolate Chai Latte.... Not a good combination and probably won't be back next year.

Gross!  Why spoil tea when you sell plenty of acceptable espresso products?  What did tea do to deserve that?    

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« Reply #130 on: November 21, 2013, 05:33:05 PM »

Gross!  Why spoil tea when you sell plenty of acceptable disgusting espresso products?  What did tea do to deserve that?    
Fixed it for you.  Starbucks roast for their espresso is burnt beyond help.  That's why they have so many drinks containing lots of sugar, milk ,syrups, and whatnot to cover it up.  Probably the reason they delved into the tea arena.
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« Reply #131 on: November 21, 2013, 05:33:53 PM »

Gross!  Why spoil tea when you sell plenty of acceptable disgusting espresso products?  What did tea do to deserve that?    
Fixed it for you.  Starbucks roast for their espresso is burnt beyond help.  That's why they have so many drinks containing lots of sugar, milk ,syrups, and whatnot to cover it up.  Probably the reason they delved into the tea arena.

Not to mention they prefer to use tea dust from what I've tasted, not even good bits of tea.
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« Reply #132 on: November 21, 2013, 05:52:29 PM »

Starbucks roast for their espresso is burnt beyond help.  That's why they have so many drinks containing lots of sugar, milk ,syrups, and whatnot to cover it up. 

If I want good espresso, I don't go to Starbucks.  But if I want a dessert drink with a kick, I think Starbucks offers acceptable options. 
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« Reply #133 on: November 21, 2013, 06:11:01 PM »

If I had to drink only one kind of tea for the rest of my life, it would be chai latte. I've loved all the different brews I've sampled over time, but not enough to commit to any other. Cheesy

Is that a particular type of tea, or a particular way of preparing tea? 
It's a way of preparing it.  Faster, quicker, and more Starbucks-y version of masala chai.  Still tasty.

If Arachne's chai latte is like the Starbucks chai latte, I'm going to go to my room, sit in the corner facing the wall, and cry for how she hurt my feelings.  The Starbucks chai latte is terrible, absolutely horrifying to anyone who has had authentic Indian chai.  If you're walking into a Starbucks with the express intention of ordering a chai latte, and you have health insurance, just go to the hospital right now.  If you don't have health insurance, just go anyway.

I've never had chai latte at Starbucks, so I wouldn't know - why go to the town's one Starbucks, when there are four branches of Costa (nearer, better, cheaper) to choose from? Although even at Costa they don't get it quite right; their blend is just that teeny bit overspiced.

I've found a very good blend to make it at home, although I'm hopeless at getting the milk right. My best option is an independent cafe in town. No idea which tea they use, but it's wonderful.
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« Reply #134 on: November 21, 2013, 06:20:02 PM »

I've found a very good blend to make it at home, although I'm hopeless at getting the milk right. My best option is an independent cafe in town. No idea which tea they use, but it's wonderful.

We mix our own spices! 

Personally, I prefer tea without milk, so how much milk to add is not a big worry to me.  But when making it for others, my rule of thumb is that the finished product should have a sort of peachy-orangey colour.  I know it when I see it.  Wink
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