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Old Sep 20th 2023, 8:16 am
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In the past I have always brought my tea over from the UK or bought it at Iceland (Overseas supermarket). But surely there must be some decent tea to be found in one of the supermarkets. So my question is: Where do you buy your tea?
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Old Sep 20th 2023, 8:33 am
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In the past I have always brought my tea over from the UK or bought it at Iceland (Overseas supermarket). But surely there must be some decent tea to be found in one of the supermarkets. So my question is: Where do you buy your tea?
Most of the supermarkets sell decent black tea but it depends on your taste for tea.
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Old Sep 20th 2023, 8:34 am
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Sainsbury red label at £2.90 for 240 bags, if run out (use 8 cups a day) and not popping back to UK, then its Iceland. But at now €9.50 it is a bit expensive(in comparison). Just look for offers they sometimes get in for brands like Tetley (not keen myself) but it doesn`t last long. Never seen decent black tea anywhere else that I would want to drink (Liptons like Gnats *** )
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Old Sep 20th 2023, 8:51 am
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Yes I bought Lipton's tea once ...never again. I usually stick to Yorkshire or Twining. Has anyone tried Lidl or Aldi?
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Yes but neither have Yorkshire or Twinnings. Lidl has English Breakfast. I drink my black tea quite weak and without milk, so the Lidl tea OK for me. As I said, it depends on your taste for tea.
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There is a tea that is sold in Aldi.Not sure of the name,but think it's Admiral something.Think its irish. Not wonderful but much better than Liptons and the supermarket teas. Wasn't too expensive,but a saviour when the English ones run out.
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Bought our last lot of tea from Overseas Supermarket at Almancil. Popped in there for a few bits last week and prices seem to have rocketed.
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We're heavy duty tea drinkers; I order Earl Grey Darjeeling from Simone Levelt in the Netherlands.
by ordering a few kg at a time, it comes with free postage.

Price wise, this comes out about the same as buying small quantities of it from local supermarkets, but the tea is far superior.
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Twinings in Northern Ireland sell tea online. Postage is a bit expensive but they often have special offers.
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Originally Posted by BillBullock
Yes but neither have Yorkshire or Twinnings. Lidl has English Breakfast. I drink my black tea quite weak and without milk, so the Lidl tea OK for me. As I said, it depends on your taste for tea.
LOL.....You from Yorkshire Bill??? Only place I know where black tea is drunk without milk..but as you say its all very personal taste
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LOL.....You from Yorkshire Bill??? Only place I know where black tea is drunk without milk..but as you say its all very personal taste
No, originally from Wales. Living and travelling overseas a lot resulted in my wife and I hating our tea and coffee being spoiled by longlife milk, etc. So we decided to leave out the milk and have not gone back. I now cannot stand tea or coffee with even a trace of milk. Coffee has to be strong but I prefer weak tea.
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LOL.....You from Yorkshire Bill??? Only place I know where black tea is drunk without milk..but as you say its all very personal taste
I am from Buckinghamshire and drink mine black.
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I but Lord Nelson breakfast tea from Lidl, comes in a box of 50 teabags for around about 1.50 euros. I like it as it tastes similar to Tetley which is what I used to drink. You could get small packets of Tetley in Mercadona in Spain but never looked at Mercadona here.
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Agreed, the Lord Nelson tea from Lidl is fine, if a little weak. Another option is the Earl Grey ( Westminster own brand ) from Aldi.
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Old Sep 21st 2023, 6:10 pm
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I will be bringing out some M&S Earl Grey when I come on Monday, but I also drink Aldi's own brand to "stretch" it. A pot made from a combination is good - and a lot cheaper than looking for imported English (or Irish) tea. The tea marketed by Aldi in the UK is different (as is much else). The use of the word "tea" in Portugal to cover any infusion of weeds is annoying, but I have learned always to ask "what type", before refusing.

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