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Any Green Tea Connoisseurs Out There?
8-17-09 | WackySam

Posted on 08/17/2009 8:01:51 PM PDT by WackySam

I recently tried green tea for the first time and immediately became addicted to it. I must be drinking 10 cups a day and would probably drink more if I didn't care about sleeping at night.

Being new to green tea I know little of the different types, quality, preparation, etc.. and was hoping some knowledgeable Freepers could point me in the right direction by recommending some of the better teas and/or links to any good web resources.

Currently I've only tried two- both bought in regular Supermarkets so I'm guessing they are not higher quality teas. One of the teas I like very much (Good Earth Lemongrass blend) and the other tasted like the box it came in (Bigelow Organic).

Any help would be greatly appreciated by this new green tea addict.


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: greentea; help; matcha; sencha; t; tea; teapot; teatime
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1 posted on 08/17/2009 8:01:51 PM PDT by WackySam
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To: WackySam

Cold, Arizona Green Tea...mmmmmm


2 posted on 08/17/2009 8:02:46 PM PDT by madison10
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To: WackySam

Canada Dry makes a ginger ale-green tea mix. It’s awesome.


3 posted on 08/17/2009 8:04:35 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century. I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: WackySam

Actually, the Lipton bottled diet Green Tea is excellent. They have non-carbonated citrus and raspberry and two carbonated flavors.
Twinings English Green Tea is very good hot tea.


4 posted on 08/17/2009 8:05:53 PM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: WackySam

I got hooked a year ago. Welcome to the club.

Are you solely hot tea, or have you discovered cold yet?


5 posted on 08/17/2009 8:06:19 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: WackySam
Try a Chinese grocery store, or a specialty shop like Teavana.

Personally, I prefer Oolong to green tea.

Some of the really good tea, you can steep several times. So even though the tea itself is nominally more expensive, the cost of a glass (or gallon) might be cheaper and it's also better tasting.
6 posted on 08/17/2009 8:06:20 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment
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To: WackySam

Also have to go with the Arizona Green tea Cold - not to be confused with Diet Arizona Green tea. We’ve tried many in this house and keep going back to it.


7 posted on 08/17/2009 8:08:12 PM PDT by jcsjcm (Upholding the Constitution til my last breath)
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To: krb
Are you solely hot tea, or have you discovered cold yet?

I love it both ways.
8 posted on 08/17/2009 8:09:17 PM PDT by WackySam (The fact that there are 24 hours in a day, and 24 beers in a case, is not a coincidence.)
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To: WackySam

Salada green tea brewed hot and long is OK.
I do not prefer my tea green so It must be made in a pot and this is my favorite brand.

Many green teas are flavored since the delicate taste does not find American coffee lovers able to appreciate the delicate green tea flavor.

Now if you want to talk about white teas or even red.......but nothing beats Black or orange pekoe!


9 posted on 08/17/2009 8:10:53 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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Try Japanese Matcha. It is a powdered green tea (not powdered like Lipton instant)..

My favorite tea is Lapsang Souchong. The tea leaves are smoked over oak fires and it has a wonderful, deep smokey flavor. I use it in cooking as well.

This is my favorite resource:
http://www.hibiki-an.com/


10 posted on 08/17/2009 8:11:06 PM PDT by mnehring
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Best loose tea brand available reasonably widely - Rishi Tea (you can try Jade Cloud, or various Sencha, Bancha or Hojicha types of green tea).

Best tea bag brands are Mighty Leaf (#1), Numi (#2).

11 posted on 08/17/2009 8:12:16 PM PDT by alecqss
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You haven't tasted green tea until you have tried Japanese green tea. My personal favorite is Genmai Cha. For less exotic drinking, try Stash Tea's "Fusion." It is a blend of white and green tea and is delicate and very satisfying. I drink numerous cups a day.
12 posted on 08/17/2009 8:12:55 PM PDT by redhead (If it's worth fighting for, it's worth dying for. Check the Halfbaked Sourdough)
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To: madison10
Tazo

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13 posted on 08/17/2009 8:15:47 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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I must be drinking 10 cups a day...

You must stay...um....Busy

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14 posted on 08/17/2009 8:16:36 PM PDT by txroadkill (I already told on all of you!)
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15 posted on 08/17/2009 8:16:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: WackySam

The Republic of Tea’s Double Green Matcha Tea


16 posted on 08/17/2009 8:17:21 PM PDT by anonsquared
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To: WackySam; Joya

PING.


17 posted on 08/17/2009 8:21:11 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment
Kuro (black) oolong cha 黒烏龍茶  if you REALLY want to melt the fat off in pounds in one fell swoop (well, actually, give it 8 weeks but that will transpire quickly) !
18 posted on 08/17/2009 8:23:41 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (They cleverly know they must first eliminate public dissent, before they can seize everyone's guns)
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To: WackySam

Who needs to sleep at night?


19 posted on 08/17/2009 8:24:12 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: WackySam

Some of the best tasting greee tea in the world is made in Saga prefecture which is right next door to me in Kumamoto . If you’d like to try some let me know . Postage would be just a couple of bucks for a package or two .


20 posted on 08/17/2009 8:25:39 PM PDT by sushiman
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