What's Your Favorite Herbal Tea?

Discussion in 'Herbalism - Medicinal, Practical, and other Uses' started by Koala, Jul 4, 2017.

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  1. Koala

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    We are all aware how beneficial herbs are for not only our health but also for surviving in tough situations. They have so many beneficial effects and uses. It would be a shame not to take advantage of them.

    One of the possible use of herbs is making herbal teas.

    When I was a child, my mother always used to make us different herbal teas. Not only for when we were ill but in general, for everyday consumption. She had an incredible herbal garden so all of the herbs were picked from it and homegrown.

    There are so many different kinds of herbal teas:
    • chamomile,
    • peppermint,
    • lavender,
    • melissa,
    • nettle,
    • green tea,
    • hibiscus,
    • rose hip,
    • lemongrass,
    • many more.
    My favorite out of all is probably the rosehip tea. In my area, we have many rose hip bushes so it's really, really easy to gather some and simply make delicious tea! I absolutely love its flavor.

    What is your favorite herbal tea? Is there any tea that you dislike?
     
  2. Scarlet

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    Green tea is my favorite herbal tea although I drink all herbal teas even some of them have a bitter taste because I know that it's good for my body. Recently, I've learned that green tea is good for all blood types also. Green tea is a common tea you can buy here in my country but there is a nice tea that I've tried drinking too that I love the taste, its a combination of berries kind of tea made from a western country.
     
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  3. Keith H.

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    I drink green & black tea together on a daily basis, but if I have any other tea it is usually mint.
    Keith.
     
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  4. Ali_q

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    Green tea and chamomile tea are my favorite. Although I love green tea for the benefits, not so much the taste. It gives me energy and keeps me full during the day. Chamomile works amazing for cramps and helping you sleep. Plus, I actually like the taste of chamomile. Both teas are beneficial for many more things.
     
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  5. Koala

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    Yeah, I also like green and black tea but I don't tend to drink them too often because I already drink two cups of coffee per day... if you add the caffeine that's in those two kinds of tea it can be a bit too much. Especially the black tea, since it has far more caffeine than the green.

    I love chamomile for its benefits! Don't really enjoy it's taste though :p perhaps because whenever we were sick as kids, my mom forced us to drink it. It helped but the taste wasn't nice.
     
  6. lonewolf

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    I prefer instant coffee.
     
  7. PedroP

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    Usually, i prefer coffee but I do love mate herb so my favorite would be mate tea. Mate herb is a common herb in Brazil and it has many benefits like reduced blood pressure, better body flow, better digestion and so on.
     
  8. Vinaya

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    Ginger tea is my best herbal tea. You can make ginger tea by boiling few pinches of ground ginger or few slickes of chopped ginger in a cup of water for one of two minute. Then pout the content in a cup, add a table spoon of honey. Honey ginger tea not only taste great but also has many health benefits such as maintaining blood pressure and diabetes (don't use honey for diabetes).
     
  9. NomadWill

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    Green tea is my favorite Herbal tea, with a bit of honey mixed in. But Chai tea is my favorite tea all around, sprinkle a little cinnamon in it.. and you've got yourself a good relaxing cuppa' tea!
     
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  10. GateCrasher

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    Coffee drinker, but I've tried teas from locally gathered wild raspberry, wintergreen, whorled loosestrife, St. Johns Wort, and sweet goldenrod. Sweet goldenrod is my favorite, can't explain it but it has a flavor that somehow reminds me of the chicken soup/boullion that you used to get out of the coffee vending machines back in the day. The kind where the paper cup fell and the plastic door opened after the cup was filled. Anyway, locally, my favorite.
     
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  11. randyt

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    I'm partial to chaga. Sometimes labador tea.
     
  12. TMT Tactical

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    I typically don't drink tea but if I do it is Earl Gray. Been a very long time since my last cup of tea. Like decades.
     
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  13. Radar

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    Drinking many different kinds of herb teas for health reasons for many years, I don't really have a favorite right now.
    Maybe you're just talking about pleasure tea. I don't drink coffee or regular tea or green tea. After a serious life threatening situation, I drank regular tea to help heal my throat (darn pesky oxygen tubes made it sore).
    I used to buy a particular brand of herb teas and started buying a different brand in bulk but it doesn't have the same flavor at all. Not liking that.

    Using regular tap water was good, using spring or distilled water took a lot of the flavor away.
    I use honey as my sweetener. