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Lets have a tea thread! What are you guys drinking, whats you're favorite kind of tea?
Here is a nice cup of green tea.
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Aw, that sucks!
Why did she do that?
I hope you get more of it soon, so we can share a cup!
Have a pic that I like, it's all I have because I lost the flash drive where I stored all my nifty pics.


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Neat picture.

My condolences. At least now you have a reason to try something else.

I'm not too heavily into green teas, but after having tried loose tea I just couldn't go back to using bags.


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She said it was because we'd had the tea for too long. I must admit she was right about that, since it'd been close to two years that I got it. But I don't like English Breakfast quite enough to have it every time I drink tea, and it was very well packaged, so it still retained its aroma, as far as I could tell. So it probably was because the box was taking up too much space in the cupboard. Oh well, such is life.
Wow, that's a really neat picture, thank you sushi roll~ In return, here's some of the nicer shots I got from my stay in Germany

Thank you sushi roll. I still have some sencha and a couple nice blends with spices I really like. And a weird herbal mix with saffron and orange leaves, which I'm not sure I like.


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sushi rolls, I would like to buy some nice loose leaf tea online but I am only just getting into proper teas and I don't know where to get them

I'm in the UK, and I'd like get some black and oolong
I'd just like some "slightly above average not overly pricey" ones, I can't spend overly much money but I'd like to try some non-supermarket stuff you know?

Alternatively, should I instead be searching for tea-shops and stuff instead? I'm not very sure what's the best way to get tea


When I think of tea I instantly think of the UK. What kind of teas does a basic supermarket for example have around there? Mostly teabags or also a good selection of loose leaf stuff?

Sadly, I don't know where you would get more special flavors, nor if it is more cost effective to buy locally or order online.


Sadly the supermarkets close to me happen to be fairly barren, and, I'm in Cambridgeshire for a while

But also, I think found something nice, but I wouldn't know yet https://nbtea.co.uk/store/en/
I wonder if anyone has used them before, they seem rather promising

I'll apologize for making a post far too early, I should have searched a bit more first


Anyone have any recommendations for white teas? It's the only kind of tea I haven't tried yet, from descriptions it sounds like the perfect thing to sip on a warm evening.


I picked up some no brand Strawberry Pomegranate tea bags from the store a while ago. It is so nice and sweet. Does anyone have any recommendations for other sweet, fruity teas?


I just tried some valerian root tea for the first time and it was pretty good
I bought in on a whim because I remembered hearing online once that it was good for anxiety. I looked it up and found that it has something in it that works in the same way as benzos do in your brain, which is interesting. of course this effect is very weak but I do feel generally relaxed right now. I also hear it's good for sleep.
Warning if you're thinking of getting this stuff, it stinks really bad, smells like feet (unless you're into that kind of stuff I guess) but it tastes much better than it smells. I put a little bit of honey in mine too and it was great.


Black, with milk and honey.
Chai, when I can get my hands on it.
Sometimes I'll steal my sister's Green. She's got this Jade Dragon stuff that's a little fruity and its supreme.


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been drinking a fair bit recently. i've been blending my own. black teas mostly.
i have middle grade loose ceylons and assams. some ctc tanzanian. and some very high grade formosa black tea, close to yunnan type.

on their own the taste ok but i like the different flavours together. the formosa is quite floral, the ceylon spicy and the ctc provides a good base.

I've also blended some dajeeling with formosa gaba oolong.

I brew them pretty strong, there's like 3/4-1 cup of expanded leaf in the teapot, for making one mu of tea. but you know, loose leaf swells up a lot.
all drunk with milk.

i'm sure if a tea master saw this he'd cry hehe. but tea is to be quaffed and enjoyed imo


Also managed to snag some ceylon a while back. I was quite surprised by how much taste it had, considering how light-colored the tea came out. This tea has the biggest loose leaves I've encountered so far too. Will have to try it with some fried fruit or spices too…

At least where I'm from the usual markets carry seasonal teas with added bits of fruit etc. Those are usually a good starting point in figuring out your own blends. One of my favorites is a black tea with quince, elderberry and bits of dried pineapple and orange. It has such a rich taste!


