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    Default Re: any loose leaf tea drinkers out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    That's not tea. It may be a tisane drink.
    It's Indian tea. Indian restaurants serve it the same way, at least all that I have seen, although sometimes omitting the cardamom or ginger.

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    Default Re: any loose leaf tea drinkers out there?

    Having a cup of Assam tea this morning. I prefer coffee, but i'm out, so tea it is. My wife and i have a whole kitchen shelf full of loose teas. (This in a small New York apartment). I drink mostly Japanese tea with an occasional Indian tea. She drinks mostly Chinese tea.

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    This year and last I've only been drinking Tieguanyin. The two years preceding this I only had Longjing cha. Mainly this is because every couple of years or so I get the opportunity to visit local plantations and buy sufficient quantities of high quality leaves - and luckily I have friends who aid with both the selection process and the haggling!

    Having said that, I do like Early Grey (no milk, lemon or sugar), and indeed if made well I find most teas palatable, as long as nothing is added but water (I know EG has bergamot, but that's my only exception).

    Overall though I think that once I find a tea that sits well with me all day long, then I will kind of stick with it. Experimentation is usually reserved for overseas trips.

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    My monthly tea club box just arrived, so I have three different Chinese black teas (one made from Milan varietal dancong, two from Fujian) and one white tea from Sichuan. I get White2Tea's tea club and have really enjoyed pretty much everything I've got - other tea clubs are available!

    The last couple of days we were drinking longjing.

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    Yorkshire Gold tops my list.

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    Default Re: any loose leaf tea drinkers out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voiren View Post
    My monthly tea club box just arrived, so I have three different Chinese black teas (one made from Milan varietal dancong, two from Fujian) and one white tea from Sichuan. I get White2Tea's tea club and have really enjoyed pretty much everything I've got - other tea clubs are available!

    The last couple of days we were drinking longjing.
    Went to have a look, but only found a US company. Take it there's no UK equivalent (though TBH once back to work I won;t be drinking that much loose leaf tea).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapprman View Post
    Went to have a look, but only found a US company. Take it there's no UK equivalent (though TBH once back to work I won;t be drinking that much loose leaf tea).
    They aren't a US company: they're in China. They are just Western-facing so show prices in USD.

    For UK looseleaf, have a look at what-cha.com - they have a great selection of unusual things. Also postcardteas.com and meileaf.com who have teashops in London as well as being online (but are generally on the more expensive end).

    Also theteaguru.co.uk.

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    Default Re: any loose leaf tea drinkers out there?

    I normally use a tea bag due to convenience, but since I have around 6 kilos of compressed tea gifted to me by my son and I am out of tea bags, I think I'll spend October only drinking black Chinese tea.
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    Default Re: any loose leaf tea drinkers out there?

    I think a blind taste test of the same tea, loose and bagged, is in order.

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    Default Re: any loose leaf tea drinkers out there?

    Currently drinking Whittards Big Red Robe tea. A powerful Oolong tea. Best drunk in small doses as it can bring on a tea hangover.

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