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February 6, 2013 8:58 PM
I buy my teas from Davids Tea they have sooo many different flavours... right now my fav. is Mom's Apple Pie Tea and Birthday Cake tea :) Yum Yum... i drink 1-2 teas a day. I try to replace my coffee with it but i do still drink coffee a few times a week.
February 6, 2013 9:00 PM
I have a Kurig mini just for TEA! A friend recently sent me a gift box of several Harner Bros teas and they are deelish. Hot Cinnamon is my fav and it comes in green and another style too. Can't wait to try some more. The Kurig does make it easy and you can use any type of tea with it.
February 6, 2013 9:08 PM
I drink a lot. I am a tea freak (and a tea snob), and have tons of loose leaf. I go to the tea shop for tea tastings.

I go in waves with "flavored" and unflavored tea as well.

Depending on the tea and/or flavoring. I might add milk/cream and sweetener. At home it is stevia. Out I use sugar.

I love to drink "dessert" teas: chocolate, vanilla, herbals that are decaf after dinner.

During the day, I drink green, white, black, oolong or herbal.

I do drink coffee as well. But I don't make coffee at home.

I drink anywhere from 1 - 6 cups a day. Typically only 1-2 that are highly caffeinated.

Some favorites:

White Chai from Teavana
Mint Chocolate Rooibos from David's
Vanilla Rooibos (I have had lots of great ones)
Monkey Picked Oolong
White Peony
Mate when I need a boost
Edited by jadedone On February 6, 2013 9:10 PM
February 6, 2013 9:09 PM

My skin looks amazing. And the weight is coming off a lot easier. Drinking a hot cup of tea def relaxes me. I love it! Now I brew green or white tea to put in my protein smoothies.

Who else loves tea!

I’ve been wanting to try using green tea for my protein shakes, does it change the taste much?

Also, if you love green tea, try Matcha tea, it’s a fine powdered green tea, used in Japanese tea ceremony. It is amazing.
February 6, 2013 9:19 PM
I switched to drinking tea last year, and now I have a whole shelf full of different kinds, which I sweeten with Stevia. I have one for every mood or time of day. Caffeine bothers me at night so I drink Red Tea (Rooibos). My current favorites are Celestial Seasonings "Safari Spice" and "Bengal Spice."

During the day I alternate between spiced black teas and Jasmine Green Tea. I never thought I could give up coffee, but I have to admit, tea is a lot more fun, and my breath feels fresher and sweeter. I still have a cup of coffee once a week, though.
February 6, 2013 9:31 PM
I'm a tea drinker, too. I love Earl Grey and Tazo Rest. It smells heavenly.
February 6, 2013 9:38 PM
HATED tea growing up! But then I discovered peppermint/spearmint tea & David's Tea & now I drink it practically every day, especially in the colder months. If you're drinking un-caffinated tea it's a great way to get in some extra water, & it tastes so damn good & often has health benefits!
February 6, 2013 9:42 PM
I drink tea constantly--hot or Iced! Love it! My favorite is standard Earl--there is just something about the scent that can't be beat!
February 6, 2013 9:42 PM
My favorite this winter is chili and chocolate tea from David's Tea. I love its fragrance and taste! I like Early Grey too.
February 6, 2013 9:55 PM
I absolutely adore tea. I have one entire kitchen cabinet filled with loose leaf tea and load up whenever I travel some place special. My favorites are the Kusmi teas that I bought in Paris. I've never ever had tea better than theirs. I've even been ordering them online since I got back and...well...I think I have about 25% of the collection. lol.

Chocolate mint, Lapsang souchong, and Detox are my favs.
February 6, 2013 10:04 PM
I love tea too. I invested in two tea travel caddies from teavana. I keep one at work and one to go. I prefer green teas through the day and peppermint at night! I have a canister of tea in my locker at work and several at home.
February 6, 2013 10:06 PM
I grew up drinking tea, thanks to an Aussie mama. I got hooked on soda in my teens. Though I changed to diet sodas, my addiction to sodas led me to drinking only sodas all day long. My housekeeper made plenty of money from recycling my empty cans.

When I made the commitment to lose weight in November, I also decided to exchange sodas for hot tea or water mixed with 1/4 part diet cranberry juice. I knew that I needed to drink about 1 gallon of water per day. Now, I am easily drinking a gallon of hot tea every day. I even have a little hot shot machine beside my desk to quickly make cups of hot water.

