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2021-03-02 9:09:58 PM  
But to clear the aftertastes, you have to plow through a Family Size bag of Nacho Doritos, followed by a jar of marshmallow fluff.
 
2021-03-02 9:12:41 PM  
Wouldn't the best tea for your immune system just be immunity?
 
2021-03-02 9:18:38 PM  
How much did each tea company pay to be on that list?
 
2021-03-02 9:19:53 PM  

ms_lara_croft: How much did each tea company pay to be on that list?


A steep price.
 
2021-03-02 9:21:21 PM  
DRTFA, but gong fu
 
2021-03-02 9:22:07 PM  

NeoCortex42: ms_lara_croft: How much did each tea company pay to be on that list?

A steep price.


Oolong did it take for you to come up with that? :)
 
2021-03-02 9:22:24 PM  

NeoCortex42: ms_lara_croft: How much did each tea company pay to be on that list?

A steep price.


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2021-03-02 9:23:23 PM  
I'd be willing to bet all the money in my wallet that any "studies" backing up the effects of these teas is, at best, unrelated to tea.

(glances at first tea on the list)

yep.
 
2021-03-02 9:23:42 PM  

NeoCortex42: ms_lara_croft: How much did each tea company pay to be on that list?

A steep price.


And a cozy relationship.
 
2021-03-02 9:28:41 PM  
I have a recommendation. Drink warm green tea with a bit of Korean ginseng in it.
Green tea is cheap, and here's a link to a cheap but effective ginseng product. Twice daily does the trick.
Don't spend big on something simple.

korean ginseng tea
 
2021-03-02 9:34:53 PM  

NeoCortex42: ms_lara_croft: How much did each tea company pay to be on that list?

A steep price.


Wow, talk about teeing one up.
 
2021-03-02 10:12:00 PM  
And yet none of them had the heavy metal chutpah to brand themselves as IMMUNI-TEA, IMMUNI-T, Elflord's Tolkienesque Knotty Lute Drippinz.

- Led Zeppelin wept.
 
2021-03-02 11:55:24 PM  
For immune support I'll stick to my cup of T-cells, thanks.
 
2021-03-03 12:01:41 AM  

brap: And yet none of them had the heavy metal chutpah to brand themselves as IMMUNI-TEA, IMMUNI-T, Elflord's Tolkienesque Knotty Lute Drippinz.

- Led Zeppelin wept.


We sell T-cell tea for killing coronavirus, guaranteed*


*Not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or condition
 
2021-03-03 12:14:50 AM  
I don't drink that crap. This does nothing for me.
 
2021-03-03 1:43:31 AM  
Tumeric?  That's nastea.
 
2021-03-03 4:06:21 AM  
This tea is made with a blend of echinacea (which in supplement form is often used to help treat the common cold) and dandelion with rosehips to help rid the body of toxins.

I smell shite
Youtube TFOoay29ybc
 
2021-03-03 7:14:30 AM  
Which ones taste good?
 
2021-03-03 7:16:28 AM  
would never buy a single one of those. hells, I wouldn't even take free samples. well except the "licorice, ginger, echinacea, beetroot, and aniseed" one sounds interesting, if strong.

I've actually bought tulsi before, because I had a curious and even moreso because I love/trust davidsons -

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/'twas ok, but tbh everything else in the blend sort of overpowered
//still need to open that loose green yaupon/holly I now possess thanks to that other thread
///medium-roast yaupon still in the mail
 
2021-03-03 8:13:38 AM  

tintar: would never buy a single one of those. hells, I wouldn't even take free samples. well except the "licorice, ginger, echinacea, beetroot, and aniseed" one sounds interesting, if strong.

I've actually bought tulsi before, because I had a curious and even moreso because I love/trust davidsons -

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/'twas ok, but tbh everything else in the blend sort of overpowered
//still need to open that loose green yaupon/holly I now possess thanks to that other thread
///medium-roast yaupon still in the mail


Tulsi?  But does it surf?
 
2021-03-03 8:16:59 AM  

NeoCortex42: Wouldn't the best tea for your immune system just be immunity?


Naw, the best T totally makes you immortal and nearly impossible to injure too!

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2021-03-03 8:27:02 AM  

TommyDeuce: Tulsi?  But does it surf?


lol, I have to wonder if that's helped or hurt tea sales.

