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  • Ever since my dad used to bring me the Wade figurines from his office, my favorite every day tea has been Red Rose orange/black pekoe.

  • English Breakfast, personally. The leafy kind from Murchie’s of Canada.

  • Morning Dew from Todd & Holland Tea Merchants in Forest Park, IL. “Sencha green tea with cornflower, sunflower and rose,” it smells sweet, looks lovely with the flower bits, and brews up delicious. Refreshing when iced in summer, too.

  • Oh, I fear I’m sadly plebeian — Twining’s Darjeeling (although I like the English Breakfast box better, because it’s red)

  • Chrysanthemum tea. Sweet tasting tea. I’ve only found it at Chinese markets.

  • Earl Grey in any brand. I actually love the aroma of it more than the taste.

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  • Ginger tea with lots of honey and a little lemon ————- yummy

  • My favorite tea is gunpowder green. It is loose, comes in a tin. I think it is Twinings.

  • My very favorite is Stash’s Ginger Lemon tea. I drink Twining’s English Breakfast otherwise.

  • Twinning’s Lady Grey Decaf. wonderful scent and taste and I can drink it almost to bedtime.

  • earl gray, hands down! it’s great at any time-day or night!

  • Mandarin Orange Spice from Celestial Seasonings – YUM!!

  • Good ole’ Lipton’s, I’ve made ‘iced tea’ with it for 38 years, find out NOW it’s called “sweet tea”….it’s good hot or cold…

  • Twinings Irish Breakfast, in the late afternoon, steeped forever (I like it very strong), finished with a nice dollop of maple syrup and a splash of whole milk.

  • Celestial Seasonings Peppermint, came across this one Christmas and now I drink it all the time. Even my boyfriend likes it and he is not much of a tea drinker unless it is sweet ice tea. (That’s a Southern United States Thing)

  • I love pretty much all teas, but my all-time favorite has to be jasmine dragon pearls.
    Love the shawl!

  • Lately, It’s been peppermint tea. Though, about a year ago, while in Slovakia, a man made me some tea with something he had gathered in the woods. The language barrier prevented me from finding out exactly what it was, but it was really good and I’m still here to tell the tale.

  • Kava Kava tea tastes awful, but is soooo relaxing.

  • No matter what type of exotic tea my tea snob friend gifted me with, and I tried them all, my favorite is still Bigelow’s Constant Comment. Each and every cup is a real treat.
    What a lovely shawl! Your garter stitched garments always have such a lovely drape to them and get my fingers itching to make something just like it. It’s beautiful in it’s simplicity. Your model is lovely as well and wears the shawl with grace.

  • Tazo Passion herbal tea is my current favorite. It tastes a tiny bit sweet without sugar, and is a cheerful bright pink.

  • Tazo Earl Grey. So fragrant. And lapsang souchang (sp?) once in a while; the smoky flavor is an acquired taste but delicious as an occasional tea.

  • Tazo Earl Grey. So fragrant. And lapsang souchang (sp?) once in a while; the smoky flavor is an acquired taste but delicious as an occasional tea.

  • Rishi Masala Chai, most definitely my favorite. The 20 minutes it takes to brew this has become a ritual I truly love and the final result is to die for.

  • Tazo Earl Grey. So fragrant. And lapsang souchang (sp?) once in a while; the smoky flavor is an acquired taste but delicious as an occasional tea.

  • Lately, it’s peppermint tea. Though about a year ago, while in Slovakia, a man made me some tea with things he had gathered in the woods. The language barrier kept me from finding out exactly what it was, but it was so very good and I’m still here to tell the tale.

  • My favorite is Stash premium green but Rooibos tea is a close second.

  • My new favorite tea is Snapple Mangoooooo Green Tea. Seriously, the box has 6 “o”s. It makes me smile.

  • My favorite tea is Passion tea by Tazo – hibiscus flowers, some licorice, other spices. Deep, beautiful color, aroma and taste – slightly astringent/ savory/sweet. Beautiful to look at, wonderful to smell, even better to drink!

  • We, my husband and I drink all kinds of tea, but I can’t get enough of that Irish Breakfast Tea from Trader Joe’s. It just has a flavor I don’t get tired of.

  • my favorite tea is the Irish Breakfast bags form Trader Joes. It is strong, dark, flavorful and fabulous!

  • I have simple taste, Lipton Green Tea in Mixed Berry. I don’t really care for hot tea, but I can drink this all day long! Yum!

  • Freshpack South African Rooibos tea. Naturally decaffeinated, rich, dark, and slightly herbal with no hint of bitterness, and I guarantee it’ll cure what ails you, be it stomach cramps or a headache or the dreaded “lady time.” You can get it from any South African import website. It’s some good stuff.
    A close runner up is hibiscus iced tea at my local non-corporate coffee place. Ugh, I sound like such a hipster.

  • Tazo Passion herbal tea is my current favorite. It tastes a tiny bit sweet without sugar, and is a cheerful bright pink.

  • We, my husband and I drink all kinds of tea, but I can’t get enough of that Irish Breakfast Tea from Trader Joe’s. It just has a flavor I don’t get tired of.

  • Golden Assam – loose in the French press, makes 2 large cups of goodness.

  • I love pretty much all types of tea, but my all-time favorite has to be jasmine dragon pearls.
    Love the shawl!!

  • My favorite is oolong from Formosa…no specific brand, just the loose tea in a tin that I get from the Asian market. I’ve tried many teas but always come back to oolong.

  • Earl Grey if I want caffeinated, Ginger peach green tea (from Republic of Tea) for not so much caffeine.

  • Lipton Green Tea in Mixed Berry. I don’t really care for hot tea, but I can drink this all day long! Yum!

  • My favorite tea is Passion tea by Tazo – hibiscus flowers, some licorice, other spices. Deep, beautiful color, aroma and taste – slightly astringent/ savory/sweet. Beautiful to look at, wonderful to smell, even better to drink!

  • Lately I can’t get enough of Harney and Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice tea. It is delicious, spicy, and has real cinnamon in it, which we all know is a super food. I feel so virtuous when I drink it!!

  • We, my husband and I drink all kinds of tea, but I can’t get enough of that Irish Breakfast Tea from Trader Joe’s. It just has a flavor I don’t get tired of.

  • My favourite tea is Cinnamon Sunset by Harney and Sons. It’s smells just like those cinnamon hearts you get on Valentine’s day and is just the right amount of spicy.

  • anything with “rooibos” in the name, even though I can neither spell nor pronounce it.

  • I drink the generic stop & shop brand tea.

  • Harney and Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice – Yummy, and good for you!!

  • Twinings Lady Grey. Especially in the afternoon when I’m taking a break from quilting or knitting with my homies. With cookies too. Makes me feel go gentile!!

  • My favorite would have to be either Chamomile (smells like what I think a fresh meadow should smell like) or Lapsang Souchong. We call the latter “Tom’s Tea” because our friend Tom introduced us to it. It has a lovely, almost overpowering smell that reminds me of good quality tobacco. mmmmmmmm.

  • Golden Assam – loose in the French press makes 2 lovely large cups of goodness.
    A wonderful drapey elegant shawl – sweet!

  • mostly i drink coffe, but when i want tea it’s either peets yin hao jasmine or Vt tea company lapsang soochang (or however you spell it)

  • anything with “rooibos” in the name, even though I can neither spell nor pronounce it.

  • I think mine would be Earl Grey. I’m also obsessed with Chai, but only in lattes.

  • Lady Grey from Twinings. With cookies. In the afternoon after quilting or knitting with my homies. Makes me feel so very genteel. And the shawl!!!

  • I have yet to find a jasmine tea that I don’t like.

  • Adagio Teas Spiced Green Tea. Yum!

  • My favourite tea is Hot Cinnamon Sunset by Harney and Sons. It smells just like those cinnamon hearts you get on Valentine’s Day and has just the right amount of spice.

  • Jasmine black tea, preferably loose. None of that lame jasmine green tea my local grocery store is so in love with!

  • One of my favorite tea is in terms of convenience is Stash Tea, English Breakfast. I also enjoy a variety of loose leaf black teas. I like to take my elegant black tea with milk and sugar. I would like tea even more if you random number generator picks me.

  • Twinings Earl Grey is my favorite for now. When I was in college, our dining hall had this wonderful lemon tea from Lipton, but it just doesn’t taste the same now. Either a) the bulk industrial stuff is a different blend from the grocery store variety or b) I am just getting old. In the interests of denial, lets go with a.

  • Twinings Earl Grey is my favorite for now. When I was in college, our dining hall had this wonderful lemon tea from Lipton, but it just doesn’t taste the same now. Either a) the bulk industrial stuff is a different blend from the grocery store variety or b) I am just getting old. In the interests of denial, lets go with a.

  • Mighty Leaf Chamomile Citrus all the way! It’s delicious.

  • I went to college in LA, and my friend T. (who was “a local”, which really means she was from somewhere in Ventura County) would drive to the city to visit a little Chinese Tea shop to have her aura read or her chi analyzed or whatever and come back with bags of tea specially designed to balance her body.
    I don’t know about metaphysics, but the tea was excellent. Strong and bitter (and sort of chunky because we’d have to make our own tea bags and lots of leaves would escape).

  • My favorite tea can’t be found in the USA. That’s because the only good tea I’ve ever had was when I was in the U.K. I think it has something to do with the water. All I know is that plain old tea in the U.K. always tastes better than any tea I can get in the USA.
    However, as a concession, there is something I like here. It’s the Celestial Seasonings India Spice with skim milk and Splenda. My husband serves this to me with a cinnemon stick in it when I have a cold. It’s marvelous!

  • A book combines tea and knitting….count me in! My favorite tea? There are so many. I love tea in general, but right now, Teavanna’s Empress of China is wonderful. But Harney’s Winter White is amazing, too. And I love teapots, and teacups and…..well, almost anything that includes the word “tea.”

  • I have recently become enamored of Twinings Peppermint Tea. In fact, I believe I need to go to the store to get some more…

  • Red Rose tea. When I go home to England it’s Brook Bond.

  • My favorite tea can’t be found in the USA. That’s because the only good tea I’ve ever had was when I was in the U.K. I think it has something to do with the water. All I know is that plain old tea in the U.K. always tastes better than any tea I can get in the USA.
    However, as a concession, there is something I like here. It’s the Celestial Seasonings India Spice with skim milk and Splenda. My husband serves this to me with a cinnemon stick in it when I have a cold. It’s marvelous!

  • Genmaicha…toasty! Or rooibos with lemon curd wholewheat toast. Yumz.

  • Honey Chamomile- think I’ll go brew a cup right now!

  • I have recently become enamored of Twinings Peppermint Tea. In fact, I believe I need to go to the store to get some more…

  • My favorite is Twining’s Blackcurrant Tea.

  • My favorite is Twining’s Blackcurrant Tea.

  • My favorite would have to be either Chamomile (smells like what I think a fresh meadow should smell like) or Lapsang Souchong. We call the latter “Tom’s Tea” because our friend Tom introduced us to it. It has a lovely, almost overpowering smell that reminds me of good quality tobacco. mmmmmmmm.

  • Red Rose Tea. When I go home to England I drink Brook Bond.

  • Do herbals count? Celestial Seasonings’ Bengal Spice. Very disappointing to my English mother who only drinks tea she brings back from England (like your pictured Yorkshire Tea or just plain Tetley or P G Tips.)

  • Barry’s Gold, with milk and sugar. Yum!

  • I like lemon lift. I have a thing for citrus.

  • I usually drink Red Rose, the delightfully Canadian orange pekoe tea. But I wouldn’t say no to decent Earl Gray. Wait! Murchies Number 10 Blend, nice and smoky! Sorry, too many favourites here.

  • I like lemon lift. I have a thing for citrus.

  • Adagio’s Chai is my current favorite. They do not skimp on the spices and it smells like heaven.
    I don’t know if they still have it, but Peet’s used to do a Lavendar Earl Grey that was to die for.

  • We’ve got a hot & cold water dispenser at work so I’ve gotten hooked on Bigelow’s Vanilla Chai, with sweetner/sugar and honey and a lot of creamer. Chai’s supposed to be made with milk, adding powdered non-dairy creamer to the water works really well.

  • I like Tazo Tea – Wild Sweet Orange. It smells so good…tastes good too. I also like any kind of cinnamon flavored tea.

  • Lemon Lift please!

  • really, whatever’s available in the faculty tea bag basket when i’m about to lecture. but when given a choice, i like prince of wales (i think it’s from twinings).
    fairway stocks wine gums??? we have to go to canada to get them around here. i’m quite jealous.

  • I do love Yorkshire Gold. The tea is so good and the box is properly English-looking! Also good are PG Tips.
    Must go set kettle and have a cuppa now!

  • Honey Chamomile…think I’ll go brew a cup right now!!

  • harney and sons hot cinnamon spice – yummy, and the real cinnamon is good for you too!

  • What’s Patrick Stewart’s favorite tea? That’s mine πŸ™‚ But in case he’s given up tea, my real favorites are Stash’s Lemon Ginger and Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer.

