What herbal tea are you drinking today?


Healthy herbs, rooibos, honeybush, decaf tea, and yerba mate.

Postby bonescwa » Aug 7th, '14, 15:44

The "fancier" grocery stores typically have them and almost NOTHING is reasonably priced there. Just cheaper, what was considered to be poor people food is much more expensive now because rich people who know nothing about the value of things blow money on them. Kind of like what's going on with tea.
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Postby daidokorocha » Aug 9th, '14, 22:13

bonescwa wrote:The "fancier" grocery stores typically have them and almost NOTHING is reasonably priced there. Just cheaper, what was considered to be poor people food is much more expensive now because rich people who know nothing about the value of things blow money on them. Kind of like what's going on with tea.


Perhaps, but I live in a city that has zero grass! I don't really go to "fancier" grocery stores, so I'm not sure the prices, but you can pick them up at grocers like H-Mart in gigantic bundles for something like 50 cents. Taking the train out to the fields or suburbs to trespass on people's properties would surely cost me more than that, even without including the legal fees! I agree with your general sentiment, however, that many things are being marked up due to general fads. That is why I go to places like H-Mart for these things, as these types of vegetables have been part of Korean food culture for centuries and valued properly as such. Remember, a certain type of tea isn't necessarily bad just because Teavana dresses it up in sloganeering and marks it up 200%!
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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby daidokorocha » Aug 16th, '14, 21:37

My amacha arrived today and phew... is this stuff sweet. Delicious, but in the future I'll go with that one leaf rule set forth by debunix. I put something like five leaves in and I'm still going on 5+ 16 oz.steeps with no signs of weakening flavor after two initial 8 oz cups. Wow.
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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby debunix » Aug 16th, '14, 22:22

It is powerful stuff!
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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby jayinhk » Jan 10th, '15, 00:35

Beautiful high-grade gynostemma from Northern China. Much higher grade than the stuff I bought at a supermarket in Hainan. Good stuff.
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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby debunix » Jan 16th, '15, 01:13

Lemon myrtle rooibos. I'm trying to recapture the incredible tea I got from the Cultured Cup a few years back, with a batch of lemon myrtle just delivered today from Mahamosa, and Rooibos from Tao of Tea. The rooibos part is terrific, but the lemon myrtle is not fresh and vibrant like it should be. Sad. Maybe I can work something out with the lemongrass I have growing vigorously in a planter in my yard.
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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby jayinhk » Jan 18th, '15, 00:13

Lemongrass and rooibos sounds good!
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