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Offline knowdifferent

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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

Offline Winiroo

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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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Offline Winiroo

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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.

http://www.findthenaturalpath.com/chamomiletea.php

Offline bear60

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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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Offline Winiroo

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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

I'm so bad with taking things properly.

Offline Lorenzopier

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2008, 12:20:41 PM »
My favorite teas are red korean ginseng and pomegranate.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2008, 12:23:25 PM by Lorenzopier »

Offline water duck

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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'.

Wd

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2008, 02:41:31 PM by Lorenzopier »

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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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Offline Lorenzopier

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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.

Offline MarcoPoz

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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.

 

Offline Winiroo

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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. ;)

Offline Dachshund

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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.

Offline MarcoPoz

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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. ;)

Offline MarcoPoz

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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? :)

MtD

Offline water duck

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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 .

Wd

Offline MarcoPoz

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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
[/quote]

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.


Offline Winiroo

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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

Offline MarcoPoz

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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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

Offline Winiroo

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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 mélange 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


Offline MarcoPoz

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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?

MtD

Offline MarcoPoz

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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. :)

Cheers,

MtD

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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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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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  ;)

Wd

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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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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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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Re: Who drinks Tea?
« 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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« 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.

Offline michaelman333

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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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