  • Constant Comment, with honey. Nothing soothes a sore throat quite like it.

  • Earl Grey would be my fav.

  • Orange Pekoe is my fav πŸ™‚

  • Oh boy. I have to pick just one? Well, Earl Grey is a perennial favorite.
    (Or maybe Rooibos Chai? Or Adagio’s White Peach? Or, or, or… *sweats*)

  • Earl Grey would be my fav.

  • My favorite tea is plain ol’ Lipton Ice Tea – boil the water – still in a whole bunch of Lipton tea bags add a cup of sugar and loads of water you have the best gallon of ice tea you’ve ever tasted!!

  • My favorite tea is a rooibos blended with vanilla. I forget the brand but it’s great hot or cold!

  • Venti shaken black tea, no sweetener.
    (This is Starbucks code for a large, unsweetened iced tea). Yes, its Starbucks. Yes, I feel guilty and somehow wrong for loving it. BUT I LOVE IT. And when I knit socks at Starbucks, I tend to attract a crowd, which amuses me to no end. (“What are those little sticks?)

  • My favorite tea is the decaf Earl Grey tea from the Middlebury, VT food coop. I don’t know the brand because it’s sold in bulk, but it’s wonderful!

  • Celestial Seasonings Perfectly Pear White Tea.
    Iced.

  • Venti shaken black tea, no sweetener.
    (This is Starbucks code for a large, unsweetened iced tea). Yes, its Starbucks. Yes, I feel guilty and somehow wrong for loving it. BUT I LOVE IT. And when I knit socks at Starbucks, I tend to attract a crowd, which amuses me to no end. (“What are those little sticks?)

  • I love Candy Cane Lane from Celestial Seasonings. They only sell it around the holidays. I stock up so I can enjoy it the rest of the year.

  • Irish Breakfast from Trader Joe’s! I like to amuse myself by imagining what frou-frou brand name is packaging their wonderful tea up for me in humble TJ’s packaging so that I can drink it so inexpensively.
    (I used to drink Stash Lemon Ginger because it was so gingery as to bite your tongue off in a good way, but sadly the last few boxes have been wimpy and not gingery at all. So I’m back to the TJ’s Irish Breakfast.)

  • Twinings Irish Breakfast tea here.

  • Can’t beat a good cup of Sleepy Time tea at bed time!

  • I drink a cup of PG Tips caf or decaf every morning. I started that habit when I was married to an Englishman. The Englishman is long gone, but I still love the tea!

  • My favorite tea is Green Ginger, made by Tazo teas. Love the smell, the flavor, everything about it.

  • My favorite iced tea is Lusianne, but I can’t get it in NYC. I have to import it from friends and family living elsewhere.
    On a completely different note, Annie’s Knitting finally has copies of your 2nd book…

  • Orange pekoe is my fav πŸ™‚

  • My favorite tea is “Cream” from adagio teas. It’s just a strong black tea with a hint of richness. Yum.

  • Oh boy. I have to pick just one? Well, Earl Grey is a perennial favorite.
    (Or maybe Rooibos Chai? Or Adagio’s White Peach? Or, or, or… *sweats*)

  • Orange pekoe is my fav πŸ™‚

  • Oh my favorite tea is this fabulously yummy mint tea I started drinking on my visit to Ukraine and then brought home with me. I only drink an occasional cup – self rationing – since I have no idea where to get more!

  • I have been drinking fruit-scented herbal teas lately, because I can drink them all day without bouncing off the walls (and dropping stitches). My current favorite is Sweet Wild Orange (or Wild Sweet Orange?). Can’t remember the brand.

  • My favorite is Mariage Freres Wedding Imperial. I got it at the shop in Paris, where a charming man pulled down an enormous container and said “smell this” in his lovely French accent. Chocolate and caramel. The tea tastes nothing like the smell, but I love opening the bag and sniffing it. Oh! You meant to drink? Any of their teabags – little muslin bags tied with string.

  • Marco Polo tea from Mariage Freres is the perfect late-afternoon break – floral and mild.

  • The shawl is gorgeous!
    I’m loving the cinnamon orange tea from Frontier co-op with some rooibus mixed in. Yum!

  • Tazo’s Organic Chai hands down. Though, I can only afford to drink it properly (with cream and sugar) once in a blue moon. But, oh, how good that moon is.

  • Butterfly jasmine tea,

  • Green tea with citrus and ginkgo from Harney & Sons is the best! πŸ˜‰
    LOVE the shawl. It looks cozy and warm while being simple and beautiful.

  • My favorite tea of the moment is Divinitea’s Organic Waves of Joy. Mmm…lemongrass.

  • My favorite tea is one that my sister-in-law gave to me. It is a Chinese green tea and the package is printed only in Chinese so even if I wanted some more I could never buy it because I don’t know what to ask for. As a consequence, I rarely drink it because I’m afraid I will run out. It is wonderful and fruity. Yum. Usually I like Earl Grey and Constant Comment and I know where to get those.

  • My favorite tea is Tazo Chai with a little honey and milk. Love it!

  • My favorite tea of the moment is Divinitea’s Organic Waves of Joy. Mmm…lemongrass.

  • Good Earth Original Herbal

  • My favorite tea is the Celestial Seasonings Orange and Spice herb tea–it tastes so good on a cold morning.

  • My favorite tea of the moment is Divinitea’s Organic Waves of Joy. Mmm…lemongrass.

  • My favorite tea of the moment is Divinitea’s Organic Waves of Joy. Mmm…lemongrass.

  • my favorite tea is tazo Chai, with a spot of milk and honey. Yummmm

  • Twinnings Earl Grey tea, with a teaspoon of honey. No day is complete without it. I buy it in bulk whenever I go home to Manitoba.

  • My very favorite is Japanese Houji-cha, which is a kind of roasted green tea. I’m not sure what it’s supposed to be called in English, but it’s in Wikipedia under “Houjicha” so I guess it’s okay to use the Japanese name. If you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend it – it has a mild but distinctive flavor and a very pretty reddish-brown color.

  • Constant Comment, followed closely by Tension Tamer!

  • I’m with Ann on the iced tea front…Luzianne’s Family sized bags (altho I do use decaf…and LOTS of it!). The current favorite for hot tea (and always subject to change) is Republic of Tea’s limited edition Comfort and Joy…

  • Earl Grey. Organic. Hot.

  • My mother used to make me “Russian Tea” when I was a kid and it was my favorite. I believe it was a mixture of orange Tang and Nestea cinnamon and sugar. What’s not to like?

  • Red Rose Orange pekoe with a slice of lemon. It has to have the little ceramic animal in the box!

  • tazo “awake” Love the tea but the packaging, not so much.

  • Lady Gray. Twinings. Love it.

  • Red Rose with the ceramic figurines

  • my favorite is Trader Joe’s mango black tea. I seriously get near tears if they are out of stock!

  • Mmm hard to pick just one favorite… but I will go with genmaicha.

  • Celestial Seasonings has a newish flavor–Vanilla Chamomile–that is loved by everyone in our house. Yummy. Hey, “wine gums”???? What’s that?

  • Red Rose with the ceramic figurines

  • Ginger Peach tea

  • Twinings English Breakfast tea β€” but it has to be the kind from England, which comes in a black box, not the kind marketed here in the US of A that comes in a red box. There’s no comparison between the two!

  • I’m a Nashville girl, so when I think tea, I think sweettea (all one word) made with Luzianne tea bags and lots of sugar. As far as hot tea, I love Tazo Decaf teas!

  • My favorite is Lady Grey by Twinnings. Unfortunately I have a really hard time finding it–my local groceries don’t carry it which makes me sad. But the strength of EG with a slight hint of lemon!

  • Oooh tea, how I love thee (must go and put the kettle on right away). I used to drink gallons of the stuff, and was a caffeine nut head. Now I am almost caffeine free, but I still love tea, and my go to tea-bag of the past year or so is rooibos. I like it hot and milky, preferably with a warm just out-of-the-oven biscuit.

  • Stash chocolate hazelnut, with milk. Yum! Hey, whaddaya want–it’s chocolate!
    BTW–if I should be lucky enough to win, I will be away from my computer and computer access for the next couple of days, so it may take me till Monday to respond. Thanks for offering this fun contest. Carol Perecman

  • Constant Comment Chamomile Tea. Just the ticket after a stressful day.

  • What a lovely shawl. Maybe Ill be brave and cast it on.
    My favorite tea is twinnings Lady Grey. I also like the prince of wales. And my own blend of green tea.
    M

  • I forgot to mention that I think I just made that very same shawl, to keep me warm in the cold house in the mornings.

  • My favorite everyday tea, hands-down, is Harney & Sons Tropical Green – green tea, delicately flavored with pineapple. It’s an unexpected combination, but oddly enough, it works – and quite well!

  • Chai – any kind, with out without sweetener and milk, in a latte or not. I just love Chai tea.

  • I know this isn’t quite the right sort of answer, but I like Chick Fil A’s tea because it’s tasty and I don’t have to make it.

  • There is a tea shop near me and I love their Lady Gray tea and they also have a very nice mix that they make up that has green tea and jasmine pearls.

  • Twining’s Lady Grey… sipped during tea parties with my four-year old.

  • My favorite tea is the everyday tea you can buy right from the tea plantations in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). I used to live in Sri Lanka and couldn’t believe how great their tea is. American tea companies like Lipton buy their tea from Ceylon. But there’s nothing like the freshest tea right from the Sri Lankan tea plantations. It’s so good that you want to drink it all day.

  • My favorite tea (right now, it changes frequently) is Bigelow Mint Medley. It is a wonderful tea that I can make hot in the winter, and it soothes a sore throat wonderfully, or iced in the summer. Mmmmm. Now I need to go make tea.

  • Most favorite: Gingerbread Spice by Celestial Seasonings.

  • Most favorite: Gingerbread Spice by Celestial Seasonings.

  • We do like a wide range of teas but our favorite black is probably Earl Grey with Lavendar (Peets) and our favorite green/jasmine is Dragon Pearl. We are loose leaf people but I’m not against a good bag. We brew in a wonderful japanese cast iron pot which is so comforting in the morning. We also have a English Pot for when we’re having a nice tea time or after dinner with guests.
    I’m very curious about the book. Being on the west coast I don’t think we have as much access to British things as the east. I suppose because it’s just so much further to ship.

  • Most favorite: Gingerbread Spice by Celestial Seasonings.

  • Candycane lane from Celestial Seasonings – it’s not just for Christmas! πŸ™‚

  • My favorite is Peet’s English Breakfast. Enough caffeine to get me going in the morning!

  • Republic of Tea – ginger peach!

  • I like Blue Ribbon Tea. It’s cheap, comes in a big plastic bag, and I’ve been drinking it since I started drinking tea.

  • Blue Eyes herbal tea, hands down. Almost 14 years ago, before the age of the posh tea cafe, there was a small indie cafe in my brooklyn neighborhood. They stocked a loose tea called blue eyes. Just the smell from the glass jar is enough to buy pounds of it. The pre-teen group of us would sit in the cafe, reading comics and drink sophisticated tea. Then we would pay with dimes and quarters. To this day, I have to have a bag of it in the house.

  • Most favorite: Gingerbread Spice by Celestial Seasonings. It’s availabe at Christmas time.

  • I’ve got to say that ginger tea (with cinnamon and honey) is my very favorite tea.Earl Grey comes a close second.

  • Herbal favorite: Red Lavender from Zhena’s Gypsy Tea
    Real tea: Irish Breakfast tea usually Twinnings
    Cannot start a day without a cup of tea.

  • I enjoy all teas, but my favorite is Trader Joes Mango Black Tea.

  • PG Tips hands down.

  • I’m a big fan of Stash Chai Spice, myself, although Cinnamon Spice in whatever brand Einstein Bros Bagels serves has been growing on me recently.

  • Most favorite for me: Gingerbread Spice by Celestial Seasonings. Available at Christmas time.

  • Stash Lemon and Ginger, for sure. It smells unbelievable and tastes just as good.

  • Growing up in Indonesia, I really enjoyed cold sweetened jasmine tea (already made and sold in little boxes). As an adult, my favorite is anything mint, preferably organic, like Trader Joe’s.

  • My favorite tea: Harney and Sons Indian Spice tea. I make it with half milk, half water. It is chai without the sweetness: cardamomy and delicious!

  • Timothy’s Lemon Blueberry beats everything

  • english breakfast.

  • I like Constant Comment tea.

  • As far as straight, traditional, black tea, I’m torn between Earl Grey (hot, of course) and Irish Breakfast. Harney & Sons makes some absolutely wonderful spiced teas – Cinnamon Sunset is outstanding.

  • Most favorite for me: Gingerbread Spice by Celestial Seasonings. Available at Christmas time.

  • Mmmmmmm Irish Breakfast. Or at bedtime, Celestial Seasoning’s Sleepytime Tea.

  • My favorite tea is Harney & Sons Peach and Ginger. I think you can only buy it loose, but it’s well worth the extra effort, especially if it’s fresh.

