Tea (rec.drink.tea) Discussion relating to tea, the world's second most consumed beverage (after water), made by infusing or boiling the leaves of the tea plant (C. sinensis or close relatives) in water.

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I need a recommendation for a good herbal tea. I really like real tea
but I'm sensitive to caffeine. Even decaf Eng. Breakfast Tea still has
caffeine, and a second cup is enough to make me feel uncomfortable.

My wife and daughter like fruit teas, like Lemon Zinger etc.. I find
them too sweet and, well, fruity....

I only drink an herbal tea now (Mint Medley) when I'm sick. Otherwise,
I don't like it.

I'm looking for a completely caffeine free tea that either tastes like
tea, or at least isn't a sweet tasting tea. Other taste notes (ie:
smoky) might be fine.

Nothing too exotic, but I do have a Whole Foods locally so I have some
range available.

Thanks for your help...


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I'd ask at Whole Foods what they would recommend. But my experience is
that nothing tastes like tea but tea. I personally like the Zingers,
but also licorice tea, ginger tea, and chocolate mint rooibus. You
might try a plain rooibus, and experiment from there. Toci
Mmm wrote:
I need a recommendation for a good herbal tea. I really like real tea
but I'm sensitive to caffeine. Even decaf Eng. Breakfast Tea still has
caffeine, and a second cup is enough to make me feel uncomfortable.

My wife and daughter like fruit teas, like Lemon Zinger etc.. I find
them too sweet and, well, fruity....

I only drink an herbal tea now (Mint Medley) when I'm sick. Otherwise,
I don't like it.

I'm looking for a completely caffeine free tea that either tastes like
tea, or at least isn't a sweet tasting tea. Other taste notes (ie:
smoky) might be fine.

Nothing too exotic, but I do have a Whole Foods locally so I have some
range available.

Thanks for your help...


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I second the rooibos reccomendation. It is the most 'tea' tasting
(black tea) My favorite herbals come from Rishi (online and in Whole
foodds--I like the passion fruit rooibos and ginger lime rooibos, and
plain rooibos) and Mountain rose herbs (also online- I love their Dream
tea- it does as the name implies- really) You can also get some yerba
mate ( Eco Tea and Guayaki are carried by whole foods - Mate sports an
herbal caffeine equivalent called 'matteine' Good luck and report back
your results.

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I would highly recommend Hibiscus Tea
It makes a really nice hot tea and even better iced tea
Its a red tangy infusion
similar a little to rose hip tea or strawberry kiwi if you've had
either of those.
I apologize for using the word tea, tisane would be more appropriate as
it really isn't tea at all.
Its caffeine free and high in vitamin C

On Jan 23, 12:31 pm, Mmm wrote:
I need a recommendation for a good herbal tea. I really like real tea
but I'm sensitive to caffeine. Even decaf Eng. Breakfast Tea still has
caffeine, and a second cup is enough to make me feel uncomfortable.

My wife and daughter like fruit teas, like Lemon Zinger etc.. I find
them too sweet and, well, fruity....

I only drink an herbal tea now (Mint Medley) when I'm sick. Otherwise,
I don't like it.

I'm looking for a completely caffeine free tea that either tastes like
tea, or at least isn't a sweet tasting tea. Other taste notes (ie:
smoky) might be fine.

Nothing too exotic, but I do have a Whole Foods locally so I have some
range available.

Thanks for your help...


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I need a recommendation for a good herbal tea. I really like real tea
but I'm sensitive to caffeine. Even decaf Eng. Breakfast Tea still has
caffeine, and a second cup is enough to make me feel uncomfortable.

My wife and daughter like fruit teas, like Lemon Zinger etc.. I find
them too sweet and, well, fruity....

I only drink an herbal tea now (Mint Medley) when I'm sick. Otherwise,
I don't like it.

I'm looking for a completely caffeine free tea that either tastes like
tea, or at least isn't a sweet tasting tea. Other taste notes (ie:
smoky) might be fine.

Nothing too exotic, but I do have a Whole Foods locally so I have some
range available.

Thanks for your help...


I like Earl Grey Rooibos/Rooibos Earl Grey/whatever the name depending on
vendor. Anyway, it's rooibos with the bergamot flavoring of the Earl Grey
tea.

Also, plain rooibos - sometimes I add 1/8 to 1/4 tsp of vanilla to the 4-cup
pot for variety.

HTH.

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