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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!
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.
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!
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...)
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....)