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Offline Mike89406

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Who drinks Tea?
« on: March 28, 2008, 12:26:59 AM »
Just a simple question and I'm not talking about (for example)... Green Tea Supplements I'm merely asking who likes a cuppa of tea or perhaps afternoon tea etc..

My favorites include Earl Grey straight, Darjeeling one of my Du joir teas, Irish Breakfast Tea or English Breakfast has a nice kick, and Green Tea or Oolong Tea brewed they are pretty good as well.

So what are your favorites? One thing I really like is not only does tea create a perfect balance in my day it also has many health benefits as well.

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008, 01:13:31 AM »
Hi mike

I'm mainly a coffeee drinker but I do have one cup of tea at supper time.

Alpine Tea..ingredients are..senna leaf, fennel seed, ginger root, marchmallow lead and a few others ican't remember..and it's 100% pure herbs, it can be taken as is or you can add honey or lemon to it...I take it as is and it has a really nice flavor.

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008, 07:56:03 AM »
I'm not a huge tea drinker.  Lucas Clay would be the person to talk to about this.
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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008, 08:49:24 AM »
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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008, 09:30:28 AM »
i like rooibos, indian chai and morrocan mint.sometimes chamomo;le +spiced apple

silver needle & song yang white tea is ok too,if it's made properly

(fruit teas are just coloured water)

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008, 12:46:51 PM »
I like peppermint tea with honey and some sugar.
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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2008, 01:18:05 PM »
I love a good cup of tea in the morning -- usually after I get to work, or on weekend it is usually after I've had breakfast.  Just plain old black tea, with milk and a bit of sugar.

Of course, on hot days here in Texas, I can quaff gallons of iced tea.  Being from West Texas, that means *non-sweet* tea, as opposed to those East Texans and Southerners who seem to enjoy sweet (*extremely* sweet) iced tea.

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2008, 01:25:15 PM »
I like the peppermint tea with sugar.  I like any kind of tea really as long as it doesn't have milk in it.

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2008, 01:35:01 PM »
I love any kind of flavored tea with sugar substitute, but mostly drink coffee (black please).
I can't stand the taste of regular Lipton tea.

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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2008, 01:39:26 PM »
I love that special brew of Japanese rice (green) tea called genmaicha. Give it a try if you can find it.
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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2008, 05:22:11 PM »
Hi mike

I'm mainly a coffee drinker but I do have one cup of tea at supper time.

Alpine Tea..ingredients are..senna leaf, fennel seed, ginger root, marchmallow lead and a few others ican't remember..and it's 100% pure herbs, it can be taken as is or you can add honey or lemon to it...I take it as is and it has a really nice flavor.

Hugs
Jan :-*

I do like coffee but i have toned down on it as my tolerance went way thru the roof however I think I like coffee for the taste it seeems when i come down off of coffee my energy goes right to the bottom. But yeah I do enjoy coffee just as much.

I find that tea gives me a sorta well being healthy feeling

Regards Mike

i like rooibos, indian chai and morrocan mint.sometimes chamomo;le +spiced apple

silver needle & song yang white tea is ok too,if it's made properly

(fruit teas are just coloured water)

kate


I have heard rooibos and Morrocan tea is pretty good

« Last Edit: March 28, 2008, 05:46:20 PM by Mike89406 »

Offline Mike89406

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2008, 05:27:28 PM »
I love a good cup of tea in the morning -- usually after I get to work, or on weekend it is usually after I've had breakfast.  Just plain old black tea, with milk and a bit of sugar.

Of course, on hot days here in Texas, I can quaff gallons of iced tea.  Being from West Texas, that means *non-sweet* tea, as opposed to those East Texans and Southerners who seem to enjoy sweet (*extremely* sweet) iced tea.

Cheers,

Henry


Milk and sugar  :o sacrilege J/K.  BTW has anyone tried tea with cucumber sandwiches or some other sort of snacks?

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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2008, 08:23:27 AM »
BTW has anyone tried tea with cucumber sandwiches or some other sort of snacks?


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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2008, 02:31:51 PM »
OK now you're getting a little too healthy for me.

LOL, Actually it's common in England to do that not so much here in the US

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2008, 02:33:46 PM »
Right now I have Red Zinger in my cupboard as well as Pomegranate!  Yummy!

But Diet Coke is my tea of choice to get me going in the morning!  :D
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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2008, 02:47:49 PM »
Cucumber sandwiches are EVER so British.
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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2008, 04:05:04 PM »
Cucumber sandwiches are EVER so British.

I must admit I never tried them I prefer cookies or the like.

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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2008, 05:06:03 PM »
Cucumber sandwiches are EVER so British.

