What herbal tea are you drinking today?

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What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby debunix » Jun 17th, '12, 19:35

I play a lot when I make herbal teas, especially when I'm going to drink them chilled in the summertime. I'm always curious for new combinations of herbs/spices, and have a pretty decent pantry for coming up with new combinations.

Today, from a friend's description of a tea she's just made, I was inspired to combine some lemon myrtle rooibos tea (the lemon part was fading, it had been in the cupboard for a long time) with hibiscus and peppermint. Lovely tart spicey summer drink for a hot day.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby Kalmal » Jul 7th, '12, 00:28

A really nice mix I've found is yerba mate and mint. It makes a delicious summer iced tea if you mix a little sweetener in :)

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby jayinhk » Sep 3rd, '12, 11:30

My favorite tea for the summer is chrysanthemum. It is very popular here in Hong Kong and believed to be cooling. It is also really very tasty! I started off the day drinking some Taiwanese chrysanthemum with burdock root, licorice and a few other ingredients that I picked up yesterday.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby TuoMa » Sep 7th, '12, 04:13

+1 for Jayinhk, when i don't drink tea i use a mix of xueshan Chrysanthemum flowers and goji berries from Ningxia. These flowers are very small but very dense. Same as altitude teas.
The two fits pretty well together.
After the second or third infusion, you can also eat goji berries which are very tasty.
For 33cl, i'd say i use about 10 berries and flowers.

Sometimes i also use dried jujubes for infusions.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby jayinhk » Sep 7th, '12, 05:21

I like the idea of using goji berries in chrysanthemum tea! Will have to give that a try sometime. Jujubes sound good too.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby TuoMa » Sep 7th, '12, 05:55

I saw also though i never tried Dian Hong Cha and goji berries together.
It's like eating nuts while drinking Pu Er, never tried but i can totally imagine it'd fit well.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby jayinhk » Sep 7th, '12, 07:08

Sounds worth a shot. :) I'm in the right place for that kind of experiment too: dried herb and tea shops all around me! Still figuring out what kinds of teas I like best first--going to take a while!

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby TuoMa » Sep 7th, '12, 07:26

Sure, me too. I'm not really into mixing herbs with teas. I tried once traditional jasmin tea in Yangshuo which is also a mix but really didn't like it.

I usually drink herbal teas (without tea) not to drink too much tea. I heard low grade Pu Er contains a lot of fluor which isn't good in huge quantity. So it's better not to drink a lot of only one kind of tea but to vary instead.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby TuoMa » Sep 7th, '12, 07:37

Honey with Dian Hong is alright also.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby Emjaysmash » Jan 19th, '13, 21:23

Just went to Starbucks and tried Tazo's Vanilla Rooibos.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby loyolalipton » Jan 22nd, '13, 12:55

Rooibos Chai

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby debunix » Feb 2nd, '13, 20:50

A few days ago, when my sore throat was at its height, I made a really nice herbal tea combination that was so pretty I had to photograph it:

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It was as tasty as it looked, made with Meyer lemon, honey, rose hips, chamomile, and linden. Mmmm....

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby Devoted135 » Feb 2nd, '13, 22:12

Wow, that looks fantastic! Did it help?

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby debunix » Feb 3rd, '13, 00:09

It was soothing and it made me happier--helped two ways!

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Postby Maneki Neko » Feb 10th, '13, 09:51

I regularly drink marigold, saffron, and lavender. Today I had marigold :wink:

Saffron tea tastes quite bold, so sometimes I mix in fennel seeds or cardamom.

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