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Any recommendations for tea to drink black?

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jinglesticks Mon 26-Aug-13 07:01:00

Ideally I'd still like the caffeine, but I don't like milk. Can anyone recommend any teas which taste nice without milk?

LadyMilfordHaven Mon 26-Aug-13 07:02:40

Hi. I've drunk black tea for about 20 years. Met h who unusually did too. Now I couldn't countenance normal tea.

I like Darjeeling. Just dipped in so it goes medium amber. You won't go back

pacificjade Mon 26-Aug-13 07:35:01

Earl Grey is lovely without milk. I think normal tea has too much tannin to drink black as it just tastes bitter.

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Mon 26-Aug-13 07:45:18

Lady Grey.

Mama1980 Mon 26-Aug-13 07:46:18

Earl grey

Iheartcrunchiebars Mon 26-Aug-13 07:57:06

Another vote for lady grey. The only downside is asking for it when out at cafes/restaurants. There's no way of doing it without sounding like hyacinth bucket.

TiredyCustards Mon 26-Aug-13 08:03:13

Green tea with lemon, mint or jasmine.

Green tea has caffeine, but just let it brew for a few seconds as it does get bitter quickly. The Clipper brand is nice.


AndIFeedEmGunpowder Mon 26-Aug-13 09:10:02

YES Crunchie! grin

BikeRunSki Mon 26-Aug-13 09:13:47

Earl Grey or Green Tea.

LifeofPo Mon 26-Aug-13 09:14:56

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LifeofPo Mon 26-Aug-13 09:15:22

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CircassianLeyla Mon 26-Aug-13 09:18:03

I have always drank tea without milk. I just drink PG Tips and ordinary English breakfast type. Sometimes with tea leaves when visiting Turkish relatives who all drink it black.

DontActuallyLikePrunes Mon 26-Aug-13 09:19:00

a nice flowery oolong

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Mon 26-Aug-13 09:30:54

Rooibos is lovely without milk, it's caff-free though, so more of an evening drink?

jinglesticks Mon 26-Aug-13 10:01:53

Thanks! Some excellent suggestions. I look forward to trying all these!

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