Oh yes, very British, should be made up thinly sliced, cut into triangles, presented on your best china plate and served up only when the Vicar calls in for a afternoon cuppa. it's a well know fact in the upper class circles that Vicars only eat cucumber sandwiches... ;)

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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2008, 05:11:36 PM »
Matty the Damned drinks tea. Not the abominable green sort, but real tea. Ceylon unblended.

Excellent stuff.

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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2008, 05:16:24 PM »
Oh yes, very British, should be made up thinly sliced, cut into triangles, presented on your best china plate and served up only when the Vicar calls in for a afternoon cuppa. it's a well know fact in the upper class circles that Vicars only eat cucumber sandwiches... ;)

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« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2008, 05:31:57 PM »
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But what if I get invited to a Tarts and Vicars Party?  Or does that only happen in a Bridget Jones novel?

It only happens in Bridget Jones Movies...theme parties have moved on a bit  since then (where have you been Philly)..but if you ever find yourself hosting one I suggest you serve those cucumber sandwiches...watching Vicars going through cucumber withdrawals is not a pretty sight.. ;)

BTW..If this ever happens at a Tarts and Vicars party you are attending..there is a good home treatment you can use...just whip off the dog collar and stick a whiskey in his hand, he will stop screaming as soon as the whiskey has been swallowed....trust me it works every time.

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2008, 06:25:45 PM »

It only happens in Bridget Jones Movies...theme parties have moved on a bit  since then (where have you been Philly)..but if you ever find yourself hosting one I suggest you serve those cucumber sandwiches...watching Vicars going through cucumber withdrawals is not a pretty sight.. ;)

BTW..If this ever happens at a Tarts and Vicars party you are attending..there is a good home treatment you can use...just whip off the dog collar and stick a whiskey in his hand, he will stop screaming as soon as the whiskey has been swallowed....trust me it works every time.

Hugs
Jan :-*

Sounds like a riot. Is it preferable to have her Royal Majesty be in attendance for these special events? Perhaps her Royal Majesty could address her subjects, and if the King himself is accompaning her royal majesty he might fancy a glass of the finest scotch availible vice the poor mans tonic better known as whiskey.

Matty the Damned drinks tea. Not the abominable green sort, but real tea. Ceylon unblended.

Excellent stuff.

MtD

Ceylon is that Indian in Origin?

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2008, 06:32:27 PM »
Ceylon (the country) is now called Sri Lanka.
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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2008, 06:34:48 PM »
Ceylon (the country) is now called Sri Lanka.

Thanks for that I wasn't quite sure

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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2008, 07:13:40 PM »
 . . . and they grow the best tea. Nice, clean refreshing stuff with very little tannin. Not that ghastly muck from China that tastes like paint stripper or vile rot from India which is not dissimilar to three day old dishwater strained through a football player's sock.

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2008, 09:20:55 PM »
If I where to have a cup of tea I would choose Earl Grey with cream and sugar, sometimes without the cream.

I'm a North Texan so I usually polish off a gallon or near a gallon of sweet iced tea a day. About a cup of sugar per gallon of tea.

That is 3.8 liters or 8 pints a day.

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2008, 08:43:52 AM »
I'm not a huge tea drinker.  Lucas Clay would be the person to talk to about this.

Hey I'm new to this tea thing, and who got my a$$ hooked on it miss Betty? ???
She gave me a Pomegranate Raspberry green tea that is addictive as hell. to make matters worse i cant find it here, i had to go back to Indy~anner to get some more. :D
She did give me a Chamomile tea that helps with the side effects of the meds i have in the morning, and helps me sleep ( i don't sleep good anymore)

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2008, 02:07:11 PM »
Once in a while i drink lemon or ginger tea.  I prefer coffee though
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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2008, 02:10:50 PM »
I've always liked the smell of coffee. I've never liked the taste.
I wont even eat Tiramisu even though it looks delicious I cant stand the coffee taste.

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2008, 02:15:56 PM »
I've always liked the smell of coffee. I've never liked the taste.
I wont even eat Tiramisu even though it looks delicious I cant stand the coffee taste.

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2008, 02:25:02 PM »
Its an Italian cake. A lot of people go gaga over it.

