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#1 Old 05-05-2017, 01:43 AM
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Do You Like Tea?

I used to think of tea as just coffee substitute and then I found I love it after buying some good teas.
The instant variety is good, but I like making hot tea at home from various teas.
I drink tea more than water because I think tea tastes better than water.
Besides, different kinds of teas have some nutritional and health benefits.
When I drink tea, I have less desire to eat junk food.
Some people seem to eat out of boredom, and something flavorful but low-calorie like tea or coffee may help with that.
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#2 Old 05-05-2017, 06:18 AM
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As an English person, I never did get into drinking 'brown tea'. I love herbals though, all kinds. We have numerous herbs growing in the garden which I use; mostly perennials like lemon balm, mint, rosemary etc. but do I buy chamomile tea bags in boxes.
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I used to LOVE teas of all kinds (and coffees), but more so I was seeking the caffeine content to fuel my days for the levels of functioning required by society.

My adrenal glands and other biological responses taught me how to make different choices and I now prefer what I guess you would call herbal infusions, instead.

I enjoy an ongoing differing variety of burdock root, yellow dock, red clover, dandelion, wormwood, white willow, wild plantain, stinging nettles, chamomile, sarsaparilla, comfrey, calendula, etc.

Often times upon waking, I enjoy a nice warm infusion of fresh cut ginger root and lemon slices to start my day.

I'll sometimes add a drop or two of flower essences or tinctures, as well.

I find much comfort in the daily ritual of making my blends in a small Asian tea set that I happened upon at a consignment shop and treating it as a meditative ceremony of sorts.

Especially when I'm fortunate enough to harvest some of the ingredients from our own land, as it adds a level of deep (to me) meaning I never found in my cup before.
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#4 Old 05-05-2017, 04:31 PM
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I drink all kinds of teas regularly. Not every single day, however, (with the exception of kombucha) and usually no more than a cup or two a day. During the cooler months, I drink black tea or puer in the morning with my breakfast. I will drink green, white, or yellow tea, matcha, oolong or puer during the day. At night it's rooibos or an herbal tisane.

During the summer months I make iced "tea" using herbal infusions instead of hot teas.

I also make my own kombucha, and I drink it every day with my breakfast and lunch. Super good for energy and digestion
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An interesting thread: I share Symondezyn's eclectic taste for tea.
Although based in France for nearly 20 years now, I still begin the morning with tea, usually a mix of rooibos and green tea, which offers some of the strength of black tea without the downside.
As a well-integrated Frenchman, I swop to coffee (green cold-brewed) at lunch time, but then back to tea (oolong, white, pu-er or green lapsang) late afternoon, before getting ready for pre-dinner cocktail (kir, sherry, or gin/tonic) and a glass of red wine with the meal.
Whether this drink schedule helps or hinders the benefits of a long-term vegan lifestyle, I've never been sure, but it certainly helps keep a "distanced" perspective as we prepare for tomorrow's presidential election vote!

Cheers, Santé
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I LOVE TEA * Is drinking tea at this moment as i type earl grey tea no milk and one sugar * i also love Coffee but i cant have coffee very much as for some reason if i have too much coffee i become paranoid and my mental health get bad and am all jittery so tea is better i love all sorts of tea my favorite one is ginger and lemon also i like calamine tea earl grey
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Another tea fan here. Green tea is my favorite natural relaxant and snack accompaniment.
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I like to drink iced tea. Mostly herbal but some green tea as well. I always have a pitcher of it in the fridge and take some with me wherever I go.

I especially like ginger teas, Genmai-cha which is a green tea with toasted rice and mint teas.
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I find Earl Grey with lemon slices especially soothing. I grew up drinking a lot of iced tea but I do drink much more hot tea as an adult. Occasionally I also drink herbal teas, like lavender chamomile, or medicinal teas for things like colds. I go through phases where I'll drink fruity tisanes, like raspberry or orange cinnamon, but my default is black tea. I sometimes get green tea - the jasmine variety is especially tasty - but I find it too astringent to drink all the time, I especially notice that when I drink it for a few days in a row.

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I like to drink it when I'm relaxing.
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Sounds good. I wish I had a garden like yours.
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#12 Old 05-22-2017, 01:48 AM
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Caffeine also fuels my days.
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Wowww, you're such a tea lover, cheers.
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#14 Old 05-22-2017, 11:50 PM
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Your life style is so healthy, have your own herbal garden, that's amazing. Guys you must be a warm-hearted person to take care so many plants.
My herb garden is looking fab at the moment, we've just had lots of rain and the plants are vibrant. Lots of bees bumbling around the chive flowers.

It's easy to grow perennial herbs, you just put them in and they do the rest. Give it a go.
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I've had massive plants from herbs already started-like in the 2 inch pots, but when I started basil from seeds-not good at all! It hardly grew. Same potting soil, same location. Bad seeds?
I'll stick with pots this year-better be soon!

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