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Tea is a marvelous beverage with such variety! Caffeinated, decaffeinated, herbal (caffeine-free), hot, iced, sweetened, Thai iced, you name it! Tea can normally be found at restaurants and cafes. Thai iced teas are normally found at Thai restaurants. Also see tapioca drinks.

Black and green tea are high in fluoride. The tea leaves of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) have high concentrations of fluoride and aluminum.

Where to Purchase Leaf Tea

Where to Get a Cup of Tea

Where to Experience Afternoon Tea/High Tea

[wikipedia]Iced Tea!

Where Not to Get a Cup of Tea

Questions, Comments & Discussion

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Has anyone perfected brewing tea with Davis municipal water at home? In my experience, the color and tannins come through very well, but the "tea" flavor doesn't come out at all. I get weakly tea flavored strongly tannic dark liquid. Over the next month or so, I'm going to try brewing with a variety of bottled water. If I can figure out how to post them here, I shall do so. There has to be something I can do to get good tea besides import municipal water from the East Bay. -JudithTruman

Does anybody know of a place in town that sells Thai tea (leaf)? The Co-Op doesn't have it. -KenjiYamada


2007-05-22 11:04:39   As far as I know, the best price-to-quality ratio to be got in Davis is the Brooke Bond Red Label at International Food Market. It's only $4.75 for a 450 g box, and nigh indistinguishable to this non-connoisseur from the Barry's bags you can get at Cost Plus World Market (in spite of the fact that IIRC Barry's Gold is a blend of Assam and Kenyan). —RaghavKrishnapriyan


2008-09-06 16:24:44   Peets has the best black tea, but i love the green tea kim's sells. The hoji-cha they sell is delcious over ice, and it is only 1.50 for 16 tea bags. the lapsang souchong blend at peets is very good as well, as well as the russian caravan and the green tea with rice in it whose name i have forgotten (all loose leaf, of course). i've also found no problem in making my tea out of Davis water, but then again, it seems to be popular to hate the Davis tap water, so whatever. water is water and i love tea.
also, if you bring your own tea bag and cup, you can get free hot water at the MU for your tea (or 15 cents if you forget your cup). super cheap. —ascapoccia


2009-10-22 20:54:20   The Tea List has a great selection of fine loose leaf teas from all around the world. They are at 222 D St (behind The Mustard Seed). —ibirdie

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