caffeine-free herbal teas ?


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caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby zencha » Apr 24th, '10, 19:30

Are there any merchants , companies , ect. , that specialize in caffeine-free herbal teas ?
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Re: caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby Dresden » Apr 24th, '10, 20:30

Hi there,

Most herbal teas are caffeine free.... What are you looking for specifically?
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Re: caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby zencha » Apr 24th, '10, 22:27

good point .
looking for merchants/companies that have large selection of high quality herbal teas . Organic a + .
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Re: caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby Dresden » Apr 25th, '10, 00:04

May want to check this place out... I've never ordered from them but others here have.

Mountain Rose Herbs
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Re: caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby rabbit » Apr 25th, '10, 09:53

WATCH YO MOUTH! ... Herbal teas do not exist.

[edit] On a side note- I purchased kavakava at Mt. Rose and experienced my first lukewarm numbing desire to puke.
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Re: caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby zencha » Apr 27th, '10, 00:36

good point .
Herbal Tisanes ?
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Re: caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby Poohblah » May 2nd, '10, 04:58

Mate is really the only "caffeinated herbal" I can think of. All the rest aren't. Rooibos is my favorite herbal; it makes nice fruity blends. In fact, as long as you're thinking about blends, you might as well blend your own. Masala chai, minus the tea leaves (so basically cloves, pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, anise, ginger) is easy to make and very tasty. Of course you can blend whatever flavorant you want; try adding dried fruits or fruit juice or fruit rinds. Rosehips, chamomile, lemongrass, etc. should not be difficult to procure either.

All sorts of vendors sell good herbals since they're not difficult to source or make. Adagio has some that look very tasty :)
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Re: caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby Poohblah » May 2nd, '10, 05:00

zencha wrote:good point .
Herbal Tisanes ?

jfgi ;) first result:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbal_tea
rabbit wrote:WATCH YO MOUTH! ... Herbal teas do not exist.
This is just semantics, but I've noticed that the word "tea" is used much more loosely in the English language than "chai" or "cha" in their respective languages (even Western ones like French). From dictionary.com:
tea -n.

...

4. any kind of leaves, flowers, etc., so used [to prepare a beverage by steeping], or any plant yielding them.

5. any of various infusions prepared from the leaves, flowers, etc., of other plants, and used as beverages or medicines.

...

In other words, in English, "tea" does not refer strictly to cha, but many think it does. It seems to me that this ambiguity and the resulting confusion arises at least partially from tea drinkers in the West being so far removed from the origin of tea.
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Re: caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby rabbit » May 2nd, '10, 10:04

Poohblah wrote:In other words, in English, "tea" does not refer strictly to cha, but many think it does. It seems to me that this ambiguity and the resulting confusion arises at least partially from tea drinkers in the West being so far removed from the origin of tea.


Well, it really DOES directly refer to cha, being as the word *tea* was derived from a chinese verient (t'e)... We do have words for herbal infusions (tisane), but English PEOPLE don't understand tea very well yet... so let's not lower our tea standards by allowing this as an exception :P
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Re: caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby Dresden » May 2nd, '10, 13:15

Or perhaps we can all just lighten up and have a cup of.....Whatever :mrgreen:
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Re: caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby silverneedles » May 2nd, '10, 13:22

oh noes !!! timberrr
>duck< whoooshhh !!!
/me avoiding wiki-pee-dia links and dictionaries thrown about

d@mn it.
see?!
i dropped my gaiwan with ginger honey yerbamate rooibos mint TEA.
#&@&#ck
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Re: caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby rabbit » May 2nd, '10, 13:47

Dresden wrote:Or perhaps we can all just lighten up and have a cup of.....Whatever :mrgreen:


NEVAH!
*gnaws on your foot*
I'm am the original tea-facist :evil:
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Re: caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby Chip » May 2nd, '10, 14:07

Herbal whatevers are soooo ... calming and relaxing, aren't they?

(a friendly hint from the caffeinated Moderator :mrgreen: )
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Re: caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby rabbit » May 2nd, '10, 14:26

*hops back to hole in the ground... steeps a cup of egyptian chamomile*
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Re: caffeine-free herbal teas ?

Postby Dresden » May 2nd, '10, 15:50

LOL.... I can only imagine Rabbit as the beast from Monty Python and the Holy Grail :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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