Some really nice cups and tea pots in there. I didn't have the opportunity to properly use my little blue cups. I only drink chai tea on the evening, but drinking some Chinese tea when I go to my friend place make me want to get into more "refined" tea and refrain from drinking cheap coffee all day long at work. I forgot the name again, but it's a red tea packed into a circle-shaped ball.


Oh dear guys, I haven't written in here before but I really gotta tell you I tasted an interesting tea the other day. Ordered some from a weird looking local website that had wrong info on some things and weirdly alien broken language.

It's like a huge fermented coin cake, with a dip in the middle on the back to hide away the paper knotting functionality. You rinse it first with as hot water as you will brew with, to rinse away some of the fermentation biproducts, and then you make the proper brew.

It has a really special taste, but what has surprised me the most has been it's sedative quality. It's almost weird how calm I become of it. It kinda tastes like something you would have found in soil. As if you took earth, and took away all that is solid about it.

I have another tea order coming soon, with some more common teas, like Lapsang, Assam, (some flavoured teas for friends who don't really like the tea flavour. The kind that tastes like candy.
Like an apricot fruit jelly.


Oh and I almost forgot, I got one of the ripe variety, and one of the raw kind. I tasted the ripe, but the raw kinds are the ones you're supposed to age, but how long do you actually age them for?
How will you know?

This particular one is from 2012, so it's already 5 years old. But how long is the minimum to wait?


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Gahhh you gotta try licorice tea!

It is the best!!!!


Hey guys, quick question: how do you drink your tea?

My brother was really sweet and got me some loose teas (I'm going to have to buy an infuser now lol). I assume this is the best way to drink tea? I've previously tried ginger, peppermint, green, pu'erh, mixed berry and chamomile and I didn't particularly like any of them, was it because I wasn't using the loose kind?

Also do you add anything to your tea? I never drink tea with anything in it unless it's a breakfast tea but recently I saw a few videos online from people who drink a lot of tea who take it with honey, sugar or agave which I thought defeated the purpose of drinking flavoured tea? Then I wondered if a lot of people do that and just like the sweetness, not the actual flavour?

Sorry that's a lot lol.


Loose leaf is indeed the best way to drink tea! Bagged tea tends to be poor in quality because they use fannings, which is essentially leftovers. The best bagged tea will be the kind that comes in fabric bags that allow the herbs to expand. In regards to green tea and puer, you could also be steeping those at the wrong temperatures – that's a quick fix, thankfully.

As to adding honey to tea – that's up to personal taste. For example, I like to add honey and soy milk to peppermint tea, because I feel like that compliments the peppermint flavor.


Thanks so much, that's a great response! I'll definately pay more attention to temperature now.

Honey and milk in peppermint tea is so unusual! I'll have to try it some time ;)


What even was that board called? I remember going on it for a while and loving it, but lost the link and never found it again. I loved the whole tea-time thing


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We don't like to link it directly, its community is small and easily overrun by newcomers. See >>>/yakuza/310

If you lurk on the some of sites posted in the community sharing thread, you might find it somewhere.


Devoted oolong drinker, really I don't drink nearly anything else. Besides strong Keemum black tea in the morning, I almost exclusively drink oolongs, preferably longer oxidations (not really into Ti Kuan Yin).

Right now I'm drinking Royal Red Robe Oolong from Mark T. Wendell. I'm sure it's not authentic, but I like that oxidation level and it's cheap. Once I run out, I'm thinking of doing a bulk order from What-cha; they have such a large selection, and it seems like really good prices!

As for favourite tea, it's probably got to be some "White Moon Pu-Er Loose Sheng". I got it from Tao Tea Leaf in Toronto, and it's absolutely amazing. It almost tastes like honey. I really recommend it if you are in Canada and can get Canadian shipping rates.


