Recently I have been gung ho about drinking more tea. I have been sticking to bagged teas, but try to stay away from the bottom of the barrel ones as they are pretty terrible. I am however at a point where I seem to either be lacking the knack for making the tea itself (steeping to long or too short is what I think) or just the general quality of my tea is not up to my standards. I seam to end up with a more watery tea, but when I try to steep the bags longer I just end up with a much more bitter flavor.
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on bagged tea to try (for when i'm at work) or loose leaf tea to get for home. I enjoy teas of all kinds from a strong black to a light refreshing white. Also, if anyone has a great chai recipie without starting from scratch that would be great. I can never seem to get mine quite right with milk and it tastes good, but is never the consistency that I like from a professional coffee shop.