A Favorite Tea?

Reinbeau

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Obsessed, I posted a link to my favorite online vendor, Harney & Sons. Go wander around there and explore the vast tea world!

I use an open tea brewing basket in my cups, so the leaves can fully open for brewing. Just use the same leaves over again, once or even twice - good quality teas can be treated that way, a Lipton tea bag just can't.
 

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I love tea, I cannot start my day without a steaming hot cup of tea, and it must be very hot, almost undrinkable.
My husband over the years has learned to make it exactly the way I like it and you know everything tastes better when you don't have to get up and make it yourself.
I love those days when he is up before me and I wake up to tea.
I like most teas that I have tried but some I could not drink every day, the floral types are good once in a while in the afternoons but in the morning I like a strong cup, usually black or oolong but I like to try new things.

My friend had a tea room for a while and has a bunch of stuff left over that she wants to pass on to me.

Here is a quote that I have always felt was me exactly, I even thought of using it in my signature line:
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~C.S. Lewis

I can relate to this one too,when I am upset or not feeling well everyone always rushes around to make me a cup of tea, like that will fix everything.

There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.
 

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obsessed said:
I got a detox tea from the health food store that is absolutely repulsive. Needless to say I would rather be toxic. I also love me some green tea.
I think I know which brand you are talking about! Was it heavily loaded with black pepper? If so, I think their idea of detox is to make you throw up! :sick

Sunrise over the Mountain

This formula was originally blended in honor of the first sunrise of the New Year. It is for celebration and ceremony. A tea for the new dawn! Contents: organic hibiscus, organic dandelion root, organic cinnamon, organic ginger, organic red roses, star anise, organic cloves, organic cardamom, and stevia.


That does sound good! I haven't purchased any of their blends, but I should... I like to get the bulk herbs and mix my own.

digitS' said:
What do you suppose pregnancy tea would do for me? Exclusivity isn't really fair now that we know that some women smoke cigars now and then.
I don't know... Maybe put hair on your chest? LOL :gig

simple life said:
Here is a quote that I have always felt was me exactly, I even thought of using it in my signature line:
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~C.S. Lewis
I really like that one! :)
 

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I roast my own coffee I am that much of a coffee drinker

the only tea I really make much is compost tea :)


seriously I love hisbiscus or Jamaica flower tea ...sorrel tea anything tart but tea I love iced only the Asian teas do I drink hot and only if someone hands it to me I rarely if ever make a cup of hot tea

I wish I liked it more it is so good for you!!! reading this maybe I will experiment!
 

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Oh, I wish I could roast my own coffee but . . . I'd just drink too much. Yeah, good coffee has led to bad results probably more than once. And, I haven't been able to get off the stomach meds in the latest go-around.

I now drink only 1/3rd caffeinated in the morning - about 12 ounces. It isn't just the caffeine with coffee tho' but that's part of the problem. . . . Too much of a good thing is just a little hard on the tummy.

I'd think it would be fantastic to live somewhere I could grow my own Camellia sinensis. Is that what you are thinking of Punkin? Imagine! I suppose that I would also turn it into a "whole food" with a sweetener and milk :p.

All of those things that are edible around us make for an interesting beverage (or at least, a taste) if infused into water. I like to have a cup of the water from steaming winter squash ;).

When I cooked more often - having a good broth or stock seemed to be the most important "trick" to the process. Almost dinner time here - noodle soup & homemade bread. My potato timbales will have to wait until DW isn't cooking up a storm in the kitchen. What a good resource allrecipe.com is. I didn't know they had an "ingredient search." Thanks to PunkinPeep, I explored it a little :).

And, now to take a look at Harney & Sons :happy_flower.

Steve
 

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I am so glad I do not have issues with coffee I will leave you to your tea then enjoy it is so good for you ...but so is coffee imho

everything is good until it is bad!
 

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Oh i love tea, my favorite is Lemon Balm tea. I just recently harvested some stems from my lemon balm plant i have. Once the leaves are dried i'll make tea from it.
 

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I'd think it would be fantastic to live somewhere I could grow my own Camellia sinensis. Is that what you are thinking of Punkin? Imagine! I suppose that I would also turn it into a "whole food" with a sweetener and milk
is that what it's called? you can see i really have not done a lot of (or any) research. :hide

but now that you gave me the info, i know that it seems to grow well on the south-easterly coast. i think i might not be successful trying to grow it here.

What a good resource allrecipe.com is. I didn't know they had an "ingredient search." Thanks to PunkinPeep, I explored it a little .
You're welcome! I'm interested in what recipes you're going to try!
 

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Well, you remember those potatoes, eggs, and those 2 cartons of sour cream? We are now down to 1 carton of sour cream . . .

In the "ingredient search" - I included those 3 ingredients and tossed in half a carton of ricotta cheese.

Out popped a potato timbale!

I used to make clam timbales with rice and a nice sauce. Apparently, they were something special. My brother still talks about them and, believe me, my brother doesn't talk about much. We are very different people . . .

Steve
 
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