Pesticides in Tea

primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' BoopinDetroit, MI
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  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast!
    This is incredibly disappointing, especially of a brand that markets themselves the way they do.
    Koreish
  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast!
    Good old Twinings, though. Pulling through like always.
    sharkydartKoreish
  • This is a nice place for real tea if anybody is looking:
    http://www.birdpick.com/
  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast!
    lol. Celestial Seasonings. The Budweiser of tea.
    I think Bigalow might be the Budweiser of tea. Celestial Seasonings was never a brand for serious tea drinkers by any means, but it wouldn't have been so bad for a Cup of Lies company if they weren't poisoning their consumers.
    Koreish
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff
    I'll have to pass this article along to the 2 people in my company who used to work for Hain Celestial.
  • lol. Celestial Seasonings. The Budweiser of tea.
    I think Bigalow might be the Budweiser of tea. Celestial Seasonings was never a brand for serious tea drinkers by any means, but it wouldn't have been so bad for a Cup of Lies company if they weren't poisoning their consumers.
    Yeah, how dare they?! ...More like... "Max-oxidant Blood Agent Orange" and "Sleepytime Kids Goodnight (Forever) Grape". :orange:
    TeramonaUPSLynxmidga
  • Oh good, Twinings was the only tea brand I tried before.
  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH
    I really liked Sleepy Time too, lucky I went the dropped 30 bucks on 6 ounces of tea at Teavana for the good shit (at least that is the way they made it seem)
  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast!
    Hm. Teavana isn't awesome, but it's better than some other brands. Honestly, I'm a tad surprised to hear this about Celestial Seasonings. They paint themselves as earth loving hippies.

    Twinings is an awesome, quality, English brand that's been around since before the Boston Tea Party. It's a solid choice any day of the week.
    Koreish
  • @Teramona I really liked the teavana silver needle and strawberry lemonade I told you about before. Why aren't they awesome?
  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast!
    Teavana is generally more expensive than what it's worth. It's not the highest quality, and the flavors tend to be a bit muddled. Again, it's not terrible, but it's not great. I'd definitely drink it if it were around.

    Harney and Sons is another pretty good choice, I think. Pretty sure they've been around for quite a long time, as well.
    Koreish
  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL
    My favorite tea is Republic of Tea's Ginger Peach tea.
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf-
    My favorite tea is Republic of Tea's Ginger Peach tea.
    Their Earl Greyer is also awesome. Bit pricey for me though unless I can find it on sale
  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL
    I usually go to Sweet Tomato's and drink a bunch (it's great as an iced tea as well) and then possibly take some home with me. One of my favorite German restaurants down here serves that as their iced tea and that's what got me hooked on it.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK
    @Teramona I really liked the teavana silver needle and strawberry lemonade I told you about before. Why aren't they awesome?
    Silver needle is a particular favorite of mine as well.
  • kimono54kimono54 Fort Wayne, IN
    My favorite hot tea is earl grey, but I prefer Luzianne iced tea. I also drink Celestial Seasonings sleepytime tea. Maybe I can find a different brand of sleepytime tea...
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK
    My favorite hot tea is earl grey, but I prefer Luzianne iced tea. I also drink Celestial Seasonings sleepytime tea. Maybe I can find a different brand of sleepytime tea...
    Perhaps Firefly?
    kimono54
  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH
    @Teramona I really liked the teavana silver needle and strawberry lemonade I told you about before. Why aren't they awesome?
    Silver needle is a particular favorite of mine as well.
    I got silver needle and jasmine dragon(?)
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)>
    edited June 2013
    My favorite hot tea is earl grey, but I prefer Luzianne iced tea. I also drink Celestial Seasonings sleepytime tea. Maybe I can find a different brand of sleepytime tea...
    Try brewing the iced tea including a couple bags of the earl grey. You will not be disappoint.
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)>
    Also, Teavana's tea is okay. Teavana's accessories are pretty neat.
    image
    Probably available in other designs from other places for more reasonable prices, but I use this every day so well worth the $whateveritcost.
    Teramona
  • Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 Victorian Scoundrel Indianapolis, IN
    edited June 2013
    Aside from their cinnamon and peppermint Celestial Seasonings sucks, I stick always to either Earl Grey or Green from Twinings and on occasion a mixture of orange tea and hot chocolate.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK
    Also, Teavana's tea is okay. Teavana's accessories are pretty neat.
    Probably available in other designs from other places for more reasonable prices, but I use this every day so well worth the $whateveritcost.
    A french press will get the same results. It's much easier to keep clean.
    Teramona
  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast!
    Yeah, I have a tea press. It's pretty amazing. You might even say it's... tepressing. Except good.
    RyanFodderKoreish
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)>
    Actually, this thing has been really easy to clean. I've never messed with a french press, but what I've seen looks like they wouldn't strain out the leaves nearly as well.
  • If anyone out there has a Keurig, you can just get one of these :
    http://www.birdpick.com/accessories/tea-pots/madeline-glass-pot.html
    1. Put tea in pot
    2. Turn on Keurig to fill pot with hot water
    3. Turn off Keurig, let tea brew

    That's my lazy arse way of making tea, works great.
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)>
    Keurigs make me want to burn things down.
  • Is it just cool to hate Keurigs around here? It's an electric kettle for making hot beverages.
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)>
    I have no idea what other people think about them around here. I know there are a couple in my office, and I see them elsewhere, and all I can think about is paying about a dollar for each little cup thing, and then having a little plastic cup thing to throw away every time. There are accessories, like you mentioned, that eliminate this waste, but in that case I still don't see the point of having one in the first place if you're not using their special little cup things. There are plenty of single-cup methods that cost less and don't encourage the sort of consumption that Keurig does.
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