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#1 Trunk

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:35 AM

A friend of mine has a medium sized hot beverage urn in his living room, provides hot tea all day. Sat around and drank hot tea all afternoon :) ... not sure what kind. :unsure: oh!, some variety of jasmine tea. :D

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The convenience and health benefits struck me immediately. Hydrate, all that good stuff you read about tea but when I heat it on the pot on the stove I only have 1 or 2 cups. Water is just too boring. So I went out to Target and got myself a 2 quart carafe (not plug-in, I can easily carry it to any room or just leave it in the living room all day & evening).

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So yesterday afternoon + evening I drank about 6-7 mugs of hot tea. Just because it was so easy. Ti Kuan Yin, an oolong, with a few slices of licorice root thrown in.

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The left-over from last night was still warm this morning, yumm, and a good morning starter (contrast coffee or something cold from the 'fridg).

Shootin' for an "all things tea" thread. :)
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:51 AM

nice thread.

I started the day off with some darjeeling whole leaf (organic FTGFOP!), but i'm drinking an americano at present :)

i used to drink a lot of coffee but the more i cultivate my qi, the less i like it. I keep it to one cup a day now (or one drink in the case of the americano).

I have been planning to eliminate coffee entirely for some time, but hmmmmmm i never get around to it! proof that its addictive hahahah :)

well i like to get bulk teas at the local food co-op, but i drink some bagged teas too. Filtered water makes all the difference. If you make your tea with tapwater you are missing out (and fluoride is really bad for you btw). So next time you're at your local food co-op buying some whole leaf tea, get some clean water too! :D
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:56 AM

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:59 AM

Suffering from rotten cold ATM so brewed up a few cupfuls of water with chopped ginger root. Used some and stuck the rest in the fridge. Easy to put a cupful into a pan and brew it up with some powdered reishi. Very nice!

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Edit: realised post doesn't actually mention tea - sorry!

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 09:47 AM

My favourite place in Montreal is this tea restaurant where it's abuot $8 for a pot and you can choose from about 25 different kinds of high mountain green tea, really rare green teas from different mountains with various natural overtones. The server does the first pot for you that cleans the tea and warms the pots, to show you how to steep them properly since the really good stuff only steeps for a few seconds in the small pot. You get about 5 small pots for the $8 though. If anyone's coming to Montreal send me a PM and I can give you directions. They also sell expensive carvings and tea sets, beautiful place.

Myself, I make a lot of herbal teas for various things like organ cleansing, immunity, and mood support.

Recently I've been enjoying Sage and lemongrass a lot. Probably the only flavour that works together with sage, ime.

Mostly I'll have:

peppermint
sage
lemongrass
calendula
licorice root
oat straw

and maybe also
dandelion leaves
plantain
echinaecia
red clover


and I have a bag of schizandra (5 flavour, wu wei zi) berries on my table which I usually eat at some point during the day -- the sourness really brings you into the present!
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:20 AM

I usually drink yerba mate with honey I make using this guy:

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http://www.brevilleu...-tea-maker.html

It's awesome! You set the temperature and time and it'll do all the work for you. Also has a programmable setting so you can set it to be ready when you wake up. A little pricey but highly recommended. Of course it kind of takes the ceremony out of tea making but it's very convenient and is great for making sure the temp and steep time are accurate.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:29 AM

I usually drink yerba mate with honey I make using this guy:


That looks like it would be good for roots that need to boil/simmer for 20 minutes. True?
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:08 PM

That looks like it would be good for roots that need to boil/simmer for 20 minutes. True?


I'm pretty sure the longest something can steep is 10 mins so that probably wouldn't work at least for that length of time.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:24 PM

All these fancy kettles makes me want to get a cuppa' tea!
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Organic tea is my preference, but I'm open minded to any sort of tea. :D

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:14 PM

I like it :)

I am going to try to check out tea classes here in Beijing when I have time.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:19 AM

I like it :)

I am going to try to check out tea classes here in Beijing when I have time.

Tea ceremony with Max got me interested in pouring a good cup - I dont think I've used my mugs since :lol:

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:45 AM

i drink a bit of white tea. usually i just throw in whatever herbs and or teas i have on hand and mix them up together. water is so boring? no no no!! i think one of the main keys to having really great tea or coffee is having really great water.

edit> but it is really about transformation,Posted Image hmmm

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:51 AM

one of the main keys to having really great tea or coffee is having really great water.

And great company! ^_^

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:53 AM

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:11 AM

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