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Katiek said

Need Suggestion for Black-Green Tea blend

I’m trying to give up drinking soft drinks, and have gradually been switching to iced tea. I’m a relatively new tea drinker and prefer the more familiar taste of black tea, but I’d like to get some of the health benefits of green tea as well.

Does anyone have any suggestions of a tea that is a blend of the two (but tastes more like black)? I could always mix some on my own, but I thought someone might have a suggestion of teas that would be good to blend. Thanks in advance!

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Hmmm, what country do you live in? I suppose it depends on what is available!

Katiek said

In the US, near New York.

Oh, that means you have a Harney & Sons near you! I’ve seen people blending some of their teas… but I have yet to see a green/black combo. Maybe try one out and then base the rest of your experiments on the flavour profile?

Katiek said

I’ll look up the address and go exploring the next time I’m in the city. They may have some suggestions as well. Thanks!

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AJ said

Firstly, check out Murchie’s (a Canadian tea company; I know they ship to the US, but I don’t know where else). they’re pretty famous for their black-green tea blends. Heck, they’ve got a whole section:

http://www.murchies.com/store/tea.html?cat=176

I love all of theirs.

Otherwise, I like “1001 Nights” which is a blend that’s been done by a few different companies. Tea Frog and, Tealicious Tea (now closed; made my favourite version), Forsman Tea. The blends usually vary between companies, but almost always have a black-green base.

Katiek said

Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll definitely check them out!

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Ellyn select said

I have loved almost all of the blends I have had from Joy’s Teaspot.
Green And Black Blends I found quickly on their website:

http://joysteaspoon.com/29-magic-moon.html
http://joysteaspoon.com/41-emperor-s-7-treasures.html

They may have more…this is what I found in a quick search. I have enjoyed both of these tea blends.

Katiek said

thanks, just ordered some!

Ellyn select said

I am glad I could help. Let me know how you like the blends!

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I thought of a couple that aren’t black/green blends but a black/white blends. White tea supposedly has even more health benefits than green.

http://www.artoftea.com/catalog/starry-night-p-89.html
http://www.davidstea.com/our-teas/white-tea/check-mate

Katiek said

Those look great too, thanks for the suggestion of trying white tea as well!

I am only happy to be of service. :) There are two new David’s tea stores in NYC so you can check out the tea in person next time you go.

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