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Types of Tea
Thu 1-Mar-12
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Toffeeapple
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Yesterday I got a sample of Peppermint Tea made by TeaPigs, in my Waitrose magazine.  I had a cup of it earlier and I think it will make at least two more cups.  I decided to investigate the other teas that they sell and came up with this one that is supposed to give you energy.  The pricing is a little steep but you can just buy two for a trial so I might give it a go.

I'll try that again!

Thu 1-Mar-12
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just venturing into the world of herbal tea as following a spate of migraines I am reducing my intake of coffee. I don't like the taste of tea so have started with red fruit which isn't too bad but not as good as coffee! tea Have also cut out red wine, cheese, chocolate and oranges. I plan to keep off all of this for 2 weeks then gradually start with a small amount of all but coffee to see what happens.confused

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Thu 1-Mar-12
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Good luck with that Aly, I hope it works for you.  I drink various teas (when I remember to drink anything, that is) but I can't say that I like any of them greatly and always come back to Rosehip and Hibiscus, though the Lipton Forest Fruit isn't too bad.  One thing I do like a lot is Yutaka Miso soup, I love anything savoury.

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Good luck with that Aly, you'll probably feel terrible for the first few days, I know I did when I was cutting things like that out big_hug

When I stopped having sugar in tea/coffee, I found our normal Assam tea too strong.  I had decaffeinated tea for a while but didn't much like that, although an organic Clipper one wasn't too bad.  For the past couple of weeks, though, I've been having Lady Grey....Earl Grey but with orange and lemon zest added, as well as the bergamot that's in Earl Grey.  I have it with just a little splash of milk and it's really refreshing.

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I love my Yorkshire tea, but I also like Whittard Russian Caravan tea (another strong one), however I also love Lavender Earl grey (twinings) and also a clipper sleep tea which I find nice tasting and often have at bed time

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For anyone who hasn't tried it, try Rooiboos (Redbush) tea, I don't like black tea much (unless its Earl Grey or some other such flavoured type, but I adore Rooiboos, and its naturally caffeine free, has a lot more flavour than many herbal teas, AND you can put milk and sugar in it teasmile

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I tried that once Lyn but I wasn't impressed so haven't had it again.

I'll try that again!

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I have tried a few fruit teas and herbal teas and I wasn't impressed by most. Fennel tea is ok but I make that with seeds not bags. Regarding fruit teas, the comedienne Linda Smith said they were like someone poured boiling water into a cup which once held ribena.

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Thu 1-Mar-12
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Bless her she was so funny.  I make herb tisanes from stuff in the garden, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Mint etc and, when I have Fennel seeds I do the same as you.

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Fennel seed tea is a recommended tea for anyone suffering from IBS - and it does go part way to settle it, too.

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I do love peppermint tea, but that has a lot to do with suffering IBS as I was building up to falling apart last year, settle my tum where nothing else will.  Shame you didn't like the Redbush, TA, I prefer it to normal tea now.

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I like rooibos too but I drink all sorts though the day. Plain boiled water, garden herb teas - I love to wander out and see what takes my fancy. I freeze loads of mint for the winter, the dried or teabag sort isn't half as nice and I'm looking forward to the sweet cicely emerging because I neglected to freeze any. For fennel, I buy the seeds. So useful for itchy hayfever eyes too.

I don't like the fruit teas, I find them too acidic but then I can't tolerate orange squash either. I'd rather have warm rosehip, blackberry, blackcurrant or elderberry syrup.

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Goodness, don't our tastes differ?  Good job too I say!

I'll try that again!

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wave I really only like ordinary tea and the best I have ever tasted was given to me as loose tea in India.  The tea came from Assam.  The flavour was excellent.  I have tried and tried over the years to like fruit teas and herbal teas as I know they are very healthy, but I am afraid I just cannot stand any of them.  And don't get me started on green tea!!!!  flaming_nora

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To me, the fruit/herbal teas all smell wonderful and all taste.....YUCK!!! big_laugh

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