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  1. FlyingFree
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    There is plenty of MP discussion about coffee. Here’s a place for those of us who love tea.

    Talk about your favorite tea(s), how you like your tea, the memorable or unusual places that you have sipped your tea…anything tea-related!

    My favorite tea: Fortnum and Mason Royal Blend (with sweetener and milk)
    Most memorable place for tea: The outside dining area at Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge in Nepal, sipping tea with a magnificent view of the Himalayas.
     
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    Here is one of my favorite little stores in epcot

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    I visited here many times in my Orlando days....
     
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    How did I miss that little place at Epcot? I was just at Disney in February.

    I like black loose tea, preferably undoctored. My favourite is absolutely Darjeeling - especially single estate second flush ones. There are lots of good estates. Yum.

    I also like Golden Yunnan, Sikkim, Nilgiri, Keemun, and even a good Kenyan black.

    Tea is good stuff.
     
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    I've never been to Disneyworld, but I think Epcot is top on my list vs. any of the other parks (I've already been to Disneyland).

    Fairmont's Early Grey is my favorite. Damned expensive, but good. I used to drink the Awake tea at Starbucks, then I realized it tasted burnt, just like the coffee, and the water was always too hot to drink in the first 30 minutes. So now I just drink the coffee.
     
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    Oh, and Yank Sing in San Francisco has the best tea during dim sum. I don't know what it is, but all their stuff is excellent, so I'm not surprised.
     
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    Another great place is Daushanbe Teahouse in Boulder, CO
     
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    More of a coffee drinker myself, but my partner drinks tea. I've been getting him things from Le Palais des Thes. They have a great smoked tea that's one of his favorites. When I do have tea I tend to go for Darjeeling.
     
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    I'm not familiar with Le Palais...I will have to check it out...thanks!
     
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    I discovered them on a trip to France, and have been getting mail order for a while. They have a great flavored green tea, called The du Hammam, that I really like. They even do that one in a Rooibos, I think. We also like Betjeman and Barton.
     
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    What teas are in your cupboard right now? For me, it’s:

    Fortnum & Mason (UK) Royal Blend, Assam Superb, Irish Breakfast, Regent’s Blend, and Afternoon
    PG Tips (UK)
    Twinings English Breakfast (UK)
    Dilmah Extra Strength (Australia)
    Bushells Australian Breakfast (Australia)
     
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    One thing I have never liked is herbal tea....does anyone have a favorite herbal that might change my mind?
     
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    This place is the primary reason that I can actually distinguish and appreciate the differences in teas. Excellent selection of tea and excellent food. Also a pretty building.
     
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    You might try a Roibus. If you like peppermint and chocolate as an after dinner taste, I've had some nice roibus with those flavors. It was from specialteas.com, which has now, unfortunately, been absorbed by Teavana.
     
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