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originally posted by: MojaveBurning
I've been on a tea kick lately too. Haven't tried anything too exotic though. Green tea in the mornings, peppermint tea in the afternoon, and chamomile before bed. I want to expand my horizons and try lots of new flavors. I want to get an infuser and try the loose teas, as well as maybe my own combinations!
Also, I adore World Market. It makes me giddy with excitement when I go in there.
And yes, apothecary chests are beautiful and obtainable! I've been wanting one for ages, but just haven't found the perfect one yet. I currently just store my tea in mason jars in the cabinet.
originally posted by: fossilera
a reply to: Grovit
Now, one of the teas that I have had on a couple occasions, and wish that they'd offer a bagged form of it, is pine needle tea. Technically, as long as you know what tree is a pine tree, you can do this with almost all pines - all you do is get the green needles, clean them/soak them, chop them up, and add them to hot water. The tea itself is full of vitamin c, and it smells like a wet tree does (not a bad smell, at least to my nose). NOTE: If you are going to try this from the source, know your trees! Last thing you want to do is get a handful of yew leaves, as well, I don't think you'll be an ATS poster anymore.
originally posted by: Cuervo
Get ready for an awesome hobby that gets as deep as you want.
to the deepest depths my friend
Making tinctures, simples, and teas are all very important to my craft and personal enjoyment. If you don't want to go all out, my basic suggestion is to just throw loose tea right into your cup and enjoy. It's perfectly okay to eat it. I munch on dry Earl Grey all the time, heh heh. If you aren't into getting tea stuff in your mouth, you can also just brew your loose mix into a pot and then strain it as you pour it. If it's a large amount, strain it all after a few minutes into a separate pot and serve from that.
i think i will postpone eating it for a while...i think im gonna pick up and infuser/tea ball tomorrow. world market had one that was a frog and his legs stretched out over the rim of the cup. pretty cool
You'd be surprised at how many OTC and prescription medications you can replicate with herbs
yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum
Locally, I have a great source to get all of my herbs that are wild crafted but if you don't have a place nearby, there are plenty of websites you can order from and they have very interesting teas, as well.
But, above all, have fun. Man... it's seriously enjoyable.