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moonlune wrote (edited )

This one was nice enough for me to remember the name. I don't drink team myself but it makes for a good gift because it looks more expensive than it is and if they don't like it they have a nice box.

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subrosa wrote

These days, green or chamomile. Used to be 2-3 cups of black tea a day, but that's just not advisable.

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when_you_sleep wrote

why isn't advisable to drink 2-3 cups of black tea a day?, because that's kind of what i do everyday

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subrosa wrote

I minimized the amount a bit, it was often more like 4-5 cups. Anyway, I find that black tea builds a stronger sort of dependency on sugar+caffeine, while slowly coloring (if not eroding) teeth. Multiplied the effects of my smoking tobacco. But also, I figure maybe I don't wanna support black tea imports when there's local options.

Anyway, don't take "not advisable" too seriously when it comes from someone like me ;)

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when_you_sleep wrote

while slowly coloring (if not eroding) teeth.

wait so black tea colors or even erodes your teeth?, damn i didn't knew that, i should be more careful about the stuff that i eat

I find that black tea builds a stronger sort of dependency on sugar+caffeine

you know now that i think about it i think you're right since now i have this kind of need to drink tea and eat something sweat like cookies after lunch or after eating a fruit

maybe i should start drinking more green tea and less black tea

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subrosa wrote

wait so black tea colors or even erodes your teeth?

The 'eroding' is probably the sugar more than anything, but yeah, tea is known to stain/color teeth. More so than coffee. Over years it can become quite noticeable. (But that's praxis against American standards for super white teeth.)

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when_you_sleep wrote

i didn't knew that, thanks

(But that's praxis against American standards for super white teeth.)

can´t have theory without practice!

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asterism OP wrote

been meaning to try some chamomile just havent gotten around to it yet. I have heard people talk about it helping with sleep and some other stuff.

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subrosa wrote

I feel it's got a bit of a reputation for being medicinal (or for children?) rather than just tasty and enjoyable. Idk, I like it quite a bit, especially when homemade.

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Fool wrote

I use to drink a "sleep tea" blend with mint, lavender and some other stuff.

I've had lots of big dandelions and thistles in the backyard, so I've been thinking I should learn some more about types of things to collect for making teas.

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asterism OP wrote

Lavender is one of a small group of scents that I cant stomach. And like its super prevalent and everyone else loves it.

I wouldnt mind foraging for dandelions for stuff but here in the suburb I wouldnt be confident that it isnt drenched in some weird chemical or smth.

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asterism OP wrote

pu erh is mine though I also love chai.

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monday wrote

I would say mate, but I don't think it as tea. I like toasted mate also, but can't find where I live. I still try black tea mixed with some veggie milk, but most of the times I go with coffee. Lately I am trying these prepared chai, but mixed with milk lost any flavor. And sugar, I never put sugar on my beverages, if I want something sweet I prepare a cappuccino.

I like Earl gray If it's a solo tea, not as breakfast for sure. Maybe a Mint tea if its after a meal.

I drink green tea on the summer tho, very refreshing specially that jasmine tea if I can afford. My friend tried to hooked me to Greek Frappes but I still not convinced. And I never get used to matcha, not my cup of tea..

sorry to mention coffee I know it's anathema to tea drinkers
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monday wrote

And other thing that may only be true for me I usually associate coffee to tobacco/hashish smokers and tea with marihuana smokers.

but kinsh, I don't ever put these fucking cancer-giving rolls on my mouth and I love my hot bev - I know I know, it's just a silly association

yeah, I am hanging out too much in LL room lol
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subrosa wrote

I get the coffee/tobacco and mary/tea combos, but I would also associate hashish with tea. Or hash/red wine, but that may just be direct influence from someone I know.

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monday wrote

That's a good point, hash and wine it's totally a combo. maybe I don't see hash with tea bc Tea is light to me, maybe black tea and rum or something with more kick lol..

