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  1. austinxpipe

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    After reading the article on the main site about Tobacco and Tea, I fixed myself a tall mug of Earl Grey and a bowl of C&D Constellation. It's a good pair so far. I have lots of teas and lots of tobaccos, and I love exploring combos. So what does everyone like?!

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    Earl Grey and C&D Quiet Nights.

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    I like my Irish Breakfast Tea with a nice bowl of Dunhill EMP.

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    I also think tobacco and tea go hand in hand. Especially a Latakia like FMOTB or Larry's Blend have been perfect with English breakfast tea.

    Hey Austinxpipe can you post a link to the article?

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    I find that good quality greens and Darjeelings go with just about any pipe tobacco. Tea in general is a really good thing to couple with smoking. Lots of healthy stuff in it and some of the compounds in tea help moderate nicotine metabolism.

    Good Assams/Irish Breakfast Teas work well with English blends but may prevent you tasting some of the high notes in Virginias. But burleys or Lats work well with it.

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    Twinings Australian Afternoon and a bowl of Blackwoods Flake are a great combo

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    I like my Irish Breakfast Tea with a nice bowl of Dunhill EMP.

    I just finished a cup of Irish Breakfast.

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    Some nice cold sweet tea and a burley blend on a hot summer day. Other than that, I occasionally enjoy a nice hot cup of Breakfast Tea with an aromatic, but that usually doesnt happen too often.

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    For those latakia fans out there try a cup of Lapsang Souchong. I wouldnt pair the two though...unless you like living in a chimney.

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    My wife has a bad case of Tea Acquisition Disorder, which I suspect is one reason why she's indulging my curiosity about pipe smoking...

    Lapsang Soucham is a current favorite, but we're also fans of chai blends and rooibos teas, along with standards like Earl Grey and English Breakfast. We found a vendor from the Seattle area that does straight teas as well as herbal blends - their "Leprechaun" (Lapsang Soucham + Peppermint) is quite tasty.

    Haven't yet tried tea in combination with a smoke - I'm still a rank beginner with a single pipe and one bag of tobacco. This will change shortly. Yes, I've got a second pipe on order from one of the site sponsors... and so it begins.



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    I sometimes do PG Tips and some Nightcap... they go very nice together

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    I usually drink either green tea or Earl Gray; I find both go well with any blend I am smoking.

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    I sometimes do PG Tips and some Nightcap... they go very nice together

    that does sounds like it would work quite well.

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    My wife has a bad case of Tea Acquisition Disorder, which I suspect is one reason why she's indulging my curiosity about pipe smoking...

    Haha, never a bad thing

    Good Assams/Irish Breakfast Teas work well with English blends but may prevent you tasting some of the high notes in Virginias. But burleys or Lats work well with it.

    Love stuff like this. I'm fascinated by how flavors affect each other.

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    For those latakia fans out there try a cup of Lapsang Souchong. I wouldnt pair the two though...unless you like living in a chimney.

    Normally if I'm smoking and drinking tea, that means it is that very combination....and it is excellent!

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    I find Earl Gray and most burly blends go well together.

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    A big old cup of Lyon's Gold Blend and a big auld pipe of tobacco or a cigar to chew over and smoke, and I'm a happy camper.

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    Lately I've been enjoying cold black unsweetened Assam Tea with Dunhill's EMP and London Mixture. First got the idea for Assam from the notable Joshua Pitt.

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    I bet lapsang souchong tea with any latakia english blend would be quite nice - Especially on a cool autumn morning.

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    A great combo for me is Earl Grey and FMOTT. Yumm. Another one that I liked a lot was Sweet and spice tea with 1Q

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    I like tea with every smoke I have! Although I don't like flavored teas like chai or earl grey, just straight black or green tea. I won't even add my beloved clove to my pot if I'm going to be smoking. Btw if you love natural teas try adding a stick of cinnamon or a few cloves to the pot for a wonderful experience. The clove even adds a few minerals and other good stuff

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    I've always smoked my (mostly) English blends with a cup of PG Tips (milk & sugar). PG Tips is very much the "working mans" choice in the UK where I grew up.

    I can also recommend Yorkshire Blend, and of course Earl Grey. Occasionally I'll go with a Roobios or a Jasmine Pearl exotic tea. But they don't have the same mouth feel as a the more traditional black assam based teas. It's the mouth feel, and the texture combined with the milk that seem to compliment the taste of the smoke so well. At least from my humble point of view.

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    +1 Earl Gray. Roobios is great to smoke with too, just have to buy some more...

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    PG tips is pretty hard to beat in the store bought department - Harris Teeter carries it, so it's finally easy for me to get it in the U.S.

    Also, in the DC metro area, there has been a bit of an explosion in bulk tea shops...so, high quality teas are easy to be had at reasonable prices!

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    Believe it or not, I like to have a nice peppermint tea with my heavy lat blends. Not only is it a good pair, but the peppermint helps to cut down on the smokeiness on the tongue if you are one that smokes back to back bowls.

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    i drink chanui brand irish breakfast with any blend, it always seems to be a match...down here in New Zealand we have a very smooth full cream milk that goes a treat...slurp puff slurp puff...

    I don't really care if the cup is half full or half empty, I just want something to sip on.
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    All about the Tetley orange pekoe. English Breakfast seems to go well with mild English blends.

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    One of the best teas I've tried recently is from a tea house nearby, in Old Town Pasadena, the Chado Tea Room, and the guy there recommended what's called "Pu-erh" (poo-AIR). It comes in a brick that is aged and goes really well with Latakia blends. I've tried this with GLP Westminster, and Charing Cross, and the taste together is incredible. Both are very earthy, and the Pu-erh very mild, but richly satisfying and unlike any other tea I've tried. The stuff I got is called "Competition Grade Bud Pu-erh." I'm not a tea-ophile (or whatever the word is) but, I know what I like and this is stuff is GOOD!

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    i picked up some lapsang souchong yesterday, what a treat! great on its own, i had no chance to try with a bowl last night, but i have high hopes it will be a success.

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    I had a bowl of FM Cellar with a couple cups of TAZO Black Spice Chia tea with honey, near bliss.

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    Earl Grey is a favourite, but also Assam. Like coffee, I prefer something with a decent taste to it, often in small, rather than large, liquid amounts. I don't drink alcohol at all, so I am very content with these two. First thing in the morning, with my morning pipe, I like a single espresso just to get the taste buds going! Last thing at night, tea is the thing.
    Enjoy your pipe wherever you are today.
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