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2021-03-03 8:37:04 AM  
Only one of those was ACTUALLY a tea.

Fark that noise, I'll just have some ginseng Oolong!
 
2021-03-03 9:01:42 AM  
I just have some green tea or matcha. The l-theanine physically inhibits stress response by plugging into glutamate receptors at an acceptable rate. This inhibits a lot of the excitatory responses from stress, and also it helps increase dopamine levels. It just makes you feel calmer and with that, you can make less stressed decision trees. It reduces stress response, so that cascades into a bit less wear and tear on your system. The small amount of caffeine is nice, but the simultaneous boost from the caffeine WITH the stress reduction is the real key for why I made the switch.

I just feel better. My digestion is better. I handle stress better. I don't need five gagillion teas--though, I will admit that there is a nice little ginger tea that I like to mix with a black tea for iced tea. Tea has so many combinations and variations, with the variations of what you add to the mix to the tea leaves chosen and how they're cared for and treated that you can literally spend a lifetime chasing after that perfect cuppa.

Me? I'm going just settle with nice sencha or matcha.
 
2021-03-03 9:48:19 AM  

hubiestubert: I just have some green tea or matcha. The l-theanine physically inhibits stress response by plugging into glutamate receptors at an acceptable rate. This inhibits a lot of the excitatory responses from stress, and also it helps increase dopamine levels. It just makes you feel calmer and with that, you can make less stressed decision trees. It reduces stress response, so that cascades into a bit less wear and tear on your system. The small amount of caffeine is nice, but the simultaneous boost from the caffeine WITH the stress reduction is the real key for why I made the switch.

I just feel better. My digestion is better. I handle stress better. I don't need five gagillion teas--though, I will admit that there is a nice little ginger tea that I like to mix with a black tea for iced tea. Tea has so many combinations and variations, with the variations of what you add to the mix to the tea leaves chosen and how they're cared for and treated that you can literally spend a lifetime chasing after that perfect cuppa.

Me? I'm going just settle with nice sencha or matcha.


agreed, my daily is genmaicha (aka "popcorn" tea, lol) - the nuttiness of the rice is quite lovely, almost reminiscent of those all-barley "teas" (man, a Korean convenience in my past life always kept an iced pitcher of that stuff on hand, or hot in cold weather, free to customers. and man is that ever good!) - but I digress - my kitchen is well stocked with:

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2021-03-03 9:50:45 AM  
oh and speaking of rice in tea, a friend turned me onto those pu-erh mini-teacakes - turns out my consistent favorite is the glutinous-rice ones, both "raw" and "ripe" -

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/only came to mind because I already posted those images in... the recent corndog thread, of all places. lol!
 
2021-03-03 10:03:36 AM  
Well, I guess this peer-reviewed  article in the high impact factor journal 'Eat This, Not That' by renowned immunologist Cheyenne Buckingham is certainly to be taken seriously. I especially appreciate the large sample size, double blind study wherein the the upregulation of antibodies in vivo was shown to directly correlate with consumption of expensive tea concoctions assembled after years of laboratory testing..

Oh wait.

I don't take medical advice from my electrician. Article is stupid. Tea is fine. It's tasty and warming. It ain't magic.
 
2021-03-03 10:20:47 AM  

lonomoholo: I don't take medical advice from my electrician.


^seriously-this.

I drink beer with my electrician. no-one died yet, so the tradition continues.

I do like the guy well enough though, so if he had a non-woo-woo opinion on tea, I might listen. I'm always up for new teas, as fark has illustrated to me time and time again.

/he only drinks coffee
 
2021-03-03 10:59:20 AM  

tintar: oh and speaking of rice in tea, a friend turned me onto those pu-erh mini-teacakes - turns out my consistent favorite is the glutinous-rice ones, both "raw" and "ripe" -

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/only came to mind because I already posted those images in... the recent corndog thread, of all places. lol!


Pu-erh is an interesting category.  I do love the teacakes, however!

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Our teas at the moment. White teas in the back, green teas in front of them, oolongs in front of those, and finally the black teas up front. (Harney tin put where there was room)
My current favorite is Formosa Spring Dragon Oolong, followed closely by milk oolong.

