A Conversation for Tea
All tea is definitely NOT the same! The best tea for you really depends on your taste. Do you like floral tasting teas? Flavored? Sweet? Black, white, green, or oolong? I would recommend loose over bags usually, but if you are just trying something you might want to do bags first. The brands I like are Harney Sons and Taylors of Harrogate. Earl Grey is a blended tea flavored with bergomot (a citrus). Since it is so popular, most tea companies carry a version of it. I usually don’t like it as I find the bergomot a little overwhelming, but sometimes it’s nice. PG Tips is black tea in bags that are shaped like little pyramids. My favorite tea in pretty much any brand is Darjeeling, which has a nice mellow flavor. My current favorite Darjeeling is from Taylors of Harrogate. Fortnum Mason also has a nice tea called Queen Anne. Anyway, whi oakley outlet chever you try, enjoy! Gany
My significant other went to India and brought some Darjeeling tea back for me. It says on the can “One of the smallest tea growing areas producing the best tea in the world. Teas with exceptional aroma and bouquet.” Sounds very impressive (and I sure was impressed) but it tastes like dried grass to me. In fact I have this problem with many teas. As a kid I was in love with tea. I tried many oakley outlet times to make my own herbal teas and was always dissapointed when it turned out it tasted just like it smelled, like dry vegetation. The notable exception was mint which was minty with just a slight hint of hay. There is one tea I really like, Genmai Cha. It’s a Japanese tea. It’s sounds fancy, and I am sure it is, however what it boils down to is green tea (preferably Sencha) blended with roasted rice. It’s lovely. It tastes like roasted rice. Note, btw that when making Darjeeling or green tea the water should not be boiling when oakley outlet it hits the leaves. You either remove the water from the heat just before it boils or let it rest for a couple of minutes after it’s boiled to let it cool down.
For a readily available Earl Grey, I prefer Bigelow’s over Twinings. I live in the middle of America, so getting good tea is a challenge. However, Twinings and Bigelow’s are available almost anywhere. The reason I prefer Bigelow’s is that the special component of Earl Grey is the bergamont added as a flavoring and aromatic. Bigelow’s bags are individually sealed in a foil packet, so the tea has that delightful aroma regardless of ‘shelf time’. I drink about 5 cups a day. I’m having a cup as I write this. By the way, not to be rigid, but I think Earl Grey is enjoyed best without milk or lemon. But have it as you like it.
Jacksons, Taylors of Harrogate and Fortnum and Masons (NOT the Classic blend) are all lovely brands of E oakley outlet arl Gray. Twinings is pretty nasty, Whittards Afternoon Earl Gray is okay (but not the plain Earl Gray), Bewley’s is undrinkable, Tesco’s Finest is acceptable, Clive Mc Cabe’s is quite nice. The best Earl Gray I have ever tastest was purchased in a tea shop in Windsor about 15 years ago it was a blend known as Shen Ning or Shin Neng. Darjeeling is supposedly the ‘champagne’ of teas and it is lovely, but I personally prefer Earl Gray a good version, obviously. Of course, it’s a personal taste thing. Lapsang Souchong, Jasmine and Russian Caravan are further favourites of mine maybe try them. Always buy leaf tea and use a heated teapot, most of the recommended amounts are too much half it and let the tea draw properly before pouring. Do NOT use milk!!!! A lemon slice is not recommended either. Good luck