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  1. tylershippit

    tylershippit Well-Known Member

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    NOW THIS,
    THIS IS A THREAD.
    I have a little local tea shop/greenhouse/head shop in town I regularly go to, and they have an entire room wall to wall with tea ingredients. My favourites are chamomile, peppermint (basic I know), and a special in house fruit medley they make at the store.
     
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    captainfog A Prince Among Men And Moderators

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    I used to make magic mushroom tea when I was a callow youth.
     
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I mostly drink green teas. My favorite bottled green tea is Oi Ocha (having some right now actually!)

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    But my absolute favorite teas are houjicha (roasted green tea) and iribancha (an almost smoked green tea with a fragrance similar to tobacco or a campfire) from Ippodo tea. My parents-in-law live near Kyoto in Japan, so they send us tea regularly.
     
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    Woob_woob Well-Known Member

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    Best way to take mushrooms since they taste like poop any other way
     
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    Woob_woob Well-Known Member

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    Oolong is a top tier tea
     
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    tylershippit Well-Known Member

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    one time me and two friends made a batch of tea with 22 - 25 grams of magic and then we went to Saudi Arabia.
     
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    Benjamin Dashley #NotMyModerator

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    If you have a DavidsTea in your area, you should go. There are a few around Chicago and I'm a pretty regular patron.
     
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    The last tea I got was a while ago, and it was an assortment of different kinds courtesy of http://www.teasparrow.com
    Good stuff!
     
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    GritNGlitter Well-Known Member

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    I love David's Tea--there isn't one near me, but my husband orders tea for me from David's once in a while. I generally get dessert-y teas like Apple Custard, Forever Nuts, Red Velvet Cake, etc. from David's. I like them at night or as an afternoon cookie feast deterrent.

    Here in Portland we mainly buy tea at Townshend's Division Street Teahouse. I'm mainly into black teas, rooibos, and herbal infusions. Not a big green tea lover.
    In San Diego our tea shop was primarily The Tea Gallerie.

    HOORAY FOR TEA! I have adorable tea pots as well. Because tea is even more fun when it's fancy.
     
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  10. DavidA

    DavidA The sun's not yellow, it's chicken

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    Earl Grey and a hint of honey.
     
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    Right now, I'm experimenting with iced tea. I've been experimenting with icing different herbal teas, since I can't drink caffeine with dinner or I stay up. I have iced a mint tea, a mint/chamomile blend, passion tea--which really should always be iced, orange/chamomile blend and a peach herbal tea. I'm thinking of trying a lemon next. Mint teas really should be hot, not iced. The orange tea was nice, but the peach was a bit of a let down. The passion fruit tea is the best iced, but I like any sort of iced hibiscus-ey teas.
     
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    I've always been one for the fruitier teas; my fancies lean toward peach teas.
    Unfortunately I dislike using honey in my teas, I just don't like the taste. I usually just get a spoon of sugar and it helps the medicine go down
     
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    I don't typically sweeten my tea, but I like to add honey to my chamomile if I have a cold coming on. And some lemon. And a shot of whisky.
     
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    Have any of you tried sassafras tea? We used to dig it up in my grandparents' yard. It was used to flavor root beer. The only one I know of that's still around is Pappy's. It has to be extracted a certain way to sell commercially. If you like the flavor of root beer you'll like it.

    I drink iced black tea with no sugar all day. If I'm drinking hot, it's Earl Grey, Constant Comment, or Boston's Mint-in-Tea.
     
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    huge tea junkie and i don't really have anything i'm not fond of, other than excess milk/honey. if it's something really harsh, maybe a little of one or the other (usually honey), but i drink black coffee by the gallon so a strong taste is okay with me.

    i caught a weird bug (i think from playing bingo at a bar this week which, like, honestly, it serves me right) and i've just been downing this magic elixir like crazy
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    If you like iced tea, I ran across this several years ago:
    http://cravingcomfort.blogspot.com/2012/07/sweet-tea.html
    And started adding a pinch of baking soda to my tea, whether I decided to sweeten it or not.
     
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    I've experimented with icing some non-plain-black teas, but haven't had any luck really. I'm going to try the baking soda and some of the types listed above.
     
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    What I've found works, if you're ok with aspartame, which I'm not sure if I am either, is the Crystal light concentrated little squirt bottles. The Blackberry Lemonade is awesome in iced tea.
     
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    I've sworn off of that white stuff.
     
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    Anyone heard of the store Teavana? I just found out they have a store nearby and I can't wait to check it out.
     

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