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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    Tried "Indian tea" for the first time today. Lots of milk and ginger...tasted like hot cocoa to me. Very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chana View Post
    has anyone ever thrown up from drinking green tea on an empty stomach or am i just a freak? it's happened a few times.
    gracious! I drink tea on an empty stomach almost every day. I can't imagine what would cause such a reaction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    where did you get it?
    Some new friends from India made it for me.
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    I had ginger and lemongrass tea yesterday. I wish the flavours had been stronger but it was still very tasty.

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    Mmm did I say I love chai tea? I also got this herbal tea from celestial seasonings honey vanilla chamomile. That has been very nice with this cough/cold.
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    Iron Buddha has become my tea of choice for researching. it's somewhat expensive, but you can steep it 8-10 times and can last for most of a 4-8 hour work session.

    steeping instructions
    pot: clay, not glazed, 100 CCs (yes, I know this is a ridiculously small tea pot, but that's why you're able to get so many steepings out of it and make each helping of tea last longer)
    quantity: 8-10 grams (3 spoonfuls, at least with the spoons at my house)
    steeping times:

    1st steeping: 15 seconds
    2nd steeping: 12 seconds
    3rd steeping: 30 seconds
    4th steeping: 50 seconds
    5th steeping: 1.5 minutes
    6th steeping: 2.5 minutes
    7th steeping: 5 minutes
    8th steeping: 10-15 minutes
    9th steeping: 1 hour
    10th steeping: >1 hour

    if you are on a budget, you can a little less tea (2 spoonfuls, or about 5-7 grams) but the tea will be lighter and won't give you as many steepings. if you do it this way, the steeping times are as follows
    1st steeping: 30-50 seconds
    2nd steeping: 20 seconds
    3rd steeping: 45 seconds
    4th steeping: 1 minute 20 seconds
    5th steeping: 2 minutes 20 seconds
    6th steeping: 4 minutes
    7th steeping: 10 minutes
    8th steeping: 30-60 minutes
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    Darjeeling, unequivocally.

    On that note, I think some green teas with a hint of certain fruit juices taste good.

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    Depending on the tea and how I'm brewing it, sometimes I go for multiple steepings too... but like 2 or 3, not 10.

    Yesterday I got some of this:
    Rishi China Breakfast Tea
    It's quite good, and filled the "regular old black tea" gap. The Rishi Earl Grey is also quite good, but I didn't buy it.

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    Been drinking tea made out of fresh ginger sliced thinly, dried peppermint, and pinch of turmeric. The ginger according to Ayurveda stimulates agni (digestive fire) while peppermint is considered balancing for all doshas and the turmeric is good for mucus build up and helps digestion. While I don't really buy into the hocus pocus aspects of Ayurveda and similar holistic alternative medicine modalities I do think they had it right about some of this stuff (possibly not for the reasons they thought it worked) and I base this on anecdotal evidence (what works).

    It also tastes really good!!

    I like a quarter of the contents from a green cardamom pod, a few strings of saffron, 5-6 fennel seeds, and the smallest snippet of a vanilla bean steeped in hot water at night as it helps me relax.

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    tried twinings brand for the first time - heard they were one of the better ones that are available here. It was a fortune compared to my usual tea, maybe 2-3 times more expensive! I bought their variety pack since it included lady grey and irish breakfast blends which I haven't tried since I don't see them sold individually (in the grocery store at least, I'm sure tea shops would have them) as well as my two perennial favourites, english breakfast and earl grey.

    impressions:
    -irish breakfast seems similar to english breakfast, but distinuishable. tasty.
    -earl grey is much more bergamot-y than my usual discount brand, which seems to have a stronger "tea" favour. I don't think I like it as much as the discount one, actually!
    -lady grey - very tasty! I think I like it the best of the 3 so far. pretty mild tasting but good.

    haven't tried their english breakfast yet. 3 cups of tea in a day is enough for me.
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