  • My favorite tea would have to be the “Holiday Blend” made by the tea room at the Huntington Museum/Library/Gardens in Pasadena, CA. They only make it at Christmas, and you have to go to the room where they serve the high tea to get it (apparently it’s too fancy for the regular gift shop!). I could drink a whole pot myself, it is deliciously dark yet mango-fruity.

  • My fave tea is Irish Breakfast, extra strong (as if it’s not strong enough!). Right now, it’s Barry’s Gold Blend from World Market…no one around here carries anything else!

  • Tea Forte makes little silk pyramid shapped bags. SILK! The bag drops to the bottom of the cup. No floating bags on lukewarm water. Earl Grey is the best. They will, however, explode in the microwave. (though why anyone (me) would ever put really expensive tea in the microwave is anyones guess!)
    Oh Random Number Generator, pick me for this knitting and tea book, and I will never put my teabags in the microwave again. Ahhhh!

  • Lapsang Soochong, preferably in the winter.

  • Tea Forte makes little silk pyramid shapped bags. SILK! The bag drops to the bottom of the cup. No floating bags on lukewarm water. Earl Grey is the best. They will, however, explode in the microwave. (though why anyone (me) would ever put really expensive tea in the microwave is anyones guess!)
    Oh Random Number Generator, pick me for this knitting and tea book, and I will never put my teabags in the microwave again. Ahhhh!

  • Tea Forte makes little silk pyramid shapped bags. SILK! The bag drops to the bottom of the cup. No floating bags on lukewarm water. Earl Grey is the best. They will, however, explode in the microwave. (though why anyone (me) would ever put really expensive tea in the microwave is anyones guess!)
    Oh Random Number Generator, pick me for this knitting and tea book, and I will never put my teabags in the microwave again. Ahhhh!

  • Celestial Seasonings Black Cherry Berry!

  • My favorite is English Breakfast with just a little bit of milk. It is warm, nutty and has caffiene, which I’m supposed to limit. I have had and loved Zhena’s Gypsy Tea: Breakfast Bliss, but where I live I’ve only seen it once. Now that lovely container houses other less lovely teas.

  • I love Earl Gray, with milk and sugar.

  • Earl Grey. No question. Any kind, but I am partial to the stupidly expensive whole leaf varieties in pretty bags.
    Though if I want to feel pretty I drink jasmine tea. I’m not sure why drinking jasmine tea makes me feel pretty, but there you go.

  • Earl Gray – hot. No sugar, no cream.
    Love my tea!!!!

  • Bigelow Decaf Constant Comment Tea is my favorite.

  • Sweet Cranberry Blank loose leaf tea from Teavana. I love them smell of the tea almost more than the taste.

  • Good ‘ol English Breakfast, with a spot of cream.
    I was in NYC recently, checked out Knitty City, and saw the window display with the lovely knitted tea set and info about today’s book event. Wish I could be there!

  • Celestial Seasonings Peppermint, please, because spring pollen makes me sneeze.

  • Mandarin Orange Spice by Celestial Seasonings is my fave. πŸ™‚

  • Harney and Sons Irish Breakfast Tea – yum!

  • Is it OK if I have several favorites? I’m a TEA FREAK! I’ve listed them in order of preference:
    1. Stash Tea’s Christmas Morning – it’s a hearty, flavorful black tea I drink each morning at work to wake me up!
    2. The Republic of Tea’s Vanilla Almond – the canister says it’s to sweeten the mind, I drink it each afternoon when we have meetings at work where we argue over business matters. I think it works on some days; not so much on other days. πŸ™‚
    3. Sleepytime tea for going to bed and staying asleep.
    Thank you for being here and having this contest – such fun!
    Virginia

  • My favorite tea — The Republic of Tea, Earl Greyer. I could drink this all day, every day. However, in the name of sleeping well I try to stick with herbal in the evening. Celestial Seasonings’ Almond Sunset is my all-time favorite herbal, but it is nearly impossible to find lately. Hopefully they haven’t stopped making it.

  • My favorite tea — The Republic of Tea, Earl Greyer. I could drink this all day, every day. However, in the name of sleeping well I try to stick with herbal in the evening. Celestial Seasonings’ Almond Sunset is my all-time favorite herbal, but it is nearly impossible to find lately. Hopefully they haven’t stopped making it.

  • My favorite tea is Long Island Ice Tea. There’s lots and lots of booze in it and the vermen, errrr, children are driving me to it. My knitting is suffering from too much refreshment. I’m feeling another nap coming on.

  • My favorite tea — The Republic of Tea, Earl Greyer. I could drink this all day, every day. However, in the name of sleeping well I try to stick with herbal in the evening. Celestial Seasonings’ Almond Sunset is my all-time favorite herbal, but it is nearly impossible to find lately. Hopefully they haven’t stopped making it.

  • Love that English black tea…Go TYPHOO!!

  • PG Tips! It’s the taste!

  • My FAVORITE tea is Fortnum and Mason Engish Breakfast. It is very English and very breakfasty.

  • Mango tea, although lately, Green Tea from Tim Horton’s.

  • Peppermint tea–any brand at all will do. πŸ™‚

  • Considering the fact that I grew up in Georgia and ‘colleged’ in Alabama, it’s amazing that I do not, indeed, care for tea, hot or iced. It was the bain of my existence at every church function growing up… However, a girlfriend gave me this recipe, called, well, “The Recipe”, that DOES contain a considerable amount of tea, so I’m going to count it as tea. This has become a ‘staple’ in my freezer all summer long.
    “The Recipe”:
    Get yourself a big freezer container. Steep 8 tea bags in one cup boiling water until it’s REALLY strong. Pour in said big freezer container. Add: 6 cups water, 1 lg can frozen (thawed) lemonade concentrate, 1 lg can frozen (also thawed, I know, I contradict myself) limeade concentrate, and 1 QUART Bicardi Gold rum. (Note – the original recipe called for 2 cups sugar – I think it’s sweet enough w/o the sugar, but hey. To each her own.) Stir well. Freeze, at least overnight, until it’s in ‘slushy’ form. On a hot summer day, (or any other day of the year, but this is especially effective after a long, hard day at the beach), scoop a couple (or 3 or 4) heaping table spoons (not the measuring kind, the soup-spoon kind) into an ice-tea glass that’s half-full of ice and fill the glass with 7-up or ginger ale (diet or full-strenth), stir, and you’ve got yourself a refreshing, girlfriend-friendly, glass of ‘tea substitute’… If you want to be fancy-pants, put a slice of lemon or lime on the rim.
    I think it’s a good thing I didn’t discover this until I was done ‘colleging’…

  • Mango tea! Love the shawl — admire your patience.

  • umm….i am southern so sweet tea….but if i feel fancy raspberry tea.

  • Crystal Light Green Tea (on-the-go packs for water bottles).

  • Plain Lipton brewed in the sun — very strong — on ice with a splash of cranberry juice. I love this so much that I’m heartbroken when sun tea season is over here in the otherwise perfect Pacific Northwest.

  • Used to be Jacksons of Piccadilly 50/50 blend of Indian tea and Rooibos – it had the advantages of both and was delicious – but they don’t make it anymore :Β¬( Now partial to Tazo Peppermint and to Vervein (I think it’s also known as lime blossom?) which the French drink a lot. It’s a fantastic digestive. Now need to track down Tazo Passion (I’m in the UK) as it has had so many mentions in the comments.

  • Caykur brand (which is not spelled properly because I don’t know how to make the little tail on the C with my keyboard). It’s a Turkish black tea.

  • umm….i am southern so sweet tea….but if i feel fancy raspberry tea.

  • Oh dear, can I have 2 favorites? For good old black tea, Red Rose orange/black pekoe. Introduced to me by a lovely old pastor friend who had to give up coffee and carried his tea bags with him where ever he went. Good enough for him? Good enough for me.
    For a treat, Good Earth Original. It’s the closest thing I can find to Market Spice tea which is a lovely cinnamony/clovey sort of tea which actually tastes like it smells. Really.

  • I’m a big fan of Chai with milk and honey.

  • Trader Joe’s Irish Breakfast Tea is the way to go!

  • umm….i am southern so sweet tea….but if i feel fancy raspberry tea.

  • Bigelow Plantation Mint. I drink it every morning. I think I’ll go get some now….

  • my whole family loves chai or any red tea best!

  • I like the iced Venti unsweetened black tea from Starbucks.

  • I’m a big fan of Republic of Tea: Earl Greyer. Mmmm!

  • Rose black tea. (Not green, jasmine, white, nor any of the other good for you varieties.) Rose BLACK tea if you please πŸ™‚

  • Mint tea in any variation. I generally buy Celestial Seasonings. I prefer to drink it the way my grandmother made it, extremely hot, with milk.

  • I like Typhoo, good ol’ British breakfast tea. But without a connection in London, Tetley’s British Blend will do.

  • Twinings Earl Grey with a plop of 1% milk, never cream. Yum. And chamomile tea for after supper or an upset tummy.
    Absolutely love that shawl – wow! Very dramatic, yet practical too.

  • Twinings Earl Grey with a plop of 1% milk, never cream. Yum. And chamomile tea for after supper or an upset tummy.
    Absolutely love that shawl – wow! Very dramatic, yet practical too.

  • Favorite tea is PG Tips

  • My favorite tea is Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger with just a small teaspoon of raw sugar mixed in. Lovely!

  • I’m a big fan of Republic of Tea: Earl Greyer. Mmmm!

  • Twinings Earl Grey with a plop of 1% milk, never cream. Yum. And chamomile tea for after supper or an upset tummy.
    Absolutely love that shawl – wow! Very dramatic, yet practical too.

  • My favorite tea is Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger with just a small teaspoon of raw sugar mixed in. Lovely!

  • We’ll, I like me some Earl Grey now and again and I even like Lady Grey; but, my favorite all around tea, hot or cold, is Lusianne. There, I said it and I feel free.

  • I’m a big fan of Republic of Tea: Earl Greyer. Mmmm!

  • My favorite tea is Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger with just a small teaspoon of raw sugar mixed in. Lovely!

  • Twinings Earl Grey with a plop of 1% milk, never cream. Yum. And chamomile tea for after supper or an upset tummy.
    Absolutely love that shawl – wow! Very dramatic, yet practical too.

  • My favorite tea is Twinings’ Lady Grey. Smooth, fragrant, and not bitter.

  • My favorite tea is Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger with just a small teaspoon of raw sugar mixed in. Lovely!

  • PG Tips. Another British standby.

  • Just give me an unsweetened glass of Lusianne tea any time. It’s a real thirst quencher. Who needs the sugar???

  • I feel like such a plebe. I have to say good ol Tetley orange pekoe in a round bag, brewed sooper strong, with sugar and Carnation evaporated milk. THAT’S how we drink it in my part of the world (NF, Canada).

  • C’mon man, I want to WIN something!!
    So favorite tea is Arizona Raspberry Tea in that gigantor metal can.

  • Tazo Wild Sweet Orange. Iced or hot.

  • Trader Joe’s Chocolate Tea. Sounds too weird I know. I stole a packet of it that was sitting on an empty desk while I was waiting to go into an interview. Very unusual, spontaneous, and covert thing for me to do. Maybe nerves. Felt spy-like and liked the feeling. Never knew that side of myself. (Got the job so obviously the tea was not planted as some kind of honesty test.) Bought a box of the tea and always say “Eww, why did I buy that?” Actually have a cup every couple of months and am always surprised at how good it tastes.

  • Sorry, I didn’t mean to post twice, I just got a little overzealous with the double-click. The loading time makes me impatient, and therefore extra click-happy.

  • Kay,
    Your beloved Brits have a fine and honourable tea drinking tradition, but we Irish are not far behind. There is no problem, in an Irish family, that cannot be solved with a cup of tea. In many families, it is used as an apology substitute or a way of calming frayed tempers, cue: ‘Would you like a cup of tea?’
    You cannot enter an Irish household without having a cup of tea offered / pressed on you. This fine old tradition was immortalised in the much-loved (in Britain as much as in Ireland) sitcom, Father Ted, in the character of Mrs Doyle. ‘Will you have a cup of tea? Ah, go on go on go on go on go on …’ (Apparently, the actress who played Mrs Doyle now owns the biggest teacup in Ireland – see here.)
    And what do we like to drink? The two national brands are Lyons and Barry’s, and people will argue long into the night over which is superior. Myself, I’m a Barry’s Red Label girl, a brand which has made its name abroad too (I think it’s officially called Barry’s Tea Classic Blend). India Knight, she of the Sunday Times and, most recently, the fabulous The Thrift Book, buys it, no doubt at some super-inflated price, from some fancy tea store in London. In Ireland, you can get it in every supermarket for a couple of quid. If you want to try, I’m pretty sure you’ll find both brands in one of those New York city stores that stocks famous Irish brands like Tayto, Kerrygold and Galtee.
    Anyway, I’m a big tea girl myself. Second after Barry’s is Harvey Nichols Earl Grey. Mmmmmhmmm.
    (And I’d kill for a copy of that book, if international postage isn’t out of the question.)
    xx
    Mendozy, Dublin, Ireland

  • I adore Yogi India Spice tea. It warms your insides on a cold day!!!

