Very Gentle Teas


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Very Gentle Teas

Postby teaisme » Feb 8th, '12, 18:54

Thought it would be nice if people could post vendor finds of teas that they find very easy on the body and mind. Not necessary bed time tea, but tea that you can drink almost anytime, morning or late night, empty stomach or not.

Here are a couple I have drank recently.

http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... e722dba8f9
http://www.jingteashop.com/pd-jing-tea- ... a-ysbc.cfm
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Re: Very Gentle Teas

Postby SlientSipper » Feb 8th, '12, 20:53

Plymouth teas come to mind when I think gentle teas.
Its partly because they were on the stale side though.
http://www.plymouthtea.com/whitetea.html

Oh and Korean arts had some nice light light green tea.
http://www.korean-arts.com/tea_ware/Green%20Teas.html
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Re: Very Gentle Teas

Postby Chip » Feb 8th, '12, 21:15

... oops the Korean-Arts link is not working.
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Re: Very Gentle Teas

Postby Xell » Feb 8th, '12, 23:06

Houjicha, most japanese tea vendors will have it. Never had any problems drinking this on empty stomach or late in the evening and it's also really nice with food.
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Re: Very Gentle Teas

Postby Chip » Feb 8th, '12, 23:10

Yeah, I believe I read it is common to serve to the elderly in Japan since it is mild in every respect.

I would think any of the "grain" teas would be pretty mild too including genmai, mugi (roasted barley and most common in Korea), and roasted corn (Korean). They can often be obtained sans tea in which case you can add your own or serve it straight.
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Re: Very Gentle Teas

Postby SlientSipper » Feb 9th, '12, 02:11

google Korean arts.

Or just Korean tea in general. (not ginseng)
From what I've noticed Korean green tea is considerably light.
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Re: Very Gentle Teas

Postby Karl » Feb 9th, '12, 12:24

Although it's not Camellia sinensis, I find drinking rooibos quite soothing and relaxing. If I start drinking it in the evening I get a bit sleepy.
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Re: Very Gentle Teas

Postby rdl » Feb 9th, '12, 13:11

i very much like (all) the above mentioned teas, and have one more to recommend. try fresh or dried corn silk. i have found it in stores and in summer it freshly packaged under the corn husk.
it has a very gentle, subtle sweet taste and has claimed medicinal benefits.
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Re: Very Gentle Teas

Postby debunix » Feb 9th, '12, 13:39

I can drink chamomile and mint and/or hibiscus when my stomach is uneasy, but sometimes a nice, dilutely brewed white tea like silver needle or An Ji Bai Cha is good too.
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Re: Very Gentle Teas

Postby teaisme » Feb 9th, '12, 16:30

http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... eca173f9ce

This black is pretty close to very gentle as well. Not as gentle as the first two, but close.
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