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    Hey all. I use tea for basically everything and have a ton of different recipes for everything from fevers to sleeping better. Hoping to lay it all out in one place. So if Anyone has any recipes they like to use, post em!

    Fever-Tea
    - Black tea, ginger, turmeric, and lemon - add honey to cut spice down

    Sleepy-Tea
    - White tea, lavender flowers, and honey

    Nausea
    - Green tea, ginger, lemon

    i'll add more when I find my big book, i just moved and it's packed somewhere. These are the 3 that I remember off hand here while i'm at work. hah!

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    I just recently started getting serious about tea leaf readings. Do you dabble at all?
    any recipes for bad coughs?
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    Off the top of my head...

    For a night time tea, I use catnip, lavender, chamomile, and lemon balm.

    For a relaxation tea, I use lemon balm and chamomile.

    For a general tummy tea I use ginger, slippery elm root, and chamomile

    My favorite every day tea blend is green tea with peppermint, spearmint, and lime

    I make a tea for Samhain that is Earl Grey with mulling spice and dried apple and dried pumpkin, and another one for ostara that is henbit flowers with white tea. In the summer I make a clover tea.
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    Norse_Angel - I haven't gotten into tea readings. But with as into tea as I am I might look into it. For bad coughs, it really depends on why you are coughing. If you are coughing because of allergies then add some licorice root to white tea and add honey as needed. Don't drink it with black tea though, it will have almost the reverse effect for some reason.

    Thelassa - that Samhain tea sounds amazing

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    Clover tea.. yes yes yes..

    I haven't been making herbal teas, or even using them from a packet, for quite a few years now. Remembering how I loved clover tea though, has really inspired me! I think I'll keep an eye on this thread and get back into tea!

    I make use of hot drinks in order to help me reach my personal goals though! In my case, it's the taste, and maybe to some degree the smell, that's important...

    When I was desperately working on improving my spoken Japanese (first half of last year), I'd drink green tea while practising and if I had a good day when my Japanese was flowing nicely, I'd spray the area with rose body spray. Then when I met up with my friends, I'd wear rose body spray and order green tea, to make me subconsciously think about the times I'd practised and done well at home. This really seemed to work! My body spray was like spray-on talent! ^^

    Then during the latter half of last year, I changed my focus to improving my reading and writing skills (something I'd neglected, because being conversational was always my priority). I switched then to drinking a particular brand of ground coffee when studying, and changed the scent in my study area to coconut. To this day smelling coconut makes me want to study, and it ignites quite a strong emotional response too!

    These days my focus is on becoming more natural/native-like in Japanese. This means studying from the heart rather than the head so that I really get into the soul of the language. I changed my drink to earl grey tea and my scent this time is actually a perfume. The perfume smells similar to a perfume I used to wear when I first got back into Japanese and was a bit of a weeaboo. So that smell takes me back to a time when I thought Japanese was all smiles, kitties and rainbows! As for the earl grey. It was the tea I'd drink with my first (and only significant) girlfriend, so it reminds me of a very happy, youthful and exciting time of my life. It was also this girl who introduced me to pokemon, which developed into an obsession after we split up (I was filling a hole, to use a rather unfortunate metaphor ^^), and it was my desire to go to the pokemon centre in Tokyo, that resulted in me eventually studying Japanese..

    So yeah, a tea's ability to heal and transform doesn't just have to come down to the ingredients!
    夕方に急なにわか雨は「夕立」と呼ばれるなら、なぜ朝ににわか雨は「朝立ち」と呼ばれないの? ^^If a sudden rain shower in the evening is referred to as an 'evening stand', then why isn't a shower in the morning called 'morning stand'?

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    That's very cool Jembru, I've heard of sounds and smells helping you remember something on a subconscious level, just never tried it myself. I can definitely see how it would work though.

    I have fond memories of Earl Grey as well, as it reminds me of a lost loved one. It is always my go to when I am having a rough day.

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    Yeah, gotta love earl grey! It's from my home town, so it's what I usually take as a gift if I visit friends living elsewhere, or as a leaving gift when students graduate and have to go home (I meet a lot of students because of the conversation group I run).

    After I wrote about the way I use tea, I remembered I've explained the rose spray before. I was actually inspired to do it in a vision after asking deity for advice on improving my Japanese! Most my best ideas come from meditations! After a lot of digging, I found the post... Then after all that effort, I made no mention of the green tea... Still, I found it, so I'm going to share anyway. http://www.paganforum.com/showthread...608#post135608 At least it proves I'm honest about what I claim to practise!
    夕方に急なにわか雨は「夕立」と呼ばれるなら、なぜ朝ににわか雨は「朝立ち」と呼ばれないの? ^^If a sudden rain shower in the evening is referred to as an 'evening stand', then why isn't a shower in the morning called 'morning stand'?

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    Re: Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by Strugl View Post
    Hey all. I use tea for basically everything and have a ton of different recipes for everything from fevers to sleeping better. Hoping to lay it all out in one place. So if Anyone has any recipes they like to use, post em!

    Fever-Tea
    - Black tea, ginger, turmeric, and lemon - add honey to cut spice down

    Sleepy-Tea
    - White tea, lavender flowers, and honey

    Nausea
    - Green tea, ginger, lemon

    i'll add more when I find my big book, i just moved and it's packed somewhere. These are the 3 that I remember off hand here while i'm at work. hah!

    So when you say black tea, green tea and white tea do you have any specifics and I ask this because there are many different types of all these.
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    there are many types. I leave it open because the types don't matter as much as the styles. I have a massive container of Ceylon that I use for all of my black tea recipes personally, because it is cheap and effective. But at the same time I have close to 20 other kinds of black tea that I use for flavor. For green i use Dragon Pearls, because it is very mellow and can blend well with most things, and for white i use Silver Needle because of how smooth and comforting it is

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    Yeah, I could never use white tea in a night time tea. Even though there is supposed to be less caffiene, the amount of caffiene in white tea varies pretty wildly (I've seen a couple varieties with more than what is in my black tea). Even some of the mildest ones, I still notice since I're pretty sensitive to caffiene...I'd never sleep, or I'd sleep very poorly.

    ETA: a couple of my blog posts about tea that might be of interest:

    https://nuannaarpoq.wordpress.com/20...-tea-part-one/

    https://nuannaarpoq.wordpress.com/20...-tea-part-two/
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    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
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