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Bagged Teas

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#31 tanabutler

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 06:40 PM

I would think the shelf life would vary according to the type of storage.

Bigelow teas are in foil envelopes, as are Trader Joe's. Those would keep better than any kind of tea in paper envelopes.

Republic of Tea uses tins, which are tightly sealed. Given that tea in tea bags uses smaller leaves, I would think the larger, looseleaf tea would keep better in those tins than the bags.

#32 edemuth

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Posted 19 December 2003 - 03:26 PM

btw we are beginning to appreciate teas of the world, and have set up this space especially to relax while having a cuppa.
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heheh a peek into our home, any suggestions on how to decorate? tea motifs on the wall?

Cool space... love the low table. For decoration, I'd add another bonsai-type plant or two and an Asian calligraphy scroll--they look great on a wall. Incense would be a nice touch if you like scents. You might also want to get a couple of sets of zafu/zabutons for your sitting comfort. Who knows, between that and the tea, you might even drift off into a nice, calming meditative state!

#33 Mabelline

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Posted 19 December 2003 - 05:49 PM

Tryska: Get another tea ball, keep them in separate places. When I bring home loose tea, I put it into wire-bail top jars. I like the dark blue glass. Try some loose jasmine tea, and you'll like it, I think.

#34 jpr54_

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Posted 19 December 2003 - 06:38 PM

Please everyone one try to get more sophisticated in your tastes-

some of these sites sell bagged teas but as i stated b4- all you need is an infuser basket or paper teabag


#35 tanabutler

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Posted 19 December 2003 - 07:06 PM

Are you serious in telling people they/we are unsophisticated?

"Sophisticated" comes from the same root word as "sophistry," and both have in common falseness and corruption of the natural.

#36 jat

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Posted 20 December 2003 - 07:55 PM

Spaghettti, Very nice tea for two. I suppose over the years I have developed
a feet up on the couch position...
What have been your favorite teas in your tasting. (tea bags excluded) Also
you have a pretty avatar if that's you. :biggrin:

#37 jpr54_

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 03:28 PM

Are you serious in telling people they/we are unsophisticated?

"Sophisticated" comes from the same root word as "sophistry," and both have in common falseness and corruption of the natural.

Perhaps my use of the word sophisticated-was misunderstand as a put down-
I would like to encourage people to expand their adventures in the tea world-

#38 jat

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 10:51 AM

:blink: Oops tryska, I didn't mean to put tea bags on the tea topic I started,
I really meant loose tea, sorry. I am going to think of a few more teas I
like in bags. I grew up on Constant Comment. I still like it today.

#39 tryska

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 11:07 AM

haha...thanks jat!

#40 jat

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 12:08 PM

When I go out to eat I get the Tazo teas. A nice assortment.

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#41 lala

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 01:35 PM

While I absolutely enjoy loose teas, in the morning, when I'm stumbling into the kitchen, it's all I can do to put a bag into a mug.

If you can get it, PG Tips is a good strong tea. If you can't, try Tetley's British Blend. My friends and family who used to drink Lipton's, Red Rose, etc now use these bags and love them. Still strong tea, but a fuller flavor, and less bite.
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Posted 20 January 2004 - 04:03 PM

I like the Taylor's of Harrogate line, in particular their Yorkshire Gold for everday drinking. I think the teas come bagged and unbagged. The bags make 2 cups and the Yorkshire Gold is on the strong side.

My new favorite bagged tea is Taylor's of Harrogate Scottish Breakfast. It is gorgeous and strong and has real body. Especially with good, whole milk.

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#43 jm chen

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 02:33 PM

When I go out to eat I get the Tazo  teas.  A nice assortment.

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I have sampled quite a few of the Tazos and enjoyed them all; but the one I'm completely addicted to is the Passion. No caffeine, lovely hibiscus flavor, not quite sweet. I gave up coffee for Lent so I went through several boxes of the stuff.
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#44 kguetzow

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 06:33 PM

For asian style teas Ten Ren is my absolute favorite. They also have some nice herbals as well.


#45 Blair P. Houghton

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 11:32 PM

If you're going to do bag tea, go the do-it-yourself route:

Get a really good whole-leaf tea and a box of T-sac teabags.

The trick to a T-sac is to put a coffee stirrer in it with the tea, to keep the top open so that it doesn't seal shut in the water and constrict the leaves. You can also use the stick to stir it around, to get out air bubbles and improve the water flow.

And because you just throw the whole setup away, it's actually a lot less trouble than dealing with a pot or a tea-ball or one of those reusable cup-filter things.

Filling them can be a bit of a three-handed trick, but it's learnable.

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 08:33 PM

I'm a big fan of The Republic of Tea (yes, brought to you by the very folks who gave us Banana Repbulic) vanilla almond flavor.  Yum.

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I love their tea, cold and bottled served at some restaurant here ...hmm the mango flavored is good and i usually don't like ice tea.
I have home right now kiwi pear green tea ...it is so good. I get them locally here at a store called Costplus.