The owner of this site has asked us not to link it.


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inb4 "they don't like being linked here"


Living in Taiwan currently and I live off these green tea kit kats


Just bought two kilos of mate.
Argies, how long can I expect this to last me?


Is it scary living in taiwan, what with all the tension between it and the CCP?


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I love drinking Miyazaki shincha, as well as Taylor's Goldtips black tea.
Here are my recommendations for cheap, but amazing teas:


I'm still very new to teas, but right now I'm drinking chamomile tea and really loving it. I now have drinking it and watching comfy slice of life anime as a near nightly ritual.


I love Lapsang Suochong, it's my favorite black tea, by far. It was the favored tea of winston churchill iirc, and in that memory I like to put a little whiskey in mine sometimes.
Chamomile is my favorite herbal, nice choice! I've always found it very nostalgic, especially with some honey.


It depends.
Between me and my boyfriend we destroy two kgs of yerba mate per week.
It really boils down to how much you dig it.
Mate brewed with boiling water in a cup is very nice with vanilla in it, but you should also try drinking it with a gourd. It's pretty relaxing.

Anyway, tiny note: mate isn't really tea, as it doesn't contain tea leaves. It's another infusion.


Also chamomile or mint are super good for when your stomach hurts. I am one of those people who can't eat fast food that much because my gut kills me afterwards, and chamomile helps A LOT. I recommend it.


I ordered a pound of peppermint leaves online. I'm pretty happy with it, especially since it was only about 15-20 bucks, but I don't really know how I'm going to store it longterm or how well it will keep.

I'm drinking probably 3+ mugs a day at this point. I really like mint tea.


Was this really necessary?


Many thanks to the sushi who recommended me Yuuki-cha a while ago.


I'm a huge fan of Assam black teas. Darjeeling is good as well. I have yet to try any Chinese black teas but maybe I'll do that for my next order.


Riding on genmaicha + powdered green tea mix and i love it. I just need a new tea strainer.
By the way, on the bag it says to soak it just 30 seconds.. But it feels so weak for me, i soak it for like good 5 minutes. Not sure what that's about.


If you like Assam and Darjeeling, you'll probably enjoy Keemun, too.


White tea is also super nice. I have always liked the lighter, not as strong teas. Darjeeling is delicious, though.

Actual question - how do you guys prepare matcha lattes? I tried one once at some cute café and I really liked it, but is there some secret to it? I already have the matcha itself.






I sometimes get that when I drink regular black/green tea. A bit of a pain when I play online games with friends due to "brb toilet" every 10 minutes.


I like english tea and spearmint the best. No milk or sugar ofc.


I've been drinking a lot of green tea lately. I don't like the taste but I'm trying to speed my metabolism because it basically doesn't work anymore. It's really depressing how little I eat and the weight still doesn't shift.

Has anyone had any success from doing this?


Tea made from dried mint is a killer.
Also, seeing the winter is near (at least here where I live) recommending The Winter Tea! Honey, ginger, cinnamon, lemon. Drinking this God's nectar in freezing winter evening is a bliss.


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Recently ran in to this stuff while doing some diet shopping. I hadn't heard of it prior, but bought some since I was on an experimentation kick anyway.

Later found out it was tea based. I usually don't drink tea, but this stuff is changing me mind.


Weird. Do the patterns on the bottle start to move around when you drink it?


Nope, they do look quite nice up front, especially since the bottle are glass.
Only big thing I noticed when I started drinking it is that I've been feeling more energetic than before, which is good since I have a night job.


I've been really into mint tea all summer, and I've stocked up on comfy warm chai for the coming winter.

Multiple people have recommended genmaicha, so I'm going downtown tomorrow to get a good pack.


The green one is my favorite. Just don't spill any of it on your pants. I dunno what it is about algae but it's hard to get out.

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