09-19-2012, 02:25 PM
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Mike, i love the pictures, especially, the "milky bar" as that is my nickname, "milky". Hee hee. All of my friends call me that!

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 09-19-2012, 04:22 PM
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Strange - I have seen no mention of Tetley tea here. My two British friends both think that Tetley is good, and also inexpensive. What say you, gents?

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 09-19-2012, 04:25 PM
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My preference is for loose leaf tea. I'll use tea bags if I have no other choice, but I find the flavor and depth of loose leaf tea to be so much better, and it's pretty cheap.

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 09-19-2012, 04:34 PM
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(09-19-2012, 04:25 PM)5Savages Wrote: My preference is for loose leaf tea. I'll use tea bags if I have no other choice, but I find the flavor and depth of loose leaf tea to be so much better, and it's pretty cheap.

+1

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 09-19-2012, 05:32 PM
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I started drink tea about 6 years ago when my sis gave me a sampler kit (6 x 5gr: From what I remember humm Assam Bonaspaty, Jasmin Royal Bio, Jin Die, Darjeeling Seeyok, Rooibos Bio and Yu Zhen bio) from Camilla Sinensis in Montréal. Since then, I'm a Tea drinker. I purchase most of my tea at 'David's tea' or sometime from chinese seller on ebay. My favorites tea are: Earl Grey cream, Russian Caravan, Pumpkin Chai and Orange Pekoe.

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 09-19-2012, 11:56 PM
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Fortnum & Mason is probably (IMHO) the best brand tea-wise. It's a pity ordering online becomes expensive if your delivery address is non-UK.

Here in France Mariage Frères offer a wide variety of blends and their tea is great quality too.

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 09-20-2012, 09:20 AM
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(09-18-2012, 08:44 PM)Gairdner Wrote: One of the nicest teas I've ever had was Bewley's Irish Breakfast tea. My old mum was over in Ireland for a shopping trip with 'the girls' and brought some back. Fabulous stuff, can't recommend it too highly. Normally, I don't like Darjeeling although its known as the champagne of teas but this blend of Darjeeling and Assam is just grand.

Bewley's Irish Breakfast

Hi Graeme

A wonderful childhood memory came flooding back to me this morning as I was making my morning cuppa, my grandmother would take my sister and I to Bewley’s Hotel in Dublin at least once each summer for a special treat of tea and scones (the proper kind, not the rubbish served up over here).

Take care, Mike

(09-19-2012, 02:25 PM)celestino Wrote: Mike, i love the pictures, especially, the "milky bar" as that is my nickname, "milky". Hee hee. All of my friends call me that!

Hi celestino

Milky Bar's were my absolute favourite growing up as a child, as you can see from the photo I'm still rather partial to them Biggrin

Until I was 4½ year old we lived a few doors away from a sweet shop, if my mum couldn't find me, she use to walk up to the sweet shop and find me in there sitting on the counter eating a Milky Bar (given to me for free by the owner).

Take care, Mike

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 09-20-2012, 10:54 AM
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Fortnum & Mason. An English Institution for over 300 years and as posh as they come. Never had any myself but I'd love to.

Mike, to me a proper scone and a good cup of tea is the very height of civilisation. And a memory like that from childhood is absolutely priceless - thanks for sharing. I am going to have to give in and order some Bewley's Irish Breakfast.

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 09-20-2012, 01:34 PM
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Mike, good to hear that you enjoyed the candy bar!

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 09-20-2012, 02:07 PM
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Im a chinese loose leaf guy myself, have a couple of yixing tea pots for my better stuff also like korean loose leaf, tie gaun yins, wuyi oolongs and even these handmade artisan teas
called blossoming or blooming teas





always great for a centre piece to amaze people around the table after dinner

most of my teas come from goldenteahouse.com which im luck cause their north american warehouse is in montreal so no customs ya'ay

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 09-20-2012, 03:08 PM
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(09-20-2012, 02:07 PM)syngent Wrote: Im a chinese loose leaf guy myself, have a couple of yixing tea pots for my better stuff also like korean loose leaf, tie gaun yins, wuyi oolongs and even these handmade artisan teas
called blossoming or blooming teas





always great for a centre piece to amaze people around the table after dinner

most of my teas come from goldenteahouse.com which im luck cause their north american warehouse is in montreal so no customs ya'ay

TGY's are good oolongs. Have you tried any Taiwanese oolongs? I discovered them about a year ago and absolutely love them. I think this one is my favorite

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 09-20-2012, 03:32 PM
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I think the gaun yin Wang I had was Korean expensive but awesome stuff everything i have right now is china though... but a new tea place openned up near my house i havent been yet to see what they have

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 09-20-2012, 03:36 PM
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Enjoying a nice Japanese Genmaicha this afternoon.

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 09-20-2012, 04:51 PM
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(09-20-2012, 10:54 AM)Gairdner Wrote: Mike, to me a proper scone and a good cup of tea is the very height of civilisation. And a memory like that from childhood is absolutely priceless - thanks for sharing. I am going to have to give in and order some Bewley's Irish Breakfast.

Graeme, I don't think you will be disappointed and get some scones to go with it Babeando

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 09-20-2012, 10:07 PM
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I have not tried a lot of different teas and pretty much grew up drinking Melroses but it seems impossible to get here in the states.

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 09-21-2012, 12:35 AM
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(09-18-2012, 08:44 PM)Gairdner Wrote: One of the nicest teas I've ever had was Bewley's Irish Breakfast tea.

I agree with you 100%! Bewley's Breakfast is the tea I drink every morning Cool

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 09-21-2012, 03:37 AM
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Cap'n, you've got some good taste there, fella!

Not sure how I'd take to those Korean or Chinese or blossoming teas mentioned above but its fantastic to see so much variety. A real education and eye opener.

Melroses tea used to be blended in Scotland, just outside of Edinburgh and was very enjoyable stuff. Now made in Lincolnshire but not so readily available round my way so haven't tried it yet. Got a lovely old Melroses tea caddy from the Queen's coronation in 1953.

Mike, you've got me craving scones now!

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 09-21-2012, 08:51 AM
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(09-21-2012, 03:37 AM)Gairdner Wrote: Mike, you've got me craving scones now!

Graeme, sorry about that, but on the flip side I've also got myself carving scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream...

This weekend I will test the waters and see how much the wife loves me, River Cottage Baking recipes: scones.

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 09-21-2012, 09:21 AM
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(09-21-2012, 08:51 AM)mikeperry Wrote:
(09-21-2012, 03:37 AM)Gairdner Wrote: Mike, you've got me craving scones now!

Graeme, sorry about that, but on the flip side I've also got myself carving scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream...

This weekend I will test the waters and see how much the wife loves me, River Cottage Baking recipes: scones.

Those look great! Unfortunately, my baking skills are not as good as my cooking skills, but a fantastic idea for breakfast tomorrow...I think I'll head down to the bakery tomorrow morning to pick up some scones.

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 09-21-2012, 12:42 PM
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I enjoy ice tea. Occasionally enjoy a cup of hot tea.

This is a great thread about hot tea. I want to thank everyone for sharing there pictures and links.

Definitely want to purchase higher quality tea.

What is the preference loose or bag?

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