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Anyone? :)
Just to bring some variation to the table, with the eternal beer discussions going on and all that.

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sorry, I hate tea... just to be a doom-monger... :)

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I was always a coffee person, only drank tea when I was ill. Until a year ago, when I tried a truly wonderful early grey tea (can't remember the name though). I still don't like green tea, it just tastes like swamp water ...

P.s.: Tea lovers should try this one: http://www.palaisdesthes.com/en/the-des-amants-610.html

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Every once in a while I feel like having tea - usually cinnamon or an orange/almond. Oolong tea is pretty nice and mellow.

I don't drink it very often because my mother always gave me tea when I was sick. That and dry toast.
I guess I equate tea with having the flu. Not a very good connection there. :S

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Coffee for me, preferably industrial strength and in large quantities: can't stand tea of any sort.

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Can't live without tea. Finest tea leaves I can find, Bagged tea is awful. I prefer Earl Grey and other blended or unblended black varieties, but green tea is good too.

I drink around 3-5 cups per day. I'm addicted to more than its caffeine. If I can't drink tea because I am travelling or whatever I substitute with other caffeinated drink like Red Bull. That is enough to stop the migraines, but it does nothing for my peace of mind like tea does.

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A trip to North America is a good way to start enjoying tea. Coffee is repulsive over there.

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d.mimøsa wrote:
Anyone? :)
Just to bring some variation to the table, with the eternal beer discussions going on and all that.


sissy!

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Pfff... at least I have style.

I'm not very fond of green tea, though I've come across a few flavoured blends that were nice. Generally I prefer white tea, pure or with all kinds of flavours (pomegrenade, for instance, is very pleasant). Unfortunately, white tea isn't that common in Germany, so most of the time I get it from my friend in Finland whenever she sends me a parcel. Black tea can be great, too, as long as it isn't too strong. Earl Grey is nice, but I can recommend Russian Earl Grey in particular, I adore that stuff.

I used to drink 500 ml of coffee (with milk) every morning, but I've grown weary of it recently and don't drink it that often anymore (and if so, it's usually only one cup). Tea is milder and more easily digestive, and there's much more style and enjoyment to it, at least for my taste. And as ~Empathy~ already said, it's got this peace-of-mind-inducing quality to it. :meditate:

Once I drank smoked tea; that was one of the most disgusting experiences I've ever had as regards taste!

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(pomegrenade, for instance, is very pleasant)


It sounds very...dangerously explosive...to me. Unless it's actually European for 'pomegranate' :p

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smoky tea is an interesting experience; I can't say I'm crazy about that wild taste, but as I love Islay Whiskies, which have that distinctive smoky taste and smell (one says "peated"), I still think smoked tea manages to release the same kind of primitive sensation, raw and unadulterated.

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^^OMFG peated whiskeys ... :shock: NEVER. AGAIN.

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A trip to North America is a good way to start enjoying tea. Coffee is repulsive over there.


:rolling:

Sad, but true, I suppose. I've never been to the United States, but everyone keeps saying how bad coffee is there. I think I'll stick to visiting countries with good coffee instead. :D

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(pomegrenade, for instance, is very pleasant)


It sounds very...dangerously explosive...to me. Unless it's actually European for 'pomegranate' :p

Oops. :D The word has always reminded me of grenades, so somehow it seems that I just wrote it.

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:lol: :rofl: You guys are too much!

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Glad we could made you laugh! :D My mistake was understandable, though; "Granate" is actually the German word for "grenade", so "Granatapfel" (pomegranate) is actually a grenade apple, sort of. It's almost unavoidable that the spelling nuances get lost in translation.

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Been drinking black tea for a few years after weening myself down from coffee (still drink it here and there). Been testing out green tea lately for a change of pace.


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i like tea a lot,,,,, you can call me TEA MAN ...... i always drink tea

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I'm a pure Tea dandy, I even prefer it to coffee. I have tea in the morning, at the 5 o'clock and even a bit in the evening.
As a frenchman, I follow my country tastes and prefer blended+perfumed teas to the classic ones. Some of my favourites includes russian caravan (strong blend of smoked black teas) and some blended french recipes like the Thé des Marquises (green tea with violet, blueberry and rose).
In non-blended non-perfumed, I go more for teas like Pu Erh, Lapsang Souchong and Darjeeling. I also enjoy the tibetan Tshaï (black tea with spices ans salty butter) in winter, japanese green tea in summer and once in a while White Tea when I manage to find a good one (it's as expensive as the best whiskys, and as good to me).

Being french = being gay, I therefore also frequent tea houses ("salons de thé" in french) with a book or my laptop to type reviews around once a week. I still haven't found one I could call my favourite in Paris, but I can guide any of you tourists to one in Toulouse (south western France) and one in Luchon (also south western France, at the foot of the Pyrénées mountains) that were my hanging places of choice for many years.


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Tea is mandatory for me to function. I prefer black and oolong type teas and generally loose leaf.

I haven't seen many tea places when I've been in Paris to be honest and I generally don't associate France with tea at all.


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