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Best herbal tea in the (kosher) world

AdinaA Aug 7, 2012 08:18 AM

I love that there are so many brands of certified herbal blend tea.

I mostly drink decaf, and my current favorites are:

Yogi brand ginger tea

Celestial Seasonings Sweet Coconut Thai, it is a truly heavenly decaf Chai

If I'm doing caffeine,

Numi brand Chocolate Pu-erh

The thing is, I had to buy and drink a lot of duds before I discovered these three truly superlative teas.

So I am wondering, what have you been drinking that I have not yet discovered?

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    noya Aug 15, 2012 06:01 AM

    The Republic of Tea double red rooibos tea. Husband and I joke that we like to have rooibos on shoibus ;-)

    1. jpr54_1 Aug 14, 2012 02:16 PM

      wissotsky tea
      david's tea in canada
      generation tea
      i believe all r kosher-not sure of hechtcher

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        amages Aug 13, 2012 06:08 PM

        We're big fans of Rishi Tea - its Wisconsin K. http://www.rishi-tea.com/ Especially Citron Oolong.

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          ATH44 Aug 10, 2012 02:38 PM

          This one is one of my favorites. Not exactly herbal but 2 of the 3 you mention aren't herbal either so I guess you're open to that.

          1. almond tree Aug 7, 2012 09:10 PM

            Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice - rich flavor (cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, & other spices) with a slight natural sweetness from carob. Because the flavor seems to sink to the bottom of the cup, give it a good stir before drinking.

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              ettilou Aug 7, 2012 08:23 PM

              I gave up soda 15 months ago and became a HUGE tea drinker. My favorite herbal blends all come from Harney and Sons. Hands down the best blends. If you happen to live in the NY area they have a store in SoHo, on Broome near Broadway. They are extremely patient and amazingly knowledgeable. If not you can call their 800 number and I found them less patient but can direct you to blends you might like. Good luck.

              1. queenscook Aug 7, 2012 02:46 PM

                Is the Celestial Seasonings "Thai" or "Chai"?

                I myself like Tazo's Decaf Chai, which I think is far better than their caffeinated version.

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                1. re: queenscook
                  AdinaA Aug 7, 2012 04:05 PM

                  It's called Sweet Coconut Thai http://www.celestialseasonings.com/pr...

                  But, flavor-wise, it's in the Chai category, it's creamy and really delicious.

                  1. re: AdinaA
                    cheesecake17 Aug 7, 2012 06:21 PM

                    Have you tried it with milk?

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                      AdinaA Aug 8, 2012 06:42 AM

                      Lovely with milk

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                        cheesecake17 Aug 10, 2012 09:29 AM

                        Website says target has it, hopefully I'll get there soon

                    2. re: AdinaA
                      queenscook Aug 8, 2012 01:27 AM

                      Thanks. When I return from aretz, I'll pick some up.

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                    SoCal Mother Aug 7, 2012 10:41 AM

                    I am partial to Good Earth Original.

                    I used to make a mix of loose darjeeling and oolong tea in a tea ball but I haven't done that in a long time.

                    My kids drink Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer and Sleepytime. Red ZInger is of course the classic but you need to make it strong.

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                      Moishefrompardes Aug 7, 2012 10:32 AM

                      I think if you went to one of the more upscale stores that sell loose tea you probably do really well since fried flowers harbs & spices dont need hashgacha. also to my palate harney & sons is the best.
                      their cinnamon tea is crazy.

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                        DeisCane Aug 7, 2012 08:47 AM

                        I love a few from Trader Joe's--Mango Black, Vanilla Cinnamon, and the Candy Cane Green.

                        I don't know which ones are officially "herbal," but they are all damn good.

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