My favorite teas are Sierra Tea by Farmers Brothers. I especially love the Cranberry Apple and the Enchanted Moments flavors. My last order for tea bags came in yesterday. Those 450 tea bags cost me about $140. That is just how much I love my tea. happy

By the way, tea is a DIARRETIC. That means lots of trips to the bathroom. That flushing out of your system can help remove toxins in the body and clean up your skin; but it can also flush out other chemicals that the body needs, so take your vitamins. wink
Edited by Hanfordrose On February 6, 2013 10:14 PM
February 6, 2013 11:27 PM
Taylors of Harrogate has magnificent flavor profiles as well as The Tea Smith. I forgot to add earlier.
February 7, 2013 3:10 AM
I've travelled all over the world and bring a tea back often, fennel seed tea is gorgeous and helps metabolism and digestion, nettle helps to cleanse...pukka do lovely teas and clipper sleep easy tea really works.
February 7, 2013 3:21 AM
harney and sons.. they are the best.
MInt Verbena is my fav..
February 7, 2013 3:45 AM
My husband and I go through at least a gallon a day together of decaf black tea, and sometimes I'll have a big mug of hot tea with caffeine in the afternoon. I always use stevia, he likes without. Sometimes I'll take a cup with me in the car, it keeps me from buying pop while I'm out and about. I've never found any herbal or flavored tea that I like, just prefer ordinary black tea. I am looking forward to adding cinnamon though since reading these posts.
February 7, 2013 4:28 AM
Brewed tea has less caffeine than brewed coffee so does have some caffeine but I find the effect seems to be gentler and longer lasting than the caffeine high and low from coffee. I'm not sure if that's just me or if there is something in that. Herbal and redbush (rooibos) teas are caffeine free so I have those at night.

Does anybody else find green tea sore on an empty stomach?

btw the Irish drink even more tea per head than the British, only the UAE and Morocco drink more -
February 7, 2013 7:51 AM

I LIVE for Teavana! They get so much of my money...but it's so worth it.

Me too!!! Love that store! And they love my!
February 7, 2013 8:21 AM
Yogi Licorice Tea.....YUMMY!
February 7, 2013 8:51 AM

Yogi Licorice Tea.....YUMMY!

I like that one and the lemon ginger. And the Mexican chocolate one. These are my favorite bagged teas. (The herbal ones)
February 7, 2013 8:54 AM
I am an avid tea drinker. I love the Mango Ceylon tea (Republic of Tea). I also like just the plain Lipton tea bags and often I will add a little half and half to that. I also really like the TAZO teas (Passion and Awake). I also like the Plantation Mint Medley tea (it has an awesome kick to it that just always makes me feel better). Today I feel like crap and I'm just having a crummy day, so I know that there will be probably more than one cup of tea in my future after I get home from work today and I can't wait. It always calms and relaxes me especially when I'm in a bad mood or feel bad.
December 13, 2013 1:29 PM
December 13, 2013 1:47 PM
If I were home right now I'd take a picture of my tea collection to show you guys.

But seriously, I LOVE tea love Always have, ever since a friend's mum introduced me to chamomile when I was a kid. The owner of a tea stall that occasionally pops up around town recognised me from the one time I had stopped by before laugh Crazy Enthusiast Girl who buys all her stuff, that's me!

Here's (from memory) what I have in the cupboard:

English Breakfast
Irish Breakfast
Earl Grey
Lady Grey
Australian Afternoon
Jasmine & Pear
Forest fruits (with apple)

...and I swear there's more but I've forgotten tongue I'm enjoying a cuppa lemon tea right now though (it's breakfast time in Australia) smile

There was a French Earl Grey and a Velvet Chocolate that I nearly bought the other day (both loose-leaf). But I settled for the Christmas chai blend to be festive. Next time I'm definitely getting the other two! bigsmile

Oh, and just to add - some are Lipton (like Irish Breakfast, Australian Afternoon), T2 loose-leaf (Earl Grey, English Breakfast), some are Madame Flavour (Jasmine & Pear, Chai), Tetley (Forest Fruits), and the Tasmanian Tea Company loose-leaf (Creme Caramel, Assam, Christmas Blend)...the list goes on.
Edited by AllyCatXandi On December 13, 2013 1:53 PM
December 13, 2013 7:31 PM
Yes!!! I've always liked tea but had never been in the habit- always went for the diet soda. Well I committed to no more soda at the end of September and I've been drinking hot tea every day since. Green, a couple of the Yogi detox teas, peppermint, cinnamon, chamomile. I've only had a couple I just couldn't develop a taste for. My mouth feels better without the soda!
December 13, 2013 7:35 PM
I LOVE tea. Try the Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride from Celestial Seasonings. Or their Gingerbread Spice. Egg Nog or whatever it was last year was so good, too. I think it might have been by a different company, but I loved it. Chai tea is good with or without almond milk, ginger tea is great for nausea, and there are tons of women's teas that I love. Oh, and Tulsi (holy basil) tea is good for stress. AND cornsilk tea is yummy and good for the bladder. >.< Sorry, I just love tea.

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