The best one we have, by far, is the Blink Bonnie from Upton. It's a dark oolong that steeps at black tea temps. I get three steeps before the scent starts to fade, and five before the flavor starts to get weaker.
 
2021-03-03 11:25:51 AM  

Otera: Our teas at the moment. White teas in the back, green teas in front of them, oolongs in front of those, and finally the black teas up front. (Harney tin put where there was room)
My current favorite is Formosa Spring Dragon Oolong, followed closely by milk oolong.

The best one we have, by far, is the Blink Bonnie from Upton. It's a dark oolong that steeps at black tea temps. I get three steeps before the scent starts to fade, and five before the flavor starts to get weaker.


noice! good to meet a fellow fiend/fanatic, lol.

my little borosilicate/lab-glass teapot is only about 24oz/700ml, so yeah I get at least several good steeps out of a teacake or moderate amount of green tea.

my brother (and now his wife) are hooked on Dryad, which seems a bit dear to my cheapskate-ass, but he sent me a sampler of 2oz packets and man is that some good stuff.

as a revenge-gift, I sent him this 900ml-up-to-1200ml lab-glass monster lololol, he loves the thing.

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but yeah some of the Dryad stuff is quite lovely, I am sorely tempted!

blueberry, lemon peel, cornflowers (lol I am an absolute sucker for anything with cornflowers. esp. Twinings' Lady Grey, wow is that stuff ever glorious.)

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I think in one of the recent threads, Harney's came up. stuff is pricey, but I keep a watch on it - the wife is addicted to their (caffeinated! lol!) blueberry lemongrass green tea. (also she doesn't like loose tea, so this works out well for her)

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2021-03-03 11:32:22 AM  

tintar: Otera: Our teas at the moment. White teas in the back, green teas in front of them, oolongs in front of those, and finally the black teas up front. (Harney tin put where there was room)
My current favorite is Formosa Spring Dragon Oolong, followed closely by milk oolong.

The best one we have, by far, is the Blink Bonnie from Upton. It's a dark oolong that steeps at black tea temps. I get three steeps before the scent starts to fade, and five before the flavor starts to get weaker.

noice! good to meet a fellow fiend/fanatic, lol.

my little borosilicate/lab-glass teapot is only about 24oz/700ml, so yeah I get at least several good steeps out of a teacake or moderate amount of green tea.

my brother (and now his wife) are hooked on Dryad, which seems a bit dear to my cheapskate-ass, but he sent me a sampler of 2oz packets and man is that some good stuff.

as a revenge-gift, I sent him this 900ml-up-to-1200ml lab-glass monster lololol, he loves the thing.

[Fark user image image 320x320]

but yeah some of the Dryad stuff is quite lovely, I am sorely tempted!

blueberry, lemon peel, cornflowers (lol I am an absolute sucker for anything with cornflowers. esp. Twinings' Lady Grey, wow is that stuff ever glorious.)

[Fark user image image 850x849]

I think in one of the recent threads, Harney's came up. stuff is pricey, but I keep a watch on it - the wife is addicted to their (caffeinated! lol!) blueberry lemongrass green tea. (also she doesn't like loose tea, so this works out well for her)

[Fark user image image 850x1123]


My Harney tin is their 1000 miles aroma oolong.  Xmas gift from my parents who live near a Harney shop
 
2021-03-03 11:38:53 AM  

foo monkey: Tumeric?  That's nastea.


So is Turmeric.

Only a couple of those are teas, the rest are tisanes. Yes, I am a tea snob. I prefer tea that is only tea leaves but do enjoy Jasmine green tea and Earl Grey Cream. My favorite black tea is a Darjeeling type from Nepal. I get my Oolong, green, and white from China. Haven't tried purple yet.
 
2021-03-03 11:41:36 AM  
I just stick with my bagged green tea + ginger with a shiatload of lemon. Enough caffeine to notice. Eventually.
 
2021-03-03 11:42:36 AM  

NeoCortex42: ms_lara_croft: How much did each tea company pay to be on that list?

A steep price.


And the site cozy'd right up to them.

/fark that's bad
 
2021-03-03 5:12:48 PM  

tintar: Otera: Our teas at the moment. White teas in the back, green teas in front of them, oolongs in front of those, and finally the black teas up front. (Harney tin put where there was room)
My current favorite is Formosa Spring Dragon Oolong, followed closely by milk oolong.

