Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea, Night Time Tea

20150301-tea From Wikipedia’s page on Red Rose Tea:
“[Red Rose Tea] is considered an iconic part of Canadian culture and many Canadians have a strong emotional attachment to the brand.”

This is stated perfectly. Back in Canada, I religiously started my day with a morning Red Rose Tea and enjoyed another nice brew just after lunch. Although Red Rose Tea has been available in the United States since the 1920s, the original Red Rose Tea is not readily available in stores here in Silicon Valley. Even so, the blend of tea is also different in the Red Rose Tea distributed between these countries. Red Rose Tea in Canada is an orange pekoe tea, whereas distribution of the tea in the States is a blend of orange pekoe and cut black teas.

These tea brands are commonly found at local supermarkets:
Canada Silicon Valley (U.S.A.)
Red Rose Tea
Choice (organic tea)
PG Tips
For tea lovers, these stores carry a medley of loose tea leaves, from pure tea leaf varieties, tea leaf blends to flavour-infused teas.
  •   Teaopia (acquired by Teavana in 2012)
  •   Murchie’s Tea & Coffee (Greater Vancouver Area)
  •   Secret Garden Tea Company (Vancouver, BC)
  •   Teavana
  •   Urban Tea Merchant (Vancouver, BC)
Silicon Valley (U.S.A.)
  •   Lupicia Fresh Tea
  •   Rainbow Grocery (San Francisco, CA)
  •   Teavana
  •   World Market

“A cup of tea makes everything better.” — Unknown

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Related articles:
  •   CHOW: Best Loose or Bulk Tea in San Francisco?
  •   SF Gate: Tea’s time / Bay Area artisan teahouses offer tastes to rival the complexity of fine wine
  •   Wikipedia: Red Rose Tea

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