Basically it is sponge cakes soaked in coffee and rum and layered with a custard made out of mascarpone, beaten egg white and sugar.
Then topped with cocoa powder. Served chilled.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiramisu

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« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2008, 08:03:30 PM »
Once in a while i drink lemon or ginger tea.  I prefer coffee though

Well to be more clear as I said earlier I do like coffee and prefer good roasts and the like If you seen my kitchen I have a Starbucks French press and a top of the line coffee maker and some would conclude that I am the above average coffee drinker. Truth be told though I have cut back on my coffee drinking to the weekends as I have found that drinking morning cup of coffee every morning no longer helps me anymore in fact it makes me more tired not too mention I have the aftertaste left in my mouth at the end of the day similar to drinking soda. However the recent touted antioxidant benefits of coffee keeps me coming for the morning cup on the weekends.     

Having said all of that and keeping with the topic at hand about drinking tea I find that I drink tea not for the caffeine content or waking up like a coffee effect but tea gives me a longer awakeness perhaps with the natural herbs or content of other things in the tea leaves not too mention I think tea drinking is good for those who are HIV+, now comparing tea to coffee is simply when I drink Coffee I drink it for the taste or occasional pick me-up but like I said Coffee doesn't give me a healthy or well being feeling per say.

As we all know Coffee is a universal thing even more so than tea is and Western Civilization such as ours "America" probably can't or don't appreciate Tea as much as those in say European or Asian countries.

I think Tea drinking is more of a personal thing it's more of an acquired taste. Just because you don't drink it is your choice understandably so, and just because your HIV+ doesn't mean you should or shouldn't drink Tea but I think it's better to drink Tea than take supplements as we can over do it with pills and vitamins and not necessarily get the benefits we hope for and sometimes do more damage than good.
 
I hope this all makes sense.

My 2 cents.... Mike

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« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2008, 08:10:41 PM »
It's a cultural thing.

In Australia, NZ (and the UK) most of us start drinking tea from an early age. I remember as a kid coffee was nasty powdered stuff, but tea was always drawn fresh in a pot.

Nothing is as invigorating first thing as good strong tea.

I believe that in continental Europe things are different and coffee is the norm. Same with the States, I'm told.

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« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2008, 08:56:06 PM »
I love my coffee during the week. and at work to keep me going.
Then at night its tea time. ( thanks alot Betty)
tonight its a white decaf tea with raspberry. tis good.


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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2008, 10:02:47 PM »
Its an Italian cake. A lot of people go gaga over it.

Basically it is sponge cakes soaked in coffee and rum and layered with a custard made out of mascarpone, beaten egg white and sugar.
Then topped with cocoa powder. Served chilled.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiramisu

Tiramisu is good stuff. If you ever go to a Italian bakery in NYC they make he best Tiramisu

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« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2008, 10:18:46 PM »
She gave me a Pomegranate Raspberry green tea that is addictive as hell.     

OMG, I had Pomegranate Raspberry last week at the office for the first time, thought I was going to wet myself I was so excited.

Lucas, I think the brand starts with an "S," they also make a great Ginger Peach Green and a few others.

I'll check at work tomorrow for the name and maybe we can figure out how to find you some.  Its not a common brand of tea, if I remember correctly.

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« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2008, 11:45:05 PM »
OMG, I had Pomegranate Raspberry last week at the office for the first time, thought I was going to wet myself I was so excited.

Lucas, I think the brand starts with an "S," they also make a great Ginger Peach Green and a few others.

I'll check at work tomorrow for the name and maybe we can figure out how to find you some.  Its not a common brand of tea, if I remember correctly.

~ Cindy

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« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2008, 03:39:13 AM »
OMG, I had Pomegranate Raspberry last week at the office for the first time, thought I was going to wet myself I was so excited.

Lucas, I think the brand starts with an "S," they also make a great Ginger Peach Green and a few others.

I'll check at work tomorrow for the name and maybe we can figure out how to find you some.  Its not a common brand of tea, if I remember correctly.

~ Cindy
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I think Betty's got stock in the company and is holding out on us to drive the price up.
we may have to google up the stockholders and see if she is c.e.o. of the company.
The white tea with raspberry is very good also.

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« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2008, 07:01:50 PM »
oddly enough I can not drink tea in the morning. It makes me nauseous.

I went to breakfast with some girlfriends before school 20 + years ago and drank a few cups and on the way to school puked in the poor girls back seat. I haven't been able to drink tea in the morning since.

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« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2008, 03:24:23 AM »
Winiroo
I cant drink tea on an empty stomach, its the tannic acid in tea that makes you sick.
they use it to dye leather.

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« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2008, 03:48:10 AM »
Seriously try Ceylon tea. Nante tannin.

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« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2008, 05:54:45 AM »
I drink green tea and normal teas

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« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2008, 10:06:25 AM »
Seriously try Ceylon tea. Nante tannin.

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« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2008, 10:23:59 AM »
Girl, can't you tell?  The Yankees like fruit flavored brews.  It hides the nastiness.

