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I'm trying to get off coffee. Can someone please recommend a good caffeinated tea.

No mint or white tea please. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 5911/21/2020

Earl Grey

by Anonymousreply 111/14/2020

Or and a good brand too? Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 211/14/2020

If you take heart drugs or fat drugs, most tea will contraindicate with those drugs.

by Anonymousreply 311/14/2020

English Breakfast or Prince of Wales tea.

Earl Grey is my weekend treat. You might enjoy spiced teas like Constant Comment or one of the Chai blends. Celestial Seasons has Morning Thunder tea for a real wake-up.

by Anonymousreply 411/14/2020

This is one of the few tea companies that consistently produces outstanding, top-quality teas and blends.

For a good, straight-up black tea, I recommend Russian Morning, English Breakfast, or Russian Caravan.

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by Anonymousreply 511/14/2020

All tea has caffeine. If it doesn't have caffeine it is not a tea.

by Anonymousreply 611/14/2020

Assam is my everyday tea of choice. I put the loose tea in a teaball. It's strong, and has quite a lift caffeine wise. I don't believe brands are necessarily always indicative of freshness or quality, but in the States, I like Harney & Sons Organic Assam.

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by Anonymousreply 811/14/2020

I am a Vahdam tea fan. They have everything from Earl Grey to Darjeeling and Oolong.

Twinnings also has some reasonable teas you can find in most every store.

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by Anonymousreply 911/14/2020

Morning Thunder by Celestial Seasonings. It has mate in it, which is a funky flavor if you haven't tried it. I like it and it gives you a small energy boost.

by Anonymousreply 1011/14/2020

I like Yorkshire Gold from Taylors of Harrogate, which I buy through amazon.

But I also really enjoy Constant Comment from Bigelow, which you can get in most grovery stores.

by Anonymousreply 1111/14/2020

R4 R5 The company brand name doesn't indicate quality, tea grades do. Get the golden flowery orange pekoe grade. That's the top of the line. Second picking is better than the first.

by Anonymousreply 1211/14/2020

Find a good quality Japanese matcha. It has a lot of health benefits and won't make you crash and burn like coffee.

by Anonymousreply 1311/14/2020

Just curious...since many teas have more caffeine than coffee, what's the point of switching? Don't like coffee?

by Anonymousreply 1411/14/2020

Coffee has more caffeine. period

by Anonymousreply 1511/14/2020

My favorite is Twinings' Ceylon Orange Pekoe, if I'm drinking it hot.

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by Anonymousreply 1611/14/2020

[Quote] Coffee has more caffeine. period

It does? So how much tea will I have to drink to equal 1 cup of coffee do you think?

by Anonymousreply 1711/14/2020

Thanks for all the suggestions so far!

by Anonymousreply 1811/14/2020

PG Tips brand tea bags.

by Anonymousreply 1911/14/2020

R19 Are those little pyramids technically nylon, or plastic? A friend drinks the tips, and her mum thinks the material leaves microplastics behind. Many French teas I've noticed use those....

by Anonymousreply 2011/14/2020

R12 - Uh, NO. An outstanding tea company will only purchase and use the highest grades of tea leaves for its blends and products, usually selling loose leaf teas predominantly and using the same high-quality leaves in its teabags.

Less reputable companies will cut their teas with cheaper leaves or actually put the small, broken “sweepings” into tea bags.

The tea house/company is the PRIMARY indicator of quality level.

by Anonymousreply 2111/14/2020

White tea has caffeine. All true teas are the same plant with varying degrees of oxidation due to different processing.

Try Adagio.

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by Anonymousreply 2211/14/2020

Tea leaves have more caffeine in them than coffee beans but the coffee brewing process brings out more caffeine in the final cup.

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by Anonymousreply 2311/14/2020

[quote] [R19] Are those little pyramids technically nylon, or plastic? A friend drinks the tips, and her mum thinks the material leaves microplastics behind. Many French teas I've noticed use those....

R20, it's been a while since I've used the PG Tips bags (switched to coffee). Seems like the bags are now made of paper, but I could be wrong.

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by Anonymousreply 2411/14/2020

I have a two gallon plastic jug that I use to make iced green tea. 4 bags of whatever brand (Twinings is nice but now I'm using the whole foods store brand and there's no difference) and fill the jug with tap water and let it steep overnight.

by Anonymousreply 2511/14/2020

OP, might want to check out David's Tea "24 Nights of Tea." It's an advent calendar with a 2-serving pouch of tea per night. I buy one every year.

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by Anonymousreply 2611/14/2020

Also, if you're going to get into loose leaf tea, I'd highly recommend this bottom-dispensing teapot.

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by Anonymousreply 2711/14/2020

R21 yes tea companies go to tea auctions and buy teas that their blenders use to sell in their packaged teas. You're welcome to that if you like those. There are excellent and reputable companies like Mariage Freres and so on.

But the difference is like getting wine bottled by the vineyard like a Chateau Rothschild or by a winery like Gallo.

