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The Austin Tea Party

January 28, 2005

Blimey, I’m beginning to develop a taste for tea.  And not the sugar-and-fat chai lattes I already enjoy.  No, I’m talking about good old hot water, leaves ground up and stuffed in a little bag tea.

Blogger Mark will be so proud.

So far I’ve only had exposure to the "English Teatime" variety that’s free at work.  Made by a company called Bigelow.  I’m guessing its not the highest quality brand, if what they stock for coffee is anything to go by.  So I’m sure that there’s a world out there I’m only beginning to experience.

With luck, I’ve found a new regular beverage.  Don’t get me wrong, water kicks ass, but I can’t subsist on it alone.  And I know there are several selections of decaf tea, when I get around to kicking my caffeine habit (aspartame first).

What’s better – unlike every other beverage I seem to enjoy, tea seems to have actual health benefits, rather than detriments.

I look forward to any recommendations of flavors, brands, and the like.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2005 12:53 am

    Oh My god you’ve opened up a Tea Bag of Worms [SORRY]…..brace yourself….my tea induced wrath shall be forthcoming.

    One word .. PG TIPS Look for it in the British import section at Fiesta on I-35 and 38th. If god forbid they don’t have it, then get Red Label instead. Don’t worry, it’s not like Johnny Walker Red….Red Label is a good thing.

    PF Tips is what English people drink if they want English breakfast…..that means it’s English English breakfast … it don’t get more English than that. LOL

  2. mark permalink
    January 29, 2005 1:12 am

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  3. tulius permalink
    January 30, 2005 1:20 pm

    Irish breakfast teas are generally stronger in both flavor and caffeine than english.

    The Earl Grey teas contain an oil which gives them thier distinct flavor and smell. Lady Grey is a lighter version of Earl Grey.

  4. February 3, 2005 2:49 am

    yes tulius, but can you name that oil that gives Earl Grey a distinct flavor and smell?

    I can! I can!

    It’s Bergamot!!! (ummmmmm, Bergamot…..)

    I’m such a smarty pants. And yes, I’ve been this way since I was eight.


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