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« on: October 01, 2004 11:00:07 AM »

anyone have any 'recipes' on how to make your own different kinds of tea? im a huge tea lover and have found some supplies for fairly cheap but have not come across any recipes as of yet, any ideas would be helpful! thank you

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2004 02:12:43 PM »

do you mean herbal teas? a lot of herbs are good plain (mint, lemon balm, lemongrass...). one of my favorite combos though, is rosemary, allspice and a bit of orange peel. it sounds weird, but it is really yummy with a bit of sweetener!
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2004 12:02:32 PM »

know of any places where i can buy tea bag.. bags lol
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2004 12:11:16 PM »

You can find them at most places that sell herbal supplies- I know Le Melenge and MMS have them:

http://www.thesage.com/catalog/Botanicals.html

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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2004 04:34:50 PM »

unless you really want bags for their own sake, loose tea works fine too. Reusable strainers, baskets, balls, and tea-socks abound.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2004 12:39:02 AM »

My favorite combo for a pot of tea is one bag each of green tea, camomile, mint, then a slice of chrystalized ginger torn to peaces and 4 cups of water Cheesy  you could just as easily do one table spoon each instead of a bag each.  It is just cheeper for me to get the tea at costco $30 lose and $15 baged at costco for twice as many servings. . .

The only other 'tea' I've made is throwing fresh mint in a pot of water. . .papermint is my all time fave!
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2004 11:41:10 AM »

Here's an added suggestion:
to make your tea taste sweeter, add in honey. It's natural and better for you than sugar.
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2004 12:57:52 PM »

whole foods - and the local hippie vegan grocery store in my town - sell green and black teas in bulk, tea bags, and herbs and things like rose petals, juniper berries, ginger, etc.  i had a tea blend when i lived in poland that i've been trying to duplicate, and it's something like this:  2 parts orange pekote to 1 part darjeeling, with rose petals, ginger cubes, golden rasins, a cinnimon stick broken up, and a broken vanilla bean.

experiment, even with combos that sound gross.  you'd be surprised what tastes good in tea.
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