Your Favorite Teas!
This is a catch-all topic to list off your favorite teas, and reasons why! I’m really curious to see what everyone loves. As I’m just starting out with my tea journey, I really don’t have “favorites” yet. Which is why I’d love to see what you guys give the highest recommendation in each of these categories!
All-Time Favorite Tea:
Favorite Tea Company:
Favorite Tea Accessory (Pot, Kettle, Infuser, etc.):
Thanks in advance!
Favorite Black: 5 way tie Fava Tea Co.‘s Cafe Latte, Maple Sugar, Creme Brulee Royale or Rootbeer and Adagio’s Black Dragon Pearls
Favorite Oolong: Adagio’s Jasmine #12
Favorite Green: Adagio’s Ginseng Green
Favorite White: Adagio’s White Cucumber
Favorite Herbal: Ginger root or Chai Spice mix (does that count? lol)
Favorite Tea Company: Adagio
Favorite Tea Accessory (Pot, Kettle, Infuser, etc.): Thermometer/Timer by CDN
I’d like to add 5 more categories:
Favorite Tea Type: White
Favorite Yellow Tea: Fava Tea Co’s Kekecha yellow
Favorite Chai: 52teas’ Mayan Chocolate Chai
Favorite Dessert Tea: Botanical Indulgence’s Caramel Creme Oolong or Adagio’s Cocomint Green
Favorite tea flavor/Flavored Tea: In addition to the above, anything Jasmine
Favorite types of tea in general. I love peach teas. Favorite black tea teagschwender pineapple mango black. Herbal anything with mint or chamomile. White tea, silverneedle or rishi moonlight white. Green tea tropical tea minus coconut. I also like mango teas,chocolate teas,and carmel teas.
I had lipton’s peach herbal once just to get rid of it. HORRIBLE! It tasted like liquid jello.
Liquid jello doesn’t sound all that bad. But that’s just me. I’m crazy like that.
Liquid jello is good. It made me think of my grandma (in Heaven 5 years tomorrow), but not for a tea. But then again I don ’t drink herbals alone.
All-Time Favorite Tea: Black Pearl Oolong. It’s pretty rare, I’ve only seen it at one small tea store. It’s aged for fifteen years, and the liquor is just… unbelievable. I haven’t had any in a while, but maybe I’ll pick some up when I go home. Definitely a tea to give your full attention to.
Favorite Black: Teas from Yunnan. Indian and Ceylon teas are nice, yes, but, for me, Yunnan has the best flavor.
Favorite Oolong: Discounting the black pearl, I’d have to say high elevation Dong Ding and Ali-Shan oolongs. I tend to favor Taiwanese oolongs to Chinese.
Favorite Green: Either the competition grade Bi Lou Chun I have in my cupboard now, or Dragonwell – but only when drunken fresh from lungjing village, while in China XD. It’s just not the same in the states…
Favorite White: Oddly enough, a tea from Darjeeling. Lupicia, at one time, was selling a tea called, I think, Darjeeling Arya. It was a surprisingly good white tea, and definitely preferable to White Peony in my tastes.
Favorite Herbal: Rooibos. Hot, iced, room temp… it’s always good. Refreshing, and not tempermental in the least.
Favorite Tea Company: As for major chains… Puripan. But that might just be the experience I’ve had in the store in San Jose. Love the people that work(ed) there, and they give a lot more attention to purity and quality of tea. Also, they were my first real experience with the world of Korean tea.
Favorite Tea Accessory (Pot, Kettle, Infuser, etc.): Gaiwan. Simple, versatile, pretty… Love ’em.
All-Time Favorite Tea: Kopili Assam (Culinary Teas)
Favorite Black: Super Irish Breakfast (Stash)
Favorite Oolong: Unknown Chinese bulk brand from a local health food store
Favorite Green: Ti Kuan Yin Iron Goddess
Favorite White: Haven’t arrived at one yet
Favorite Herbal: Adagio Foxtrot
Favorite Tea Company: Culinary Teas … love the value on their sample sizes
Favorite Tea Accessory (Pot, Kettle, Infuser, etc.): Brown Betty teapots—-strictly no-nonsense and utilitarian.
All-Time Favorite Tea: Vanilla Chai by Bigelow
Favorite Black: Ginger Peach by Republic of Tea
Favorite Oolong: Plum Oolong by Dr. Tea’s
Favorite Green: Lipton
Favorite White: White Pinapple coconut by Dr. Tea’s
Favorite Herbal: Spearmint
Favorite Tea Company: Dr. Tea’s and Republic of Tea
Favorite Tea Accessory: Chatsford teapot
All-Time Favorite Tea: Golden Moon’s Sinharaja
Favorite Black: Sinharaja (I could live on this tea) or Panyang Bohea Select by Upton Tea Imports
Favorite Oolong: Hawaii-Grown Oolong by Samovar
Favorite Green: Matcha Miyabi by Den’s Tea
Favorite White: White Persian Melon by Golden Moon Tea
Favorite Herbal: Counting Sheep by Pearl’s Fine Tea
Favorite Pu-Erh: Yunnan Chi Tse Beeng Puerh (Spring Bud) by Dream About Tea
Favorite Tea Company: I’m having a hard time choosing between Golden Moon Tea and Upton Tea Imports
Favorite Tea Accessory (Pot, Kettle, Infuser, etc.): Bodum YoYo Cup & Infuser (http://www.bodumusa.com/shop/line.asp?MD=15&GID=87&LID=646&CHK=&SLT=&mscssid=X9D4Q4KSUFA59PC212011SUUFKGGBPNC)
Favorite Tea Type: Black
Favorite Chai: Mélange de Chamonix by Upton Tea Imports
Favorite Dessert Tea: Honey Pear by Golden Moon Tea
Favorite Decaffeinated Tea: Decaffeinated Chai Agni by Upton Tea Imports
Carolyn’s post reminded me of another category: favorite matcha. Rishi is the only one I’ve tried so far… BUYING SOME TOMORROW! SO EXCITED!
3 more categories:
Favorite Flavored Pu Erh: Numi’s Chocolate Pu Erh (again only one so far)
Favorite Cooked Pu Erh: Adagio’s Pu Erh Poe
Favorite Raw Pu Erh: haven’t tried any yet.
Favorite accessory for me: my matcha set. If I must pick just one accessory, I’ll go w/ my bowl.
What a fun topic!!
All-Time Favorite Tea: Den’s Genmaicha Extra Green
Favorite Black: California Tea House Yunnan Golden Buds
Favorite Oolong: auraTea’s Wenshan Baochong Choice
Favorite Green: same as my all time favorite but if I had to choose another it would be Rishi Jade Cloud
Favorite White: Pretty much any Silver Needle. Haven’t had a bad one yet.
Favorite Herbal: Spearmint
Favorite Tea Company: This is a hard one! I don’t play favorites with tea companies ;)
Favorite Tea Accessory (Pot, Kettle, Infuser, etc.): Pino Digital Kettle
I got the cheaper PINO kettle and I was really disappointed w/ it. I don’t trust the brand now so I’m gonan get the Chef Choice version even though it’s more expensive.
That is a bummer about the cheaper Pino. I haven’t had any problems with the ‘pro’ version. Keeping my fingers crossed it holds up!