What's the best night time drink


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What's the best night time drink

Postby plant partaker » Jun 6th, '10, 01:32

I am trying to figure out, what would be the best drink for the night time? I know rooibos, but I was thinkin something else. Any suggestions.
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Re: What's the best night time drink

Postby debunix » Jun 6th, '10, 02:12

Depends on your caffeine tolerance: I have no problem going to sleep after a small quantity of tea, and find a nice long gong fu session with a fine oolong or puerh or even a green or white tea can be relaxing, but that last session is with a small quantity of actual leaf, infused many times, so my caffeine intake is low and spread out over an hour or two.

I also am enjoying the Lemon Myrtle rooibos from the Cultured Cup, and chamomile with mint, or hibiscus, or hydrangea leaf, are also lovely non-caffeinated alternatives.

Tonight I think it will be Lemon Myrtle Rooibos.
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Re: What's the best night time drink

Postby plant partaker » Jun 6th, '10, 02:22

Hydrangea leaf? Do you have a picture? I have been meaning to get some rose bud or pedals. That always brews into a nice drink. It is Awesome cold. Also Hibiscus Is excellent!! I don't have too many non caffeinated drinks other than rooibos, (in bags) Tazo, (in bags), and this kava stress relief herbal tea from yogi teas (in bags). But it's really good. I'm looking to try other things though. There's so many teas and blends and herbs its crazy. So any suggestions are great and descriptions.
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Re: What's the best night time drink

Postby debunix » Jun 6th, '10, 02:37

I don't have any pictures of the hydrangea leaf tea (aka gamro). I got it from Hankook.

It is pretty pricey, gram for gram, but one or two leaves are all you need for a nice nitecap cuppa.
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Re: What's the best night time drink

Postby plant partaker » Jun 6th, '10, 02:41

Debunix, have you heard of Lost Malawi Tea ?
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Re: What's the best night time drink

Postby Chip » Jun 6th, '10, 03:12

I quite like the Hydrangea from Hankook as well. It is relaxing and somehow cooling ... GREAT at night.
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Re: What's the best night time drink

Postby plant partaker » Jun 6th, '10, 03:16

It is really expensive though. I would hate to buy it and wish I didn't. Do they have sample sizes?
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Re: What's the best night time drink

Postby aya_s » Jun 6th, '10, 03:21

When I don't want caffeine, I drink mugicha, a Japanese barley drink. It's not caffeinated and it has a nice solid roasted flavor to it. It's one of my favorite hot drinks.

I also enjoy a cup of steeped mint.
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Re: What's the best night time drink

Postby plant partaker » Jun 6th, '10, 03:22

I've heard of that. Have you tried it Iced? What vendor would you recommend? I know Dens Tea carries it.
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Re: What's the best night time drink

Postby chittychat » Jun 6th, '10, 04:41

For me it's my favored pu-erh. I can take 1 or 2 cups of 250 ml each depending on the weather and how much wine I had for dinner and sleep soundly afterwards.
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Re: What's the best night time drink

Postby Dresden » Jun 6th, '10, 09:48

I'm rather fond of houjicha at night. Most of the caffeine is removed during the roasting process.
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Re: What's the best night time drink

Postby debunix » Jun 7th, '10, 03:07

Hydrangea leaf, in a cup of tea

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Re: What's the best night time drink

Postby plant partaker » Jun 7th, '10, 03:13

WOW!! Only two leaves? How many cups can you make out of the 25 gram can from Hankook?
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Re: What's the best night time drink

Postby Chip » Jun 7th, '10, 09:16

plant partaker wrote:WOW!! Only two leaves? How many cups can you make out of the 25 gram can from Hankook?

A LOT! And you can multi steep this stuff as well. I like the second steep more than the first.
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Re: What's the best night time drink

Postby debunix » Jun 7th, '10, 13:04

I have gotten 1 quart of excellent tea from 2 leaves. THese two were so strong in the first infusion that I suspect I can get two out of them.
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