  • For hot tea I love Tazo’s Green Ginger tea. Over ice I like Tazo’s Chai mix with 2% milk (and a splash of 1/2 and 1/2 if I’m feeling skinny).

  • My favorite is from a local (Madison, WI) producer – Steep & Brew’s Dragonwell tea. It’s a really great green tea.

  • Bigelow’s Lemon Lift with a bit of brown sugar. I do like other teas, but this is my comfort tea. My cheese and potatoes in a tea.

  • There are so many teas that I love (esp. from Republic of Tea) how to pick one? I’ll have to go with Blackberry Sage black tea from Republic of Tea as my all-time fav. Not too fruity, not too bitter, just right…

  • Close tie: roobios with cream, home-made chai, and mint/green tea combo. Thanks for the contest, and the shawl wearing strategy: I want to own a shawl, but being 22, I am worried this will officially make me have benjamin button syndrome (aka look 88 when i’m really only 22).

  • Twinings Earl Grey with 1% milk – can’t believe there’s someone else with the the 1% milk thing in their Earl Grey.

  • Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Camomille

  • My favorite tea is Golden Heaven Yunnan which I get from a specialty tea company called Strand. They fed-ex tea to us! We are big time tea people. But lest I be accused of snobbery – my favorite for Iced Tea is the humble Tazo Black Tea or even humbler Tetley. My favorite green tea is called Sundew – also a Strand exclusive. I could go on and on!

  • I’m big on the Red Rose for the figurines but I found this Yorkshire tea over the holidays and I start my day with it!!

  • Twinnings Russian Earl Grey!

  • How can it be that no one has mentioned this yet? My favorite/favourite tea is Tim Horton’s Orange Pekoe, available at Tim Horton’s doughnut shops across Canada and western New York state.

  • I drink PG Tips steeped for five minutes with 1 T orange flower honey and warm milk every morning!

  • Trader Joe’s bedtime tea…

  • Fine Irish Breakfast Tea or Emperors Red Fuijan from specialteas.com. Mmmmm … it smells so warm and good. The user reviews over there are nearly as adjective-impacted as wine reviews. And they discuss tea horticulture, harvesting and drinking in depth. The writers of that lovely lovely book which I hope I win probably understand every word of it.

  • I’m fascinated by all things African, so my latest favorite tea is Rooibos.

  • Adagio Dewy Cherry. One might argue that it’s not really tea, since there isn’t a single tea leaf in it, but it’s presented as an “herbal tea,” and tastes fresh, sour cherries in the middle of summer. Delicious.

  • “Paris” by Harney & Sons. Holey moley it is the tastiest. I am also fond of “Boston”, “Bangkok”, and “Florence”, but “Paris” is lovely.

  • I’m fascinated by all things African, so my latest favorite tea is Rooibos.

  • mmmm….I love Earl Grey with sugar and milk!! My Nan and I used to drink tea and watch Murder She Wrote when I should have been in bed.
    Here’s a shout out to Upton Tea Company! Yes!

  • P.G. Tips. When I was in England years ago visiting my sister in college, my English ex-brother-in-law woke me every morning by serving me a steaming cup of P.G. Tips, weak, with milk. Even though he’s long gone, I still drink a cup of it every morning.

  • My two favorites are PG Tips with honey and milk and Yamama genmaicha with matcha (green) tea.

  • Chai pairs well with any kind of wool in my book!!

  • Brooke Bond Scottish Breakfast Tea and Whittard of Chelsea Green Tea. I have to import them both. I don’t care.

  • My favorite tea is Celestial Seasonings “Sleepytime Tea”… Just the thing for a girl with sleep issues.

  • My favorite tea is Jasmine Tea. The fragrance, the taste, nice and old fashioned. I love it!

  • I’m a cofee girl, but when I drink tea my favorite is Hot Cinnamon Spice by Harney & Sons. In a pinch, though, their Hot Cinnamon Sunset will do – especially since I can pick it up at most Barnes & Noble bookstores. I’m also fond of their Holiday Tea.
    http://www.harney.com/hotcinnamonspice.html

  • Bigelow’s Plantation Mint. Barely steeped and sweetened with Orange Blossom Honey. I start my day every day with a steaming mug. πŸ™‚

  • Caffinated: straight Black English Breakfast Tea (mass brand Awake or guess what, I love Lipton). No variations; don’t let the Starbucks kids tell you Earl Grey is a “black tea”–that ain’t what I’m talking about. Decaf: Kalahari Zambezi Red Chai. Kicky enough to feel like the real thing.

  • Bigelow’s Plantation Mint. Barely steeped and sweetened with Orange Blossom Honey. I start my day every day with a steaming mug. πŸ™‚

  • I love jasmine pearl. No specific brand, though Rishi makes a good one. If I want to be a little less schmancy, good ol’ Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime is a staple at my house.

  • This week my favorite tea is coconut mango wuyi oolong. It’s as yummy as it sounds…

  • Gen-mai cha — that is, japanese green tea with toasted puffed brown rice.

  • My favorite tea is loose leaf chai. Any chai will do, as long as it doesn’t have chocolate in it – my mouth just can’t make any sense of a tea/chocolate hybrid.

  • Kenya black tea from Sainsburys, favorite because I am drinking it right now.

  • This may sound weird, but Throat Coat tea from Herbal Remedies is my absolute favorite–I’m enjoying a morning cuppa right now.

  • Typhoo tea from England, of course! Regular supermarket tea over there, but so much better than what we have.

  • My favorite tea is not fancy at all. I like the Lipton Pyramid bags (that have the loose leaves) in the Green Tea and Citrus variety! Needs no additions, just hot water and enjoy!

  • Iced Thai Tea. Yumm!

  • My absolute favourite is Perch’s Frissian House Blend (http://www.perchs.dk/engelsk/specifik.asp?IDprodukt=65). Their webshop is divine, but nothing beats walking into that little 19th century tea shop where the assistants behind the oak counter wear aprons and blend teas exactly according to your taste. The Frissian mix is strong, malty and needs milk in order to soften up. Perfect with biscuits on a brisk winter afternoon.

  • My favourite tea is a redbush almond tea that a friend brought me from the crazy fancy teashop around the corner from my home in Montreal. I keep a can of it at my office and the best part of my day is brewing it up in my weird Assam teapot with the french press mechanism. It smells faintly like vanilla pipe tobacco and is more satisfying than coffee some days. And that’s saying something.

  • Tazo China Green Tips. I love tea, but not the kind that makes you feel like you’re drinking stinky perfume.

  • For me it’s a three-way toss-up between Stash’s Double Bergamot Earl Grey, Twining’s Lady Grey, and PG Tips.
    Right now, though, I’m on a huge Blackberry Sage kick.

  • My favorite tea is Earl Gray. I love all things Bergamot.
    I know it’s random, but I’m so broke I don’t own even one knitting book. I waiting for Mason-Dixon to be back on the shelf at the County Library. I would LOVE to win this book.

  • My favorite tea is Republic of Tea’s Vanilla Almond Black Tea. It smells like really good vanilla pipe tobacco which reminds me of my grandfather.

  • My favorite tea is Lychee Rose from Market Spice in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. It makes an excellent iced tea.

  • I discovered my favorite tea on etsy earlier this year. Etsy seller teaman has a Christmas tea that is YUMMY! Hints of cherry, vanilla, and almond make it all homey and wonderful.

  • Red Rose black tea–because I’ve been collecting the little porcelain animals for 25 years–plus it’s good!

  • My favorite tea is Republic of Tea’s Vanilla Almond Black Tea. It smells like really good vanilla pipe tobacco which reminds me of my grandfather.

  • My favorite? Depends on the day. Lipton Black Pearl before work – nice jolt of caffiene with enough flavor to wake me up. Saturday/Sunday morning at home? Republic of Tea Ginger Peach (soul satisfying-no joke!) Or late at night when I just need a warm mug of something? Tazo Passion (Also dyes wool a uniquely lovely purpley-rose color).

  • Iced Thai Tea is my absolute fave. Yum!

  • My favorite tea is PG tea.

  • My favorite tea is PG tea.

  • My favorite tea is Tetley tea.

  • My favorite is Tazo Refresh green tea. It’s got mint and tarragon and basically it’s a little weird, and I love it! For the times when I want tea that isn’t a little weird, Twinings Earl Grey is my stand-by.

  • Hu-Kwa by Mark T. Wendell. A lapsang souchong with a subtle smoky flavor. Rich flavor, but never bitter. Love it!

  • I discovered my favorite tea on etsy earlier this year. Etsy seller teaman has a Christmas tea that is YUMMY! Hints of cherry, vanilla, and almond make it all homey and wonderful.

  • I love Irish Breakfast Tea from Adagio, although I’ve pretty much liked everything I got from Adagio teas, come to think of it!

  • My favorite tea is that first cup of an English-style black in the morning. I like Yorkshire Gold loose leaf but I use a lot of different teas.
    For just before bed, Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime is good, it’s a chamomile mint blend.

  • There’s an awesome place to get tea in San Francisco called Leland Tea Company and their Tiffany blend is *divine*.

  • My favorite tea is Tetley tea.

  • I’ve got two – my favorite herbal tea is Lemon Zinger, and my favorite black tea is Bromley Estate Tea.
    And, in honor of tea, I’m headed to the Celestial Seasonings factory today – I think it’s what one does when they find themselves with a day off in the Fort Collins, CO area. Right?

  • Tazo Chai Filterbags. Strong, with a fair bit of milk, a little sugar, yum. All the flavor of coffeeshop chai, without being as sweet. Yum. Just what you need in cold weather!

  • My favorite tea is Tetley tea.

  • Tazo Chai Filterbags. Strong, with a fair bit of milk, a little sugar, yum. All the flavor of coffeeshop chai, without being as sweet. Yum. Just what you need in cold weather!

  • My favorite tea is Tetley tea.

  • Morning tea: Bigelow Vanilla Caramel, strong, with fat-free half-and-half
    Late afternoon: Stash’s White Christmas tea (ginger and peppermint in there)

  • I love Taylor’s Liberty blend. Preferably drunk in the Liberty tea-shop after a hard afternoon’s slog upstairs in the haberdashery department.

  • I have 2 – Choice Organics Irish breakfast and Good Earth Green Tea with Lemongrass (MMMMM), always with a little vanilla soy milk and sugar.

  • Hu-Kwa by Mark T. Wendell. A lapsang souchong with a subtle smoky flavor. Rich, but never bitter. Love it!

  • Estate Assam, with a splash of milk and a tiny bit of sugar — best enjoyed with a canele on the side.

  • Generally I’ll go for anything tea like, but my all time favourite at home is Hazer Baba Turkish Apple Tea, I’ve tried lot’s of other versions but this is the best.

  • My favorite is Yorkshire Gold, though Earl Gray is also very high on the list.

  • My everyday tea is PG Tips, but whenever I get back to Britian, I pick up boxes of Lyons Silver label loose tea. It works really well with the water we have here, makes a cuppa that brings back memories of tea and welsh cakes with my grandmother.

  • My favorite tea is something I picked up on a visit to China. The “bags” look like little straw balls. When you put them into the teapot they open up and flowersa are released (so you must use a clear glass teapot). The tea is usually Jasmine. Believe it or not Tupperware has something similar on sale with a clear glass teapot. The burst of flowers makes the drinking an experience.

  • I’ve got two – my favorite herbal tea is Lemon Zinger, and my favorite black tea is Bromley Estate Tea.
    And, in honor of tea, I’m headed to the Celestial Seasonings factory today – I think it’s what one does when they find themselves with a day off in the Fort Collins, CO area. Right?

  • My favorite is Yorkshire Gold, though Earl Gray is also very high on the list.

  • Tazo Chai Filterbags. Strongly brewed, with a fair bit of milk, a smidge of sugar, Yum. Way better than coffeehouse too-sweet chai lattes. Yum.

  • Earl Grey with a splash of cream, or just milk if I’m being “good”.

  • My favorite tea is Barry’s, which reminds me of the first trip my husband and I made to Galway, drinking it with milk and sugar every morning with breakfast, and playing music in pubs until closing. (I’m not making that up; the rest of my life is not as poetic.)

  • Farmhouse Breakfast tea, made for Harry & David by The Republic of Tea. Seriously sturdy, slap-you-out-of-bed tea. Which you have to make in a really big mug, to last an entire podcast of The Splendid Table, or something equally long and wonderful, while you’re knitting. Good stuff!

  • My favorite is Market Spice from the Pike Street Market Tea Shop in Seattle. Mmmmmmmm.

  • My favorite is Market Spice from the Pike Street Market Tea Shop in Seattle. Mmmmmmmm.

  • My favorite is Market Spice from the Seattle Pike Place Market Tea Shop. Mmmmm.

  • My favorite tea of all time is “Rose Black” tea found in an Asian supermarket. It was best enjoyed cold, with a spoonful of condensed milk. πŸ™‚

  • This week’s favorite tea: Bigelow Red Raspberry followed right up by Bigelow Cinnamon Stick…(I am anything but a tea snob!)

