Tea and moods.


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Tea and moods.

Postby SlientSipper » Dec 26th, '10, 22:59

Here's a bit of an abstract question.

What kind of tea would you drink if you were in a angry mood?
How about a bitter mood? Sad?

Or would you not drink any tea at all?

I know this could have gone in any board but, I chose this one because black is how my mood feels like.
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Re: Tea and moods.

Postby IPT » Dec 27th, '10, 00:14

Ooh, that's an interesting question. I'm going to have to think of that. I do drink teas according to my mood or feelings, but I never thought about which ones I drink when.
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Re: Tea and moods.

Postby Auctoritas » Jan 17th, '11, 20:28

When I'm upset I'll drink my comfort tea: decaf red rose from tea bags. It's not because it's a particularly spectacular tea, it's because it was my comfort tea growing up. Whenever I was sick or upset, my mom would bring me a mug.

Comfort aside, when I'm in a bad mood I'm more likely to gravitate towards standard black teas like Irish Breakfast or Earl Grey. If I'm happy I'll drink one of my flavored teas like a custom pumpkin spice blend or cherry black.

Of course, that's because it's winter now. If it were summer I'd be going for my greens and whites - I find the type of tea I drink depends a lot on season too. In fact, my greens go largely untouched all winter just because I prefer the heartier blacks for the gray and cold weather. :D

Oolongs just seem to be for whenever I'm in the mood to drink one!
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Re: Tea and moods.

Postby Bryan_drinks_te... » Jan 18th, '11, 11:55

It's entirely possible that you may teach yourself to be in a bad mood if you drink a certain kind of tea when in a bad mood. Perhaps tea should be a..liquid reminder for us to relax instead.

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Re: Tea and moods.

Postby rabbit » Jan 18th, '11, 14:12

When I'm having bad day / bad mood I tend to drink wuyi oolong, roasted tgy, and shu pu-erh to make myself feel better.

When I'm in a good / happy mood I tend to go lighter... the happier, the lighter/sweeter the tea, favorites are green tie guan yin, taiping houkui and good longjing.
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Re: Tea and moods.

Postby Victoria » Jan 18th, '11, 15:34

Oolong is the one that is comforting and helps to give
relief for a awhile even when things are bad.
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Re: Tea and moods.

Postby fracol » Jan 18th, '11, 21:20

On a more phsycological note, I believe it has been prooven that earl grey helps fight depression.
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Re: Tea and moods.

Postby rabbit » Jan 19th, '11, 10:18

Listen to rainymoods.com and this song at the same time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK1mLIeXwsQ

Guaranteed to relax ;)
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Re: Tea and moods.

Postby TwoPynts » Jan 19th, '11, 10:23

I would say I drink oolong, white and shu to relax; blacks, greens and others when I need a pick-me-up.
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Re: Tea and moods.

Postby AlexZorach » Jan 20th, '11, 14:45

I tend to go for Chinese green tea, kukicha, or a lighter Darjeeling when I'm in any sort of off mood. Sometimes I might go with a greener oolong.
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Re: Tea and moods.

Postby Chip » Jan 20th, '11, 17:03

Happy Tea from Maiko! Has lots of good stuff in it. Sencha, kukicha, matcha, genmai, kelp.

Or any sencha ...
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Re: Tea and moods.

Postby teafarm » Mar 11th, '11, 16:31

Tea has a calming effect, no?

When I am happy, I drink whatever tea is in my desk drawer. When I'm sad or not as happy, I drink black tea.
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Re: Tea and moods.

Postby jaderabbit » Mar 11th, '11, 20:48

For comfort I drink oolong. For calm, I drink greens.
I can't drink when I'm really depressed, waste of tea. :cry:
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Re: Tea and moods.

Postby tenuki » Mar 11th, '11, 20:53

This is like asking me what air I breath for different emotions.
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Re: Tea and moods.

Postby SlientSipper » Mar 11th, '11, 22:24

tenuki wrote:This is like asking me what air I breath for different emotions.


Spoken/Typed like a true tea enthusiast.
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