But .. . but I thought they liked me for who I am?!?!?!?!?

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« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2008, 11:00:14 AM »
Ooof I hate fruit in my tea, and lemon in tea ruins it for me. I might as well have lemonaide.

I guess that makes me kinda a purist LOL

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« Reply #45 on: April 01, 2008, 11:03:39 AM »
and remember:

In Britain and some Commonwealth countries, the order in which the milk and the tea enter the cup is often considered an indicator of social class. Persons of working class background are supposedly more likely to add the milk first and pour the tea in afterwards, whereas persons of middle and upper class backgrounds are more likely to pour the tea in first and then add milk. This is said to be a continuing practice from a time when porcelain (the only ceramic which could withstand boiling water) was only within the purchasing range of the rich - the less wealthy had access only to poor quality earthenware, which would crack unless milk was added first in order to lower the temperature of the tea as it was poured in.
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« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2008, 01:57:29 PM »
I drink all kinds of Tea... from your basic southern sweet tea... to calendula, yarrow, burdock, stinging nettle, yerba mate' and lots of coffee... for a sweetner from sweet-n-low, refined sugar, splenda, and stevia... plus too many cokes... hot tea for a hot afternoon... cold ice tea year round.... I need to drink more plain water...

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« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2008, 11:05:19 PM »
I am a fan of tea, much more so than coffee. I think I drink coffee in the morning just because everyone else did when I was growing up.

I was given a very nice English Breakfast tea. It is Ceylon black tea, packed in Sri Lanka and very delish with just a bit of sugar or honey.

My ex gave me some wonderful Georgian tea that also was scrumptious. (Georgian as in Russian, not the southern state.)

I also like Earl Grey and Irish Breakfast. Tetley makes one called British Blend which is tolerable as an iced tea.

I am not crazy about tea bags, but in the U.S., they are almost all you can get much of the time. I would prefer my tea loose, just like my men!  ;)

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« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2008, 10:01:37 PM »
Good Kenyan Tea!!

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« Reply #49 on: April 08, 2008, 02:04:34 PM »
Yogi Egyptian Licorice is my fav. I've got one of those bodum teapots with the unbreakable outside. It's an extravagence I can't really afford, but it gets used!

Tea seems to me a more subtle pleasure than coffee, appropriate for more advanced tastes.  ;D
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« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2008, 12:16:17 PM »
Matcha, matcha, matcha.  It's a powdered form of green tea and you can froth it up and give it head, like a cappucino or drink it in cold water.  It's good and nutrient-rich.  I'm hooked on it. :P

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« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2008, 11:10:33 PM »
I've started mixing chamomile tea with my regular iced tea. There is a honey vanilla chamomile made by Celestial that is tasty. I had some at a party and thought that the host had melted a butterscotch into the tea.

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« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2008, 01:10:51 PM »
Someone recently told me that Chamomile is a relative of ragweed.  If you have strong allergies that you shouldnt drink it.....?
Do you know anything about this?
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« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2008, 03:07:00 PM »
All kinds...green, white, rooibois, SOD, ginger, peppermint..all in one pot.. ;)
...and a dash of Manuka honey for my sweet tooth. :D
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« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2008, 04:04:29 PM »
 I've had a lot of problems with my intestines and chamomile is touted as a natural remedy for stomach ailments.
I actually noticed a difference. I don't vomit hardly ever. Nausea is rare. I've had lower fevers in the evenings or none at all.  I still have abdominal pain but I have had that for years now.

It could be a coincidence but it might not be.  I donno...

You where right about the ragweed thing. I googled it. I guess I'm not allergic.

it said:
Even though there are many benefits to chamomile tea, it is related to the ragweed and so there is a possibility of allergic reactions.  If you are sensitive to ragweed, chamomile should be used with caution or avoided all together.  Seek the advice of you physician before using.

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« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2008, 04:26:48 PM »
Hmmmm..interesting.  Thanks Winnie.
I drink Chamomile and I have allergies but I have never noticed a reaction to Chamomile.
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« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2008, 09:34:44 PM »
The following are also known to soothe an upset stomach;

*Peppermint
Ginger (best use freshly cut slices)

Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, aspirin and ibuprofen, since they can exacerbate nausea.

* I have a spray of pure food grade Peppermint oil when I dun feel too well tummy wise. I just spray a pump into my mouth and it helps calms my wanting to throw up or feeling below the weather. For tea, try to look for Peppermint tea bags that has strong essence and the tea brewed will be likewise. Some brands of Peppermint teabags dun even have any minty aroma to it and that's not good. ;)
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« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2008, 04:44:29 PM »
I bought some ginger capsules. I havent been good about remembering to take them though. I've only taken it like 3 times.
LOL

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« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2008, 12:20:41 PM »
My favorite teas are red korean ginseng and pomegranate.
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« Reply #59 on: June 24, 2008, 02:06:57 PM »
Red korean ginseng does not come under the tea 'umbrella' it is more herbal.