  • Twining’s English Breakfast or Lady Grey… my mother would make a proper pot of tea (with loose leaves, of course) every morning growing up.
    I have a small tin of both teas especially in her memory… it just isn’t the same cuppa without her.

  • Normally I’ll go for anything tea like, but Hazer Baba Turkish Apple is pretty amazing.

  • My favorite of the moment is a Jasmine tea that I bought in a grocery store in Chinatown. It was cheap, and I can still get two cups out of a single bag–unless my husband tosses the tea bag out before I can brew that second cup.

  • I just love the Country Time lemonade iced tea. Not exactly ALL tea, but tea-ish. And certainly delish!

  • Constant Comment, piping hot, sweetened with honey. A spicy kick and one cup’ll do ya. After that, it kind of leaves a weird feeling in your mouth.

  • My favourite is Tazo Joy – only sold at my Starbucks at Christmas time. I have to buy 10 boxes and stock up for the whole year.

  • I’ve always been an English Breakfast kind of girl!

  • Urg. Sorry for the double post. Didn’t look like the first one went through, so I tried again.
    –Sibyl

  • I just love the Country Time lemonade iced tea. Not exactly ALL tea, but tea-ish. And certainly delish!

  • I just love the Country Time lemonade iced tea. Not exactly ALL tea, but tea-ish. And certainly delish!

  • I could read other people’s favorites all day long! I see several I need to try! I can’t pick one favorite as it depends on the time of day and my mood but here are my top three-Bigelow’s Vanilla Chai, Stash’s Licorice Spice, and Bigelow’s Constant Comment.

  • OMG OMG OMG — Yorkshire Tea is MY favorite tea, too! OMG I just took a photo holding my box of YT in front of this form and your web post. It will be on my blog soon. OMG
    jakkimitch

  • I could read other people’s favorites all day long! I see several I need to try! I can’t pick one favorite as it depends on the time of day and my mood but here are my top three-Bigelow’s Vanilla Chai, Stash’s Licorice Spice, and Bigelow’s Constant Comment.

  • I just love the Country Time lemonade iced tea. Not exactly ALL tea, but tea-ish. And certainly delish!

  • I like the Republic of Tea Assam. Kinda boring, or so my Dragon-green-tea swilling spouse tells me. Bah, I like my Assam, especially with a little honey and milk. *slurp*
    πŸ™‚

  • The Republic of Tea’s Safari Sunset Red Tea. (Hmm, I’ve just read every comment and I’m first to say this. Must be why it’s discontinued at my favorite cafe and bookstore.)

  • I always like chai tea with soymilk and honey. yum!

  • Hedley’s Pure Cyelon Tea “Earl Grey Flavor”. The way they use the word “flavor” makes it sound artificial but it isn’t. Comes in a nice tin too. Great for storing those odd knitting notions! Catharine

  • My current favorite tea is Zheena’s Gypsy Tea Raspberry Earl Grey. It sounds over the top but it’s really very lovely. But my favorite tea of all time would be what my Grandma drank, all day, every day. Nestea Instant, either hot or iced depending on the season, about triple strength, with tablespoonfuls of sugar in any case, and Coffeemate creamer in the hot stuff. It’s one of those things I’ll always miss, along with her voice and the way she smelled. I think I’ll pick some up next time I’m at the store, and see what memories it brings.

  • My favorite is flowery earl grey which I buy from Harrods whenever I’m back home in London.

  • I am in love with Tazo Refresh green tea these days. It’s got mint and tarragon, and is just slightly weird, but the perfect after-lunch pick me up at work. It also makes a mean iced tea, too. mmmmmmmm

  • My favorite is flowery earl grey which I buy from Harrods whenever I’m back home in London.

  • Hedley’s Pure Cyelon Tea “Earl Grey Flavor”. The way they use the word “flavor” makes it sound artificial but it isn’t. Comes in a nice tin too. Great for storing those odd knitting notions! Catharine

  • My favorite is flowery earl grey which I buy from Harrods whenever I’m back home in London.

  • This week’s favorite is Bigelow Red Raspberry followed right up by Bigelow Cinnemon Stick. (I am anything but a tea snob…)

  • Tea Source’s apricot/black tea

  • Irish Breakfast very dark and hot with cream and sugar.

  • My favorite tea is Red Rose; it used to be available only in Canada, but has become widely available now in the US. Included in the box of tea bags is a Wade porcelain miniature – right now the “set” of miniatures is the Calendar Series. I never have trouble getting a full set – I drink WAY too much tea!

  • Boca Java has a terrific Cranberry tea and it makes a nice strong cup.

  • Boca Java has a terrific Cranberry tea and it makes a nice strong cup.

  • Republic of Tea Spring Cherry green tea, followed very closely by their Tea of Inquiry (toasted rice green tea).
    Yum!

  • Yorkshire Gold…brewed in a pot…served with a splash of milk. Especially good with a treat fresh-from-the-oven.

  • LOVE the shawl. Is the pattern available with your mods?

  • It’s a tie between PG Tips (gloriously easy little pyramid bags) and loose leaf Irish Breakfast from Adagio teas.
    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMm – tea!

  • Boca Java has a terrific Cranberry tea and it makes a nice strong cup.

  • Twinings Prince of Wales tea, made from loose leaves. No milk, no sugar.

  • Twinings Earl Grey made as iced tea even in the winter!

  • Ack! sorry for the double post! I did not think it went through the first time!

  • Twinings Prince of Wales tea, made from loose leaves. No milk, no sugar.

  • Lipton loose tea.

  • My favorite is casablanca from the English Tea Store…

  • Do I have to pick just one?! I’m a tea junkie and my favourite tea depends on what time of day it is. A nice strongly brewed Yerba Mate for breakfast, with a dash of Chai spice added. Provence Rooibos – rooibos with black currents, lavender flowers, and a bunch of other stuff to make it taste what I imagine Provence looks like.
    Chai tea, usually Celestial Seasonings Honey White Vanilla.
    Winter Beater Sencha Green Tea. It’s a loose cut green tea, with black current, cinnamon, and safflower…flowers.
    And of course – tea for knitting! A nice loose black tea – Bukhial TGFOP from the Himalayas, splash of milk, some jazz in the background on the stereo and friends to knit with. Perfect!

  • Fortnum Mason Afternoon Tea Blend.

  • My favorite tea right now is Stash’s Black and Green Chai. (Actually, I like a lot of Stash teas.)

  • Mighty Leaf Orange Dulce. Loose Leaf is best, but if you get it in the bag – it’s this beautiful sewn silk bag. I’m totally spinning a yarn out of them so I must keep glugging the tea πŸ™‚

  • Earl Grey – love all things Bergomot

  • Camomile tea is the best. Add a little sugar and cream and you have relaxation in a cup. Mix a bit of knitting into the tea time and it’s a grand day for sure.

  • Rooibos. Almost as rich as coffee.

  • This week? Definitely Twinings Infusions African Honeybush with a Hint of Lavender. Just looking at the box makes me feel relaxed and refreshed.

  • Lemon Ginger – I think it is stash tea

  • 396 comments? Holy cow. I’m lucky I get 3 or 6 or 9, let alone 396.
    My favorite tea is Harney & Sons, hot cinnamon sunset. Yum.

  • Hard to pick a favorite, but plain old Lipton’s is my “comfort food” tea.

  • My favorite tea is a little bit weird and a little bit hard to find – though I have FIVE bottles in my cupboard and each bottle lasts about year. I love love love love love the tea you get when you walk into an Aveda salon. They changed the recipe about three years ago ago, so I bought a whole big stash of the old recipe and still have several left over. No expiry date, and the stuff still tastes great! I prefer the loose tea, as it is (was) so much cheaper than the pre-bagged. It is a minty, organic tea, and aids in digestion and sleep. I might put a pot on right now and take a nap πŸ™‚

  • It has to be PG Tips for me, I can’t explain it, but maybe it has something to do with the chimps….

  • my favorite is loose leaf Kenyan tea, specifically the brand EveryDay Tea. Its delicious!

  • Teadirect fairtrade tea makes a splendid cuppa http://www.cafedirect.co.uk/our_products/ourrange/tea.cfm

  • Irish Breakfast purchased at Trader Joe’s

  • OOOh – tea! My favorite is Nilgiri. It is a black tea that has a hint of pound cake.

  • Constant Comment – with the little bits or orange peel mixed in!! yummy

  • Kay, your beautiful shawl just did away with my aversion to triangular shawls and their Jemima Puddleducky-ness. I must make one.
    As for tea…. I’m generally a coffee drinker/addict but when I drink tea, I’m all about Lady Gray. (Being so ladylike and all that.) But the fact is that my β€œfavorite” tea is Liptonβ€”not because I like it but because it reminds me of when I was a kid and my grandmother would come to visit. We would sit in the kitchen and drink Lipton tea in a glass. It also reminds me of my incredible late mother-in-law. Lipton tea was her beverage of choice.

  • My favorite tea was tea with my Grandmom. When we were kids, she made us BLT’s and served us a cup of tea in a real tea cup . We felt so grown up.

  • My favorite tea right now is Stash Lemon Ginger tea, although I buy all sorts of Yogi medicinal teas and exotic herbal bulk tea at my coop in a compulsive manner. I am right thrilled when a restaurant has Stash Lemon Ginger.

  • Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
    πŸ™‚

  • I like a good, strong, black tea with milk – preferably in London.

  • My cousin buys Yorkshire Gold in bulk from England (we’re talking a case of loose tea at a time). I love it. Good flavor. I like loose tea. And she sends me 8-10 bags of it at a time. YUM. I like a lot of herbal and flavored teas, but Yorkshire is my must have tea in the morning (I sound like an ad…but in my defense, I do NOT drink coffee).

  • Orange Pekoe tea.
    Made in the iced-tea fashion of the south, with fresh mint garnish.

  • Twining’s Earl Grey!!

  • Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
    πŸ™‚

  • Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. (with a shout out to Captain Picard)

  • Bigelow orange spice mmmmm on COLD day

  • Okay, not trying to suck up or anything but my favorite is ALSO Yorkshire Gold. It’s the best. A sort-of-halfway-decent substitute is Irish Breakfast Tea from Trader Joe’s.

  • Bigelow orange spice mmmmm on COLD day

  • I love tea and all the extras that go with it. My fav is Stash Vanilla Nut Creme but I also will drink just about anything.

  • Bigelow orange spice mmmmm on COLD day

  • Lapsang Souchong from Murchies is a favorite I haven’t had for years.

  • I love Earl Grey, but my other favorite is Republic of Tea’s Blackberry Sage. the berry herb part is very subtle and when I serve it to friends they always love it and ask what it is.

  • Lemon Solstice, from Teasource, which describes it as “a lemony breath of fresh air: citrus, vanilla, and licorice dance over a Yunnan black tea base. This tea has almond brittle, lemongrass, flavor, licorice roots, strawberry pieces, and blackberry pieces.”

  • Definitely Fortnum & Mason Christmas Blend. Great taste and great memories.

  • The jasmine green tea at my lab. I’m a poor grad student, and not only is it tasty, but it is free!

  • I have just discovered Raspberry Chocolate Bliss Herbal Tea by Celestial Seasonings and I need to buy me some more boxes…it is just so dog gone good!

  • At home, Good Earth Original Sweet & Spicy(TM) Tea & Herb Blend. When going for coffee (which I don’t drink) with my husband, my number 1 tea choice is Moroccan Mint Tea latte at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Yum!

  • I have always been a simple, southern gal – sweet iced tea. That’s it sweet & iced, no lemon, year-round. It’s hard to find this far north – even the Greenbrier – the ultimate in southern hospitality does not serve sweet tea at tea time. Go figure!!

  • My favorite tea is Taylors Yorkshire GOLD.

  • Earl Grey!

  • My favorite tea is also Taylor’s of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea! No kidding! But I also like PG Tips for the sock monkey ads they run in the UK. Yorkshire wins as my official favorite–pretty box, best taste.

  • My favorite tea is Taylors Yorkshire GOLD.

  • My favorite tea is also Taylor’s of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea! No kidding! But I also like PG Tips for the sock monkey ads they run in the UK. Yorkshire wins as my official favorite–pretty box, best taste.

  • Twinings Morning Breakfast. Yum.

  • My favorite tea is Taylors Yorkshire GOLD.

  • I have always been a simple, southern gal – sweet iced tea. That’s it sweet & iced, no lemon, year-round. It’s hard to find this far north – even the Greenbrier – the ultimate in southern hospitality does not serve sweet tea at tea time. Go figure!!

  • I have always been a simple, southern gal – sweet iced tea. That’s it sweet & iced, no lemon, year-round. It’s hard to find this far north – even the Greenbrier – the ultimate in southern hospitality does not serve sweet tea at tea time. Go figure!!

  • My favorite tea: Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice. The fragrance is entrancing, the flavors cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, cloves, nutmeg. It is warming on a chilly day. It is wonderful!

