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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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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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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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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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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Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:05 pm

After a pleasant experience in trying lemon balm tea (slightly calming), I've placed an order for 1oz each of:

Nettle Leaf
St. John's Wort
Valerian Root
Skullcap
Yarrow Leaf & Flower
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:39 pm

Shine Magical wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:05 pm
After a pleasant experience in trying lemon balm tea (slightly calming), I've placed an order for 1oz each of:

Nettle Leaf
St. John's Wort
Valerian Root
Skullcap
Yarrow Leaf & Flower
Interesting choices. Where are you getting your herbs from? In the past I’ve ordered from Mountain Rose Herbs out of Oregon, many are organic wild sourced. They have nice blends as well, like this fun one :) https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/produ ... ea/profile . Also, Herb Pharm, in Oregon as well, has organic wild sourced tincture extracts that are nice to use as a spritzer in 1-2oz of sparking water. The company is very interesting to follow as they source herbs around the world, they even have an on-site Herbaculture Internship Program.
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Victoria wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:39 pm
Shine Magical wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:05 pm
After a pleasant experience in trying lemon balm tea (slightly calming), I've placed an order for 1oz each of:

Nettle Leaf
St. John's Wort
Valerian Root
Skullcap
Yarrow Leaf & Flower
Interesting choices. Where are you getting your herbs from? In the past I’ve ordered from Mountain Rose Herbs out of Oregon, many are organic wild sourced. They have nice blends as well, like this fun one :) https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/produ ... ea/profile . Also, Herb Pharm, in Oregon as well, has organic wild sourced tincture extracts that are nice to use as a spritzer in 1-2oz of sparking water. The company is very interesting to follow as they source herbs around the world, they even have an on-site Herbaculture Internship Program.
I placed this order from Mountain Rose Herbs :D
I'm growing more interested in herbal teas as I'm getting tired of having caffeinated teas be the default choice all the time...

I might try some more exotic herbs/flowers next but this seemed like a nice starting point.
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Shine Magical wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:23 pm
Victoria wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:39 pm
Shine Magical wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:05 pm
After a pleasant experience in trying lemon balm tea (slightly calming), I've placed an order for 1oz each of:

Nettle Leaf
St. John's Wort
Valerian Root
Skullcap
Yarrow Leaf & Flower
Interesting choices. Where are you getting your herbs from? In the past I’ve ordered from Mountain Rose Herbs out of Oregon, many are organic wild sourced. They have nice blends as well, like this fun one :) https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/produ ... ea/profile . Also, Herb Pharm, in Oregon as well, has organic wild sourced tincture extracts that are nice to use as a spritzer in 1-2oz of sparking water. The company is very interesting to follow as they source herbs around the world, they even have an on-site Herbaculture Internship Program.
I placed this order from Mountain Rose Herbs :D
I'm growing more interested in herbal teas as I'm getting tired of having caffeinated teas be the default choice all the time...

I might try some more exotic herbs/flowers next but this seemed like a nice starting point.
Ha, very nice ;) . Revisiting both sites; I have not tried Mountain Rose Herbs urban moonshine tonics, but get the impression from reading ingredients list, that Herb Pharm’s are more concentrated and pure. I really like the way Herb Pharms compounds taste, they don’t add sweeteners and can be pleasantly bitter, expressing the essence of herbs used.
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