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    Re: Tea

    thalassa, do you just make a herbal concoction rather than making a tea then?

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    Re: Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by Strugl View Post
    thalassa, do you just make a herbal concoction rather than making a tea then?
    For night time, or for relaxation, yes. I make a tisane/infusion. But I still call it tea (even if its not C. sinensis)...I'm lazy about proper lingo. If its plants in water, its tea to me.
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    Re: Tea

    haha, I agree with that sentiment. Just because there is no tea in it does not mean you have to call it something else. At this point, everyone knows what you are talking about.

    What tisane do you use for sleep/relaxation?


    *edit* nevermind, I see it in an earlier post. I'll find something else to do with the piost

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    Re: Tea

    I was going to use the mess up post above for this but didn't get back in time. O well.

    I found some more of my recipes! These are for digestive issues.

    Bloating - Simmer some fennel seeds for 10 minutes in the water before you make your tea. I haven't used this one a whole lot, but the wife says it works. Haven't found that a particular kind of tea works better than others

    Gassy - Simmer 1/2 teaspoon of Caraway seeds for 5 minutes in the water before you make your tea. Green is best for this.

    Burning​ - Add Turmeric root and honey to green tea

    Heavy, Undigested - My grandmother always said that bitter is better. well this one takes the cake. Dandelion leaves are good for this. Unfortunately you need that bitter flavor so no sweetening it!

    Cramps - 1 teaspoon of Chamomile flowers is really good for IBS type cramps. Unfortunately doesn't seem to work for period cramps, sorry.

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    For fevers I always used to make my own elderflower tea. it smells disgusting (add a spoonful or honey and it won't taste too bad) like cat's pee, but it works brilliantly. Stops colds in their tracks too.

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    Phantom Turnips never die.... they just get stewed occasionally....

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    A Mug of Yorkshire tea, milk and no sugar is all I need. Its also the best part of coming home, get through the door and "get a brew on"

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    Is that the part of the country where people announce 'Tea's mashed!' ?
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    Phantom Turnips never die.... they just get stewed occasionally....

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    Re: Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by Tylluan Penry View Post
    Is that the part of the country where people announce 'Tea's mashed!' ?
    My friend at uni used to say this! I'd completely forgotten the expression!
    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

    I have never heard that phrase...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tylluan Penry View Post
    Is that the part of the country where people announce 'Tea's mashed!' ?
    Spot on

    eta Although i've not lived up there for some years now old expressions die hard and im still telling the kids to "put wood int'thole" (shut the door)
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