When taking meds ; it is best not to use that as it is supposed to bring alot of 'fire' into the systems , your body becomes too 'yang'.

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« Reply #60 on: June 24, 2008, 02:32:11 PM »
Hello water duck. I stopped using meds 22 months ago and added Red Korean ginseng tea to my regime about 2 months ago.I agree that red korean ginseng might not be beneficial while on meds but the results so far have been beneficial for my cd4 count.
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« Reply #61 on: June 24, 2008, 02:50:29 PM »
*sigh* -- there's absolutely no way to draw that conclusion, Lorenzopier.   Should I also assume it's driving up your viral load too?
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« Reply #62 on: June 24, 2008, 03:10:29 PM »
Hello philly267.It is very possible that red korean ginseng is driving my viral load up as well.I am finally able to work again and quality of life has improved dramatically since i subsided meds.While on meds and viral load count dropping to undectable i was unable to work due to the huge amount of side effects.For now i will maintain my course of therapy.

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« Reply #63 on: June 24, 2008, 03:28:36 PM »
Ugh--I guess no place like THIS place for a bit-o-disclosure eh?  Before reading this thread I had just brewed up a fresh pot of Harney & Sons Jasmine.  I mixed it with some dried jasmine flowers and ginger I keep for the afternoon stomach upset and heartburn I sometimes get.

Yes...I made the pot (secret potter here)
and...the cup...

I also grow the following herbs to mix with the green, black and white teas I drink: chamomile, chocolate mint, anise hyssop, rue, lemon verbena, basil, sage, lemon balm and peppermint.

Teas and herbal teas seem to settle my stomach and help with fevers.  Also just a part of my complementary therapy.  Something about growing things, the process of steeping them, the relaxing enjoyment of drinking them--either nice and hot or iced..that just makes me feel better.

Once I 'digested' the fact that I would put my body through hell with medications, I went back to my culture and faith base to add a bit of comfort and spiritual 'medicine' to my treatment--teas are a big part of that.  Oh--before anyone freaks about someone drinking herbs and thinking they're cured--I'm not an idiot.  I also KNOW what I'm doing with herbs and am a certified herbalist.  Do play games with Mother Nature boys until you've gotten to know Her a bit ;-)  She can be a REAL bitch at times.

Yeah I know...tea drinker, gardener, potter etc etc ...usually by this time people threaten to pull my 'straight guy ' card ;-)

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« Reply #64 on: June 24, 2008, 03:36:29 PM »
Hello philly267.It is very possible that red korean ginseng is driving my viral load up as well.I am finally able to work again and quality of life has improved dramatically since i subsided meds.While on meds and viral load count dropping to undectable i was unable to work due to the huge amount of side effects.For now i will maintain my course of therapy.

Continue to play with fire if you like, your numbers suggest you'll be back on HAART in the near future.

 

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« Reply #65 on: June 24, 2008, 03:37:32 PM »
Yeah I know...tea drinker, gardener, potter etc etc ...usually by this time people threaten to pull my 'straight guy ' card ;-)

Ahhhh no way.
I don't think that those things can only be enjoyed by one group of people.
Its not feminine stuff or gay stuff its just stuff.

Just dont forget to strap on your hetero tool belt and don't hold your pinky out when you drink the tea. ;)

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« Reply #66 on: June 24, 2008, 03:43:09 PM »
Oh--before anyone freaks about someone drinking herbs and thinking they're cured--I'm not an idiot.  I also KNOW what I'm doing with herbs and am a certified herbalist.  Do play games with Mother Nature boys until you've gotten to know Her a bit ;-)  She can be a REAL bitch at times.

I hope you're not suggesting that as a certfied herbalist you know something we don't know about treating HIV without clarification.

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« Reply #67 on: June 24, 2008, 03:56:36 PM »
Who said I was 'treating' my HIV with herbs? See that's exactly the kind of misunderstandings that happen from reading INTO not reading FROM a post.

Sorry if anything I said offended, but I stated I was an herbalist simply to make the point that I have actually taken time to study some of the things I put into my body.  This post was about me--not you or anyone else for that matter.  I was simply saying what I do.  Its a bit of a stretch to assume I was saying anything about anyone else. 



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« Reply #68 on: June 24, 2008, 04:36:15 PM »
Who said I was 'treating' my HIV with herbs? See that's exactly the kind of misunderstandings that happen from reading INTO not reading FROM a post.

