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Nov 28, 2007 06:41 PM

Great Tea Bags

I'm looking for very good black tea bags (no flavors, not loose leaf) that are easy to find or can be mail ordered for a tea sippin' friend of mine. Any suggestions?

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  1. Try the Mighty Leaf brand and TeaForte. They have nice-looking bags.

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    1. re: ap616

      anything British. We know how to make proper tea (strong with taste). I can get British teabags like PG Tips in the British section of Publix but I guess it depends where you live.

      1. re: ap616

        "Mighty Leaf" and also "Two Leaves and a Bud" are two very good brands of tea; both have black tea bags, and both can be found at Cost Plus/World Market.

      2. there are literally dozens of online tea shops, try tao of tea, teavana, ten ren, harney & sons or good ol twinings.

        1. I'm not sure if you're looking for fancy bags or fancy tea. As far as my tea-drinking preferences go, I am a PG Tips (Lyon's in Ireland) fan. Barry's is also terrific if your friend enjoys a very strong Irish breakfast tea.

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          1. re: JungMann

            fancy tea in bags would be the preference. She was a fan of Assam black tea at Trader Joe's which was discontinued, if that helps. She doesn't care for Twinnings.

          2. I don't often buy bagged teas, but Twinning's seem to be the best.

            1. Lupicia - they sell on line at

              The loose teas are better but they do have lots of bags as well.