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does any one have a good tea recipes, i have a horrible cold, and my doctor told me to drink tea, but i can't stand the taste of green tea, or just regular tea alone, and with no honey and no milk, (what i used to do) i can't find a tea i like
 

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Woo,tea! I love tea..as you can see. I have to admit, green tea is pretty bad plain. And it isn't good with soy milk, either (but other teas are). For green tea, you can try agave nectar. I haven't tried it yet, but its supposed to be very suitable as a honey replacement. Its all natural and has a honey-like appearence. At Stashtea.com (one of my fav. places to get tea), they have agave nectar sticks that you snip open and put in your tea cup and one stick does the trick. Since it would take a while for that to be shipped to you, though...white tea is more mild in taste and is the best tea in my opinion to drink straight. Red tea would also be better. All tea is so beneficial to you, sometimes I choke down green tea straight to help my blood sugar. I'm diabetic and green and black teas help tremendously when my sugar is too high. Anyway, even if you don't have anything to put in it right now, I'd try to drink some plain, because it should help a little. Hm..you could buy some chai tea and put soy milk in it. Thats good. Most black teas with soy milk are also good, even if you don't have any type of sweetner, the milk helps with that. Sorry this post is kind of sloppy...I'm ready for bed, and off to bed I go. Hopefully some of that makes sense. Hope you feel better.
 

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Wanna really blast your cold? Steep a small piece of ginger in water, sweeten, drink. Try not to blast your face off, though. ;D<br><br><br><br>
Personally, I can't stand red teas... but some people really like them. 'Fancy' green teas (jasmine, pomegranate, etc) are really good. Or try steeping Earl Grey or chai in 50% water 50% soymilk/ricemilk. Yum <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I like chi and make it often.<br><br><br><br>
The easy way to make it is to get very strong black tea (Assam tea is used in the real version). Brew the tea as dark as you can (4-6 oz)<br><br><br><br>
Then add some sweetener (whatever type you favor-- about 1 tsp)<br><br><br><br>
Then add garahm masala you can add some spice mix like Pumpkin pie spice if you don't have real garahm masala 1/2 tsp. (If you are out of either use some cinnomen, nutmeg, and just a tiny bit of chilli powder-- you can make your own specialized "Garahm" powder. Garahm is usually just a mixed spice-- it can have a lot of different spices but it does taste a bit like pumpkin pie spice,-- but a little more peppery, so that is a decent substitute).<br><br><br><br>
Then add enough soy milk to make it light coffee colored.<br><br><br><br>
Play with the recipie of tea, sweetner, milk, and garahm until you get a "personalized" chi blend.
 

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Wanna really blast your cold? Steep a small piece of ginger in water, sweeten, drink. Try not to blast your face off, though. ;D<br><br><br><br>
Personally, I can't stand red teas... but some people really like them. 'Fancy' green teas (jasmine, pomegranate, etc) are really good. Or try steeping Earl Grey or chai in 50% water 50% soymilk/ricemilk. Yum <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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How long do you steep the ginger for? Would you basically just put a piece of ginger in a tea pot, add boiling water and wait 5 minutes?
 

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I have to admit, green tea is pretty bad plain.</div>
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Not all green tea is created equal! I have a sencha in my cupboard that makes me dance with glee (and yes, I do drink it plain).<br><br><br><br>
But getting back to the original post:<br><br>
Try putting a couple slices of lemon in a french press. Let them steep in boiling water for 5 minutes or so.<br><br><br><br>
Other teas that I really like for colds:<br><br>
peppermint leaves steeped for 10 minutes, it doesn't help with the congestion, but it does help with the dehydrated feeling I get with colds. Add some rosehips for extra vitamin C.<br><br><br><br>
lemongrass+green tea - steep for 3 minutes or so.<br><br><br><br>
Rosehips steeped for 10 minutes or so - Actually, I can't stand rosehips tea plain, I usually put them in with other things, like peppermint
 

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If you can get the loose green tea leaves (and you can get those at Bulk Barn. I mention that place so much on VB, they need to start paying me), I find they taste better than green tea from the bags.
 

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I really like the Chai teas. The one I'm stuck on right now is the "Stash" brand decaf chai spice tea. I found the bags at my local grocer, it comes in a red box.<br><br><br><br>
I realize you said that you wanted one without milk, and I do make my chai without milk but do use either Silk lite soy or an unflavored almond milk. Chai is just not chai without some type of milk type product added. Since I don't use honey anymore I just use a touch of either Florida crystals or a touch of rapadura (unrefined & unbleached whole cane sugar).<br><br><br><br>
You can make this either hot or make it ahead and store it in the fridge if you want a cold tea for the summer.<br><br><br><br>
Also I'd recommend the peppermint tea that someone mentioned earlier and I've even found that the Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer tea is really good when I'm feeling under the weather.<br><br><br><br>
I would love to get into buying the real tea leaves and then steeping them but for right now, prepackaged tea leaves work just fine for me.<br><br><br><br>
Hope you get to feeling better soon!<br><br><br><br>
Michelle
 

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I had a cold last week and Yogi Tea (at the health food store) has one called Throat Comfort which is delicious and very soothing. Echinacea tea would also be really good. I like to sweeten my tea with stevia powder.
 

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Not all green tea is created equal! I have a sencha in my cupboard that makes me dance with glee (and yes, I do drink it plain).</div>
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What brand is that? I'd like to try it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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What brand is that? I'd like to try it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Check out <a href="http://www.teasource.com/" target="_blank">The TeaSource</a>, it's my favorite place to get any type of green tea, especially the Sencha or Sencha Uji. And if you like scented green teas, the Jasmine Yin Hao is to die for. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><br><br><br><br><a href="http://mrskellystea.com/" target="_blank">Mrs Kelly's Tea</a> is also fairly decent (although if you like jasmine teas, The TeaSource is better)<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.tealuxe.com/" target="_blank">TeaLuxe</a> is also rapidly becoming a favorite, but is a bit more spendy than the TeaSource.
 

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Mem, thanks for the links. I haven't heard of those sites before, I've added them to my favorites.<br><br>
When it comes to green tea, I love Stash's Genmai Green and Indian Cashmiri Chai Green tea.
 

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i swear by mint tea as a cure for almost any ailment- even if it doesnt really do anything, it soothes my stomach and does well when i have colds to help clear my head. it also seems to keep me from being too awful during pms. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
any brand will do, but i am very fond of celestial seasons teas.<br><br><br><br>
good luck!
 
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