My wife thinks Celestial Raspberry gardens is heavenly...She drinks it over ice...Thad
I love the Celestial tea offerings! They all taste SO good!
And, although it's not GREEN tea, I am addicted to Constant Comment decaf tea!
I buy gunpowder green tea from a local tea merchant. It's very flavorful. Nothing at all like the green tea I buy in bags at the grocery store which taste like floor sweepings in comparison to whole tea leaves.
NHSuzanne - "floor sweepings" ... LOL what a great term! Personally, I haven't found a green tea I loved. In fact, I have to empty my pantry 'tea bag area' and start again. I've spent a small fortune on my quest for the best green tea. Settling on arizona pre-made for now.
You really should try to find a local tea merchant and sample the teas. They are usually very helpful. Loose tea takes a bit more work but it's not a problem when you have a tea ball, etc. I have even mastered making a pitcher of green tea for ice tea. I really like the gunpowder green the best although there are several green teas, sans the artificial flavoring of the bagged versions, to sample.
Suzanne, your right. We have lots of trendy "tea shoppes" here (you know, ladies luncheon teas with gloves and all, hummmm - nice atmosphere) Anyway, not so many tea merchants - would Starbucks or Barnies be appropriate? I really like loose tea, prepared in japanese restaurants it is so traditional and tastes sooo good.
You can try Starbucks but I don't know if they have a good selection. I do know that most specialty coffee companies, like Starbucks, usually carry tea as well. So if you don't have a tea house try the coffee places around I am sure you find some good teas too.
I take the capsules! I'm a diehard coffee drinker.