debunix wrote:sdsgibb wrote:How can I drink tea throughout the day and NOT spend the evenings unable to sleep???
When in a state of sufficient sleep deprivation, it often works just fine. But when not.....sdsgibb wrote:debunix wrote:Past a certain point, I will continue a gongfu session, but won't start a new one. Or, I might concoct a caffeine-free herbal mix and brew that up.
What sort of herbal mix are we talking? Brewing in a gaiwan?
Most of the time when I prepare something herbal, I start with chamomile, which has so many fine bits that I resort to a large glass teapot with a metal strainer insert. As for what herbal mix, I keep a collection of various dried ingredients on hand, things I recognize from the ingredients sections of various teas I've liked or read about in other contexts--chamomile, hibiscus, mint, tulsi (holy basil), citrus peel, rose hips, licorice root, linden flowers, gamro (hydrangea leaf), etc--and mix n' match those based on my mood, perhaps with a bit of whole spices (cinnamon, cardamom, saffron, cloves) or fresh ingredients (lemon, ginger root, lemon grass, rosemary). It's all pretty whimsical but usually quite tasty, sometimes very much so.
Sounds good, have a gong fu porclein pot en route will try this when it gets here! Have some tulsi growing around the place!
Will give it a go! Have a Japanese pot I never use laying around