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Anyone recommend a nice strong Polish tea(bag)?


magpie 6 | 133
17 Oct 2011 #1
I'm running short on Punjana and fear that using seven teabags of the brand herself buys may be prohibitively expensive, as the local brands that I've tried have been really tasteless.

Any recommended brands?
hythorn 3 | 580
17 Oct 2011 #2
the teas available in Poland tend to be a little on the Reptile's Bland Blend side

I am mainlining UK PG Tips carefully imported by my good self
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
17 Oct 2011 #3
ZAS_YUNNAN_Herbata_czarna_lisciasta

This used to be my favourite brand. It might have gone to the dogs now, but it's worth checking out. BTW, it's loose leaf tea. A good rule of thumb is that loose leaf teas are much better / stronger tasting than teabags. That's my experience anyway. :-)
gumishu 13 | 6,136
17 Oct 2011 #4
I also prefer leaf teas - but my favourite is Madras - available around town - and it's not expensive - buy a teapot and you're gonna be happy ever after ;)
OP magpie 6 | 133
17 Oct 2011 #5
the teas available in Poland tend to be a little on the Reptile's Bland Blend side

Bland! I thought I'd get used to it, but I can't. When out, I choose coffee so as not to offend.... it's different here, obviously. ;)

And, I'll be bringing a LHD transit from the UK in a few months and was considering filling it with stuff like this, but wouldn't bother if there is a local alternative.

I'll give Mardas and Yunnan a try if I can find them. Thanks.

Not sure what else to bring, as an almost empty van seems like a really bad idea.
Polonius3 994 | 12,367
22 Oct 2011 #6
Sogggy, drippy teabags rule the roost nowadays but for flavour and freedom nothing can beat the traditional Polish essence method of brewing tea. Tea leaves are placed in a small porcelain teapot, drenched with boiling wtaer and allowed to steep at the top of the kettle with the steam caressing the teapot bottom (you need to find a kettle with the right-size opening). When it has steeped, everyone can pour in as much strong essence as he/she wants and top up with boiling wtaer. You are therefore not bound by what some manufactruer decides to put in his teabag, becuase only you decide hiow strong ro weak you want yoyur tea to be. The English teapot method is also inferior because everyone has to drink the same-strength tea.
OP magpie 6 | 133
22 Oct 2011 #7
When it has steeped, everyone can pour in as much strong essence as he/she wants and top up with boiling wtaer

And that's different from the 'English' method? i.e. waiting a few minutes before pouring, or not, depending on your preference.

Or are you talking about Dr Otteker's Tea flavouring/essence?
Teffle 22 | 1,321
22 Oct 2011 #8
boiling

Surely a mistake to begin with. Not boiling.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,379
22 Oct 2011 #9
And that's different from the 'English' method? i.e. waiting a few minutes before pouring, or not, depending on your preference.

with P3's method one makes super concentrated tea in a small pot. then pours a little of the mix into a cup. then fills the cup with hot water. this way one can make tea to suit each person.
Wroclaw Boy
22 Oct 2011 #10
Biedronka do Sunkist T bags, i think thats what theyre called, for about 7 PLN / 100, they are much better than Liptons and half the price, still a bit on the weak side but good anyway. I used to alway's buy them and no problems at all. They may have changed the name again but they are the same t bags, its the main brand they sell, try them.
OP magpie 6 | 133
22 Oct 2011 #11
then pours a little of the mix into a cup

Ah, I see now.

Biedronka do Sunkist T bags

Thanks. I'll give then a go.


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