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Hello Everybody

Nice community you've got here.
I know tea bags aren't the optimal way to enjoy tea, but I wanted to share the amazingness that is Lipton Yellow Label tea. It's not exactly readily available in the US, but if you run across it somewhere I would definitely suggest getting some to sample. By far, the best bagged tea I've come across, but recent internet searches suggest that it also comes in loose leaf. The last time I saw a box of the Yellow Label stuff, I seriously grabbed the biggest box I could. It's very nice and not bitter for a black tea.

Some of my other store-bought favorites are Sleepy Time and Constant Comment, but I like the latter more as sun tea or made up into an Arnold Palmer. (Sun tea, by the way, very subtle and amazing. Like iced tea but better. You know what I'm talking about.)

All that being said, Reno isn't really a tea town, and I'm not super tea savvy, but I do love the stuff. I just wanted to join in on the home blend tea fun. Anyone else have a favorite store bought tea they want to share?

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mummoth
Nov. 18th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice. It's sweet without anything added to it & I think it's got carob & vanilla & cloves.
tortuga_chilena
Nov. 18th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
That sounds pretty tasty. I'll have to look for it next time I'm at the store. Thanks for sharing.
sillyboho
Nov. 18th, 2008 06:40 am (UTC)
oh, i'll try that one. i like thier sweet coconut chai too.
sillyboho
Nov. 18th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
orange roobius tea is amazing, i get that in bags at trader joes.
tortuga_chilena
Nov. 18th, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
That's a brilliant idea! I don't generally go to Trader Joes as it's on the other side of town, but I'll go tea searching next time I'm there. Sweet life.
ketherian
Nov. 18th, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
Chocolate spice tea is amazing.

I tend to drink either a local orange pekoe brand (King cole tea), twinings earl gray, or tazo teas. As much as I love loose tea, I often drink tea made from tea bags for the convenience.
sillyboho
Nov. 20th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
i just bought the lipton yellow label in loose tea. i may have overbrewed it, so i am going to try again, but it was very bitter. :/
tortuga_chilena
Nov. 20th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's no good. I've never bought the loose stuff for the Yellow Label. Sorry if you end up not liking it, I just wanted to share. :(
sillyboho
Nov. 20th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
it was VERY cheap. so it was worth a try. i paid $3.50 for 15oz. i did overbrew it, so i am going to try it again today. the guy at my local indian market said it was good and mild.
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