Tea Time

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Tea Time

Post by wanderin.jack » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:16 pm

Loose green tea with the toasted rice mixed with loose Brooke Bond. Drink straight up!


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Re: Tea Time

Post by Rockchucker » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:23 pm

wanderin.jack wrote:Loose green tea with the toasted rice mixed with loose Brooke Bond. Drink straight up!


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sounds very good!
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Re: Tea Time

Post by justm » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:46 pm

I like Trader Joes Irish tea for in the morning and afternoon. It's good strong tea. In the evenings, I like a simple peppermint tea. It sooths the stomach and has no caffeine.

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Re: Tea Time

Post by KathyW » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:48 pm

Last summer I switched from coffee in the evening with my cookie to a cup of peppermint tea with it. I don't add anything to the tea. I like Stash Peppermint Tea. Now I just have coffee in the morning.

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Re: Tea Time

Post by Ikan Mas » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:30 pm

Coyote mint (Pennyroyal) gathered along the trail. Great after dinner with some honey, especially after your hikin parter forgets to bring enough tea.

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Re: Tea Time

Post by oldhikerQ » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:26 am

Good earth original caffeine-free for breakfast and first thing in camp. A combination of sweet and spicy done with herbs. Lemon Zinger (also caffeine-free) before bedtime. Nothing added to either one.
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Re: Tea Time

Post by freestone » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:48 am

Not much of tea drinker, but I have been enjoying the small packets of instant Arnold Palmers and the Arizona Green tea and Ginseng. The packets are the same size a Starbucks Via instant but I do a diluted version with my salty lunch or snack. As much as I enjoy drinking Sierra water, sometimes a dash of flavor is much appreciated.

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Re: Tea Time

Post by Tom_H » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:21 pm

Irish Breakfast and Scottish Breakfast. Strong flavors.

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Re: Tea Time

Post by longri » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:18 pm

I drink instant coffee most of the time in the backcountry in the morning because it's a substantial weight/volume savings over real coffee.

But there's no need to resort to instant tea when backpacking. Good loose leaf tea and quality premade tea bags are both very light on a per cup basis. And it's easier to dry out the used tea for carrying out than it is for coffee grounds. After five years nobody has addressed my theory of nocturnal animal beverage preference.

If you like strong teas look into ones that include some Lapsang souchong in the blend, or use a good version of it in full strength if you prefer. It adds a nice smoky punch to tea. If you like that sort of thing.

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