Sorry if anything I said offended, but I stated I was an herbalist simply to make the point that I have actually taken time to study some of the things I put into my body.  This post was about me--not you or anyone else for that matter.  I was simply saying what I do.  Its a bit of a stretch to assume I was saying anything about anyone else. 



-Marco

I'm not saying, I was trying to get you to clarify. You see once you've been around here awhile you'll see we get all types of quacks offering cures and such with herbs and supplements, reiki, macrobiotics, smoke and mirrors, you name it. Of course none of it supported with scientific proof. You see thousands of folks looking for the quick fix read the Nutrition forum, so if you think about it, nothing you post really is just about you. If fact now that you've declared yourself a trained herbalist, don't be surprised if you get pm's asking about your therapy.

I'm not trying to start anything, but as you can see from one poster who has suspended HAART it's important to always give this caveat, "check with your doctor before trying any alternative treatment."

So brew you a cuppa and calm down you don't want your card pulled over a cat fight. ;)

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« Reply #69 on: June 24, 2008, 04:55:37 PM »
Dachund--I'm TOTALLY with you about the quacks!!!  Whewww...!  I guess I should have really parsed my words a bit better.  Thanks for your comments.

Didn't mean to get gruff---
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« Reply #70 on: June 24, 2008, 05:00:55 PM »
Consider yourself blessed. Rarely does Aunty Doxie release prey unharmed.

I also grow the following herbs to mix with the green, black and white teas I drink: chamomile, chocolate mint, anise hyssop, rue, lemon verbena, basil, sage, lemon balm and peppermint.

Yeah I know...tea drinker, gardener, potter etc etc ...usually by this time people threaten to pull my 'straight guy ' card ;-)

Pull your straight guy card? I'm wondering how you got one in the first place. How did you get it? Rob a corpse? :)

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« Reply #71 on: June 24, 2008, 05:30:01 PM »
Also just a part of my complementary therapy. 
I take note of your use of complementary.

Once I 'digested' the fact that I would put my body through hell with medications, I went back to my culture and faith base to add a bit of comfort and spiritual 'medicine' to my treatment--teas are a big part of that.
If your body need medications , please go ahead and use it, it had been created for that purpose. If i start taking all the miracle chinese herbal potions that is put on the market by some certified herbalist , Marco , i will not only get spiritual, i am also getting one step nearer God.
Then sweetheart , i get comfort, spiritual , enlightment : 3 in 1 .

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« Reply #72 on: June 25, 2008, 09:15:46 AM »
[Pull your straight guy card? I'm wondering how you got one in the first place. How did you get it? Rob a corpse? :)

MtD
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HA!  Guess it's a Siclian thing.  Ya know--NO tomatoes like your own homegrown tomatoes.

Let me just say I've been on HAART since 97 (went the first 5 years on monotherapy then nothing) and I know its saved my life.  I'm a true believer.  In '96 I started an adherence support program and worked with others to create educational videos for patients, doctors and case managers in hopes of increasing adherence to HAART. 

When the topic of tea came up, I just thought it an interesting discussion point regarding nutrition and wellness that I thought I'd toss my 2 cents worth at.  I really hope no one mistook what I wrote for some sort of earth-child-damn-the-western-medicine approach. 

I do however believe in 'balance' in my life.  For me (and ONLY speaking for me here) that means balance in my physical, emotional, mental and spiritual areas.  That's how a guy like me can through cabers on the weekend, build a dug-out wood kiln,  garden, cook for spouse and family and spend time in the studio with other musicians whenever I get the chance.

As for other 'complementary treatment' I use:  mmmm, nothing better than a nice puntanesca over angel hair, a chunk of warm bread dripping with butter and garlic and a bottle of a nice dusty red.  ;-)  Food IS love!!!!!!!

I think once I came to grips with being HIV positive, I saw an opportunity to let all the 'parts' of me out--stop carring about what others thought and do the things I always wanted to do.


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« Reply #73 on: June 25, 2008, 02:37:50 PM »
I saw an opportunity to let all the 'parts' of me out--stop carring about what others thought and do the things I always wanted to do.

DO I have a filthy mind or am I not the only one whos mind went elsewhere?

