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    Who else here likes tea? Let's drink tea and become deltas! What kind do you like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleum View Post
    Who else here likes tea? Let's drink tea and become deltas! What kind do you like?
    This largely depends on the time of day; naturally, one does not want to become over-caffeinated in the evening.

    I prefer to drink black or oolong teas in the morning, green or white teas at lunch, and (if I am not drinking alcohol) a herbal blend in the evening. I find a combination of rooibos, chamomile and hibiscus effective as a sleep aid, and green tea leaves with ginkgo and siberian ginseng help maintain selective focus throughout the day.

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    Isn't gingko for old people to remember things? It's also the perv tree but that's not related to its medicinal uses. I also think hibiscus would keep me up but not for very long. It reminds me of sugary things.

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    I'm not crazy about tea but beta! bf really likes it so I'll go along if he makes it... peppermint or ginger or both. I prefer the flavor of ginger.

    I bought nighttime tea with passionflower and chamomile because it's supposed to help me sleep, and I drink green tea sometimes for reported benefits, so... pragmatic stuff.

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    Only tried it a handful of times my whole life, but I’d really like to try more. I need to get a tea book or something lol
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    fresh ginger + fresh peppermint + honey

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    I drink green tea sometimes as an alternative to coffee. Green tea contains L-Theanine, which takes the edge off the jumpiness I can get from too much caffeine.

    As for the taste of various teas, I'm basically indifferent. Same with exotic coffees. Si-PoLR.

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    chamomile+milk+sugar
    berries
    lemon
    cinnamon+apple

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashlesha View Post
    I'm not crazy about tea but beta! bf really likes it so I'll go along if he makes it... peppermint or ginger or both. I prefer the flavor of ginger.

    I bought nighttime tea with passionflower and chamomile because it's supposed to help me sleep, and I drink green tea sometimes for reported benefits, so... pragmatic stuff.
    Yeah, I don't think tea is for deltas only. That would be a sad world.

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    I buy Tipson Ceylon N1. It's mediocre. Among what is easy to buy here and not high price. Not the best what I tasted.
    I put 2 spoons per a 200 ml cup. But then add water again 1-2 times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sol View Post
    I buy Tipson Ceylon N1. It's mediocre. Among what is easy to buy here and not high price. Not the best what I tasted.
    I put 2 spoons per a 200 ml cup. But then add water again 1-2 times.
    Someone needs to learn gongfu cha and/or buy a Keurig.

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    I prefer pretty strong herbal tea, and also green, unsweetened. I’ve mostly made the switch to loose-leaf since it’s usually cheaper, and I tend to go through tea bags quickly; if I use them, I like to use three or four per cup. My girlfriend says she can barely drink tea as strong and bitter as I like it.
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    Does anyone else here like Russian Caravan? That moment when the only other black tea fan is an old Russian and he actually doesn't like Russian Caravan... I like green and herbal too, but I like black more. White is not my thing and I'm not going to judge oolong until I get a gongfu cha version (which is not necessarily expensive at all but is still harder to get.) I want to go to the Asian district soon and get teapots and a bonsai tree and make a sumi-e painting.

    Also, I'm probably totally going to try perv tree gingko powder even if I usually hear old people take it, and guarana in tea (something I haven't tried. I really like guarana since it's all-natural non-jittery caffeine powder.)

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    I don't generally like Slate but these comments make gingko sound like the transsexual prostitute of trees which had me laughing out loud for a long time: http://www.slate.com/articles/health...kgo_trees.html


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    Yeah, I like Gyokuro Green tea. Ginger is nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice View Post
    Yeah, I like Gyokuro Green tea. Ginger is nice too.
    I read "Gulenko Green tea"... haha...

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    Herbal tea, Rooibos, and the occasional green tea. My favorite is sage infusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilac tenebris View Post
    I read "Gulenko Green tea"... haha...

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    Herbal tea, Rooibos, and the occasional green tea. My favorite is sage infusion.
    I laughed at "Gulenko Green tea," though I don't like plain rooibos very much. Which herbal tea do you like? I like hibiscus, lemongrass, and chamomile (not all together usually,) and mint is OK as an ingredient like with chocolate (also, chai/herbal chai/flavored chai is great with chocolate/cocoa/vanilla if you like at least one of those separately.) I had anise once and didn't like it, though I like licorice which most people say is similar (I've never seen a plain licorice tea though. That would probably make you sick.)

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    Most recently I've combined green and peppermint and that's pretty relaxing. I usually do 2x+ concentrations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ouronis View Post
    Most recently I've combined green and peppermint and that's pretty relaxing.
    Yes, I like this combination too, especially during summertime, it's both vitalizing and refreshing. It's a classic, quite common drink in northern african countries.

    I don't like fermented tea, but I like green tea and some herbal mixes.

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    Yeah, I just like black licorice flavor. Reminds me of how forests and deserts and other good places would taste if you added sugar.

    I would probably drink all of those besides bourbon, pineapple, strawberry, and jasmine green. Also, no plain cinnamon. If you have cinnamon, you need more complex spices in there too, though cinnamon and mint sounds good for cocoa.

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    Ooh, I like tea. I have a whole cupboard shelf dedicated to it. I prefer loose leaf, though it's a pain to clean up, so I have a lot of bagged teas. Most of my teas have some sort of functional use, like calming, or hormone supporting, or digestive aids. But some I get just because they look interesting or tasty. Often I'll use premade blends, but more and more I try creating my own combos. Currently I'm sipping on an "Every day detox" premade blend.

    I've also recently started making my version of moon milk to drink at night, which has a variety of herbs and spices, including ashwagandha and turmeric and cacao powder. That's not strictly a tea, though. It's a calming nighttime ritual.
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    I like Earl Grey. There was a time I drank green tea on the regular for its health benefits, but then I found out that most of the green tea for sale in my country is grown in China and that China is extremely polluted so the toxins find their way into the leaves (and rice, for that matter).

    Earl Grey is delicious, though.

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    As much as some tiny part of me would like to pretend I didn't just discover this today, Russian Caravan with juniper berries has to be my favorite black unsweetened tea now. I love Earl Grey too, which is probably the only tea that's good black and with whatever flavors you like besides standard American-style black and green teas and some herbal teas and rooibos that I don't have much of a taste for.

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    Does anyboy else put salt in some types of tea? Or I'm the only one here to do so?

    I like to put about a quarter of teaspoon of salt into a cup of spicy tea-types, like lemongrass. It improves to the taste of the tea to my perception. (And usually half a teaspoon of sugar.)

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    I don’t drink tea for caffeine - need stronger stuff than that. But, I do like to mix my own herbal teas with bulk ingredients.

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    Early grey with milk or peppermint. At the moment, I'm drinking a blend with peppermint and fennel.

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    i call it early grey too, my fav, strong and spicy : ) my nana used to put milk in her tea, I never got that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jemez View Post
    I don’t drink tea for caffeine - need stronger stuff than that. But, I do like to mix my own herbal teas with bulk ingredients.
    Two cups of black tea is equal to one cup of coffee is my rule of thumb. I don't like drinking water so I don't mind drinking two cups of tea instead of one cup of coffee at all. It also gets you l-theanine so you don't get coffee jitters. Green tea, on the other hand, I can just drink and fall asleep (if I don't consume any stronger source of caffeine.)

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