  • Celestial Seasonings Peppermint tea with a little honey.

  • Recently was introduced to Harney and Sons “Hot cinnamon Spice”. It’s amazing, spicy and sweet at the same time.

  • My favorite tea is Yorkshire Gold which I used to have to order but is now thankfully available at Whole Foods.

  • My favorite tea is Yorkshire Gold. Always reminds me of “All Creatures Great and Small” and Jemima Puddleduck too!!!!!

  • Recently was introduced to Harney and Sons “Hot cinnamon Spice”. It’s amazing, spicy and sweet at the same time.

  • I love Good Earth’s sweet and spicy original.

  • It’s so difficult to choose a fave, but I’ll go with the chai that’s served at our local Indian restaurant.

  • A favourite tea?? So hard to choose! I tend to go on tea benders, staying completely loyal to one particular tea for a couple of weeks before getting tired of it and moving on to the next one. Right now my favourite is Raspberry.

  • Market Spice Tea from Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

  • I have always been a simple, southern gal – sweet iced tea. That’s it sweet & iced, no lemon, year-round. It’s hard to find this far north – even the Greenbrier – the ultimate in southern hospitality does not serve sweet tea at tea time. Go figure!!

  • My favorite tea of the moment is red raspberry leaf.

  • Definitely Bewley’s Dublin Morning Tea. Unfortunately only available in bags but what can you do.

  • My favorite tea is Yorkshire Gold. Always reminds me of “All Creatures Great and Small” and Jemima Puddleduck too!!!!!

  • Oh what the heck-maybe I’ll get lucky this time! My favorite tea comes from a little coffee shop near my house. It’s the Insomnia Cafe’s chai latte. It just feels like a hug from your best friend. Excuse me, I think I need to go get one!

  • Although I love a good spicy chai, my favorite tea is Lapsang souchong, a lovely smokey tea. I’ve had one person say it smells like burned tires but mostly is reminds me of a campfire. Yum.

  • LOVE this almond marizipan tea from a place down the street called TEALUXE. delicious! am craving some AND this book – which is NOT at my local BN- I already checked.

  • My favorite tea: Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice. The fragrance is entrancing, the flavors cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, cloves, nutmeg. It is warming on a chilly day. It is wonderful!

  • Market Spice Tea from Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

  • I love Luzianne Brand tea for Iced tea.

  • I looove tea and am a bit of a snob about it! But what I drink every day is a jasmine tea from Two Leaves and a Bud…love it!

  • I looove tea and am a bit of a snob about it! But what I drink every day is a jasmine tea from Two Leaves and a Bud…love it!

  • LOVE this almond marizipan tea from a place down the street called TEALUXE. delicious! am craving some AND this book – which is NOT at my local BN- I already checked.

  • Steeped Lipton over ice, please. And it must be Sweet Tea when served with fried chicken and potato salad.

  • Right now my favorite tea is Bigelow Cinnamon Stick. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  • I looove tea and am a bit of a snob about it! But what I drink every day is a jasmine tea from Two Leaves and a Bud…love it!

  • LOVE this almond marizipan tea from a place down the street called TEALUXE. delicious! am craving some AND this book – which is NOT at my local BN- I already checked.

  • Steeped Lipton over ice, please. And it must be Sweet Tea when served with fried chicken and potato salad.

  • At home, Good Earth Original Sweet & Spicy(TM) Tea & Herb Blend. When going for coffee (which I don’t drink) with my husband, my number 1 tea choice is Moroccan Mint Tea latte at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Yum!

  • I’ve gotten really fond of loose teas from Upton.com They have a huge long list of the actual estates and countries the teas are grown in and so far, I haven’t had a bad one from there. Also, their shipping is always $4.20. They have a cranberry tea that is TO DIE FOR. It’s got so much fruit in it that you can eat the stuff after you make tea with it.

  • It’s so difficult to choose a fave, but I’ll go with the chai that’s served at our local Indian restaurant.

  • Although I love a good spicy chai, my favorite tea is Lapsang souchong, a lovely smokey tea. I’ve had one person say it smells like burned tires but mostly is reminds me of a campfire. Yum.

  • Dried mint leaves in hot water with a bit of honey (or hunny, as Pooh Bear would say).
    πŸ™‚

  • Definitely Bewley’s Dublin Morning Tea. Unfortunately only available in bags but what can you do.

  • My favourite tea of all times is the British PG tips in the pyramid bags. Very strong. Very good. This is the drug of my choice.

  • Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea

  • Twinings Earl Grey — caf in the morning and decaf at night before bed. lovely!

  • My favorite tea is Rose hip tea.

  • My favorite tea is actually a Chai mix by Oregon teas.
    However, I’m also partial to a Chinese flower blend that a friend brought back from Beijing when they visited the Olympics. I’d tell you what it was, but I cannot translate the Chinese characters into English.

  • Yogi Tea “Lemon Ginger” because it is *great* for one’s digestion.

  • Oh, my goodness, I’m so ordinary, but Lipton for me. I make two large strong mugs sweetened with sugar every morning. And if I’m on the road, the bottled Lipton sweetened, no lemon is like nectar.
    But truly, I’m a tea fiend and will not turn any tea down (except or maybe the swill that Wendy’s tries to pass as iced tea).

  • Pomegranate White Tea from Trader Joe’s!

  • It’s so difficult to choose a fave, but I’ll go with the chai that’s served at our local Indian restaurant.

  • My favorite tea is honey lemon tea with just a little bit of honey. I also really like a peach tea.

  • I got hooked on PickWick English Tea Blend by Douwe Egberts, when I travelled in Holland and stayed
    in the hostels. They served the tea in large chrome teapots and it was delicious. Not always available in Windsor, but my friend kindly brings me some from St. Catharine’s, Ontario. My brother, in Los Angeles, got some on ebay and sent it to me. I ration it and only my best friends sip it when they come over for tea.
    Hmmm, think I’ll brew a pot now.
    Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

  • I got hooked on PickWick English Tea Blend by Douwe Egberts, when I travelled in Holland and stayed
    in the hostels. They served the tea in large chrome teapots and it was delicious. Not always available in Windsor, but my friend kindly brings me some from St. Catharine’s, Ontario. My brother, in Los Angeles, got some on ebay and sent it to me. I ration it and only my best friends sip it when they come over for tea.
    Hmmm, think I’ll brew a pot now.
    Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

  • Well I have certainly gotten some good ideas! I heart Republic of Tea Blackberry Sage, Twinings Earl and Lady Grey, Stash White Peach. Oh, and Nestea Cool. I hated Nestea Cool when they subbed it out in the high school soda machine (remember regular Nestea! yummo). Anyways, I quickly got addicted to Nestea Cool for about 7 years. I actually haven’t had any for a while now…
    My husband got some kind of tin of cookies for Kristmas from Trader Joes, they were some wide, round, flat European waffle-y looking thing. When you brew a cup of tea you set the cookie on the top of your cup and the steam warms and softens the cookie. It’s chewy cinnamony and wonderful!

  • My favorite tea: Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice. The fragrance is entrancing, the flavors cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, cloves, nutmeg. It is warming on a chilly day. It is wonderful!

  • I got hooked on PickWick English Tea Blend by Douwe Egberts, when I travelled in Holland and stayed
    in the hostels. They served the tea in large chrome teapots and it was delicious. Not always available in Windsor, but my friend kindly brings me some from St. Catharine’s, Ontario. My brother, in Los Angeles, got some on ebay and sent it to me. I ration it and only my best friends sip it when they come over for tea.
    Hmmm, think I’ll brew a pot now.
    Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

  • It changes regularly, but right now it’s Raspberry. Mmmmmmmm!

  • Celestial Seasonings Decaf Sweet Coconut Thai Chai, with condensed milk. Okay, so it’s really more like a dessert drink than tea, but totally delicious!

  • Has to be Scottish Blend for me! Apparently blended to suit the soft Scottish water we have….

  • Oh my all time favorite tea? Twinnings EARL GRAY. Either way – caf or de-caf.
    And I love the shawl!
    (((Hugs)))

  • twinings earl grey – caf in the morning and decaf at night before bed – lovely!

  • My current favorite is Notting Hall’s Cherry Vanilla Dream. Mmmmm….

  • It changes all the time, but right now it’s Raspberry.

  • I got hooked on PickWick English Tea Blend by Douwe Egberts, when I travelled in Holland and stayed
    in the hostels. They served the tea in large chrome teapots and it was delicious. Not always available in Windsor, but my friend kindly brings me some from St. Catharine’s, Ontario. My brother, in Los Angeles, got some on ebay and sent it to me. I ration it and only my best friends sip it when they come over for tea.
    Hmmm, think I’ll brew a pot now.
    Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

  • My favorite tea: Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice. The fragrance is entrancing, the flavors cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, cloves, nutmeg. It is warming on a chilly day. It is wonderful!

  • My daughter is the teahound in our house; through her fanaticism, I’ve come to appreciate some teas. Indian black teas, specifically Nilgiri, are my favorite brew.

  • I love PickWick English Tea Blend made by Douwe Egberts.
    Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario Canada

  • My favorite tea is honey lemon with a little bit of honey. I also really like peach tea.

  • I discovered my favorite tea in 1975, when I was playing at the (now long-gone) Carnival Cafe, in Boulder CO.
    The person who brought the mug of tea to me said I would like it. I liked it very much. I said, “What kind of tea is this?” He said, “Mu.” I said, “Moo?” He said, “Mu.” I said, “O.”
    I have been looked for mu tea ever since. Not constantly, I mean I’m not wacky for the mu or anything, but any time I find myself in a tea shop or department, anywhere, I ask about mu tea. No one has ever said, “Oh yes, we have that tea!” No one has ever said much. Mostly they have said, “Moo?”
    I haven’t tasted mu tea since that night at the Carnival Cafe.
    This story is a bit sad, isn’t it. Perhaps I’ll wrap up in a comfy shawl for a while.
    Oh wait.
    Maybe I’ll knit a shawl πŸ™‚

  • I love most of the black teas but English Breakfast is my current fave.

  • I’m a Republic of Tea fan, its a great price for a great tea. Any of the blacks will do but my top three are British Breakfast, Vanilla Almond, and Blackberry Sage.

  • I love PickWick English Tea Blend made by Douwe Egberts.
    Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario Canada

  • Red Rose Decaf!

  • I go to this little loose leaf tea place and they have a “lemon merangue” flavor that oddly smells like lemon merangue and tastes like it. I love it.

  • Twinnings Earl Gray – either caf or de-caf!
    (I see I’m not alone!)
    (((hugs)))

  • I love PickWick English Tea Blend made by Douwe Egberts.
    Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario Canada

  • My favorite is Ten Ren’s Lapsang Souchong – smoky not too tar-y or rubbery

  • Argo Rooibos with Caramel. Mostly because this tea allows my daughter to work and pay her student loans (Argo Tea, Chicago) but also because it’s herbal with a little sweetness.

  • My favorite tea is Lipton’s Peach tea.

  • Red Rose Decaf!

  • I have four favorite teas. Really. Because not every tea suits every moment…And I have a tea drawer and shelf in the cupboard, along with two shelves of mugs.
    1. PG Tips. Powdery, black, and awesome. Brew strong and add a heaping gob of sweetened condensed milk (because buying Nestle’s milk in the tube in the States is pricey). Reminds me of visiting my Auntie Les, who lived outside Cambridge for 20+ years.
    2. Tazo Wild Sweet Orange. Naturally sweet, light, and soothing, it is not too fruity or herbal-bitter.
    3. Nu-Tea Black Currant Rooibos. Best rooibos ever, but you have to buy it direct from Canada. Just the smell of it makes me happy.
    4. Bigelow Sweet Dreams. My grandmother always brewed up a cup of Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime when I spent the night at her house, and while I loved the cool picture on the box and the idea of a special drink just for bedtime, I never could get the hang of all that chamomile flavor. So I switched to Sweet Dreams and have a cup every night before bed.
    Thanks for asking us about our tea preferences–it brought up a lot of good memories on a rainy Seattle morning!

  • Lady Grey, every time. Lighter and fresher than Earl Grey, definitely, although Earl Grey will do if Lady Grey isn’t to be found.

  • We have an amazing tea shop in Nevada City, CA, Keeping Still Mountain. You can sniff and poke around until you find what appeals to you. They’ll even brew you a small cup to try out. Some I only like hot, some only cold. For some time now my favorite has been English Breakfast Supreme. Before that I was totally hooked on Rose Petal Black. I like my tea loose so there is no paper taste. So many choices, so little time… Mango Ceylon, Blackberry, Peach Apricot…

  • Twinings Lemon Tea. Not their weird herbal variety. Black tea, flavored with lemon. It tastes like lemon rind, not like lemon juice. Extremely fragrant and fresh. I can never find it anywhere. I love it so much.

  • Stash Super Irish Breakfast. It’s strong. It holds up well to sugar and a cream. It’s packed in Portland. It’s good stuff.

