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Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:42 am
by Shine Magical
I’m having a gong fu session with American ginseng leaf. The leaves are from 25 year old plants grown in the wild and are part of a sustainable recovery effort.

The taste is pepper and slightly minty, with a smooth and soft texture. They turn sweet after brewing for a while.
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Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:48 pm
by debunix
I've got a cold today, so it was time for ginger-lemon-honey tea, and today's versions included a little linden and raspberry leaf, and a bit of cardamom. Mmmm.

Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:08 pm
by Elise
Feeling a bit under the weather for the last few days, I’ve been treating myself with a home made blend of 10 years aged cake of white tea and white chrysanthemums. I’m feeling better now...
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Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:44 am
by debunix
It was getting late, and since I did not want to risk being too caffeinated to sleep with an early day tomorrow and time change this weekend, I brewed up a mix of

Lemon grass
Korean hydrangea leaf
Dried galangal

Sweet, spicy, lemony, delicious. It is very nice to be able to keep the makings of herbal tisanes in the pantry for this.

Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:44 am
by mudandleaves
Shine Magical wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:42 am
I’m having a gong fu session with American ginseng leaf. The leaves are from 25 year old plants grown in the wild and are part of a sustainable recovery effort.

The taste is pepper and slightly minty, with a smooth and soft texture. They turn sweet after brewing for a while.

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Sounds nice! I haven't tried brewing with the leaf. Do you get any of the benefits associated with the root?

Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:20 pm
by Shine Magical
@mudandleaves
Same energy increase for certain, perhaps even more with the leaf. I actually prefer the leaf over the root, it feels better for me.

Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:59 am
by JoonasJ
Lately I have been drinking a lot of ginger tea. I really like the strong flavor of ginger and also ginger blended with other herbs.

I also drink yerba mate almost every day. Mint tea made from fresh mint leaves is something I like a lot!

I have tried a lot of different ginger tea products and I wrote an article about my favorite ginger tea products: removed
Check it out!

Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:07 pm
by blackberry tea 38
@JoonasJ Ginger tea is lovely, I like having a cup of freshly grated ginger and some lemon when I need to "warm up". I will check your link!

At the moment, I am drinking raw dandelion tea with hibiscus and cinnamon from Kiss Me organics. It's supposed to be really good for your liver and kidney and the hibiscus adds a nice touch to each cup, but I find you can barely taste the cinnamon.

Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:22 am
by debunix
If you want a little more cinnamon, it's easy to add a few chips of cinnamon bark or use a cinnamon stick to swirl the tea in your cup. I use a lot of whole spices in my baking so I've always got them around when I want to play with herbal teas.

Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:04 pm
by blackberry tea 38
@debunix That's a terrific idea! I will try that after my (very) late lunch :D ! Thank you.