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Re: Good tea to drink

sorry, im a bit inpatient so I couldnt read the whole 4 pages, but i can tell you what tea i find amazing- annis with mint and cinemon, or lemongrass........... both with a spoon of a homemade honney
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Re: Good tea to drink

Best Green Tea is Organic Tulsi Tea and Fab India's Masala Green tea and Tulsi Green tea...
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Re: Good tea to drink

I love tea and the ceremony around loose teas (vs. tea bags). I lived in Japan for several years which made my appreciation greater.

A few things to consider when buying tea.

* you pay premium for tea bags and the flavour is nothing like loose tea
* buy organic. Tea like every other crop uses pesticides and sadly one of the first "washes" is in your tea cup...
* most teas, whether black, white or green comes from the same plant... just picked as young or mature leaves and handled differently.
* Black tea has the most caffeine, then green and then white tea.
* Herbal teas, including Rooibos are actually not teas (from a tea plant), but instead are from plants that have wonderful flavours (eg. camomile, peppermint) and have no caffeine.
* Herbal teas, unlike black teas do not do well with milk added (they curdle the milk). Rooibos is the exception and milk can be added. Sugar is fine to add to all tea if that is your preference.
* There are many health benefits in tea, particularly green and rooibos that have antioxidants and low tannin levels.
* I found a wonderful tea shop in Zürich that has lovely loose teas and knowledgeable staff. Do not be intimidated by the process of buying loose- tell them your preference eg: black tea (examples are darjeeling; ceylon...); green tea (examples: sencha, jasmine); herbal tea (examples: rosehip, camomile, peppermint); Rooibos (natural or flavoured varieties) and go from there.
The prices may seem expensive however you need a fraction of loose tea compared with what you see in teabags (in most cases).
Rooibos requires the smallest amount for a tea pot (eg. 1/3 teaspoon gives immense flavour). Adjust amount to your taste preference.
I am new to Zürich and don't recall the name of the store, however it is off of Löwenstrasse and as you walk away from HB, is RIGHT on either Schützengasse or Schweizergasse (on LHS of this street).

A few of my favourites are (and recommend loose tea vs tea bags):
*Rooibos AKA Redbush or Red tea (is from South Africa) and has no caffeine, by nature. You can buy the plain rooibos or flavoured (I find these more natural than many other flavoured tea on the market).
* Green teas- Japanese matcha (finely ground, high quality shade grown tea). Used in Japanese tea ceremonies and great to travel with as you need the smallest amount.
* Jasmine- Chinese tea (green or white) with jasmine flowers added to give a slightly sweet floral taste.
* Earl Grey- black tea with bergamot flowers (can add milk, sugar)
* peppermint (try making your own. Pick, wash, dry and add to boiled water... easy although more delicately flavoured than those specially prepared for market).
* Camomile and Lavender- great in the evening for relaxing the mind and body
* Tea's with purpose- you will find many varieties on the market (or speak to someone in a tea shop that knows)- that help with digestion, HBP, sleeping etc.

enjoy!
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Re: Good tea to drink

My favourite is a licorice mint loose tea mix I get from Canada. Somehow it feels both hot and cold in your mouth. Extra good with a teaspoon of honey.
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Best Green Tea is Organic Tulsi Tea and Fab India's Masala Green tea and Tulsi Green tea...
That has quite a strong flavour. Tulsi (most people here will know it as Holy Basel - used mainly in Thai cooking) kills most of the tea flavour. I bought some back from India; it's very refreshing.

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The point was that you do not make honey. Well, we're all assuming you don't but maybe you do spend your life eating pollen and squeezing honey out of your arse. I'd probably pass on that, though.
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Re: Good tea to drink

Best tea is kusmi tea prince vladimir :-) you can get it in Globus.
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Earl grey with a pinch of lapsong souchong, then milk.
I like both, but mixed together? And milk with Earl Grey? Oh well to each their own. That's three people I've known now who take milk with it... (two here, one friend IRL).
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Re: Good tea to drink

i have heard of green tea, chinese tea, Oolong, but i think the most exotic i have tried is the hibiscus because its made from the petals of the flower.
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Re: Good tea to drink

I really like sirocco tea http://www.sirocco.ch/ but it has got its price and you might not like it
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Re: Good tea to drink

AL CANTON brand sold downstairs in Globus... Green Ice and Zitron Thymian are among my favorites.. also Roiboos and another one for PG tips here - we get ours from the Orell Fuessli next to Modissa on Bahnhofstrasse (they also have Pop Tarts!)
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