What herbal tea are you drinking today?

Healthy herbs, rooibos, honeybush, decaf tea, and yerba mate.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

by kuánglóng » Oct 13th 16 7:58 pm

Had too much sheng today, sipping some peppermint tea right now.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

by debunix » Oct 21st 16 4:18 pm

Sick day today (just a cold) but it will be lots of tea and lots of ....tea byproduct today. Started with lemon, honey, chamomile, licorice root and raspberry and mulberry and linden leaves....warm, tasty, and delicious. Probably sencha next, and back to herbal in a while after that.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

by yalokinh » Dec 1st 16 3:34 pm

Well, I'm sick again. I'm not usually one that gets sick a lot, so I'm pretty frustrated. Drinking some tea with ginger honey and lemon. Cheers everyone

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

by john.b » Dec 2nd 16 2:45 am

I recently tracked down cacoa nibs for use in a tea blend. I don't blend tea so often, not really my thing, but about once a year I'll make masala chai and Christmas tea (once each).

Those are just pieces of the cocoa bean, so they just taste like dark chocolate. The vendor said people typically use them for coffee, and that makes perfect sense. Mixing them with the grounds would create a natural mocha.

Of course they are considered a super-food too; everything is a super-food now, or bad for you, or cycling between one and the other.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

by debunix » Dec 2nd 16 4:35 pm

I have never thought of using cacao nibs for tea, though I do drink hot chocolate daily, spiced with some of the same things I'd put into an herb tea--cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, citrus, mint. Roasted, ground cacao nibs are the stuff of chocolate, but I've not heard of using whole nibs. I'd love to know what you try with them, and how you like it.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

by jayinhk » Dec 7th 16 3:09 am

john.b wrote:I recently tracked down cacoa nibs for use in a tea blend. I don't blend tea so often, not really my thing, but about once a year I'll make masala chai and Christmas tea (once each).

Those are just pieces of the cocoa bean, so they just taste like dark chocolate. The vendor said people typically use them for coffee, and that makes perfect sense. Mixing them with the grounds would create a natural mocha.

Of course they are considered a super-food too; everything is a super-food now, or bad for you, or cycling between one and the other.
Nibs are indeed a super food. I just threw 5g of cocoa powder into a protein shake, but I'm switching to nibs after I run out!

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

by john.b » Dec 7th 16 4:08 am

I made a hot cocoa with them recently (cacoa nibs), essentially the same as that tea blend version but without tea. For that I ground the nibs further, just before use, down to the level of a rough coffee grind. I used vanilla bean as well, and flavored that with dark cherry jam, and added cream at the end, and sugar. It was good, just an interesting version of cocoa.

Oddly my kids didn't really like it. The taste wasn't the same as processed chocolate--although it was close--or ovaltine, which is really what they were looking for. It tasted a lot more like a dark chocolate. Even diluted down a little with milk they still didn't drink it. It was interesting to me for tasting exactly like a chocolate covered cherry, the initial non-diluted version. It was probably too much work just to make a hot cocoa though, and for them a powdered blend would be better.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

by pedant » Dec 7th 16 4:28 am

that sounds really, really good.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

by jayinhk » Dec 7th 16 10:24 am

Yeah it does! It's pure chocolate. Dark chocolate has a higher concentration of cocoa solids, hence the similarities. You just sold me on em with the 'chocolate covered cherry' bit!

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

by ethan » Dec 7th 16 3:45 pm

John, that cocoa is too much boost for your young children. Like giving them espresso.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

by Tintinmelo75 » Oct 1st 17 2:55 pm

I am having organic rooibos from South Africa.

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Re: What herbal tea are you drinking today?

by PaulaCosta » Oct 12th 17 9:29 am

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