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Raw Tea Leaves

Postby eidahl » Jul 2nd, '11, 16:03

I found what looks to be a tea plant behind my house - it almost has this minty smell to it ... so, uhm, I'm trying to brew it at this moment. :lol:

I couldn't find anything about brewing "raw tea leaves" ANYWHERE, why is that?
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Re: Raw Tea Leaves

Postby Poohblah » Jul 2nd, '11, 16:07

Probably because the raw leaves tend to have an unpalatable bitter taste, or so I've heard.
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Re: Raw Tea Leaves

Postby wyardley » Jul 2nd, '11, 16:30

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Re: Raw Tea Leaves

Postby eidahl » Jul 2nd, '11, 16:31

It wasn't bitter at all. The tea had a very light green color to it (probably should've used more leaves..) and sort of a sweet taste to it, huhmm.. this could use some experimentation.

EDIT: Oooh, ".. strange, green and vegetal, but also very natural and "sweet" in the sense of its purity. .. " - that's exactly how I would describe it.
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Re: Raw Tea Leaves

Postby SlientSipper » Jul 2nd, '11, 21:20

:? that's quite odd. You must live in a special place to have a wild tea leaf growing in your backyard.
I really don't know what to make of that.
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Re: Raw Tea Leaves

Postby eidahl » Jul 3rd, '11, 13:34

Sac, California -is- pretty special, I suppose. :P
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Re: Raw Tea Leaves

Postby jhole » Jul 6th, '11, 17:47

It's really unlikely that it is a wild tea tree if you are not in Asia. But hey, if it taste good, go for it!
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