What Herbal Are You Drinking

Tisanes prepared from plants not belonging to the Camellia genus
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:16 pm

Share what herbal tea you are drinking and feel free to illustrate your offering.
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:28 pm

Spearmint tea from Dragon Tea House. This has a really intense fresh flavour and I like that it's the whole dried herb rather than the finely chopped leaves of most spearmint teas I've tried before.
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Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:38 am

entropyembrace wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:28 pm
Spearmint tea from Dragon Tea House. This has a really intense fresh flavour and I like that it's the whole dried herb rather than the finely chopped leaves of most spearmint teas I've tried before.

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It's true, all I've tried
have been as you have described.
For what you present you must have
a very special taste in the palate;
thanks for the contribution, I put it
in my desires.
How did you infuse with teapot, gaiwan ...?

cheers ;)

Lluis Abad
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Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:28 pm

lac63 wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:38 am
entropyembrace wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:28 pm
Spearmint tea from Dragon Tea House. This has a really intense fresh flavour and I like that it's the whole dried herb rather than the finely chopped leaves of most spearmint teas I've tried before.

2012101802-1_1__88178.1406692366.1280.1280.jpg
It's true, all I've tried
have been as you have described.
For what you present you must have
a very special taste in the palate;
thanks for the contribution, I put it
in my desires.
How did you infuse with teapot, gaiwan ...?

cheers ;)

Lluis Abad
I use a glass teapot (so it won't hold the aroma like a clay pot would) and boiling hot water. Not sure of infusion time since I don't time it. It's limited by your tolerance for menthol rather than bitterness or astringency of true tea.
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Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:21 am

Organic rooibos via Vienna, Austria. Bought this stuff years ago and while the aroma and flavor have changed, it's still pleasant drinking, surprisingly!
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Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:37 am

tealifehk wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:21 am
Organic rooibos via Vienna, Austria. Bought this stuff years ago and while the aroma and flavor have changed, it's still pleasant drinking, surprisingly!
Haha, those kind of teas is a very German/Austrian thing to drink!
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Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:25 am

Bok wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:37 am
tealifehk wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:21 am
Organic rooibos via Vienna, Austria. Bought this stuff years ago and while the aroma and flavor have changed, it's still pleasant drinking, surprisingly!
Haha, those kind of teas is a very German/Austrian thing to drink!
Yes, I deliberately bought it there weil vielen leuten trinkt rooibos in Wien! :lol: I think that's right. Wikipedia even says the good stuff goes to Germany!

This is where I bought it--my parents brought me tea from this store for years, including flavored mate!

https://www.demmersteahouse.com/
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Drinking a salted sakura teasane
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:13 pm

mukti wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:25 pm
Drinking a salted sakura teasane
What did it taste like?
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:23 pm

Pretty good! The salt was waaay too much in the first infusion, so I saved it off and poured a bit into later infusions (I read this on a few websites that talked about brewing techniques). Overall it was kind of bite similar to umeboshi, but with a sweeter aftertaste where the sakura really came out. It was only good for about three infusions though; which I guess is maybe expected. I don't know if it was the salt or the flower (or a mixture of both), but the tea was very thick, and I could see it actually clinging to the cup much more than other teas I drink.

I typically don't even try tisanes, but I had this sample, and it turned out way better than I expected. I'm probably going to order some more in the future, just so I have something to mix up my palette every once in a while :D
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Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:41 pm

I'm currently drinking a coke zero. It's made from plant extracts....I guess this counts as a herbal tea ;)
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