  • My favorite is Ten Ren’s Lapsong Souchong – nice and smoky, not too tar-y or rubbery

  • I have four favorite teas. Really. Because not every tea suits every moment…And I have a tea drawer and shelf in the cupboard, along with two shelves of mugs.
    1. PG Tips. Powdery, black, and awesome. Brew strong and add a heaping gob of sweetened condensed milk (because buying Nestle’s milk in the tube in the States is pricey). Reminds me of visiting my Auntie Les, who lived outside Cambridge for 20+ years.
    2. Tazo Wild Sweet Orange. Naturally sweet, light, and soothing, it is not too fruity or herbal-bitter.
    3. Nu-Tea Black Currant Rooibos. Best rooibos ever, but you have to buy it direct from Canada. Just the smell of it makes me happy.
    4. Bigelow Sweet Dreams. My grandmother always brewed up a cup of Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime when I spent the night at her house, and while I loved the cool picture on the box and the idea of a special drink just for bedtime, I never could get the hang of all that chamomile flavor. So I switched to Sweet Dreams and have a cup every night before bed.
    Thanks for asking us about our tea preferences–it brought up a lot of good memories on a rainy Seattle morning!

  • Twinings Lemon Tea. Not their weird herbal variety. Black tea, flavored with lemon. It tastes like lemon rind, not like lemon juice. Extremely fragrant and fresh. I can never find it anywhere. I love it so much.

  • As a reformed hippie, my favorite tea is Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger

  • As a reformed hippie, my favorite tea is Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger

  • Lapsang Souchong. πŸ™‚

  • If you go by what’s hoarded in my room right now, it seems to be PG Tips pyramid tea bags. I have a terrible weakness for the (formerly ITV Digital) Monkey Mascot, and they have this habit putting darling tie-ins with their packs of 160 about every time I visit England. It’s rather bad now as nobody else in the current household drinks generic black tea. But at least it’s not as bad as around the time of the Wallace & Gromit film. There were free Gromit mugs. I got three (for myself, teh brother and a sister). My then flatmate and I didn’t need to buy tea for the next year or so. So worth it though; Gromit’s nose changes colour when you pour in hot water! So happy-making πŸ˜€

  • Willow Oak Herb Farm’s Farmhouse blend herbal tea. It’s nice that you can actually recognise all of the stuff in it – like chamomile, rose, mint, rosemary, etc.

  • I’m a Republic of Tea fan, its a great price for a great tea. Any of the blacks will do except for the greys but my top three are British Breakfast, Vanilla Almond, and Blackberry Sage.

  • Stash Chai

  • I’m a huge fan of English Breakfast tea. Hits the spot with a touch of cream and sugar. Yum!

  • Mine is Bewleys, from Ireland. It’s a real Irish Breakfast kind of tea. I get it in the local Celtic store, now that I no longer have an Irish husband who provides and excuse to get it in Dublin!

  • That’s a hard one, but right now I’d have to say Traditional Medicinal’s Chamomile Lavender. mmmm….

  • Oriental from Mariages Freres in Paris!

  • Upton Tea’s Tippy Orthodox GFOP Assam

  • Lipton’s Peach tea! Yummy, especially iced on a hot summer day.

  • My favorite tea currently is Yogi Tea’s Cold Season….MMMMM eucalyptus!

  • My favorite tea currently is Yogi Tea’s Cold Season….MMMMM eucalyptus!

  • My favorite tea currently is Yogi Tea’s Cold Season….MMMMM eucalyptus!

  • No tea. Pepsi.
    Truly I prefer a mug of hot water with fresh lemon juice and honey rather than tea.
    (Just kidding about the Pepsi. Caffeine gives me the shakes.)

  • My favorite all-time tea is Gen-Mai Matcha green tea from Eugene Levy at mygreentea.com. Comes in one-kilo bricks for the truly addicted, and he used to hand-deliver it to me when I lived in Seattle.

  • Celestial Seasonings Decaf Sweet Coconut Thai Chai, with sweetened condensed milk. OK, it’s really more like a dessert drink than tea, but it’s delicious!

  • Wow… I wish I could wear anything with that much pizazz, much less a triangular shawl. Does it come from living in NY?
    My fav tea is Evening in Missoula from the Tea Source.

  • I love many herbals, but they aren’t really tea anyway, so I’m going to have to go with Lapsang Souchong, which is fun to say as well as deliciously smoky and piney. It’s perfect with a nice tweedy wool. In fact, if it were yarn, I think it would BE a tweedy wool.

  • I think my favorite tea right now is the one I’m currently drinking: Peet’s Pride of the Port (mmmm….). A good cup of Irish Breakfast is always a thing of joy, too, though.

  • Earl Gray, black.
    Or Rooibos if I’m feeling caffeine-free.

  • Bigelow’s Caffeine Free Pomegranate. And man, that shawl is gorgeous,and I’ve never wanted to knit or wear a shawl before.

  • Turkey Hill Diet Decaf Orange Tea – yum!

  • My favorite is Silver Needle White Tea. I get it at a wonderful tea shop/restaurant called Teaism.

  • Constant Comment. It immediately takes me back to my sophomore year in college when I was young and thin and all was possible. Now that I’m fifty something, and so much is still possible, how nice it is to remember this!

  • Oh man, am I late to this party. I hope the friendly neighborhood random-number generator feels like generating a nice high number! πŸ™‚
    Okay, enough of that. My favorite tea is Twinings Lady Grey tea, decaffienated version. With milk and just a bit of sugar. I think I’ll go have a cup right now!

  • I like good old Lipton tea. It is the brand used by McAllister’s deli in the South and Bill Miller’s barbecue in San Antonio (two places famed for their tea). Both restaurants’ secret is they make it hot and fresh every hour and only pour it over ice in the glass at the last second as it’s served.
    Lipton is Orange Pekoe. When I was in Taiwan 12 years ago I enjoyed several varieties of tea both hot and cold. My favorite was a cold sweet tea drink called bubbly red tea. My cousins-in-law asked what kind of tea we drank at home in Texas. I told them Lipton and looked up Orange Pekoe. It is red tea! My favorite tea there was basically the same tea I drank at home;)

  • My daughter brought back some nice Souchou tea from her trip to china. She is 16 and went to china for a school trip. When i was a kid, the most exotic place we went to was the zoo.

  • Benner Orange and Black pekoe blend. It’s cheap, in Aldi, and it’s smooth and mellow, I don’t like bitter tea. Love it!
    Going to try maple syrup in my tea today, after reading comments! And have written ‘tazo, wild sweet orange’ on the shopping list! Thanks!

  • My favorite tea is a cherry almond black tea…just a little sugar and mmmmmmmmm!
    (Must stop at store and buy tea!)

  • The favorite tea in my house is Winter Tea that they sold at Starbucks ages ago. I have one box circa the 20th century that has 2 tea bags left. No one is willing to drink a cup because then there would only be 1 teabag left and who wants to be the person to cause that crisis?

  • PG tips. My sister in law from England brings her own box in her luggage because she doesn’t trust us to find it for her here in the States.

  • Bewley’s – a fabulous Irish black tea.

  • Celestial Seasons Zinger teas and Stash’s Organic English Breakfast. (If they had an organic Irish breakfast, I’d be *all* over that …)

  • Twinings Irish Breakfast, full caff, tyvm. One scant spoon sugar, one healthy glug milk (skim because it doesn’t leave that nasty fat ring on top). Serve in giant mug. NOMNOMNOM!

  • My favorite is Schwarztee mit Orange-Mandel-Zimt Geschmack. (We just call is Vienna Christmas Tea.)

  • Bewley’s – a fabulous Irish black tea.

  • My favorite tea is either peppermint tea or Trader Joe’s white pomagranate tea

  • Bigelow English Tea Time

  • English Breakfast

  • I am a big fan of the Tension Tamer tea from Celestial Seasonings. Not only does it have a princess and a dragon on the box, but it a delightfully light herbal tea that doesn’t overload you with its herbal-ness. I always have at least two boxes in the house at all times.

  • It’s sort of a tie for me between Twinings English Breakfast and SleepyTime. Because I really need tea to wake up AND go to sleep. πŸ™‚

  • My favorite tea is Lady Earl Grey. It is hard to find. I use easy bags not loose tea.

  • My favorite tea is Lady Earl Grey. It is hard to find. I use easy bags not loose tea.

  • Since I think my hubby would love the sweater on the cover of the book, I’ll enter for him. (I do not drink tea, but I DO collect teapots. Makes for a good marriage, I think.)
    Hubby’s favorite is Earl Grey, hot. Just like Captain Picard from Star Trek: TNG.
    Now, when it comes to chugging down tea on a hot summer day, it’s either Lipton’s, Cain’s or Luzanne’s. However, he prefers no ice in his “iced” tea. I know, an affront to Southern traditions, but he always has marched to the beat of his own drummer. (That explains a lot about our children actually…. LOL)

  • What a great concept! I have to overcome my cyber-comment-shyness for this one πŸ™‚
    My favourite tea is “Montagne Bleue” (Blue Mountain), it’s a subtle melange of strawberry, rhubarb and cornflower…

  • …mmmmm, the first one of the day! Sweet and cleansing after a nights worth of who knows what kind of snuffling and snorting and mouth drying thirst making nocturnal activity!

  • Earl Grey
    stomach flu = short post

  • Darjeeling Tea.

  • When I was still drinking caffeinated beverages, I was an English Breakfast girl all the way. Now that I’m off the juice, though, I’m all about the herbal peppermint tea.

  • My favorite tea is Jasmine Pearl Green Tea. Snippity, snappity – I have finished.

  • MMMmmm there are so many choices. Monks blend from Murchie’s is a favourite. And definately Market Spice in the afternoon.
    Love Love love the shawl.

  • My nanny served me Red Rose tea with milk and sugar. I take it clear now, unless I’m under the weather.

  • Earl Grey, without question. It was the first tea other than Lipton’s I ever tried many moons ago, and it opened my eyes.

  • There are even more duplicate posts than usual. Is somebody trying to cheat the random number generator? I wanted to add that Luzianne decaf is good too.

  • I love Marks & Spencer English Breakfast loose tea. Great to have first thing in the morning!

  • Stash’s Irish breakfast tea steeped a looong time for during the day and at night decaf green tea.

  • Lady Grey by Twinings. Pesfect with sugar and milk.

  • I love all sorts of tea, but I drink Bigelow’s Constant Comment every day at work.

  • Yorkshire is good but Coronation Blend is the dogs bollocks. You used to be able to get it from Jacksons of Piccadilly. It was created to celebrate the coronation of QEII and contained a blend from all the major tea growing areas of the colonies: Ceylon, India, Egypt and Kenya. Delicious!

  • My favorite tea: Russian tea made with tang and instant ice tea mix!
    Love your blog and your books!

  • My favorite is a strong Irish Breakfast blend.

  • My fav tea is Fortnum’s Royal Breakfast. It is an English Breakfast Tea blend but nicer, and I have only had it in tea leaf form, which makes it even more of a treat of a tea.
    That said, if I can’t be bothered with leaves then PG Tips, aka builder’s tea, is the go to tea.

  • A wonderful Assam from Todd and Holland….strong with a teaspoon of sugar.

  • I’m really into Republic of Tea’s Red Tea; they have all kinds of great little sub-flavors, like Vanilla and Capetown Blossom.

  • 4 O’clock Organic Earl Grey Fair Trade!

  • My favorite tea used to be whatever fancy black tea they served in silver carafs during Teas at the president’s house when I was at Smith College. I’ve never had better tasting tea, and the fresh scones didn’t hurt either!
    For now, though, I prefer Celestial Seasonings Peppermint with honey in it.

  • Right now – coconut pouchong available at:
    Village Yarn and Tea in Seattle/Shoreline area.
    Yummy!
    and in case you’re interested:
    (www.villageyarnandtea.com)

  • My favorite tea varies, but at this time it is Constant Comment. I am ananny, and my two year old charge asks anyone drinking tea, “it has oranges in the smell?” [since she has never tasted the tea, only smelled it.
    I am assembling the yarns for your Fern sweater for Katie as we speak. [and we won’t mention the 9 or 10 current ufo’s]
    this book really appeals to me. I may have to buy it if I don’t win it.

  • My favorite is probably not properly tea, as the English would have it. It’s Good Earth Original.

  • Bigelows Earl Grey
    I just want to bath in it, love, love, love the aroma.
    I don’t drink it, my husband does…and can I just say he gets tried of me getting as close to him as possible and sniffing. Then exclaiming oooh that just smells so good!
    This ritual has been going on for 22 years now.

  • That shawl is an awesome amount of garter stitch! It’s sumptuously gorgeous.
    Tea: My LYS carries Adagio teas, and right now my favorite blend is rooibos, almond, and vanilla. Yum!

  • Tazo Wild Sweet Orange, an herbal tea that’s sweet and tasty without any additions.

  • I am a big fan of Chai by Oregon Chai.
    I also like this flower tea that a friend brought back from China when they went to the Beijing Olympics. I don’t know what it is since I can’t translate Chinese.

