coffee flavored tea

These teas can resemble virtually any flavor imaginable.

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coffee flavored tea

by teachat » Jun 7th 05 8:04 pm

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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by Daniel S » Jun 24th 05 5:54 am

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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by chris » Jun 24th 05 1:53 pm

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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by Marlene » Jun 24th 05 8:21 pm

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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by PeteVu » Jul 16th 05 5:13 am

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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by Marlene » Jul 16th 05 5:46 pm

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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by PeteVu » Jul 21st 05 10:40 pm

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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by Mike B » Jul 22nd 05 11:44 am

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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by Marlene » Jul 26th 05 12:27 am

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

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by Mike B » Jul 26th 05 1:12 am

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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by heathenesque » Aug 23rd 05 9:39 pm

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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by Marlene » Aug 24th 05 4:53 am

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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by teaspoon » Aug 24th 05 1:23 pm

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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by Mike B » Aug 24th 05 1:26 pm

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.