SunDay--->TeaDay, 3/30/08

BYOT! Enter TeaChat here, you never know what you may find!

Teasanes!!! Today, it is Tisanes' turn. Do you drink tisanes, love them, like them, or steer clear of herbal concoctions?

I love herbal tisanes and drink them most days...all day
I really like tisanes and have them virtually everyday
I like tisanes and have them more days than not
I have had tisanes and want to learn and try more
I have tried tisanes but they are not my cup of tea
I have not tried tisanes, but they are on my short list to try
No votes
I have not tried concoctions and do not plan to any time soon
I am a witch and concoct herbal witch's brew all the time
Total votes: 47

User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 17:29
Posts: 714
Joined: Aug 21st, '07, 15:53
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Connecticut
Contact: CynTEAa

by CynTEAa » Mar 30th, '08, 17:29

Victoria, that sounds really good. It is a darker or greener oolong?


User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 18:25
Posts: 481
Joined: Feb 10th, '08, 23:28

by RussianSoul » Mar 30th, '08, 18:25

I neither like tisanes nor dislike them, they are OK. I drink them from time to time as a part of my evening repertoire of caffeine free drinks: decafs (yuk!), spent leaf from the day (ok), fruit brews (I can live with them). So I chose "I am a witch" :twisted:

Drinking Fukamushi Special after a day of shopping for a prom dress for my daughter. Both were successful: we got the dress and this sencha is delicious.

User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 18:28
Posts: 1005
Joined: Feb 8th, '08, 14:22
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Contact: auggy

by auggy » Mar 30th, '08, 18:28

Not my cup of tea personally. Sometimes I'll use a little in a blend when making DH's iced tea (he goes through about a gallon every 3 or 4 days in summer so I have to get creative so he doesn't get bored with the same old same old). But drinking them straight? Not a fan.

Pouchong today for me.

Victoria, I agree w/ CynTEAa. Sounds yummy! Tell us more! :D

User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 18:29
Posts: 8107
Joined: Jan 8th, '08, 06:00
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Southern CA
Contact: Victoria

by Victoria » Mar 30th, '08, 18:29

CynTEAa wrote:Victoria, that sounds really good. It is a darker or greener oolong?
It's a mid range to darker oolong, I'm so impressed I'm writing up a review.
Coming soon to an oolong forum near you.

User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 18:39
Posts: 172
Joined: Mar 1st, '08, 16:05
Location: Ithaca, NY
Contact: Ron Gilmour

by Ron Gilmour » Mar 30th, '08, 18:39

I like tisanes well enough, I guess, but they don't inspire anything like the passion that I have for tea. Mostly I drink tisanes in the evening when I want to avoid caffeine. I tend to stick to the plain stuff like peppermint and chamomile.

User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 18:42
Posts: 339
Joined: Jan 27th, '08, 15:19
Location: Houston, TX
Contact: Sam.

by Sam. » Mar 30th, '08, 18:42

I enjoy tisanes but I do drink tea more often. I like tisanes with chamomile or spear/peppermint and I drink rooibos on a regular basis as well. I'd like to try some other interesting tisanes.

User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 19:00
Posts: 200
Joined: Feb 26th, '08, 09:01
Contact: JM

by JM » Mar 30th, '08, 19:00

Rooibos is a tisane, right? I drink three or four cups a day.

User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 19:05
Posts: 1636
Joined: Jan 11th, '07, 16:13
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

by scruffmcgruff » Mar 30th, '08, 19:05

Hey all, I just wanted to spread the word about a little competition I have going on. There are three packages of teas and teawares here being given away for free to newbies, and I wanted to let as many people get in on the offer as possible; TeaDay seemed like a good place to advertise. (Plus, this way, I get to inflate my ego even more! :D )

I would especially like to encourage gyokuro lovers to check out the "yellow" package; there is no competition for this one (as of this posting), so you have a pretty good chance of winning.

User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 20:22
Posts: 21654
Joined: Apr 22nd, '06, 20:52
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

by Chip » Mar 30th, '08, 20:22

Good idea Scruff.

Cruised through Legend Oolong from V...still have some lowwww caffeine steeps for later.

Now enjoying Daily Sencha...pan fired...yummm.

So V, I am surprised you are enjoying this oolong since you did not like the other orange oolong you had. How does this it more floral scented as the name implies?

User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 20:33
Posts: 8107
Joined: Jan 8th, '08, 06:00
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Southern CA
Contact: Victoria

by Victoria » Mar 30th, '08, 20:33

Chip wrote: ... So V, I am surprised you are enjoying this oolong since you did not like the other orange oolong you had. How does this it more floral scented as the name implies?
Actually is it much less floral scented. And in this case, less is more.
I wrote a review here:

On my third steep, and still very nice.

User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 20:58
Posts: 387
Joined: Mar 16th, '06, 20:53
Location: Colorado

by daughteroftheKing » Mar 30th, '08, 20:58

Peppermint, lavender, rosebuds, stevia leaves, and chamomile are all staples in my tea cabinets, but I hardly drink any of them alone because I like the flavor they add to tea. Even got a sample tin of Adagio's Mango Melange recently in order to add it to whites and greens.
My tea obsession has led to mad alchemy. :o

User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 22:17
Posts: 593
Joined: Apr 21st, '07, 23:01
Location: Indianapolis IN
Contact: augie

by augie » Mar 30th, '08, 22:17

Space Samurai wrote: I had a customer ask me for corn tea today. CORN. She didn't like my suggestion that she just eat some corn and be done with it.
Diverticulitis! :shock:

Other than Rooibos, I just don't understand the whole mint, chammo, etc . . .

But there are some who don't understand Pu Ehr. And I can't understand that. :wink:

User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 22:52
Posts: 1052
Joined: Jan 15th, '08, 19:24
Location: Syracuse, NY

by Cinnamon Kitty » Mar 30th, '08, 22:52

My Fukamushi-Maki just didn't taste as good as it normally does today. It was bland instead of full-bodied. Maybe I didn't use enough leaf, though I had at least a teaspoon and a half for 9 to 10oz of water. I made up for it by making some Sencha Fuka-Midori. It tastes more like it should, which makes me happy. I finished off the bag of it like I've been trying to do. It was a good tea, but I really need to finish off some of the open bags and tins before I get more greens. Off to the second steep!

User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 23:01
Posts: 1591
Joined: Jan 28th, '07, 02:24
Location: Fort Worth, TX

by Space Samurai » Mar 30th, '08, 23:01

I am staying overnight in San Antonio for a funeral.

I bought some "Green Tea" RTD at a grocery store. Looks like it came from China. Filling a little ill now....

As the night goes on, we'll see if I get desperate enough to try the Lipton bags. :roll:

User avatar
Mar 30th, '08, 23:39
Posts: 42
Joined: Mar 30th, '08, 18:29
Location: California, USA
Contact: motokochan

by motokochan » Mar 30th, '08, 23:39

I remember when I didn't understand the distinction between tea and a tisane. Of course, I didn't even know the word "tisane".

They are okay, in general. Sometimes you can find some really interesting tastes, and they work well for late night when you need something hot to drink but don't want the caffeine.

Today, I used my new flowering tea that I purchased a few weeks ago. It was part of a set with a nice teapot I found at Target.