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I gave up coffee cold turkey a couple years ago and have found these black teas have made my favorites list:

Typhoo is just not strong enough for me. Love Yorkshire (red box) but it will stain everything -- be warned.

Barry's has been a nice surprise and PG Tips is growing on me. A very decent cup of tea.

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If you prefer to continue purchasing at a market, then I'd recommend Twinnings English Breakfast Tea.

I order my tea in bulk from Upton and just received English Breakfast, Darjeeling and Black Apricot Decaf. Their teas are terrific, as is their customer service. Nothing tastes like cardboard.

p.s. The last time I was in Great Britain, I brought home some magnificant teas and was so sad when they were gone.

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I really love McCormick tea. It is difficult to find, so I stock up when I find some. Amazon has it sometimes. I am a tea drinker and it's the best I've ever tasted.
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I just tried some tea samples I got in my Birchbox . OMG! It is Ahmad brand.I tried the apricot black tea and the English no.1 .This tea is so smooth and flavorful. I have 2more to try...both green teas. But I have ordered some of the teas from birchbox while I get free shipping and cannot wait to get them.

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On 2/3/2014 birkin baby said:

I just tried some tea samples I got in my Birchbox . OMG! It is Ahmad brand.I tried the apricot black tea and the English no.1 .This tea is so smooth and flavorful. I have 2more to try...both green teas. But I have ordered some of the teas from birchbox while I get free shipping and cannot wait to get them.

i buy the ahmad brand also, both tea bags and loose tea..... i cant find it in regular grocery stores, but many of the middle eastern stores have it.

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On 2/3/2014 sunshine45 said:
On 2/3/2014 birkin baby said:

I just tried some tea samples I got in my Birchbox . OMG! It is Ahmad brand.I tried the apricot black tea and the English no.1 .This tea is so smooth and flavorful. I have 2more to try...both green teas. But I have ordered some of the teas from birchbox while I get free shipping and cannot wait to get them.

i buy the ahmad brand also, both tea bags and loose tea..... i cant find it in regular grocery stores, but many of the middle eastern stores have it.

Thank you for that tip.There are quite a few middle eastern stores around my work. That's good to know since I think I might be now hooked...lol.What blends do you recommend?

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I'm a Twinings fan, too. As a child, I always had Tetley tea but I agree with the poster about its not being the same. I've found that Twinings Ceylon Orange Pekoe and English Breakfast, both medium-bodied, are perfectly reminiscent of the Tetley I used to enjoy.

As an homage to Tetley, I store the bags in an old Tetley tin.



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I changed from a HUGE coffee addict to a delighted tea drinker. My favs are: Bigelow's Earl Grey and Starbuck's TAZO Awake and their Breakfast blend. (I find that Starbuck's brand of the TAZO brand is more robust than the TAZO brand I buy from Wegman's. Two tea bags of Starbuck's AWAKE (as they serve in their stores) zaps me with more energy than any cup of coffee ever did.

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On 2/3/2014 birkin baby said:
On 2/3/2014 sunshine45 said:
On 2/3/2014 birkin baby said:

I just tried some tea samples I got in my Birchbox . OMG! It is Ahmad brand.I tried the apricot black tea and the English no.1 .This tea is so smooth and flavorful. I have 2more to try...both green teas. But I have ordered some of the teas from birchbox while I get free shipping and cannot wait to get them.

i buy the ahmad brand also, both tea bags and loose tea..... i cant find it in regular grocery stores, but many of the middle eastern stores have it.

Thank you for that tip.There are quite a few middle eastern stores around my work. That's good to know since I think I might be now hooked...lol.What blends do you recommend?

if i am buying their loose tea i like mixing the darjeeling and the early gray together to make my own blend. i also like the english tea #1 and the breakfast tea. my s/o is also a fan of the cardamon tea.

they have a product finder on their website if you want to buy it in a store close by OR you can find many of them on amazon.

happy drinking. Smile

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