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Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Bags on 06/10/2011 20:34:15 MDT Print View

Bags will dry quickly if you lay them out on a rock while you break camp. You can then if want open up the bags and discard the leaves or pack out the dry bags. Depends on how LNT-frantic one is ;-)

Nate Davis
(Knaight) - F

Locale: Western Massachusetts
Ultralight tea on 06/11/2011 07:03:01 MDT Print View

Not sure which evergreens can be found along the JMT, but many of their leaves can be used for a great and nutritious tea. I love making hemlock and white pine teas when I'm out, and best of all... no weight to carry!

spelt !
(spelt) - F

Locale: SW/C PA
picky, picky (I mean me) on 06/11/2011 10:13:45 MDT Print View

I like estate blacks and oolongs, mostly. Nice thing with oolongs is they can be steeped multiple times. I can load up the filter and drink from the same leaves for a day or more.

Edited by spelt on 06/11/2011 10:14:32 MDT.

Tohru Ohnuki
(erdferkel) - F

Locale: S. California
Re: Strong Tea on 06/11/2011 15:24:18 MDT Print View

Any black tea but especially Scottish or Irish Breakfast tea. I can't take the nyar factor of those, so usually I like PG Tips in those pyramid teabags...

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Re: Strong Tea on 06/11/2011 17:28:27 MDT Print View

Drinking this now. Running low. Good stuff. Added Vanilla Silk. I love tea.

tea

Terri Wright
(ncalcamper) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Tea House on 06/13/2011 20:26:47 MDT Print View

This Tea House is right by my house. I bet I can find something I like here!


http://www.numitea.com/pure-tea/

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Numi Tea on 06/13/2011 20:48:35 MDT Print View

Numi is great... the have a mate and also a wonderful Moroccan mint... but one of my faves is their lemon chamomile (that's a great nighttime tea).

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: Strong Tea - Double Dark Chocolate Mate on 06/14/2011 14:55:53 MDT Print View

Went looking for the sou-whatever tea that Craig and Tom talked about, and saw this canister of Republic of Tea Double Dark Chocolate Mate. Well now, I've had a long-running love affair with dark chocolate, so I picked up the tin to try it out.

Not a strong tea, but I must say, a very nice tea with a subtle chocolate flavor. I could see it replacing hot chocolate on a cold trip. Quite tasty!

Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - M

Locale: Western Washington
tea in the backcountry on 06/15/2011 21:16:05 MDT Print View

If you use teabags, try to find a whole leaf teabag, not tea made from broken leaves and dust. Makes all the difference in the world. I drink black tea, with honey and orange juice. For hiking, I use honey powder (from packitgourmet.com) and a packet of True Orange crystallized orange juice. Not perfectly like a cup at home, but pretty close. I've found a good English Breakfast tea at Safeway that comes in tea bags that aren't individually wrapped, so I just have the tea bag to contend with, no extra wrappers.

My family used to drink Star of Singapore blend from Starbuck's, way back before they became the big espresso company, and still had good quality teas, not the dreck they have now. It was a blend of Ping-suey, Darjeeling, Yunnan something-or-other, and something else. When the company decided to ditch teas in favor of concentrating on coffee, my mom complained and got the recipe from them. We used to blend our own, then couldn't get the Ping-suey anymore, unless we bought a chest of it. A "chest" of tea is some ridiculous amount like 150 pounds of tea. Too much for private use!

spelt !
(spelt) - F

Locale: SW/C PA
OJ in tea on 06/15/2011 23:08:26 MDT Print View

That's a new one on me. It doesn't sound unpleasant, but I'm having no luck imagining the taste.