Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 33

Thread: Tea

  1. #1
    Pro
    Points: 38,271, Level: 60
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 779
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience Points1 year registered
    mitten1975's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    2,384
    Points
    38,271
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 24
    Given: 36

    Tea

    I love coffee, but can't drink too much or too much caffeine, therefore moved to drinking herbal teas mixed with black and green tea. Right now I am drinking a Chinese oolong tea bought in Sioux City at a Oriental grocery store, mixed with guava leaves and lotus flower. It is one of my favorite blends. The world of tea is extraordinary. These help me survive the winter. I have many different mixtures.


    "Cómo te va", dijo el murguista a la muchacha. Que lo cortó con su mirada indiferente
    Le dijo "Bien" y lo dejó como si nada
    Nuevamente... La princesa... Se perdía entre la gente (Jaime Roos)

  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 133,427, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cyrevkah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,151
    Points
    133,427
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 123
    Given: 555

    Re: Tea

    have you bought one of those mugs with the tea leaf filter yet? I keep thinking about it, but I wonder how often/easy they would be to clean.





    8/17/12

    If you want something more sobering, feel free to visit this blog:
    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  3. #3
    Legend
    Points: 209,458, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    MNCyGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    10,567
    Points
    209,458
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 407
    Given: 277

    Re: Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    have you bought one of those mugs with the tea leaf filter yet? I keep thinking about it, but I wonder how often/easy they would be to clean.
    My wife really wants something like this for Christmas, so if anybody has a good suggestion, let me know.



  4. #4
    All-Star
    Points: 20,161, Level: 43
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 589
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1,063
    Points
    20,161
    Level
    43
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 94
    Given: 450

    Re: Tea

    Just get a tea ball and it can be hung in any mug. They are really easy to clean and allow you to try a lot of different loose leaf teas.



  5. #5
    Legend
    Points: 386,879, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 40.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    23,781
    Points
    386,879
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 553
    Given: 371

    Re: Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by mitten1975 View Post
    I love coffee, but can't drink too much or too much caffeine, therefore moved to drinking herbal teas mixed with black and green tea. Right now I am drinking a Chinese oolong tea bought in Sioux City at a Oriental grocery store, mixed with guava leaves and lotus flower. It is one of my favorite blends. The world of tea is extraordinary. These help me survive the winter. I have many different mixtures.

    Which store? Great Wall?



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 38,271, Level: 60
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 779
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience Points1 year registered
    mitten1975's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    2,384
    Points
    38,271
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 24
    Given: 36

    Re: Tea

    I can't say I have ever heard of them. I like matte' tea from South America, but it is high in some form of stimulant, like caffeine so I can't drink too much of it. I order it online. That would probably work well with your mug. Most of the stuff I buy comes in bags, and then for what doesn't I put in one of those little tea ball thing-a-ma-jigs and then strain it with a fine strain. Matte' tea they usually drink with a straining straw, which I don't use even though I have one. I still haven't found a good way to make it, because the leaves are often ground up so fine they go through whatever you have. I am kindof thinking about making it with my french press and seeing if that goes well.


    "Cómo te va", dijo el murguista a la muchacha. Que lo cortó con su mirada indiferente
    Le dijo "Bien" y lo dejó como si nada
    Nuevamente... La princesa... Se perdía entre la gente (Jaime Roos)

  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 133,427, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cyrevkah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,151
    Points
    133,427
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 123
    Given: 555

    Re: Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    My wife really wants something like this for Christmas, so if anybody has a good suggestion, let me know.
    I just went to the tea shop in MOA...and they had plenty. Even had the tea water bottle things. I've seen some of those in coffee shops too.





    8/17/12

    If you want something more sobering, feel free to visit this blog:
    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 133,427, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cyrevkah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,151
    Points
    133,427
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 123
    Given: 555

    Re: Tea

    A friend of mine just tosses the green tea leaves into a regular water bottle and leaves them there. (until she cleans it)





    8/17/12

    If you want something more sobering, feel free to visit this blog:
    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  9. #9
    Legend
    Points: 209,458, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    MNCyGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    10,567
    Points
    209,458
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 407
    Given: 277

    Re: Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    I just went to the tea shop in MOA...and they had plenty. Even had the tea water bottle things. I've seen some of those in coffee shops too.
    Yea, we were just at Jordan Creek last week and the tea shop there had a bunch. I was just curious if they are all created equal or there is a particular kind that is really nice. The watter bottle style seems like a good bet, because she wants it for work, but I didn't think about them potentially being a pain to clean.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 133,427, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cyrevkah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,151
    Points
    133,427
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 123
    Given: 555

    Re: Tea

    I only wonder that from seeing someone's not looking good....they could have been lazy about it.





    8/17/12

    If you want something more sobering, feel free to visit this blog:
    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 38,271, Level: 60
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 779
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience Points1 year registered
    mitten1975's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    2,384
    Points
    38,271
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 24
    Given: 36

    Re: Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Which store? Great Wall?
    Yeah, Great Wall. I love that place. We have been going there probably for 10 years. We are going to buy a duck for Christmas. I buy my green tea, and my oolong, and jasmine green tea there. I also like what they call Bojemni tea. It is good for blood pressure and dieting.


    "Cómo te va", dijo el murguista a la muchacha. Que lo cortó con su mirada indiferente
    Le dijo "Bien" y lo dejó como si nada
    Nuevamente... La princesa... Se perdía entre la gente (Jaime Roos)

  12. #12
    All-Star
    Points: 15,255, Level: 37
    Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 395
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    StClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,157
    Points
    15,255
    Level
    37
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 22
    Given: 41

    Re: Tea

    I go to the Coop and buy a pound of White Peony and have that often iced with fresh ginger, honey or sweetener. Tea has less caffeine by over one-half of regular coffee. It a great drink,but I love coffee a lot, too!



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 133,427, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cyrevkah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,151
    Points
    133,427
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 123
    Given: 555

    Re: Tea

    Has anyone tried the tea flowers? I saw them for the first time Sunday. As the tea is steeping the flower opens up.





    8/17/12

    If you want something more sobering, feel free to visit this blog:
    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 560,102, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteranRecommendation Second Class
    ISUAgronomist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Back in Iowa!!!!!!!!
    Posts
    21,356
    Points
    560,102
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 196
    Given: 118

    Re: Tea



    http://www.charlestonteaplantation.com/categorylist.aspx


    Good 'Merican grown and processed tea.


    (Their plantation tour is a good time as well if you're into that type of stuff.)




  15. #15
    Pro
    Points: 38,271, Level: 60
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 779
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience Points1 year registered
    mitten1975's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    2,384
    Points
    38,271
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 24
    Given: 36

    Re: Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by StClone View Post
    I go to the Coop and buy a pound of White Peony and have that often iced with fresh ginger, honey or sweetener. Tea has less caffeine by over one-half of regular coffee. It a great drink,but I love coffee a lot, too!
    Love coffee, but probably more than I should. I have gotten sick off of it a few times. I try to cut down on the caffeine even more by mixing it with herbal teas. I have always liked Celestial Seasonings. Also the Lipton ones are good. I like red tea, which you can get from hy-vee. That you must mix with fruit herbal teas but is good with strawberry, raspberry, ect.


    "Cómo te va", dijo el murguista a la muchacha. Que lo cortó con su mirada indiferente
    Le dijo "Bien" y lo dejó como si nada
    Nuevamente... La princesa... Se perdía entre la gente (Jaime Roos)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FOX
  • Iowa State vs. Baylor
  • September 27, 2014
  • 07:20 PM