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Topic: Tea.
Posted By: zeqexes
Subject: Tea.
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 03:15
Which type of tea do you prefer?

I was bored, so I decided to find out which is overall the preferred type of tea among proggers.

I vote black.


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Posted By: Queen By-Tor
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 03:26
Green

and not just for the CttE album cover.


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Posted By: A Person
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 12:28
Oolong is my favorite so far. I drink it lots.

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Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 12:37
Matcha green tea.



I love the stuff.




Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 13:01
No preference here.

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Posted By: akamaisondufromage
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 13:10
Well, either Tea au Breakfast ordinaire or sometimes Assam.

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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 13:12
Green, but some black varieties are fine (like Earl Grey).

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 13:20
Black Is what I drink I think. But I drink it white! I'm confused. What is white tea?

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Posted By: A Person
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 14:04
Originally posted by Snow Dog

Black Is what I drink I think. But I drink it white! I'm confused. What is white tea?

It has to do with the way the tea is processed. White tea is made from young leaves that are only minimally oxidized, black tea is made from tea leaves that are fully oxidized.

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Posted By: ClemofNazareth
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 16:08
I like mostly Assam although some darker Darjeelings are also nice.  Twinings' Price of Wales blend is good, which I think has some greens in it but is basically a black tea.
 
Stash in the U.S. has some really good black teas like their Chinese Keemun and several Assam blends.
 


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Posted By: wilmon91
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 16:51
I quit drinking coffee a month ago or so, just to try to be less dependent on caffeine. But as a consequence I'm drinking more black tea now.. I like various kinds, but am not a fan of smoked tea like Lapsang...I used to really like it.  I have never felt any caffeine effect from green tea, but I've read that it is supposed to have caffeine, just half as much compared to black tea.

I like green tea though. But it's very different from black tea. It gives a healthy feeling.


Posted By: wilmon91
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 16:56
Originally posted by zeqexes

which is overall the preferred type of tea among proggers.


I think the most progressive attitude is to like everything, so no vote from me Smile


Posted By: Ady Cardiac
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 17:00
i drink both lady grey and peppermint tea......obviously not mixed..........black....no sugar.


Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 17:01
I'm drinking some herbal tea right now (still at work Tongue).

I'd say I like Lady Grey the most, but I quite like Bigelow's Constant Comment.


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Posted By: Lizzy
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 17:10
Oolong for me too. Followed by green (I particularly enjoyed the strong flavour of Longjing), white (with rose petals) and I seem to have developed a taste for rooibos as well. And I only use loose leaves.


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Posted By: zeqexes
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 17:52
At the moment I'm currently drinking a tea called Melbourne Breakfast, which is a strong brew with a little bit of vanilla and honey, I think. I like most kinds of tea, but I have a friend who only drinks strong teas, and won't have any teas like Earl Grey, Lady Grey, Green, Herbal or anything like that.

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Posted By: zeqexes
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 17:54
Originally posted by Snow Dog

Black Is what I drink I think. But I drink it white! I'm confused. What is white tea?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_tea


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Posted By: FusionKing
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 18:09
Green tea for me. Plain green and green with jasmine are delightful. Although some black teas are lovely; I rather enjoy Lapsang Souchong, Earl Grey, Lady grey and a delightful brew I was gifted by the name of Spiced Imperial (cinnamon, vanilla, citrus peel and cloves). And also, completely herbal teas (non tea-teas!), the most lovely of which is the Bedtime brew from Yogi Tea. It truly is a sumptuous feast for all the senses, were it not for the fact that it technically contains no tea per say and is instead a blend of ayurvedic herbs and spices, I would probably say it is my favourite.
Man...I love tea...

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 18:49
Black for sure.


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Posted By: Polymorphia
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 18:54
Earl Grey with honey.


Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 19:27
what colour is Ooloong

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Posted By: zeqexes
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 19:44
^ Oolong is a sort of cross between Green and Black teas, with Black tea being completely oxidized, and Green not at all. Oolong is partially oxidized. As for the literal colour of the leaves and finished product, it is a greenish colour.

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Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 20:25
Not a big tea drinker but green is my fav

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Posted By: JJLehto
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 20:48
Black tea

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Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 03:29
I like Chai latte Geek

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Posted By: HarbouringTheSoul
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 04:14
Black tea, strong and pure. Very relaxing.


Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 15:33
Earl Grey and Camomile here. More of a tea guy myself.


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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 19:25
Earl Grey Green.

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Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 19:28
Oh definitely black, although I am more of a coffee person generally.

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Posted By: Kati
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 19:41
Mine is black no cream, although I wish crumpets would be available here Ermm

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 22:15
I love me some Irish breakfast tea

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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: January 28 2013 at 03:48
Originally posted by zeqexes

Which type of tea do you prefer?

I was bored, so I decided to find out which is overall the preferred type of tea among proggers.

I vote black.
Hardly the first poll on the subjectWink
 
for ex:
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=79237&KW=tea" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=79237&KW=tea
 
when drinking it hot, I prefer green tea, but when making my own ice tea, I always (or often) use black tea
 
In either case , a bit of sugar (rarely honey)... never milk 
 
and always lemon  if I add anything else in black tea
 
With green tea, I can add a licorice stick or a cinamon wood shaving... And these things can be used a few dozens of times... they still give


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Posted By: Bluenipper
Date Posted: February 06 2013 at 00:37
Black for sure.


Posted By: Ajay
Date Posted: February 06 2013 at 13:49
Black, either straight or with stevia.


Posted By: Daysbetween
Date Posted: February 06 2013 at 14:20
I mainly drink green tea but occasionally like a Lapsang Souchong or Earl Grey for an afternoon pick-me-up - no milk or sugar added.


Posted By: The Mystical
Date Posted: February 24 2013 at 06:28
All tea. Tea is the best.

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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: February 24 2013 at 06:50
I prefer Indian tchai. So creamy and spicy.
I am more of a coffee dude, drinking tea usually has to do with getting wasted. Been a while though...

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Posted By: Argonaught
Date Posted: February 24 2013 at 09:17

Good, freshly brewed, unadulterated (as in "without any additives") green tea is the first choice. Good black tea with some Stevia (to take the edge off the bitterness) is the second choice. Beats any other hot drink, if you ask me. 

Occasionally, a slice a lemon is allowed; at the same time, any dairy products in tea (which is a common thing in the UK) amount to blasphemy Stern Smile


 


Posted By: ole-the-first
Date Posted: February 24 2013 at 09:49
Black, especially with various spices.

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Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: February 28 2013 at 10:51
Assam or Lady Grey + a tiny drop of milk for preference here, although I do like roiboos (redbush) with a slice of lemon occasionally

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Posted By: A Person
Date Posted: February 28 2013 at 12:03
I've been drinking pu-erh tea lately and think it could possibly become one of my favorite kinds.

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