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What Tea Are You Drinking Today? (Part 3)

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Rooibos! Because it's good hot, and just as good when it gets cold.

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Today I've traded my favourite espresso for a pear tea. Unbelievable! :o


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I grew up drinking lapsang souchong, and then lost my taste for it a bit. Part of it seems like the Twinings brand I used to like now just tastes like dust (I swear it used to be pretty good). Nothing I can find in bags tastes any good. And part of the problem is that while I love the smoke, I miss the body and some of the other midrange flavors of other teas. So for the last couple of years I've been drinking Taylors of Harrowgate Scottish Breakfast. This is a big, sink-you-teeth-into-it cup a tea.

 

So a couple of months ago I had the idea of mixing them together. What could go wrong? (cue Wile E. Coyote mixing two varieties of Acme teas and blowing himself to bits).

 

I mixed a bag of Scottish Breakfast with a teaspoon of Harney & Sons loose leaf lapsang souchong (in a little infusor), and damn if it isn't my favorite tea ever. I'd love to know what someone with a more educated tea palate thinks of this. I'm also curiuos to know how this compares with typical Russian Caravan blends ... I never see these so I haven't tried. 

 

Anyway, that's my odd and boring tea story. Thanks for listening.

 

Edited to add: my girlfriend thinks the lapsang smells like a burning pile of sweaty work boots, so I'm only allowed to drink it when she's out.


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I have started to drink Constant Comment again.  I forgot how much I liked it growing up.  We are in that shoulder season and hot tea with local honey just seemed to be the thing to have.

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8 hours ago, suzilightning said:

I have started to drink Constant Comment again.  I forgot how much I liked it growing up.  We are in that shoulder season and hot tea with local honey just seemed to be the thing to have.

 

Brings back memories.

 

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