yukondoit wrote:I've been thinking about this a lot lately....what significance big brand name teas (Stash, TROT, Tazo, Twinings, etc) have to tea fans. Do most big tea fans drink more of a mix of individually purchased loose teas from smaller dealers, or is there a variety of big brand name teas you enjoy?
To be honest, I despise Stash teas. Tazo, Bigelow, ROT and Twinings are ok. Celestial Seasons -- sigh. I lived in Colorado most of my life, so it pains me to say that their tea is terribly greasy. They do fine with tisanes, but regular tea is not that good, IMO.
YMMV, but if I had a choice, I'd be drinking the tea I do now. Loose in small batches.