The best one we have, by far, is the Blink Bonnie from Upton. It's a dark oolong that steeps at black tea temps. I get three steeps before the scent starts to fade, and five before the flavor starts to get weaker.

noice! good to meet a fellow fiend/fanatic, lol.

my little borosilicate/lab-glass teapot is only about 24oz/700ml, so yeah I get at least several good steeps out of a teacake or moderate amount of green tea.

my brother (and now his wife) are hooked on Dryad, which seems a bit dear to my cheapskate-ass, but he sent me a sampler of 2oz packets and man is that some good stuff.

as a revenge-gift, I sent him this 900ml-up-to-1200ml lab-glass monster lololol, he loves the thing.

[Fark user image 320x320]

but yeah some of the Dryad stuff is quite lovely, I am sorely tempted!

blueberry, lemon peel, cornflowers (lol I am an absolute sucker for anything with cornflowers. esp. Twinings' Lady Grey, wow is that stuff ever glorious.)

[Fark user image 850x849]

I think in one of the recent threads, Harney's came up. stuff is pricey, but I keep a watch on it - the wife is addicted to their (caffeinated! lol!) blueberry lemongrass green tea. (also she doesn't like loose tea, so this works out well for her)

[Fark user image 850x1123]


I love love love Harney's tea. My favorite is Paris.

I'm also partial to their Darjeelings. And Organic Bangkok when I want herbal.
 
2021-03-03 5:14:22 PM  

Otera: tintar: Otera: Our teas at the moment. White teas in the back, green teas in front of them, oolongs in front of those, and finally the black teas up front. (Harney tin put where there was room)
My current favorite is Formosa Spring Dragon Oolong, followed closely by milk oolong.

The best one we have, by far, is the Blink Bonnie from Upton. It's a dark oolong that steeps at black tea temps. I get three steeps before the scent starts to fade, and five before the flavor starts to get weaker.

noice! good to meet a fellow fiend/fanatic, lol.

my little borosilicate/lab-glass teapot is only about 24oz/700ml, so yeah I get at least several good steeps out of a teacake or moderate amount of green tea.

my brother (and now his wife) are hooked on Dryad, which seems a bit dear to my cheapskate-ass, but he sent me a sampler of 2oz packets and man is that some good stuff.

as a revenge-gift, I sent him this 900ml-up-to-1200ml lab-glass monster lololol, he loves the thing.

[Fark user image image 320x320]

but yeah some of the Dryad stuff is quite lovely, I am sorely tempted!

blueberry, lemon peel, cornflowers (lol I am an absolute sucker for anything with cornflowers. esp. Twinings' Lady Grey, wow is that stuff ever glorious.)

[Fark user image image 850x849]

I think in one of the recent threads, Harney's came up. stuff is pricey, but I keep a watch on it - the wife is addicted to their (caffeinated! lol!) blueberry lemongrass green tea. (also she doesn't like loose tea, so this works out well for her)

[Fark user image image 850x1123]

My Harney tin is their 1000 miles aroma oolong.  Xmas gift from my parents who live near a Harney shop


I haven't tried that one, and I like oolong. Harney has some nice gift tea sets. I bought one for my best friend for her birthday last year.
 
2021-03-03 5:33:01 PM  

NINEv2: I just stick with my bagged green tea + ginger with a shiatload of lemon. Enough caffeine to notice. Eventually.


one of my favorite fake-chai is a spin on the same stovetop one I make (water+milk, CTC black tea (wagh bakri is the usual suspect, 'cos mainly: they're consistent and I like it, plus inexpensive) - and of course cha-masala (lately I like Everest brand when I'm too lazy to make my own) ) - but, so:
water+milk, loose green tea, ginger (shredded fresh is lovely, but powdered works fine) and white pepper powder. no extra masala, that's literally it. or maybe some honey too, now and then.
 
2021-03-03 5:34:14 PM  

ms_lara_croft: I love love love Harney's tea. My favorite is Paris.

I'm also partial to their Darjeelings. And Organic Bangkok when I want herbal.


