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Hello all, coffee addict slowly becoming a tea addict

Postby duckworth » Jan 15th, '08, 20:30

My wife and I have been casually drinking tea for the last two years, mostly from occasional trips to Teavana. But recently I picked up a Zarafina tea maker and placed a few orders to Adagio and now I am really getting in to it. Really enjoying my Rooibos, especially vanilla and Chamomile, Oolong and just recently tried some Silver Needle. Can't wait to try some more!

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Postby Chip » Jan 15th, '08, 21:23

Hi Duckworth, welcome to TeaChat...what is your favorite tea these days???

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Postby duckworth » Jan 15th, '08, 21:30

Chip wrote:Hi Duckworth, welcome to TeaChat...what is your favorite tea these days???


Well, right now I am drinking the Oolong #8 after lunch and Rooibos Vanilla mixed with Chamomile at night. I am trying to replace my coffee in the morning with a Black Tea but still can't quit it 100%. I am supplementing it with some Ceylon or Vanilla on occasion.

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Postby Space Samurai » Jan 15th, '08, 22:26

Some people including myself have found that black teas from yunnan, often reffered to as hong cha, are great for switching from coffee.

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Postby skywarrior » Jan 16th, '08, 03:07

Welcome aboard!

I would recommend Golden Monkey (try a sample) or maybe Assam. Those might get you to kick coffee out the window! :lol:

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Postby Trey Winston » Jan 16th, '08, 11:18

Welcome, Duckworth :D

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Postby Wesli » Jan 16th, '08, 11:30

Congratulations Duckworth!

and hey, if you find a strategy that really works, let us know. We are always looking for techniques to turn the vile coffee drinkers of the world into us life-loving tea people.

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Postby xine » Jan 16th, '08, 11:41

Hi Duckworth! (I like your moniker, btw...reminds me of the mighty duck movies...anyway...) I'm glad to hear that you are replacing coffee with tea. Like many of the others here, I suggest trying out black teas to kick your morning coffee habit. Favorites of mine: Golden Monkey, Earl Grey, Irish Breakfast, and Assam. On occasion, Yunnan Gold as well. Happy tea!

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Postby duckworth » Jan 16th, '08, 11:58

Thank You all. Looks like I definitely have some more teas to try. Thanks for the recommendations.

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Postby hop_goblin » Jan 16th, '08, 17:22

Coffee is for the credence!!!

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Postby mark_e_wallace » Jan 26th, '08, 21:51

Fukamushi Dynasty wrote:Congratulations Duckworth!

and hey, if you find a strategy that really works, let us know. We are always looking for techniques to turn the vile coffee drinkers of the world into us life-loving tea people.


(First time poster just barging in here...) :lol:

Now now, we vile coffee drinkers aren't all bad. This one (me) is adding tea to his life, but the coffee shall remain. I have been home roasting my coffee for several years and love the results. Still, getting into great tea has been a blast, and I'm learning a lot.

As to what teas to try while making the coffee > tea transition...well, I'm certain that that's just a matter of taste. I have enjoyed oolongs, a few different black teas (drinking Natela's Gold from my local tea shop right now), and several different Chinese greens so far. I also seem to be among the select few who take an instant liking to Lapsang Souchong. The Lapsang Souchong liking may be related to my love of coffee; it also may have something to do with my general love of smokey stuff (e.g. BBQ, cigars, smoke from coffee roasting, etc....)

Cheers,

Mark

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Postby Wesli » Jan 26th, '08, 22:35

Welcome, Mark. :)

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Postby mark_e_wallace » Jan 26th, '08, 23:01

Thanks! Not sure how much I will actually participate, but I'm eager to learn more about fine teas, and this seems to be a great place to start.

Cheers,

Mark

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Postby osadczuk » Jan 27th, '08, 00:52

Don't worry Mark, though we are very out numbered, there are a few coffee drinkers around. I think we just need to introduce these people to the concept of good coffee. Smooth, well brewed elixir that it can be rather than the burnt over brewed Starbuckian glug...

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Postby Salsero » Jan 27th, '08, 00:55

Mmm, thick smooth espresso with crema!

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