Wait... The answer will likely be yes and yes

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« Reply #74 on: June 25, 2008, 03:10:19 PM »
AHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

It's ok  ;D  Now by parts I in NO way meant kibbles and bits.  And here I thought the doble entendres would come from "puntanesca"  :o

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« Reply #75 on: June 25, 2008, 03:28:41 PM »
AHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

It's ok  ;D  Now by parts I in NO way meant kibbles and bits.  And here I thought the doble entendres would come from "puntanesca"  :o

Nope, puttanesca was safe because I've never heard the word. I had to Google it.
I'm limited to english here so you could have gotten away with it. LOL
 
Definition: [poot-tah-NEHS-kah] Generally served with pasta, this sauce is a spicy mťlange of tomatoes, onions, capers, black olives, anchovies, oregano and garlic, all cooked together in olive oil. A dish on a menu described as alla puttanesca signals that it's served with this sauce. The name puttanesca is a derivation of puttana, which in Italian means "whore." According to one story, the name purportedly comes from the fact that the intense fragrance of this sauce was like a siren's call to the men who visited such "ladies of pleasure



Thanks for the lesson in Italian pasta.  ;D


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« Reply #76 on: June 25, 2008, 03:50:03 PM »
Ahh and the definition is limited.  In my family the tradition is also that its the sauce that one could make in between 'dates' and also bring out the passion in anyone who caught its fragrance  ;D

In Sicilian family's its not rare at all to have a 'family sauce'...hmm and my family's is a puntanesca--guess that says SO much about us, eh?

Family secret recipe:  melt the anchovies and capers together with garlic, onions and just a few pieces of hot cappacola (Thin sliced spiced Italian ham)  and red pepper flakes...stir in fresh crushed tomatoes (HAVE to crush them in your hand over the pan) stir it all together, set on simmer and let it all 'sweat' together :)  Add a fresh sprig of oregano and 2 basil leaves and serve over oiled and spiced (garlic/salt/pepper) angelhair past ...

Damn--I just made myself hungry! 

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« Reply #77 on: June 25, 2008, 04:22:32 PM »
I do however believe in 'balance' in my life.  For me (and ONLY speaking for me here) that means balance in my physical, emotional, mental and spiritual areas.  That's how a guy like me can through cabers on the weekend, build a dug-out wood kiln,  garden, cook for spouse and family and spend time in the studio with other musicians whenever I get the chance.

Wood kilns, eh? Tell me are you a fan of sweat lodges and other new-age male pastimes?

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« Reply #78 on: June 25, 2008, 04:58:22 PM »
Wood kiln is a kiln dug into the ground and the fuel used is wood.  Slightly lower temperatures than gas fired raku.  Think of 'warm finish' on pottery.  The opposite of a glass-looking or metallic looking glaze...maybe a more 'organic' look to a piece fired this way.

As for sweat lodges--sure!  I've been able to attend a few and liked them.  What I got out of them--and hope to again , is a great feeling of exhilaration and a chance to have a 'quiet mind'.  I've never been sure what 'new age' actually is so I can't comment on if what I do or think fits that definition.

I guess from what I've heard others attribute new age to some of it may fit, some not. 

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« Reply #79 on: June 25, 2008, 05:04:27 PM »
As for sweat lodges--sure!  I've been able to attend a few and liked them.  What I got out of them--and hope to again , is a great feeling of exhilaration and a chance to have a 'quiet mind'.  I've never been sure what 'new age' actually is so I can't comment on if what I do or think fits that definition.

Thought so. :)

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« Reply #80 on: June 26, 2008, 11:26:35 AM »
ummm..ok...?  No idea what you mean here :-\  So how does all of this relate to tea again?  ;D LOL

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« Reply #81 on: June 28, 2008, 04:58:53 AM »
Wood kiln is a kiln dug into the ground and the fuel used is wood.  Slightly lower temperatures than gas fired raku.  Think of 'warm finish' on pottery.  The opposite of a glass-looking or metallic looking glaze...maybe a more 'organic' look to a piece fired this way.

As for sweat lodges--sure!  I've been able to attend a few and liked them.  What I got out of them--and hope to again , is a great feeling of exhilaration and a chance to have a 'quiet mind'.  I've never been sure what 'new age' actually is so I can't comment on if what I do or think fits that definition.

I guess from what I've heard others attribute new age to some of it may fit, some not. 

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« Reply #82 on: June 30, 2008, 06:31:51 AM »
Pics ?? ...............darling

...............you meant of his ....................straight guy card ??

Now seriously, how about a cup of tea  ;)

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« Reply #83 on: June 30, 2008, 12:20:05 PM »
He just asked you if you went to a gay sex club and you said yes. Pics?

That just flew right over my head. Must be secret code I am not privy to.

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« Reply #84 on: July 01, 2008, 03:28:45 PM »
????

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« Reply #85 on: July 01, 2008, 03:36:06 PM »
Yeah--funny.  Way to make someone feel welcome.

