Tea plant seeds poisonous?


Made from leaves that have not been oxidized.

Postby shogun89 » Oct 1st, '08, 15:33

Heres some updates on how my plants are doing.

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I know you guys like that last one! I sure do!!! :D :D :D :D :D
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Postby murrius » Oct 1st, '08, 23:52

These poor plants! Honestly, on this forum, the tea plants must now know what it feels like to be lobsters in a tank at a seafood restaurant. I looked at the second picture down and all I could think of was oolong.

Seriously though, well done!
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Postby Salsero » Oct 1st, '08, 23:55

I am not sure it is wise to expose us to such splendor. Aren't you tempted to just pluck a little here and there ... you know ... for the health of the plant.
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Postby chamekke » Oct 1st, '08, 23:58

Salsero wrote:I am not sure it is wise to expose us to such splendor. Aren't you tempted to just pluck a little here and there ... you know ... for the health of the plant.


Yeah. Pruning is go-oood...
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Postby Victoria » Oct 2nd, '08, 00:43

Wow great!! Thanks for those! I just bought some seeds myself and just to be sure I bought a seedling too. They should be arriving any day, I'm so excited.
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Postby Geekgirl » Oct 2nd, '08, 01:32

Awesome. :shock: The camellia I dug up and gave to my neighbor was the tea variety. derrrr. It's now about 4 feet tall/wide, but in her yard. I don't suppose she'd appreciate me plucking a bunch of leaves off.

*facepalm*
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Postby Victoria » Oct 2nd, '08, 01:38

Ha! Well as chamekke said - Pruning is go-oood...
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Postby Selaphiel » Oct 2nd, '08, 06:47

I have a crazy feeling telling me that growing these babies in Norway might prove troublesome...But I'm gonna give it shot next spring :p
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Postby tsusentei » Oct 2nd, '08, 14:37

But really, haven't we all found some tea seeds in our puer? I know that I have, especially the autumn batches. I pick seeds whenever I am in Japan, they really are so very cute. This was last autumn: [/img]img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/2908051582_94f27085c1.jpg?v=0">


...um, no idea how to make an image work...

Help?
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Postby Victoria » Oct 2nd, '08, 14:47

You have too many commands
- one img in brackets to start - then / to close:

[img]httpAddress[/img]

You can also hit "quote' of a person with a picture and see how they did it.
I learned a lot that way!

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(oh and nothing can follow after .jpg
I had to trim your link)
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Postby bambooforest » Oct 2nd, '08, 14:52

When I open my tea - I spread it out on a paper plate. I then get my magnifying glass out - and sift through the 100 gram for roughly 3 hours, give or take...

Only then do I put it in the canister for use.

No way any seeds will end up in my stash.
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Postby shogun89 » Oct 2nd, '08, 15:00

GeekGirl-I cant believe you gave away that plant!!!!!!

and Victoria-tea seeds are very hard to get to germinate and can take about 2 months as well. If you ever need help, dont hesitate to ask.

The flowers on these plants smell AMAZING!
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Postby Victoria » Oct 2nd, '08, 15:06

shogun89 wrote:GeekGirl-I cant believe you gave away that plant!!!!!!

and Victoria-tea seeds are very hard to get to germinate and can take about 2 months as well. If you ever need help, dont hesitate to ask.

The flowers on these plants smell AMAZING!


Thanks! Well I have warm climate here in So California, so I'll
give the seeds a go. But knowing my lack of patience,
I bought a seedling too.

I think we all just want these plants because they are related to our
love of tea. I doubt any of us are serioulsy wanting to process and
drink them. They are beautiful to look at, and a beautiful fragrance is
just another plus!
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Postby shogun89 » Oct 2nd, '08, 15:11

Victoria wrote:
shogun89 wrote:GeekGirl-I cant believe you gave away that plant!!!!!!

and Victoria-tea seeds are very hard to get to germinate and can take about 2 months as well. If you ever need help, dont hesitate to ask.

The flowers on these plants smell AMAZING!


Thanks! Well I have warm climate here in So California, so I'll
give the seeds a go. But knowing my lack of patience,
I bought a seedling too.

I think we all just want these plants because they are related to our
love of tea. I doubt any of us are serioulsy wanting to process and
drink them. They are beautiful to look at, and a beautiful fragrance is
just another plus!


I am most defiantly processing mine. I had a hail storm over the summer ( nickel sized) which knocked a few leaves of before I got the plants under cover, any way I crushed them then let them sit to oxidize for a day and then dried them further in the oven. I was left with actually not a half bad cup, that tasted like a bitter green. This is understandable because the leaves were like 3 months old. My plants are about 1 and a half years old. two more years to go!!!
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Postby Victoria » Oct 6th, '08, 21:55

My seedling came today!

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