Help From Tea Drinking Bees?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Tim Horton’s teas aren’t that great.  I prefer Starbucks and Second Cup to them.

Your best bet is to go to a tea place though.  David’s Tea, Teaopia, etc.  They often have a few brewed you can sample and smelling the different teas helps you pick one too!

Honey is a great addition to many teas.

I also love blueberry tea, and use a red tea to make it so it’s naturally caffiene free.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

another thing to remember is to pay attention to how long you are brewing the tea. If you brew it too long sometimes the flavor becomes too strong/bitter. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m from the UK, so I love tea, my favourite is the brand Tetley. If you or someone you know goes to the UK, ask them to bring some back for you to try. I used to have sugar in my tea when I was younger, but I don’t anymore, in fact I hate it with sugar! Oh I always have milk though. I’m not sure if you can have Tetley delivered to you.

 

Also, another UK brand I like is PG Tips.

 

PS I haven’t had hot tea since Dec 2012, God I miss it!!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Your first problem is store bought tea. I find that most loose leaf tea from grocery stores isn’t too bad. It’s minimally processed, you don’t get gritty dust in the bottom of your cup. Buy a good loose leaf tea and try again — Make sure you pay attention to your water temperature and how long you brew it. I like Teavana’s Earl Grey & Creme, it’s my favorite. Add a touch of honey or rock sugar (avoid white sugar, it alters the taste) and you’ll have a grand old time. A touch of cream if that’s what you’re into.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I am a long time tea drinker, here!! I LOVE tea! The Republic of Tea carries some of the best quality tea I’ve had. They sell it online and in Wegmans and Whole Foods.

Have you tried green tea? Rooibos (red tea)? Jasmine? There are thousands of varieties, all with different flavor profiles. I add honey to my tea, not sugar or cream. You may want to try it if you like it sweet. 

I am currently drinking raspberry leaf tea (loose leaf) and it’s my new fav with some honey. Mountain Rose Herbs sells organic loose leaf tea, (sold online). I go organic when I can!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Mrs_Purple:  Tetley is common in Canada.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

WeddingBells2014:  Smell some of your friends’ or sister’s teas first.  Figure out if you prefer black, green, white or red and go from there.  It sounds like you might prefer simple vs. blends with a bunch of stuff.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

AB Bride:  I have a Canadian friend and she likes it. Ah if only my FI was Canadian. Do you like Tetley?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m another (Canadian) Tetley fan. I’ve been drinking it for years, as has DH and both of our families. I’m usually a 2 sugars with milk kind of girl.

Mrs_Purple:  I was told ‘Yorkshie’ is a pretty common English brand of tea, as well. I meant to try it while I was there a few months ago, but got too caught up with Bulmers cider instead, lol. Have you have Yorkshire? How does it compare to Tetley?

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Mrs_Purple:  I like it, although it’s been a while since I’ve had it.  My bags are mostly a store brand, and then I have various loose leaf teas.  I still have quite a few of the plastic tins though, because they are useful for other things!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

brighteyedgirl:  Yorkshire tea is popular in the UK too but I can’t ever remember drinking it lol! I know a lot of people like it though. I prefer Steongbow cider haha. Have you tried the Stella Artois Cidre? (Yes the cider is spelled like that haha). It’s awesome.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

AB Bride:  I see. For me, you can’t beat a good cup of Tetley though!

Post # 15
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10494 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Mrs_Purple:  Which ones?  Or do you just stick to orange pekoe?

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