Cheap, yet good tea?
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last post: May 5, 2014
Cheap, yet good tea?
1 Name: Anonymous : 2013-11-15 18:30
I'm a poor man, and I also love my tea. But shitty Lipton teabags taste like crap. What are flavorful teas you like that come in teabags and are cheap?
2 Name: Anonymous : 2013-11-16 02:37
Well, depends on what you mean by cheap. As I understand it looseleaf tea is usually more cost effective, but I usually buy twinnings earl grey for bagged tea.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2013-11-16 02:40
Mugicha? It's relatively cheap, and they come in teabags. I don't know your preferences, but it's served cold. It also goes quite well with rather thin milk. By thin, I mean not too thick, not too flavorful, just quite light.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2013-11-17 07:21
That sounds pretty great.>>3
I've never heard of that. What's it taste like?
5 Name: Anonymous : 2013-11-18 02:51
Mugicha tastes like nice diluted coffee. It's not flavorless nor flavorful, and it tastes like diluted coffee. Well, it's not bad in that sense, but it's quite nice and refreshing. I used to add some milk in it, but the milk where I live is quite rich and thick, so it turns out strange for me.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2013-11-19 02:37
I'm not a big tea guy but when I do buy any type of tea I like to buy Celestial Seasonings blueberry tea.
7 Name: Anonymous : 2013-11-19 06:36
I don't remember how much it costs, but right now on my desk I have a cylindrical container of tea the label of which I shall now attempt to transcribe.
APPROVED BY THE MINISTER OF WELL-BEING
THE PEOPLE'S GREEN TEA
Unblended China Green Tea
A CUP A DAY
The REPUBLIC of TEA
50 Natural, Unbleached Tea Bags
NETWT 2.65OZ (75g)
A Cup Of Well Being
We of The REPUBLIC of TEA have always delighted in the fact that Sip by Sip living brings about a life of health, balance and well-being. Since ancient times in Japan and China, a simple cup of green tea has been imbued with a wisdom beyond wisdom, capable of enlightening both mind and body. This highly valued China green tea represents all of that and more. We are honored to have the great fortune to bring it to you in all its purity.
Like all tea, green tea is a varietal of the Camellia sinensis bush. But unlike black and oolong teas, it is not oxidized and undergoes less processing retaining more of its beneficial properties. Tea offers a world of health-inducing benefits, but green tea is most widely known for its polyphenols, which are strong antioxidants. It is also blissfully low in caffeine and calorie-free.
We invite you to heat the water, steep the tea and sip its greatness, taking in its teachings any day of the week.
-- THE MINISTER OF WELL-BEING
For a free catalogue: 1-800-298-4TEA
CELEBRATED FOR ITS REFRESHING DELIVERY OF SMOOTH FLAVOR AND BEAUTIFUL HUE, THE TRUE ESSENCE OF THIS DELICATE TEA WILL ENERGIZE AND ALLOW THE ULTIMATE PROMISE OF PHYSICAL WELL-BEING.
STEEPING IS EASY
1. Fill the kettle with filtered, cold water and heat to just short of boiling.
2. Place one tea bag in your cup, pour in water (6 oz per cup) and infuse for one to three minutes. Experiment to find your favorite steeping time.
milligrams per 6 ounce cup
Green Tea [there's a kind of number line and a gradient that goes from 0 and fades to nothing at about 25
8 Name: Anonymous : 2013-11-19 06:39
There's a little more but I accidentally pressed Reply instead of Preview which was quite demoralizing so I no longer feel like finishing it.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2013-11-26 13:17
I have a similar predicament (being poor and loving tea) and truthfully, good acceptable tea is rather inexpensive. I go to my local Asian market and buy tea manufactured by Yamamoto Yama, this is my favorite. They have good genmaicha, sencha, and oolong. I buy another brand from asianfoodgrocer.com for Pu-Erh, my favorite Chinese tea. It's called Nannuoshan Pu-Erh, but I think it's distributed by Chevalier USA. Anyway, these are inexpensive import teas that are very good!! Please try them!
10 Name: Anonymous : 2013-11-26 13:23
In response to Republic of Tea Anonymous-san, I also have a Cherry Blossom Green Tea by the Republic of Tea that I only drink on special occasions, and is lovely and fragrant. I don't care for most teas by this brand, because I think Yamamoto Yama makes better versions of what is available from them, but their Cherry Blossom Green Tea is so so wonderful (and becomes more difficult to find every year, which is why I drink it only on special occasions now!)
11 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-05 23:36
I'm reviving the tea thread with my experiences on Moroccan spearmint tea.
12 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-06 12:19
I agree very much. I hope drank it with real spearmint, because the bags I usually find in the shops don't do the flavour much justice.
13 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-07 04:29
I finally went out and bought some genmaicha after not drinking any for a long time, and I forgot how much I missed that roasted taste it has. I love you, tea!
14 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-07 04:34
Tea from Wawa shops, is it as good as they say?
15 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-07 04:47
Is that an online store, >>14-
16 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-07 23:17
Yes, I did. A friend had some extra and let me taste. I'm now on the hunt for a place to buy fresh spearmint for myself.
17 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-24 15:16
Green tea harvest now/soon! Ive gotten some yakushima(only kind available at the moment) from yuuki-cha, it tastes like spring :>
18 Name: Anonymous : 2014-05-05 07:54
What's the best water temperature to make matcha with?
Even with my water boiling it doesn't seem to have much taste... could it have been improperly stored?
19 Name: Anonymous : 2014-05-14 11:29
I boil it and let it cool for a bit before making it, so just post-boil cooling, I should say. What do you mean by taste? You could have failed to mix it properly or even mixed it too much. How did you store it? I'm still keeping mine in the resealable tin sitting inside a wooden box with the bowl inside. Smell the powder, look at the texture, feel the powder. It should be like coarse sand, it shouldn't run too much or stick together.
It could even be expired already. If you're in doubt, get a new tin to be safe.