Otera: My Harney tin is their 1000 miles aroma oolong.  Xmas gift from my parents who live near a Harney shop


you farkers are starting me down yet another dark, dark road. and I'm unsure whether to love you for it or hate you for it.
 
2021-03-03 5:57:38 PM  

tintar: ms_lara_croft: I love love love Harney's tea. My favorite is Paris.

I'm also partial to their Darjeelings. And Organic Bangkok when I want herbal.

Otera: My Harney tin is their 1000 miles aroma oolong.  Xmas gift from my parents who live near a Harney shop

you farkers are starting me down yet another dark, dark road. and I'm unsure whether to love you for it or hate you for it.


But seriously, give Harney a try. It's good tea. I discovered it at a B&B in Kennebunk, Maine a few years ago around Christmastime. Delicious tea.

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2021-03-03 6:53:27 PM  

ms_lara_croft: Otera: tintar: Otera: Our teas at the moment. White teas in the back, green teas in front of them, oolongs in front of those, and finally the black teas up front. (Harney tin put where there was room)
My current favorite is Formosa Spring Dragon Oolong, followed closely by milk oolong.

The best one we have, by far, is the Blink Bonnie from Upton. It's a dark oolong that steeps at black tea temps. I get three steeps before the scent starts to fade, and five before the flavor starts to get weaker.

noice! good to meet a fellow fiend/fanatic, lol.

my little borosilicate/lab-glass teapot is only about 24oz/700ml, so yeah I get at least several good steeps out of a teacake or moderate amount of green tea.

my brother (and now his wife) are hooked on Dryad, which seems a bit dear to my cheapskate-ass, but he sent me a sampler of 2oz packets and man is that some good stuff.

as a revenge-gift, I sent him this 900ml-up-to-1200ml lab-glass monster lololol, he loves the thing.

[Fark user image image 320x320]

but yeah some of the Dryad stuff is quite lovely, I am sorely tempted!

blueberry, lemon peel, cornflowers (lol I am an absolute sucker for anything with cornflowers. esp. Twinings' Lady Grey, wow is that stuff ever glorious.)

[Fark user image image 850x849]

I think in one of the recent threads, Harney's came up. stuff is pricey, but I keep a watch on it - the wife is addicted to their (caffeinated! lol!) blueberry lemongrass green tea. (also she doesn't like loose tea, so this works out well for her)

[Fark user image image 850x1123]

My Harney tin is their 1000 miles aroma oolong.  Xmas gift from my parents who live near a Harney shop

I haven't tried that one, and I like oolong. Harney has some nice gift tea sets. I bought one for my best friend for her birthday last year.


It's really nice. I usually get four steeps out of it before the flavor fades, but the aroma really doesn't fade.
 
2021-03-03 6:54:29 PM  

tintar: ms_lara_croft: I love love love Harney's tea. My favorite is Paris.

I'm also partial to their Darjeelings. And Organic Bangkok when I want herbal.

Otera: My Harney tin is their 1000 miles aroma oolong.  Xmas gift from my parents who live near a Harney shop

you farkers are starting me down yet another dark, dark road. and I'm unsure whether to love you for it or hate you for it.


Yeah.... bobug sent me down this road... Three months ago?
 
2021-03-03 7:46:27 PM  

ms_lara_croft: tintar: ms_lara_croft: I love love love Harney's tea. My favorite is Paris.

I'm also partial to their Darjeelings. And Organic Bangkok when I want herbal.

Otera: My Harney tin is their 1000 miles aroma oolong.  Xmas gift from my parents who live near a Harney shop

you farkers are starting me down yet another dark, dark road. and I'm unsure whether to love you for it or hate you for it.

But seriously, give Harney a try. It's good tea. I discovered it at a B&B in Kennebunk, Maine a few years ago around Christmastime. Delicious tea.

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oblig.

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2021-03-03 7:50:27 PM  

ms_lara_croft: But seriously, give Harney a try. It's good tea.


Otera: It's really nice. I usually get four steeps out of it before the flavor fades, but the aroma really doesn't fade.


again: damn both your scaly hides!

as mentioned upthread, the wife loves Harney's bloobeary green tea - caffeinated! lol! and the few times she let me try some, it's quite nice. I've yet to purchase any of their loose teas, so all your previous recommendations will be where I start.
 
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