You can get estate teas from companies in the Bay Area and NYC and probably in London and Paris I'm less familiar with. Admittedly harder to find at a Whole Foods near you, they are known as boutique, artisanal and estate. Sounds snotty I know but tea like wine has its snotty side. I haven't paid a lot attention to it lately because I'm like, Go AOC!

by Anonymousreply 2811/14/2020

Honey Black from David's Tea.

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by Anonymousreply 2911/14/2020

You'll eventually go back to coffee trust me. People who switch from coffee to tea always go back.

by Anonymousreply 3011/14/2020

R30 Perhaps he'll enjoy both, but relying on the tea can help him to cut down at the very least.

by Anonymousreply 3111/14/2020

OP - there is actually a chemical difference between the caffeine in coffee - Caffeine - and the “caffeine” in tea - Theine - that has a significant physiological affect.

As the French say (loosely translated): Caffeine excites; theine stimulates. This means that while coffee gives an initial rush of energy, tea provides a lesser level of stimulation, but over a longer period of time.

If you’re looking for the rush, you’ll eventually go back to coffee, but try tea and the longer, even mental stimulation it provides.

by Anonymousreply 3211/14/2020

Celestial Seasonings' Morning Thunder is a good coffee substitute. For something a bit less strong, I also recommend English Breakfast.

by Anonymousreply 3311/14/2020

Morning thunder is when a butch lesbian farts herself awake.

by Anonymousreply 3411/14/2020

I love dammann freres tea, particularly Jardin Bleu. Harney's also has some very good teas. Sans & Sans in Barcelona is heaven in a cup but it's pricey to ship to the USA.

by Anonymousreply 3511/14/2020

R35 Shipping often is the problem for the States. Hälssen & Lyon is another favourite of mine, but it has never occured to me to try to obtain it from Hamburg.

by Anonymousreply 3611/14/2020

I love Sleepytime.

by Anonymousreply 3711/14/2020

For anyone interested in trying

+49 40-36 14 3-0

by Anonymousreply 3811/14/2020

Green teas.

I love me some Oolong Tea.

by Anonymousreply 3911/14/2020

What's a good matcha that isn't too high end?

I attended tea ceremonies in Japan and would love just an inkling of that again.

by Anonymousreply 4011/14/2020

OP, what you really need to get off is caffeine.

by Anonymousreply 4111/14/2020

Some people need caffeine. It both calms and awakens me. I'm not OP, but why so down on caffeine, PD?

by Anonymousreply 4211/14/2020

Yorkshire Gold by Taylors of Harrowgate and French Breakfast by Marriages Freres.

by Anonymousreply 4311/14/2020

Any tips on how, R41?

by Anonymousreply 4411/14/2020

What's a "good" caffeinated tea? Weird question. Just pick one that sounds like it's a flavor you'd like.

by Anonymousreply 4511/14/2020

Earl Grey Double Bergamot, bu Stash Tea

A good quality matcha for everyday drinking, if you can swing the cost I would recommend a premium grade (not ceremonial grade, too expensive) because there is a clear difference in color and taste. I buy directly from this company linked below. For everyday drinking on a budget I’d suggest you get the Premium refill (cheapest option) 4.23 oz. for $63, which is a great deal and helluva lot cheaper than what you can buy here that’s marketed as “premium grade”. I’ve been drinking matcha since childhood and am a bit of a connoisseur. If you want a close to ceremonial grade and willing to spend $22 more, then get Super Premium refill 4.23 oz. for $85. That’s the one I drink in the morning.

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by Anonymousreply 4811/14/2020

Tea stains your teeth - you'll be whitening your teeth twice a year.

by Anonymousreply 4911/14/2020

And coffee doesn’t stain your teeth? Quite more so I think, every coffee drinker I know has coffee stains.

by Anonymousreply 5011/15/2020

R50 Coffee never stained my teeth but the acid in it ate at the enamel.

by Anonymousreply 5111/15/2020

R46 STASH make excellent Chai as well. Really spicy, for those into it. R43 Yorkshire is really nice for a quick cup with a tea bag.

by Anonymousreply 5211/15/2020

Try a less-expensive Earl Grey before splurging a la r46. You may like the taste of bergamot as much as I do, which is to say not at all.

by Anonymousreply 5311/15/2020

Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Gold is supplied to the Prince of Wales, OP. Need one say more?

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by Anonymousreply 5511/15/2020

Funny that, I think in reality they've several tea suppliers. Fortnums, Darvilles, and Twinings have received Royal Warrants as well.

by Anonymousreply 5611/15/2020

I had some great apple tea once that someone gave me. But it was French and couldn't find anywhere in the U.S. The U.S. ones all have cinnamon--why??

by Anonymousreply 5711/20/2020

Brew loose-leaf hibiscus (aka jamaica flower aka 'red zinger') along with black peppercorns and whole cloves.

You'll thank me later.

by Anonymousreply 5811/20/2020

R58 J'adore Jamaica, and I'm not keen on most herbal tea. It's especially nice chilled, or over ice. I've yet to try a spiced version however.

by Anonymousreply 5911/21/2020
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