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« Reply #86 on: July 02, 2008, 02:39:57 AM »
I drink Earl Grey tea too but not often enough. I drink coffee more. After seeing the post I think I will start drinking tea a lot more again :-)

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« Reply #87 on: July 03, 2008, 10:57:18 PM »
I gotta say I am a TEA Freak!! I have about 30 types in my cupboard and 3 tea pots and cups. I find the whole thing relaxing and helps my day. I used to drink a ton of coffee. This past year my stomach is bad, caffeine is too much so I switched to tea full time. I love White Tea, I have a custom blend I make of white tea/roses its very good and soothing and also a rare white tea called osmanthos silver needle it is wonderful. My birthday was last week and my family got me a new tea pot and 10 new types.

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« Reply #88 on: July 16, 2008, 05:21:22 PM »
I am a tea drinker as well. I keep about 15 different kinds at home. Only a couple are caffeinated. My favorite is twinings earl grey. The other kinds are herbal teas.

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« Reply #89 on: September 12, 2008, 04:16:42 PM »
I drink all types, but I really like green tea with a bit of honey and lemon juice. Once in a while, I'll throw in a shot of Bacardi. I used to be a big coffee drinker, but since I had a stroke, I stopped drinking caffinated beverages all together. Btw, My neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic thinks the stroke is HIV related, most likely from the meds. But there's been more reports and instances of poz peeps in their 30's that have been poz for several years and are having strokes. Fortunately, mine was relatively minor.  :P
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« Reply #90 on: September 12, 2008, 07:40:14 PM »
do you drink decaffeinated green tea?

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« Reply #91 on: September 13, 2008, 11:26:38 AM »
Earl Grey-slice of lemon....
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« Reply #92 on: September 14, 2008, 05:19:34 PM »
I only have decaf green tea, so yes, that's all I drink.
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« Reply #93 on: September 14, 2008, 05:24:51 PM »
Mma Ramotswe's best rooibos (redbush) tea  :P

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #95 on: September 24, 2008, 08:50:16 AM »
I'm rather late to this thread, but due to the unfortunate and unholy tactics of a god forsaken member from England, I've begun to become a tea fan. 

Still NEED my morning coffee, but finding myself craving an afternoon or evening herbal decaf tea.

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #96 on: October 01, 2008, 03:00:49 PM »
Oh i love the refresh tazo tea ,... and the christmas blend they put out every year :)

I have tea every morning when i get to work ... woulnt feel right with out it :)
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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #97 on: October 04, 2008, 11:06:02 AM »
I drink green tea with my meals. (Used to drink root beer) Have even graduated to adding lemon.(sweetened with sweet-n-low)

Sometimes I get the wrong  box off the shelf (all those Celestial flavors to choose from)
Once got what must have been a sampler box as it had all kinds of flavors. Didn't even know untilit was  brewed.

They all tasted good.

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #98 on: October 06, 2008, 06:28:41 AM »
I just started drinking tea several times a day.  I have heard rumors that echinacea  tea can help your immune system some.  Is this true?  My mom just bought some for me.  I have also tried the Celestial Seasonings Mixture Pack that has different sampls in it. i find i like the peppermint the best.  I also heard that taking echinacea as a supplement can affect how your meds help your immune system in maybe a harmful way.  What is the correct thing to beleive in this case?  Is drinking echinacea tea and taking a supplement a good thing or a bad thing?

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #99 on: October 06, 2008, 07:32:47 AM »
Echinacea can affect some of the HIV meds. I am not sure which ones though. You may want to check with your doctor. As far as echinacea tea, I don't know. It's potency is probably not as strong as the suppliments so it may be ok. Again, check with your doctor for more clarification. In the mean time, drink another type. It's not like there isn't an plentiful to choose from.
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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #100 on: October 21, 2008, 02:07:09 AM »
http://www.teavana.com/

i order from these people all the time, and man..the tea is excellent. Well worth a try

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #101 on: October 21, 2008, 03:11:47 AM »
with regards to Echinacea check out this , the informations is rather detail.

http://www.rxlist.com/echinacea-drug.htm

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #102 on: November 22, 2008, 03:57:09 PM »
I am the only person that drinks tea in my household. I usually only drink regular tea. I boil about 3 tea bags to make a gallon I believe. I do add sugar to make that almost old fashioned sweet ice tea.

I am wondering if I should start using Honey instead. Honey is supposed to be very good for you.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #103 on: November 24, 2008, 09:05:20 AM »
Trader Joe's White Tea with Pomegranate is the deal.  Some Hibiscus (which has been shown to lower blood pressure) in there as well.  An anti-oxidant bomb at a very good price.
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