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Know Your Teas - Part 2

Somehow this week has ended up as the unofficial YumSugar tea week. We've had tea party plans, tea definitions and all sorts of things tea related. The other day I broke out the difference in standard tea types, and today I thought I'd talk about a few of the more common tea blends.

Chai - The style of preparing black tea (although it can be made with green or oolong) with milk, sugar, and spices (including cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, pepper and allspice).

Roobios - A flavorful, caffeine-free herbal tea made from a South African shrub. Also known as red tea.

English Breakfast - A full-bodied, robust black tea blend.

Irish Breakfast A full-bodied, malty black tea. It has a strong dark potent character, sometimes compared to stout beer.

Earl Grey - A tea blend with flavor and aroma derived from oil extracted from the fragrant bergamot orange.

Yerba Maté - An herbal tea that is popular in South America, made by steeping dried leaves of Yerba Mate.

Darjeeling - Strong bodied black tea from the province of Darjeeling in India.

What's your favorite kind of tea? Let us all know about it below!

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Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
I'm also very, very late on this subject. I adore tea and just have to note that Darjeeling is definitely not a strong bodied black. It's very light.
catita85 catita85 9 years
a little bit late to comment on this subject, lol, but i love mate, a very popular infusion in Argentina and Uruguay.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
i love all of those teas, havent tried chai though
zerogirl zerogirl 10 years
i love earl grey with lavender, lapsang souchong, and genmaicha. and mauritius!
GeikoSera GeikoSera 10 years
I looooooooveeeeeeeeeeeeee tea! The only kinds I'm not a fan of are Lapsang Souchong and mint/peppermint.
KayFritz KayFritz 10 years
I love teas from Adagio.com, Its all loose leaf teas, my fav is oolonh #40 and I make it at work, people are always walking by my desk and commenting on my infuser...
andaman andaman 10 years
I drink load of tea ha ha ha! I live in UK so we drink at least 6 mugs a day
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
I love my daily chai! But given that I get the chai latte with added vanilla and all that from Stsarbucks, I'm not sure it really counts as tea anymore.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
I love teas...from my head down to my...knees?
setters setters 10 years
I have just bought some delicious green tea - jade phoenix eyes. It is very fragrant & light, absolutely delicious!
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