coffee flavored tea

These teas can resemble virtually any flavor imaginable.

coffee flavored tea

Postby teachat » Jun 7th, '05, 16:04

I am looking for a gift for a special friend of mine. An old japanese woman once gave her 4 tea bags in a baggie and said try this...good tea..she loved it and described the tea as a coffee flavored grainy type tea. HELP!!! does nayone have any ideas what this type of tea may have been or better question..where do i find it???

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Postby Daniel S » Jun 24th, '05, 01:54

I'm not aware of any coffee-flavored tea. The closest things I can think of based on your description are either Hojicha or Gunpowder, which are both listed under the green teas. Hojicha is roasted tea leaves; has a roasty smell similar to roasted coffee beans, although it tastes more like roasted chestnuts than anything. The Gunpowder is very smokey tasting and looks like pellets of gunpowder before brewed. Not sure if that helps but good luck.

EDIT - if you search for "coffee flavored tea" you might find some places that sell tea with added coffee flavors. Maybe that's what she had?

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Postby chris » Jun 24th, '05, 09:53

Thanks for the post.

I actually toyed with the idea of a coffee flavored black tea, but couldn't get over the horrible taste!

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Postby Marlene » Jun 24th, '05, 16:21

Coffee flavored tea? What's the point? Why not drink coffee. If you're worried about caffene, drink de-caf. I like to keep my tea tea flavored and my coffee coffee flavored.
Coffee flavored tea, weird.

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Postby PeteVu » Jul 16th, '05, 01:13

i find that idea kind of interesting. I like coffee flavored things like tirimisu or coffee ice cream, even though i hardly ever enjoy a cup of coffee.

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Postby Marlene » Jul 16th, '05, 13:46

Why not have watermellon flavored apples? I love watermellons, but i'm allergic. I often have watermellon flavored gum, but why not figure out some way to flavor apples, then flavor them with watermellon?

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Postby PeteVu » Jul 21st, '05, 18:40

tea is actually something that can be flavored. with flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and even christmas, i dont see why coffee flavored is so "out there." Considering things like coffee flavored ice cream and cake, i think coffee has proven itself as a flavor aswell as a drink.

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Postby Mike B » Jul 22nd, '05, 07:44

I love watermellons, but i'm allergic.

For serious? I mean, not to make light of your medical condition -- but that's the weirdest food allergy I've heard (at least since I got out of bed 43 minutes ago).

Watermelon? Huh. No joke...

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Postby Marlene » Jul 25th, '05, 20:27

For serious. It realy sucks in the summer. It's actually all mellons, but watermellon I miss the most.

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Postby Mike B » Jul 25th, '05, 21:12

Cantaloupe -- or the fruit spawned from the rancid loins of Satan as it's known around the Mike B household -- gives me the galloping willies*.

If at any point Adagio teas et al feel I've over-stayed my welcome, all it need do is make a cantaloupe-flavored tea and I'll see myself out. I can't abide the stuff.




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Postby heathenesque » Aug 23rd, '05, 17:39

Not quite the same thing, but I know that in Hong Kong, they drink a mixture tea and coffee - black tea, coffee, some milk and a couple of teaspoons of sugar. It's actually not as bad as it sounds :wink:

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Postby Marlene » Aug 24th, '05, 00:53

I've expressed my feelings about coffee flavored tea, and used a fruit analogy, but you'll never belive what I saw at the grocery store...grape flavored apples. Why spend 6 dollars for 4 apples when you can get grapes for 75 cents a pound?

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Postby teaspoon » Aug 24th, '05, 09:23

Marlene wrote:I've expressed my feelings about coffee flavored tea, and used a fruit analogy, but you'll never belive what I saw at the grocery store...grape flavored apples. Why spend 6 dollars for 4 apples when you can get grapes for 75 cents a pound?


Wow. That is sick and wrong. *shudder*

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Postby Mike B » Aug 24th, '05, 09:26

Why spend 6 dollars for 4 apples when you can get grapes for 75 cents a pound?

What magical land do you live in, and how many unicorns does it take to get there? The cheapest I've ever seen grapes in my world of delicious is $1.69 a pound.

$0.75? Dammit.

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