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Best tea for keurig

fendergirlfendergirl Posts: 4,651Registered User Senior Member
edited December 2012 in Parent Cafe
Any suggestions on tea for the keurig? I am not a coffee drinker but usually will drink green mountains apple cider.

Would like to try out some teas.

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Replies to: Best tea for keurig

  • pugmadkatepugmadkate Posts: 5,807Registered User Senior Member
    I am not a fan of tea made that way. I've tried a few brands and they've all had a slightly bitter aftertaste. I'm curious to hear what others say about this.
  • audiophileaudiophile Posts: 2,374Registered User Senior Member
    Run it without the K-cup into a mug with your choice of tea.
  • notrichenoughnotrichenough Posts: 5,544Registered User Senior Member
    For me, tea through the Keurig always has coffee taste, which I really dislike. I don't like or drink coffee, so even the slightest taste is bleh.
  • fendergirlfendergirl Posts: 4,651Registered User Senior Member
    Audio that made me smile. So nobody would recommend a tea k cup?

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  • VAMom2015VAMom2015 Posts: 1,297Registered User Senior Member
    I was hoping to see some responses. The only one I've tried is the one that comes with the variety pack. I thought it tasted fine. I don't understand why tea would taste like coffee through the keurig, since the tastes should be fully contained in the individual containers. DS has been drinking the apple cider k-cups and he enjoys them.
  • CharlottemomCharlottemom Posts: 171Registered User Junior Member
    Use 2 regular size tea bags (carefully folded into the space where the k-cup usually goes) for a great cup of hot tea. This is much cheaper than using a k-cup and I think it tastes better than the tea k-cups I have tried!

    My favorite right now is Earl Grey.

    Just be really careful when you put the tea bags in - there is a very sharp needle in there!
  • notrichenoughnotrichenough Posts: 5,544Registered User Senior Member
    I don't understand why tea would taste like coffee through the keurig
    It was a very faint taste, but I am pretty sensitive to coffee taste since I really dislike it.

    Since this machine was in an office environment, perhaps the problem was a cleaning issue. I like just with a teabag and a mug better.
  • bclintonkbclintonk Posts: 6,487Registered User Senior Member
    I use Celestial Seasonings Green Tea K-cups all the time at work, because that's what's available. But it's pretty good, and it's easy. I also keep a canister of green tea bags in my desk, and if the office coffee/tea supply ever runs out of green tea K-cups (which it does occasionally), I just microwave a mug of water to boil, and add my teabag. The teabag is tastier and probably cheaper but it comes out of my budget, not my employer's, and it takes a couple minutes longer with a couple of extra steps. So I use the K-cups and I'm satisfied with the results.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 62,598Registered User Senior Member
    Use 2 regular size tea bags (carefully folded into the space where the k-cup usually goes) for a great cup of hot tea. This is much cheaper than using a k-cup and I think it tastes better than the tea k-cups I have tried!

    My favorite right now is Earl Grey.

    Just be really careful when you put the tea bags in - there is a very sharp needle in there!


    It might be better and safer to get one of those Kcup inserts ....and put your loose or bag tea in one of those.

    Eco-Fill Reusable Refillable k-cup Coffee Filter for Keurig Brewers: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food
  • SteveMASteveMA Posts: 6,079Registered User Senior Member
    I just put a tea bag in my cup and let the Keurig run hot water. You don't need to put the tea bag in the k-cup holder thing at all. We do the same with hot chocolate. Works just like a tea kettle on the stove only faster.
  • LergnomLergnom Posts: 6,727Registered User Senior Member
    Father Guido Sarducci pushed the "Mr. Tea". His tagline was "you provide the the tea bag and the hot water and Mr. Tea does the rest".
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