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Old 11-13-2012, 12:52 PM
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My husband is a tea snob. He tries everything. We order most of our stuff from Upton.
Totally concur! I'd just as soon not bother as go with grocery store tea. Kind of like grocery store dog food.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:09 PM
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I second what Mafia Princess said!
Davids tea is love!

I am so hopeless addicted to their tea! Every time I go downtown I try a new kind, and often end up liking it so much I have to buy a bag of it!

I am a huge tea drinker. I always have at least 30 kinds on hand, it's the only thing I really allow myself to spend lots of money on. Tea is crucial to my mental state!
I was never a tea drinker. Kerri (Dekka) gave me one of the fabulous contigo no spill mugs and a bag of chocolate David's tea as a thank you present last December. Took some fiddling with a tea ball and hating it.. and then buying a strainer that sit in the cup.

Teacholic now. I hit David's tea like once every few weeks.. and get multiple baggies of tiny quantities to try. I have 2 more teas now I need to get larger quantities of although I have a huge collection...
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:16 PM
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Well, now I'm going to have to look for David's tea or one of those highly Chaz
-tea-drinker recommendations. I've always mainly gotten my teas at the grocery store, like Stach, Twinings, or Bigelow...don't find Lipton very flavorful. I use to get some of the fine English teas when up in Victoria, but haven't been there for ages and haven't thought about looking online or going to a specialty store. I'm kind of cheap so probably will use mainly what I've been using. But a box here and there of some "super" tea might be fun to try.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:30 PM
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"Loose tea - why not teabags? No name brands?"
Many people are shocked the first time that they try loose-leaf tea. "I had no idea that tea could taste this good!" is often one of the first comments that we get from a new customer. Since Americans are generally familiar only with teabags and instant tea, the initial experience with fine tea can be astonishing.

Most teabags that are available in your local supermarket or specialty food store are filled with finely ground tea leaves that are aptly termed "dust." Pre-packaged months in advance, teabags can sometimes be quite stale even before they reach the shelf. Thus, the inferior, stale leaves of tea in teabags infuse to create a strong, harsh cup that is generally tolerable only with milk and sugar. Even tins of seemingly high-quality loose tea are often as old and tasteless as teabags by the time they reach the consumer shelves.

Those who are seeking the ultimate enjoyment from tea will invariably use only the finest loose leaves. Tea is an annual crop, and the best grades come from rather specific plucking periods. Different growing regions achieve their best crops at varying times throughout the year. The Darjeeling district of India, for example, has three "vintage" pluckings -- the first flush in late March, the second flush from April to May, and the autumnal picking from October to early December. You should find a reputable dealer whom you can trust to ensure that you are getting the best products available.
http://www.uptontea.com/shopcart/inf...NFOteabags.asp
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Okay, that sold me. I'm going to look for the good stuff. lol. Then I'll really be in for a treat. I do use loose leaf but maybe it's not the best and I deserve the best!
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Blends - Earl Grey , Flavored - Earl Grey and Iced Tea - Iced Tea Recommendations

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Specially blended for those who prefer a richly scented Earl Grey. Our most popular Earl Grey. Rated "best overall" by the Wall Street Journal's Catalog Critic.
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Wha? What's up with the artificial flavor? ewwww.
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Kerri and my current David's collection.. and she threw out a few icky ones this morning, and I have more at home.

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Old 11-13-2012, 02:19 PM
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Kerri and my current David's collection.. and she threw out a few icky ones this morning, and I have more at home.

Wow! You're all set for the winter! LOL. That is so nice. I'm looking on their website and am planning on ordering some.

I have one whole cupboard also...filled to the gills with teas. But I must get some special ones now. Those tins are good too, to keep them nice.
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Wow. There's more to life than Loozianne iced tea?
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:15 PM
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Wha? What's up with the artificial flavor? ewwww.
Some of the old, traditional flavors weren't necessarily from things that were a good idea to ingest

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Wow. There's more to life than Loozianne iced tea?
I go through a LOT of iced tea -- way more than I'm willing (or able) to spend for high end tea, and Luzianne's the only one I'll use. I love their Creole blend coffee, too. I really like it better than the Community.
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