But other thing that I found it common in Europe it's smoking the hash with tobacco as a staple, I really hate tobacco, and people act strange when I complain but if I suggest doing a pure mary joint suddenly I am the wild one

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subrosa wrote

I'm the opposite, I get a little uneasy when someone suggests going for pure. But I'd totally make an exception to light one up with you :)

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monday wrote

I think bc the weed here in the old continent got decades of genetic improvement and what I was smoking there was some native sativa mixed with cow dung and whatever the narcos pressed those bricks. My first time bonging here with some gorilla glue I had a psychotic episode...

ok I stop the cannabic derail of this thread now

And hey, maybe one day it will happen we don't know.. ;)

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roanoke9 wrote

I smoke tobacco, but mixing the two is unnacceptable for me.

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asterism OP wrote

yeah I drink my tea straight I dont care for milks or sugars in it. If its coffee though I have to have it with crreamer sugar I dont know how people drink it straight .

Dont know about anyone else but I probably drink a cup of coffee and two cups of tea almost everyday.

Jasmine and mate are another I got to try.

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lettuceLeafer wrote (edited )

I like coffee black. Tho I like it best with instant coffee added to regular coffee.

Tho u have to be careful because sometimes it gets too harsh with too much.

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asterism OP wrote

you add instant coffee to drip coffee?

why?

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lettuceLeafer wrote (edited )

Tastes good.

Tho I don't do it often cuz u need a decent tolerance to not bounce off the walls.

I bet coffee is like tobacco. Tastes horrible the first time or two but after that the harsh and bitter taste becomes something you like.

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Bird wrote

That is very hard, I kind of have a tea problem. Classic Earl grey is quite pleasant, but I think my favorite is a blend from my own tea plant, several other herbs and spices and some lavender that my friend grows, very good both hot and cold.

Squawk

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Bird wrote

Oh and a nice jasmine tea is very good as well.

Squawk

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asterism OP wrote

Envious that you have a tea plant. Thats dope as hell.

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Majrelende wrote (edited )

Red clover, thuja, anise hyssop and tulsi are all delicious.

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roanoke9 wrote

Combo of Yarrow, Echinacea & Chamomile, fresh picked. Not really a tea drinker but I bounce back n forth from homemade herbals to strong coffee. Tried a yarrow coffee blend a couple timed and it worked alright.

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veuzi wrote (edited )

I either do a boring ass earl gray or I mix two random teabags. White teas seem to mix well with fruity herbal teas. Sometimes I also make larger batch of mixed tea steeped for longer than usual, and let it cool so that I can turn it into ice tea.

But I'm more of a coffee person overall.

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vos wrote

This nice herbal blend from Celestial Seasoning's called Tension Tamer has been my favorite tea for a while now (I call it dragon tea as the package features a dragon). But I also like this other herbal blend for sleeping, with valerian, chamomille and lavender.

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figwasp wrote

I’ve been drinking this stash red dragon chai stuff in the mornings… it’s herbal and good with milk and maple syrup.

At night I usually have a cup of lemon balm before bed. I used to drink chamomile but it turns out my ragweed allergy made me cross reactive to chamomile, and while I said the tea made me sleep better, it was probably more the 2-3 Benadryl I needed after the tea that knocked me out. Lemon balm and passionflower tea is a good combo to sleep but it’s hard to find where I’m at.

A couple years ago my body decided it can’t handle any more caffeine beyond what’s in a little chocolate, so I’m just doing herbal stuff now. I used to really love white tea or making Ethiopian tea (which I could make decaf but I just haven’t).

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kano wrote

Green, Jasmine and fennel

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when_you_sleep wrote

green and black tea are my favorites, though there was this orange mixed with black tea that i once tasted and i also liked it

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asterism OP wrote

constant comment or earl grey is what comes to mind when I hear orange mixed with black tea.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Roobios buchu blend, or english breakfast.

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asterism OP wrote (edited )

I am kind of blown away by how much Raddle loves its tea.

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rot wrote

iv'e been getting into green tea. earl grey is great and chi masala is good too

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ano wrote

Chamomile

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Pipka_lipka wrote

Mine is green. I CO CIE TO OBCHODZI???

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