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Missy
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Quoted from ironwood55


I love ginger tea, particularly when it is made from fresh ginger root.  When I make a batch from fresh ginger root I will drink 4-5 cups that day. I use vegetable glycerin to sweeten it.

I like ginger in general and use ground ginger in several things I serve.


Don,

Thanks for the info. It seems to me that you either love it or hate it. Is it possible that I could aquire the taste for this? Is the ginger root from health food stores the root you are referring to? Would you mind sharing your recipe?


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Traditional Medicinals manufactures an excellent Organic Ginger Tea if one is in a pinch for time and would like the option of having portable tea bags to take along with them to work or travel excursions.



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grate a bit of ginger and add boilling water to it.......you can strain it after a few mins....


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I can get ginger root at the HFS or my local grocery stores.

I peel and then thin slice about a 2 to 3 inch section, depending on the diameter, of ginger root.
Put it in a pan with about 4 cups of water.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
Let it low boil for 5 minutes or so.
Reduce the heat again and let it simmer for at least about 20 minutes.
Then I just leave the pan on the stove at the lowest heat possible and get a cup whenever I want.

When I get down to the bottom I will add some additional water 1/2 to 1 cup and reheat to get the last bit of ginger out of the pan.


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I'm enjoying this thread too...learning about teas I've never even heard of before.

If people were to list their favourite three teas, what would they be?

At the minute mine would have to be Fennel, Camomile and Peppermint ~ pretty boring I know   , but I haven't tried Victoria's twig tea yet so the list may change...
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1.  My current favorite hot tea is Genmaicha (green tea with toasted brown rice)

2.  My favorite cold tea is either Twig tea or roasted green tea, sweetened with a little honey.

3.  My favorite herb tea is dark roasted dandelion root, steeped long and drunk hot.

But I have just discovered a nice little herb tea that I will be drinking from time to time.  It is by Choice and is Chamomile/Spearmint, flavored with Bergamot (the oil which gives Earl Gray it's distinctive taste and smell).

ok, so that's a few more than three, Jenny, but I got carried away.  I like talking about teas.  



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I recently was offered tea that is called Shipibo Treasure Tea. It appears to be a blend of different teas from the Amazon rainforest. I will list the ingredients at the end of this note but curious is anyone else has tried this tea and if there are comments associated with this? I would like to add that I have seen many posts around Stevia and I had no ideas what this was and looked it up on the Internet. Well, while looking at the ingredients of the tea I see that Stevia is included in this. I now know why it has such a sweet taste.

Okay here are the ingredients:
Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril), bark
Una de Gato (Uncaria tomentosa), inner bark
Tahri (Tecoma impetiginosa), inner bark
Chanca Piedra (Phyllanthus niruri), whole
Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana), leaf
Chuchuhuasi (Maytenus krukovit), bark
Jatoba 4:1 concentrate (Hymenaea courbaril), bark
Una de Gato 4:1 concentrate (Uncaria tomentosa), inner bark

The tea is very tasty and addicting. Is this safe for me?


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Stevia is an avoid for type O non-secretors.  I don't know about the other items.


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Oh darn! I'm glad I asked. I was about ready to order some of the tea because it has such a nice taste. I'm looking for something that has a taste similar to black tea for the morning. My taste buds are not really excited for the herbal teas in the morning.

Any suggestions?


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Hey Missy,
Rooitea has a smoky black tea taste to it. I sometimes buy vanilla rooitea - more the smell than taste of vanilla. Strong and black (well redbrown actually) - reminds me of billy tea. African Redbush tea - Rooitea. The first brand I saw was called Rooibos but there are a few around now.

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Carmen,

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have to look in to this. I have found that white tea is currently satisfying my craving for black tea in the morning. It has a nice taste and doesn't remind me of herbal tea first thing in the morning. All the herbal teas are nice just not for breakfast.

Oh, I got the tea from Dr. D. too! This is really good. So now I have a couple of alternatives.

Thanks again.


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MLH,
Those are two really great choices.  According to my favorite natural foods store, white tea and green tea are similiar in their health benefits, but have slightly different properties.  They actually suggest alternating between the two for maximum benefits.



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Victoria,

Thanks for the update. In the evening, I alternate back in forth between green tea with jasmin and rosehibs. I really enjoy both and may soon experiment with making my own ginger tea from fresh ginger.


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If you aren't used to strong ginger flavor, just start light and work your way up to strong as you decide if you like it or not.  Strong ginger tea can be kinda.....strong.....if you know what I mean.    Sure is good for you.

I put fresh ginger in my fresh vegetable juice every morning.  A little goes a long way.



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Quoted from Victoria
If you aren't used to strong ginger flavor, just start light and work your way up to strong as you decide if you like it or not.  Strong ginger tea can be kinda.....strong.....if you know what I mean.    Sure is good for you.


Victoria,

Thanks for the advice. I'm still getting use to the ginger taste. Someone told me to eat this for my stomach and didn't warn me of the strong taste in the beginning. So I'm a little ginger shy right now but have bought fresh and will experiment. Your advice is good.  


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Quoted from ironwood55
I can get ginger root at the HFS or my local grocery stores.

I peel and then thin slice about a 2 to 3 inch section, depending on the diameter, of ginger root.
Put it in a pan with about 4 cups of water.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
Let it low boil for 5 minutes or so.
Reduce the heat again and let it simmer for at least about 20 minutes.
Then I just leave the pan on the stove at the lowest heat possible and get a cup whenever I want.

When I get down to the bottom I will add some additional water 1/2 to 1 cup and reheat to get the last bit of ginger out of the pan.


This is a great advice for the cold winter days.
I am ginger lover too and now feel freer to try it.
Until now I was just adding some to my tea while brewing.
What you subscribe here sound like the reall thing.
What are the symptoms if you overdose on that?


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I like it strong!  I don't know of any overdose symptoms.


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No real harm that I know of...

only maybe a bit of indigestion if you have a sensitive tummy and aren't used to strong spices.  Overall, it's extremely healing.



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I use a lot Ginger in my cooking and I can easily eat  a row piece.
So don't think I'll have any problem.
Don and Victoria thanks



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I think it's probably the healthiest "strong" spice for type B's.....maybe even all blood types, although some would argue for cayenne!  



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[quote=carmen]Hey Missy,
Rooitea has a smoky black tea taste to it. I sometimes buy vanilla rooitea - more the smell than taste of vanilla. Strong and black (well redbrown actually) - reminds me of billy tea. African Redbush tea - Rooitea. The first brand I saw was called Rooibos but there are a few around now.
quote]

Carmen,

I was so excited to find the rooitea at the hfs. One better they had a Yerba Mate tea that someone else recommended and darn if I can find the post for it to thank the person but was a mix calle Mate Rooiboost. So I got one organic tea with the mix of both recommendations. I had some tonight and it was wonderful.

This tea will certainly be a nice addition for my morning cup of tea. I'm so happy   Could you ever believe that a simple cup of tea could make a person this happy?  


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lola, are you suggesting that I only drink this on occasion? I read the thread and it sounds like the tea is okay but Dr. D seems to think that it should only be an occasional drink.


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I drink it every morning........1 cup

helped me get away from the dreaded coffee!!)

for me, it s better to drink a cup of mate than a cup of coffee....makes me feel better.

I wouldn t take mate after noon, though.....


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lola,

I think I am learning the hard way. I had this cup of tea around 7:30 PM EST and here I am looking at all the threads when I normally am in bed and fast asleep. OM  


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