  • My favorite is Earl Grey tea. I’ve loved since I was young. As far as brands go, Twinings is great, and TAZO makes a very nice variety too.
    TAZO is seen in a lot of chic coffee shops here on the west coast.
    Love the shawl — looks both cozy and elegant.

  • Favorite tea: I have a few but I think Oolong tea stands out most.
    Right now I am drinking Red Rose tea because it was affordable and had a cute little ceramic figure in the box.

  • Every evening I enjoy a cuppa of Bed Time Tea from Trader Joes. Within a half hour, I start to feel drowsy and sleep through most of the night, minus a couple of trips to the bathroom :).

  • Favorite Tea = Good Earth Vanilla Chai! Val

  • Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea
    brewed strong, so it will stand up and salute the morning on its own!
    m

  • Celestial Seasonings-Mandarin Orange Spice

  • Stash Super Irish Breakfast. It’s strong. It holds its own with milk and sugar.

  • Each evening, I enjoy a cuppa Bed Time tea, bought at Trader Joes. Within half an hour, I start to feel drowsy and sleep most of the night with just a couple of trips to the bathroom :).

  • It’s a toss up between Twinings Earl Grey and this loose leaf black currant tea I buy at the health food co-op in my town. I like tea, but I prefer coffee. Sorry!

  • Gunpowder Green Tea from the TeaCup on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. Yum. Green tea with authority!

  • I love Wagner’s vanilla tea. It is simple yet wonderful.

  • I love Wagner’s vanilla tea. It is simple yet wonderful.

  • Bigelow’s Vanilla Honey Chamomile. Hot or cold. YUM.

  • Assam tea. From Tesco πŸ™‚

  • My current favorite is Earl Grey with a splash of half and half and a tsp of sugar.

  • My favorite (at the moment) is Celestial Seasonings decaf India Spice Chai. With sugar and a dash of half n’ half.

  • The Empress Blend from the Empress Hotel here in Victoria.

  • English Breakfast Tea

  • From the Pike Place Market, circa 1979-80, an Orange Spice tea, loose leaves. Oh, how I miss that stuff!

  • My favorite is Empress Blend but its getting harder to find so I have to be happy with Tetley made into iced tea.

  • Uh, it has to be the Nestea instant one. It got my daughter through morning sickness.

  • From the Pike Place Market, circa 1979-80, an Orange Spice tea, loose leaves. Oh, how I miss that stuff!

  • PG Tips!

  • I’m a true southern gal – sweet, iced tea. Simple – no lemon or other additives. Just iced and sweet. I was appalled that the Greenbrier – the epitomy of southern charm and elegance – does not serve sweet iced tea during tea time. Unsweetened iced tea, yes. Sweet iced tea, no. Now any true southerner knows that you cannot sweeteen later, you can only sweeten BEFORE the ice.

  • Twinings English Breakfast. The. Best. Ever.

  • Twinings’ Lady Grey, direct from England in the black box–not in the bright blue color-coded box as sold in the USA. Twinings color-coded packaging the USA gets to me! Are Americans so illiterate that we need each tea color coded in order to distinguish different types/blends?

  • Chai from the amish dry goods store in Oconto, Wi….. Unusual but tasty! and I hate to admit powdered (no gasping it really is perfect for the traveling gal)

  • My favorite tea is a blend created by Mountain Rose Herbs. It is called Persephone’s Blend and is a great herbal tea.

  • Earl Grey, Bigelow’s. A big potful, with cream and sugar, consumed on a weekend morning while watching the birds at the feeder and listening to Julian Bream, playing very softly in the background. The best hour of the week.

  • My favorite tea is twinnings english breakfast…and not just for breakfast either!

  • My favorite tea is twinnings english breakfast…and not just for breakfast either!

  • SLEEPYTIME!!!! Mostly for the bear vignettes.

  • I love the black English Tea with alittle sweetened condensed milk in it.

  • I keep coming back to Celestial Seasoning’s Madagascar Vanilla Red, with just a bit of Silk soy creamer in it. Divine!

  • Black Chai with some half and half and sugar.

  • Whoa.
    That shawl!!!!
    !!!!!
    !!!!!
    !!!!!
    Big wows to the infinite power.
    I loved Twinings Golden Jubilee tea, but it was a temporary treat. Now I’m all about Taylor’s of Harrogate’s Assam Leaf Tea (formerly Tippy Assam) and some B.O.P Assam when I need to get it together.

  • Earl Grey with a little milk and a bit of honey. It’s my morning drink.
    My close second (my afternoon tea) is “Iron Goddess of Mercy” by Rishi. I like the taste, but I’d drink it anyway just for the name!

  • Twinings Prince of Wales. Black, with nothing in it. So excellent.
    The shawl is lovely.

  • Plain ol’ Lipton. With a splash of milk. Don’t bother to stir.

  • My favorite tea is Good Earth Caffeine-free Sweet & Spicy Herbal. It tastes like cinnamon red-hot candies.

  • I love tea, and I’m always looking for new ones to try. All these suggestions in the comments are great.
    My favorite tea is the Masala Chai from Adagio (they’re also my favorite place to buy tea online). If I’m going for decaf I like Good Earth’s Original blend – nice and spicy for an afternoon treat. πŸ™‚

  • I’d have to say Earl Grey. I’m drinking it right now, with palm sugar and 2% milk. But I love most tea – loose leaf. I’m partial to a lychee-flavored tea sold by my local coffee/tea house, Allann Bros.

  • Rishi Jasmine Pearls. Yum! Brew the same leaves over and over!

  • Golden Moon’s French Breakfast is my morning cuppa. Love it because it doesn’t get bitter and has lovely large leaves.

  • PG Tips, with Yorkshire Red as a close second! The shawl is fab but I’m only 5’2″ and afraid it would swallow me up – what do you think?

  • Kukicha! Yummy green tea. I also love anything from Todd & Holland.

  • Constant Comment! or anything that’s orange-y and spicy.

  • My favorite is peppermint with a little stevia. Now if we’re talking tea-flavored beverages, hot milk with orange-flavored black tea and vanilla syrup wins because it tastes like a hot dixie cup. LOL

  • Tea Garden’s “Black Velvet”
    Is Orna wearing aubergine? perrrrfect with those vintage Chanels, especially since than are worn indoors.

  • Stash Chai Spice Tea-mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Favorite tea: Childhood: the old fashioned “Russian Tea, created with instant tea, TANG, sugar, spices (cloves, cinnamon). Scoop into cup or glass, add hot or cold water.
    Adult: herbal ginger tea.

  • harney & sons: African Autumn

  • Bigelow’s Constant Comment. Ever since my mother introduced me to it as a wee one. Earl Gray gives it a serious run for its money, and I like (nae, love) many other teas, but it’s my hands down fave!

  • Loose leaf jasmine tea all the way! So sweet and earthy. Yum.

  • Ostfriesentee/East Frisian blend, without a doubt. Strong and bracing, exactly what one needs on a cold and rainy day.

  • Twinings Lady Grey. With my homies to take a break from knitting and quilting. With cookies. And oh, LOVE the shawl.

  • PG Tips (“England’s No. 1 Tea”!) – almost as caffeinating as coffee first thing in the morning.

  • I’m a tea snob and love a good sencha steeped for mere seconds in not-even-close-to-boiling water. And I love the shawl, though I don’t think I’d have the patience to knit it.

  • In keeping with going green, my favourite tea is President’s Choice Green Tea….such a pretty colour

  • Pixie Mate Green Tea — It has zip!

  • Red Zinger! Brew it super strong and then ice it up. Yummers.

  • My grandfather always had Constant Comment in the afternoon. It’s my favorite for the deliciously, unconditionally loved feeling it gives me every time I sip it, even several years after he died.

  • Earl grey green, loose, steeped for 5 minutes, over a couple of large ice cubes, with one mint leaf.

  • Bigelow’s Pomegranate Pizzazz herb tea is my choice.

  • Peet’s Asaam “Golden Tip” in bulk, brewed for 3 minutes…exactly. Serve with milk and the tiniest bit of sweetener.
    I know I’m late for the contest. But some questions must be answered.

  • Boy it’s hard to choose just one tea. I guess it would have to be Earl Grey. And I love to run my hand over my Bee Balm (Bergamot or Monarda)herb in my garden because it smells just like Earl Grey. I also love all of the fruity teas.

  • london fog…earl grey, steamed milk, none of that starbucks sweetening junk

  • Bigelow’s Constant Comment because it tastes all orangey and clovey wonderful and cup harkens back to Leonard Cohen’s song Suzanne and an image of the beautiful Our Lady in the Montreal harbour.

  • I have tried them all. My first favorite although expensive is Fauchon (both leaves and sachets). Love love love. but beyond the budget these days.
    next is Bewley’s GOLD Blend (this is the new blend introduced last year). YUMMY . Had some in the REAL Bewleys in Dublin in June and became an immediate convert. have to order it online.
    Then there is Barry’s – the other tea from Ireland. I use Bewley’s for my first pot of tea of the day and Barry’s for later (have to share the love).
    After that is Taylor of Yorkshire and then Twinings.
    In more flush days, i shop at Silver Tips Tearoom and buy loose tea – and blend my own brews – assam and darjeeling and kenya… they all make great teas alone and together. right now i guard that stash as my yarn stash!
    Would love the book – tea and yarn the greatest stashes in the world!

  • I have tried them all. My first favorite although expensive is Fauchon (both leaves and sachets). Love love love. but beyond the budget these days.
    next is Bewley’s GOLD Blend (this is the new blend introduced last year). YUMMY . Had some in the REAL Bewleys in Dublin in June and became an immediate convert. have to order it online.
    Then there is Barry’s – the other tea from Ireland. I use Bewley’s for my first pot of tea of the day and Barry’s for later (have to share the love).
    After that is Taylor of Yorkshire and then Twinings.
    In more flush days, i shop at Silver Tips Tearoom and buy loose tea – and blend my own brews – assam and darjeeling and kenya… they all make great teas alone and together. right now i guard that stash as my yarn stash!
    Would love the book – tea and yarn the greatest stashes in the world!

  • My favorite tea is Lipton Orange, Passionfruit, and Jasmine. Wonderful aroma!

  • I have tried them all. My first favorite although expensive is Fauchon (both leaves and sachets). Love love love. but beyond the budget these days.
    next is Bewley’s GOLD Blend (this is the new blend introduced last year). YUMMY . Had some in the REAL Bewleys in Dublin in June and became an immediate convert. have to order it online.
    Then there is Barry’s – the other tea from Ireland. I use Bewley’s for my first pot of tea of the day and Barry’s for later (have to share the love).
    After that is Taylor of Yorkshire and then Twinings.
    In more flush days, i shop at Silver Tips Tearoom and buy loose tea – and blend my own brews – assam and darjeeling and kenya… they all make great teas alone and together. right now i guard that stash as my yarn stash!
    Would love the book – tea and yarn the greatest stashes in the world!

  • ROFL about the FAQs, because we just KNOW someone was going to ask that first question.
    My favourite (note English spelling) tea changes from day to day. I, too, love the Yorkie tea you photographed. (goes well with the grandpup, too, I just realized)…. And I love Earl Greyer (the greyer the better). And …. uh…mint tea. And Ginger Green. And…. Green with Rose Petals.
    Have I disqualified myself for being indecisive? This was not covered in the FAQs.

  • I have tried them all. My first favorite although expensive is Fauchon (both leaves and sachets). Love love love. but beyond the budget these days.
    next is Bewley’s GOLD Blend (this is the new blend introduced last year). YUMMY . Had some in the REAL Bewleys in Dublin in June and became an immediate convert. have to order it online.
    Then there is Barry’s – the other tea from Ireland. I use Bewley’s for my first pot of tea of the day and Barry’s for later (have to share the love).
    After that is Taylor of Yorkshire and then Twinings.
    In more flush days, i shop at Silver Tips Tearoom and buy loose tea – and blend my own brews – assam and darjeeling and kenya… they all make great teas alone and together. right now i guard that stash as my yarn stash!
    Would love the book – tea and yarn = the greatest stashes in the world!

  • Tazo “Lotus” green tea: a decaffeinated tea with the subtle essence of lotus blossoms. Lovely and serene!

  • Tetley. And Red Zinger. And that’s it.

  • Irish Breakfast by Twinings. It’s strong, and tastes as good as it smells, which gives it points over coffee. Also, it has the word irish in it. As someone with red hair and celtic origin, this is hard to argue with!

  • I like this lavendar/earl grey mix that I can’t remember the brand name of. It’s remarkable in that I can’t really stand Earl Grey, except for the smell, and with this, totally drinkable.

  • Whittard of Chelsea Earl Gray – yum!
    …and ‘cos it reminds me of my one and only trip to England :o)

  • Lavendar Earl Grey from World Tea Company in Toledo, OH. Now that I’ve moved, I have it shipped to me. Yum!

  • Ok, I admit to being dull, but my favorite tea is Tazo’s Awake. I like that it tells me just what it’s going to do, right there on the box – wake my poor, bedraggled, sleep-deprived self up. If I were in London, I’m sure I’d have a more sophisticated choice.

  • London Cuppa! Hard to find, b