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    I got some cardamon tea from Ahmad Tea London. I was never big on black tea unless masala counts but this stuff goes down harsh. You can't sugar this stuff good. Stout with a nasty aftertaste. At least it came with a cup.

    It does explain why it was $10 for the package (100 small tea bags plus cup) at profit after import. Guess I'll stick with Twinings for my supply of limey tea.

    That rooibos is pretty decent.
    A new life awaits you in the off world colonies; the chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!

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    I usually pick up Ahmad tea to take to the colonies when I'm in the duty free - never seen it in shops.

    I went to a Yankee tea shop once. It was surreal. It was in the Jordan Creek Mall near Des Moines, Iowa as I recall. All I wanted was a bag of Kenyan tea, or maybe some Assam. Real tea. Black tea. Instead I was offered a **** ton of infusions. Now, infusions aren't tea. When I pointed this out to the char woman behind the counter she was not impressed. So I settled for a medley of Rooibos and some other junk she mixed in with it and it was quite pleasant to drink on the stoop in the afternoon sun. I had my pith helmet and all. Here I drink Tick Tock Red Bush (Rooibos) quite regularly and I'd recommend it if you like rooibos tea and can get it, it shouldn't be too expensive and some of those specialist tea shops are a con.*

    If you want to drink real, black tea, try some of the following by Twining's; Assam, Kenyan, Ceylon, and their 1706 blend. Not by Twinings but well worth getting is the limited run based on the blend Captain Scott took to the Antarctic, it's got a good strong kick do it. Not strong enough as it turned out, but still.
    Unless you're a builder, or under ten, I would suggest not putting sugar in any of the above. And just a little milk, not too much because you're not drawing a pension.
    Elaborate ritual is for silk clad oriental potentates, and dowagers with their entourage of debutants. Cups are for the tea rooms at Fortnum and Masons, the honest tea drinker uses a mug, preferably with a dog or a fordson tractor picture on the side, or a sexist joke printed on it.



    The strong arm of the British tea drinker shall never again be made skinny by the latte of the foreign oppressor.

    *Like 'artisan' cheese emporiums. Throw out the processed cheese from your supermarkets, not fit for curs and swine, and the fine/real cheese makers of Wisconsin and elsewhere in America, will fill the gap with real cheese and you won't have to pay 40 notes for a wedge.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Selous View Post
      I usually pick up Ahmad tea to take to the colonies when I'm in the duty free - never seen it in shops.

      I went to a Yankee tea shop once. It was surreal. It was in the Jordan Creek Mall near Des Moines, Iowa as I recall. All I wanted was a bag of Kenyan tea, or maybe some Assam. Real tea. Black tea. Instead I was offered a **** ton of infusions. Now, infusions aren't tea. When I pointed this out to the char woman behind the counter she was not impressed. So I settled for a medley of Rooibos and some other junk she mixed in with it and it was quite pleasant to drink on the stoop in the afternoon sun. I had my pith helmet and all. Here I drink Tick Tock Red Bush (Rooibos) quite regularly and I'd recommend it if you like rooibos tea and can get it, it shouldn't be too expensive and some of those specialist tea shops are a con.*

      If you want to drink real, black tea, try some of the following by Twining's; Assam, Kenyan, Ceylon, and their 1706 blend. Not by Twinings but well worth getting is the limited run based on the blend Captain Scott took to the Antarctic, it's got a good strong kick do it. Not strong enough as it turned out, but still.
      Unless you're a builder, or under ten, I would suggest not putting sugar in any of the above. And just a little milk, not too much because you're not drawing a pension.
      Elaborate ritual is for silk clad oriental potentates, and dowagers with their entourage of debutants. Cups are for the tea rooms at Fortnum and Masons, the honest tea drinker uses a mug, preferably with a dog or a fordson tractor picture on the side, or a sexist joke printed on it.



      The strong arm of the British tea drinker shall never again be made skinny by the latte of the foreign oppressor.

      *Like 'artisan' cheese emporiums. Throw out the processed cheese from your supermarkets, not fit for curs and swine, and the fine/real cheese makers of Wisconsin and elsewhere in America, will fill the gap with real cheese and you won't have to pay 40 notes for a wedge.
      Hah,that's a brilliantly written post Selous,I enjoyed that with my tea!
      You should bear in mind though that Twinings has flagged out and re-located to China,rather fitting strangely enough!

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      • #4
        When it comes to black tea I'm too used to southern tea: iced and VERY sweet. But I don't think you could southern this stuff. For hot: rooibos, masala, and green. I haven't tried Kenyan but haven't SEEN any either. I only discovered rooibos thanks to an international food market.

        In America you get to choose between 500 different brands of generic black tea and a few greens. Masala only recently and they all call it Chai and put new age looking crap on the label.

        Maybe we are heathens.
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        • #5
          Cheers Flash

          Originally posted by Pirateship1982 View Post
          When it comes to black tea I'm too used to southern tea: iced and VERY sweet. But I don't think you could southern this stuff. For hot: rooibos, masala, and green. I haven't tried Kenyan but haven't SEEN any either. I only discovered rooibos thanks to an international food market.
          I'd like to try some of that southern iced tea, but the setting would have to be right and my linen suit might not fit me any more.

          I'm going to be in the Hog butchery (Chicago) in June; if you like I'll bring over some Kenyan tea and send it to you when I am state side (cuts down on the international postage). You might be able to get it at the international market, I know in Des Moines theres a place actually called World Market which sells import brands, so I bet there's something in your are also.



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          • #6
            Originally posted by flash View Post
            You should bear in mind though that Twinings has flagged out and re-located to China,rather fitting strangely enough!
            The swine, I bet there aren't really many other companies to buy from these days who are incorporated here (same with everything, like cars)
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            • #7
              I'm no friend of tea, coffee is my poison. I do like Turkish apple tea though. I think it's only available in Germany though. My flatmate is from there and she always brings loads of the stuff. I don't know if it is actually turkish, or if it's German-Turkish...
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              • #8
                My favorite tea flavor is Earl Grey...the darker and more unsweetened, the better.

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                • #9
                  I'm fairly boring in the ares of Tea. Basically Twinings Earl Grey neat. my grandmother once referred to me as a savage because I used neither milk nor lemon...meh what're you gonna do? Oh and I drink Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime herbal tea before going to bed... I find it helps soothe the maelstrom of my mind.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Shoeless View Post
                    My favorite tea flavor is Earl Grey...the darker and more unsweetened, the better.
                    Ah, Earl Grey- the lubricant of the Empire !
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                    • #11
                      I like a Lapsang Souchon from time to time. One has to be in a proper mood for it, however. Wifey calls it 'creosote water'....
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                      • #12
                        It certainly has an interesting taste to it; It reminds me of the time I burnt the Summer Palace and levelled the Taku forts ah...good memories...
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
                          I like a Lapsang Souchon from time to time. One has to be in a proper mood for it, however. Wifey calls it 'creosote water'....
                          Like drinking a smokehouse.
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