My favorite is Earl Grey Blue flower (it's black tea with bergamot and corn flower.)
I also like white tea and oolong, oolong is hard to get.
Ceylon is also a nice black tea.
An option for people that only drink coffee would be recommended.
I love oolong and green tea, but I always have Earl Grey in stock since I love it the most mmm...
Black tea with jasmine is also lovely mmm...
Can't go wrong with herbal tea. Spearmint, rosehip, ginger, chamomile, Labrador, and many more. Second place goes to oolong.
I thought "Chai" just means "Tea" in some countries, due to different spelling of the Chinese hieroglyph. Or not?
Technically yes, but things happen when you cross cultures and languages. Like when an English speaker says they want salsa, they generally mean that tomato mixture you eat with tortilla chips and such. But in Spanish it literally just means sauce. In this case, chai refers to the spiced tea drink, and yeah the word does literally just mean tea. There is a word for this in linguistics, but I can't remember it
Green tea. One thing I gotta get off my chest though, I don't like when people try to overcomplicate green tea. "The temperature can't be too high" "Can't let it oversteep" it's hot leaf water, it'll be fine. Maybe I'm biased because I've been drinking a pitcher of green leaf water every day since I was a kid, but like, half the time whenever I see people complain about the taste and tannins, it's cause they're using shit tea in a bag. Quality aside, that's too much leaves for a single cup. Of course it's going to be too bitter. Break open that bag, throw maybe half into a pitcher, and pour hot water. You got enough tea to last you a day. And if you really don't want lukewarm tea later, just pour more hot water in.
Thanks for this tip! I've never thought to question how much tea is in a tea bag. You'd think manufacturers would know the right ratios for the best taste but I guess not.
Forgot to mention, tea bag tea is usually cut up into gritty pieces. So you will need a pitcher or teapot with a filter, or just rebag it with a coffee filter and staple. If you can, just buy loose leaf tea instead. It doesn't have to be the most expensive stuff, since unless you're some kind of tea connoisseur, expensive hipster teas are mostly marketing (most cheap probably isn't great either though. Maybe like a lower to upper middle price)
On the rare occasion I drink something other than bottled water or a sugar-free drink powder you mix with water, I do like a decent English Breakfast or Irish Breakfast tea if I had to choose. I also enjoy a coffee substitute called Pero they sell in the US, which is a blend of grains (Barley, Malted Barley, Chicory, Rye) roasted and ground. It tastes coffee like but not as strong and you just add water. It's great mixed with milk and a bit a chocolate malt powder.
For me, fave would be rooibos so.. red tea.
But honestly I also quite like nice black tea with milk, matcha, green tea in general, fruit infusions (ideally fruit/herbal combinations) and bubble tea.
Black tea with milk in the morning. Oolong or white tea in the afternoon. Herbal tea or decaf tea at night.
To be honest, the only teas I've never really liked are the ones with peppermint. Why?
I know it doesn't really count, but I like a good long island iced tea too.
Favourite tea = the tea nowhere near me
I once had hibiscus tea and did like that, but not to the point where I would bother ever seeking it out to drink.
Late to this, but green tea. I also enjoy black tea and oolong, but green tea is my go-to. I'm both very picky about green tea (as in, I can tell when it's really good or just plain bad) and very easy towards it (as in, I'll still drink it even if it is bad).
Used to be plain hot black tea, then I was introduced to Boba in late college and jesus christ I mean I struggle to even call it a tea but it's definitely my favorite drink on this list.
I don't like tea, but I did learn to drink it. Iced usually tastes the best for me because it's loaded with sugar and sweet and cold are a great combination for just about anything.
Black tea since I can drink it any way! Hot, cold, w/ milk, and sweet. 🙂