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26 Ezekiel30th Jan 2011 02:18:50 AM from The Other Side
Mimiga Vanguard
I find myself thinking that canned or bottled tea would be convenient at times, but I can't find any that's not a godawful sugary fruity sludge. Does anyone know where I can find some prebrewed tea that just tastes like tea?
Tea is wonderful. And I'm lucky enough to have a fantastic little spice and tea shop quite close to my place in Anchorage. So I've gotten to try a lot of different teas.

Probably the favorite around the house has been "Strawberry en Fuego", a smokey black tea with bits of dried strawberry. Their Market Spice is quite popular too.
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You really have to search for that shit Ezekiel. I've found that buying imported cans of tea from Japan, Hawaii, or other such places can give you more success in this regard. Check the international aisles at markets or find an Asian market. I've found a few unsweetened canned green teas that actually taste like green tea this way.

edited 30th Jan '11 10:48:07 AM by Aondeug

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29 IanExMachina30th Jan 2011 03:11:27 PM from Gone with the Chickens
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Tea in a can, I assume you are going to warm it up like a proper cup of tea, Right?.....Right?

On the subject of fruit teas, they just taste a bit like hot water squash, and for me have non of the addictive qualities of real teas.
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30 Lanceleoghauni7th Feb 2011 10:12:32 PM from Z or R Twice , Relationship Status: In my bunk
See, I steep 2 bags of English Breakfast (red Rose, if anyone cares) in 4 cups of water for 30 minutes to an hour, then add sugar and go from there. I love the taste of the tannins.
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[up] You're much more deliberate about it than me, I just microwave a cup with water and put a tea bag in it.

@Ezekiel: Does your grocery store have an organics section? There may be some there.

32 Lanceleoghauni7th Feb 2011 10:34:13 PM from Z or R Twice , Relationship Status: In my bunk
see, I pour tap hot water into the thing, THEN microwave, or since I'm ususally in my dorm, I just run water though my coffee pot and let itsteep in the carafe.
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33 LoniJay7th Feb 2011 10:38:38 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Yay, tea. Been addicted to the stuff since early childhood. Nothing cultured or trendy though, just plain breakfast tea, very milky and sweet.

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34 Morven8th Feb 2011 06:57:36 AM from Seattle, WA, USA
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We have a tea cabinet in our kitchen; that should give a clue as to how much tea we have. Especially since it's packed to the gills and some is on the counter because it won't fit. There are probably ten or so teapots, too.
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Tea lover here.

I just started frequently drinking tea a few months ago- my family cannot stand the stuff, so I never got much of a chance to drink much. However, my loacal grocer recently started selling various teas and I've fallen in love with it. Currently I'm sipping some Irish Breakfast tea, being nine A.M and all. Nothing wakes you up like a good cuppa.
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36 Lanceleoghauni8th Feb 2011 08:39:16 AM from Z or R Twice , Relationship Status: In my bunk
I have a china tea set (english in design) but I never use it for fear of damaging it. It has three cups, with matching plate and saucer.

edited 8th Feb '11 8:39:49 AM by Lanceleoghauni

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37 IanExMachina8th Feb 2011 01:30:21 PM from Gone with the Chickens
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Does anyone else have a preferred tea mug?
As I do, it never gets washed in the dishwasher, only by me and by hand.

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Huge tea fan here. My favorite is by far oolong, but I also love white and green. I prefer loose leaf to tea bags.
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39 Lanceleoghauni8th Feb 2011 03:32:18 PM from Z or R Twice , Relationship Status: In my bunk
I have two, my illuminated "Give me Coffee, or Give Me death" and my absolute favorite is concave sided mug that says merely "Have a Day"
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40 Saeglopur8th Feb 2011 03:40:52 PM from Various places in the UK
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My preferred mug has rage guy on it. My best friends got it for my birthday last year. They know me well. Also, there's my coffee mug that holds a pint, which is pretty awesome.
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I've got a small mug I typically pick for tea. It's a nice thing with a painting on it.
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42 Morven8th Feb 2011 06:10:28 PM from Seattle, WA, USA
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I have one of those more than a pint sized mugs that I'll use for tea if feeling like I need a lot.
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43 LoniJay8th Feb 2011 07:14:34 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
I've got a few mugs that I was given for Christmas because they have my favourite animal on them - both of them are really big. One of them so big that I keep accidentally dropping the teaspoon and losing it in the mug...
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44 Lanceleoghauni8th Feb 2011 07:25:29 PM from Z or R Twice , Relationship Status: In my bunk
MORVEN, I NEED ONE OF THOSE. or possibly two, I can two fist tea like a champ.
"Coffee! Coffeecoffeecoffee! Coffee! Not as strong as Meth-amphetamine, but it lets you keep your teeth!"
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Oh hey, tea. The solution to all of lifes problems~

I loooooove tea. Although it has to be loose, bagged tea just... Doesn't taste right at all. I'm mostly a fan of Earl Grey and English Breakfast teas, but I have a few herbal blends lying around somewhere that are pretty nice, especially this one peppermint-y one that I got from this little cafe tucked away down some alley in Edinburgh. Well worth the visit, it was, as that tea is just... Mmmm~

Oh, and I love my tea with milk, and VERY sweet. >.> I usually add about four sugars, ahah. But then I have a massive sweet tooth in general, so... Yeah.

edited 9th Feb '11 10:47:32 AM by Moerin

46 JinxedBlackcat9th Feb 2011 11:28:38 AM from Blurry Edges of Genderfluidity , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The Ultimate Bifauxnen
I go the tea kettle route when it comes to tea... That said I normally use a travel mug because the rim of the cup is just the right size for my tea leaf strainer and plus its 2 cups of tea right there.
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Tea kettle is my preferred method because it is quick and easy and doesn't involve the evil that is the microwave. I do however like to use pots on the stove so I can get incredibly strong tea while it's still very hot. This is the only way I will prepare Chai spice from tea bags.

edited 9th Feb '11 12:00:52 PM by Aondeug

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48 Lanceleoghauni9th Feb 2011 12:11:45 PM from Z or R Twice , Relationship Status: In my bunk
Dude... Coffee Pot.
"Coffee! Coffeecoffeecoffee! Coffee! Not as strong as Meth-amphetamine, but it lets you keep your teeth!"
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I haven't tried using our coffee pot yet. Stove works fine as it is.
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50 InverurieJones9th Feb 2011 02:26:29 PM from North of the Wall. , Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
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What's a coffee pot?

Is it like a teapot but, presumably, a different shape or some such? To me coffee is a fine powder that one spoons into the mug and pours water on.
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