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my favorite tea

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Since I wrote a post on drinking ‘tea-berry tea’ [see Eastern Teaberry (Gautheria procumbens L.) November 16, 2011), I thought I would try a Poll, just for fun.

Drinking tea, for me, is an enjoyable experience, especially since there are so many varieties available. A cup of tea is definately part of my ‘niche’.

Teas are traditionally classified based on the processing technique (information from Wikipedia; you can also find out more about tea from the Tea Association of Canada www.tea.ca):

White tea:  wilted and unoxidized

Yellow tea:  unwilted and unoxidized, but allowed to yellow

Green tea:  unwilted and unoxidized

Oolong:  wilted, bruised and partially oxidized

Black tea:  wilted, sometimes crushed and fully oxidized

Post-fermented tea:  green tea allowed to ferment

To this I add the various Herbal teas.

No matter how many varieties of tea are available to me, I often select Red Rose.  This is an orange pekoe tea produced originally in Saint John, New Brunswick.  It’s slogan was: “Only in Canada, you say? …What a pity!”   Today it is also available in the United States.

Written by jane tims

November 17, 2011 at 7:26 am

Posted in strategies for winter

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  1. I’m not a huge fan of teas in general but I love a nice cup of chai!

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    C.L. Sostarich

    November 18, 2011 at 8:43 am

    • Chai is supposed to be very good for you, as are teas in general. Jane

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      jane tims

      November 18, 2011 at 6:24 pm

  2. I didn’t know Red Rose came from New Brunswick – will have to try it!

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    Barbara Rodgers

    November 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

    • Hi Barbara. The Red Rose tea you get in the States is supposed to be a slightly different blend, but see how you like it. Jane

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      jane tims

      November 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm


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