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Old 10-11-2018, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Victoria, B.C. is very close to where you live and in some ways it is more traditionally English than, well, England.

Murchies Fine Tea in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. (now called Murchie's Tea and Coffee) is a very pleasant place to shop for tea and related items.
Alas, Victoria, BC is not close to me. But you make a good point. We could take a jaunt up there. I could buy tea. Not sure if I can legally bring it back, however.

For those of us living on the Wesr Coast, Chuck’s seems to have a nice selection of teas. They carry all or most of the Choice brand bagged teas, for instance. I really like that brand of Oolong and Russian Caravan. I checked Whole Foods today, and their selection of herbals is greater by far, than their selection of teas.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:37 AM
 
Location: California
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My DH likes Tea India with cardamon, fennel seed, cinnamon, black pepper, and a little orange peel. We add our own and don't use the prepackaged products.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:54 AM
 
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I like to drink hot tea on cold winter afternoons & evenings. I use an infuser in a cup & boil water in a my fav turquoise le creuset kettle. I go to this little tea shop which sells cupcakes & buy tea blends or make up my own. https://teacitycupcakes.com/loose-leaf-tea-menu

Right now I have pomegranate & white tea, black tea earl grey creme, huckleberry herbal blend, & double bergamot earl grey black.

And I like Earl Grey from Two Buds in pyramid shaped gossamer teabags. Plus we always have a box of Constant Comment tea bags.
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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I'm English, first drink of the day is piping hot strong black tea. In my husbands words .. Instant human just add tea!

I buy Yorkshire Gold or Tetleys and only from the UK (family send me copious amounts via mail) none of the stuff made for the American market is as strong. For most Brits Twinings is a no no .. there are plenty of better and stronger teas to choose from.

Preference for a tea pot is a basic brown betty, I have 2 different sizes depending on how many people I'm sharing with.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I'm drinking hibiscus tea right now. Tart and fruity.

My teapots run more toward the vintage American-made pottery type, such as Hall, Fiesta, Syracuse China, Bauer, etc. My favorites are some art pottery teapots I picked up at various street fairs, and some Chinese tea sets bought in San Francisco's Chinatown. I have a HUGE dinged up old teapot that I use to brew tea for iced tea.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Twinings and Lipton are not in the same category.

I agree loose leaf is best quality, of course, but those Twinings tea bags are good and more convenient for me. I won't drink Lipton.
However, if you're into ICED tea, Lipton's Cold brew is excellent. Has a smoky cast.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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However, if you're into ICED tea, Lipton's Cold brew is excellent. Has a smoky cast.
You know, Iíve drunk Lipton iced tea many times, and I have to agree that it makes very good iced tea. These days, I probably would add a peach flavored teabag in the pot, for a little extra.

I donít drink iced tea anymore, and I canít think why. I havenít made it years.
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:55 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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I just had a Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra tea last evening, and slept over an hour past my usual waking time. Coincidence? I may try this instead of my usual sleep aid.
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Celestial Seasonings was my gateway to herbal tea in the 1970s. I loved Red Zinger, as I recall. Now my fave CS tea is the Peach.

For quieting down before sleep, I like Stash's Chamomile blend. Can't think of the exact name. I also like their peppermint tea, for after dinner.
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:13 PM
 
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I'm English, first drink of the day is piping hot strong black tea. In my husbands words .. Instant human just add tea!

I buy Yorkshire Gold or Tetleys and only from the UK (family send me copious amounts via mail) none of the stuff made for the American market is as strong. For most Brits Twinings is a no no .. there are plenty of better and stronger teas to choose from.

Preference for a tea pot is a basic brown betty, I have 2 different sizes depending on how many people I'm sharing with.
If you live near Whole Foods, you can buy Taylors and Yorkshire Gold. I don't know if you have Fairways where you live, but that's another supermarket that carries loose tea that you buy by the ounce. They have lots of choices.

I think you'd be surprised about finding strong and quality teas in various tea shops in the US. I live near a whole bunch of maison kayser stores (there are more here than in Paris) and they sell European tea too, but are very overpriced.
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