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Using regular tea bags?

Postby queen frostine » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:58 pm

I want to purchase a single serve coffee machine for our family. I've looked around and there seem to be a lot of choices. I don't drink coffee, so I would like a machine that makes hot tea (I drink tons - hopelessly addicted Stash Chai Spice). Are there any machines that will take a regular tea bag?

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Postby pschuler » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:56 pm

The only one I know of is the Bunn MyCafe. I am getting ready to get one when I get my bonus from work. I can hardly wait!
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Postby subeluvr » Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:53 pm

The Melitta One:One makes very ggod tea with a common tea bag. It pre-wets the tea bag (or coffee pod) and does a great job.

They were on clearence at Target for $9.95 a ways back.
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Postby BooksCatsCoffee » Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:00 pm

I have both a Senseo and a Keurig and have to say the Keurig makes great tea as well as coffee. Quite a few varieties are available - black, green, and herb - and so far I've enjoyed them all.

Some of my favorites are:

Twinings Earl Grey (both reg and decaf)
Gloria Jean's Mango (totally yummy)
Celestial Seasonings Mandarin Orange Spice (wonderful in the afternoon)
Timothy's Camomile (I have a cup nearly every night before bed)
Timothy's Peppermint (a great pick-me-up in the afternoon when I don't want any more caffeine)

The Keurig also makes great coffee, imo, and is both clean and fast.

(I love the Senseo, too, but it's pretty much a coffee machine, imo, even though there are some teas available for it.)

If I had to have only one, it would be the Keurig. Happily, I 'm not limited so I get the best of both. :D

Edit: I forgot to address the subject line! No, you don't use regular tea bags. The teas I mentioned (and many more) all come in K-Cups.
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Postby coffeelover » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:00 pm

The Bunn does make a good cup of tea. I also have a Keurig, which I have taken to my office. If I want tea there, I just let the Keurig dispense a quick cup of hot water and steep my tea the old fashioned way.
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Postby NDJollyMon » Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:47 pm

BooksCatsCoffee wrote:I have both a Senseo and a Keurig and have to say the Keurig makes great tea as well as coffee. Quite a few varieties are available - black, green, and herb - and so far I've enjoyed them all.

Some of my favorites are:

Twinings Earl Grey (both reg and decaf)
Gloria Jean's Mango (totally yummy)
Celestial Seasonings Mandarin Orange Spice (wonderful in the afternoon)
Timothy's Camomile (I have a cup nearly every night before bed)
Timothy's Peppermint (a great pick-me-up in the afternoon when I don't want any more caffeine)

The Keurig also makes great coffee, imo, and is both clean and fast.

(I love the Senseo, too, but it's pretty much a coffee machine, imo, even though there are some teas available for it.)

If I had to have only one, it would be the Keurig. Happily, I 'm not limited so I get the best of both. :D

Edit: I forgot to address the subject line! No, you don't use regular tea bags. The teas I mentioned (and many more) all come in K-Cups.


I echo these comments as well. I like the Keurig for tea as well. (Iced that is)

I wonder if a tea bag would work in the MyKcup? Loose tea may work. Anyone try?
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Postby Bucfanmike » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:13 pm

i tried a tea bag in the my k-cup...no go. I personally dont like the my k-cup for coffee either.
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Postby NDJollyMon » Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:07 pm

Bucfanmike wrote: I personally dont like the my k-cup for coffee either.


I guess you never loaded it up with Kona...fresh from the islands! :lol: :lol:
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Postby LYU370 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:21 am

The Bunn will take regular tea bags, so will the Senseo. Just pull the string off of the bag. Or, if you're so inclined, you can purchase tea pods.
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Re: Using regular tea bags?

Postby lparsons21 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:30 pm

queen frostine wrote:I want to purchase a single serve coffee machine for our family. I've looked around and there seem to be a lot of choices. I don't drink coffee, so I would like a machine that makes hot tea (I drink tons - hopelessly addicted Stash Chai Spice). Are there any machines that will take a regular tea bag?

Thanks!
Chris


The Krups KP1010 takes tea bags just fine. I use it for that practically every day.
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Postby stressman » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:47 am

I'm fairly sure that I tried a tea bag in the my k-cup and it worked pretty well. Hmm, I guess I should go do it again to confirm... I do know that my friend's sister does it all the time. Now if I could just remember if she did it with or without the filter in there.

Bucfanmike wrote:i tried a tea bag in the my k-cup...no go. I personally dont like the my k-cup for coffee either.
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Postby Narclax » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:29 am

I tried a regular tea bag in my Senseo last night and it seemed to work just fine. I only tried the 4oz setting though, i think next time i'll hit the 8oz.
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Postby Rachel » Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:55 am

i use regular tea bags in my krups 1010 everyday. never had a problem. i also love the stash chai spice , its so yummy!
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Postby sweaner » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:42 pm

I don't drink tea, but what is wrong with just steeping the tea in the hot water made by the machine??
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Postby Jennalynn » Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:45 am

I got a Bunn MCP about a month ago and it works just great with regular tea bags.

In fact... I know it's heresy ; ) but since I got my new coffee maker, I've been drinking a lot more tea!
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