Any one drink Speciality Teas, like Earl Grey etc?

@hezoid (2149)
May 17, 2007 2:44pm CST
There are so many types of tea available these days, green teas, herbal teas, fruit teas, speciality teas (like Earl Grey, Assaam, Darjeeling etc) and of course just normal tea. Speciality teas don't often get a mention, even though some have been around (in the uK at elast) for hundreds of years. So have you tired any Speciality Teas, do you drink them regularly? What's you oppinion of them comapred to other teas?
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• United States
18 May 07
I love Gunpowder green tea -- it's green tea with its leaves rolled up into little pellets. They expand when you pour the hot water over them, and look quite nice at the bottom of the mug.
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• United States
22 May 07
I love gunpowder, it's always one of my favorites all time
@rosie_123 (6118)
17 May 07
Well I am a tea addict, and never leave the UK without my travel kettle and my trusty Tetley roundbags (!), but I am not a speciality tea lover at all. To me, my ideal tea should be strong and plain - I don't like perfurmed teas, or fruit teas. Somehow the idea of drinking a cup of tea that smells of vanilla or strawberry or whatever, defeats the object of sothing your nerves with a good, relaxing, English cup of tea - LOL! I do a lot of travelling, and people are always amazed when they have laid out all their trays of exotic teas in the Hotel breakfast room, and I turn them all down for a up of boiling water, so can use my own bags!!
• United States
17 May 07
I love green and black teas! My favorites are from www.sbsteas.com. The best customer service, freshest teas, and best shipping! My favorite from there is the rooibos white chocolate toffee tea.
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• United States
18 May 07
My favorite speciality teas are by Stash, I love their flavored white teas, and I really love theit holiday chai tea. I also love Tazo in pretty much every flavor they make:)
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• United States
18 May 07
I get all my teas from Teavana.com I really like the banana calypso tea. Sometimes we get tea from the healthfood store. They have a really good one that is pink lady apple tea. I love it. I used to be into Earl Gray's and Darjeeling but now I'm really into herbal teas and green teas.
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@freak369 (4929)
• United States
17 May 07
I buy a lot of different teas, both bagged and loose. One of my favorites is oolong which is like Chinese restaurant tea. I like a strong bold tea in the morning; I used to drink an obscene amount of coffee but over the past six months it's given me a lot of heartburn.
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• United States
17 May 07
i love earl grey and english breakfast. they are my ultimate favorite. i also like to mix earl grey, english breakfast, raspberry, and lemon with ice...so divine....have fun
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
22 May 07
I drink coffee in the morning for a jolt and then like teas. I have a really nice echinacea tea now with some hibiscus flowers added to it tha makes it tart. I also like the apples and cinnamon herbal teas, as well as lemon and rasberry flavoured tea. I recently got a tea sample of something that smelled like peaches, but when I tasted it it just tasted like dirt. Yuck! I won't be trying that one again, altough it might make a nice potpourri!
@brothertuck (1257)
• United States
22 May 07
I enjoy earl gray and various breakfast teas, one thing I have found that I enjoy is what they call earl green tea, it is green tea with the bergomot flavorings of the earl grey. I enjoy trying different flavors and mixtures of various teas, though am not real fond of fruit flavored or herbal teas, just a few of them like red zinger and orange zinger. I do like chamomile and rose hips, they are a good herbal combination.