posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 11:13 PM
a reply to: kevinp2300
Hi from England and oh yes love tea - but - our general tea seems to be going through the mill at the mordent, but have moved from a soft water area
to a hard and of course the water is a prime ingredient. For everyday we have Yorkshire Tea which comes from Rainforest Alliance. It is apparently
sourced from Argentina, India, Sri Lanka and India - great in the soft but not nearly so good IMHO in a hard water area. Tetley and other brands have
yet to be sourced by the tea from our local Audi Store in the yellow packaging is nicer.
The other favourite of ours is Earl Grey tea which you need to make and leave for a few minutes but its a fantastic tea especially in the afternoon.
My memory says its from China but - as usual the box leaves one ignorant as to where its from.
The best tea I ever tasted came from a plantation in Zimbabwe from a friend's brothers place. It was unbelievable and excellent but I have never
managed to find this tea anywhere so if you have a tea importers you can buy from its maybe worth while asking them for their advice.
If I mention what we have in the house this middle of the night also it may give you a few ideas:
Lemon and Ginger revitalising herbal tea great.
Liquorice which is a great and perhaps an acquired taste
Camomile which calms
Green tea (quite revolting on its own) for health and detox etc
my favourite Peppermint and nettle which is great for energising, settling the stomach especially if hitting the booze and just nice for something to
drink that's not a soda etc.
I forgot to say also ordinary tea without milk and a good slice of lemon and a dash of sugar or stevia is great.
I did have a Russian tea which in my ignorance I added milk to. It was fabulous but the restaurant changed hands and I can't trace what it was but
it also was a great tea and very different from all the others.
Hope that little lot gives you some ideas.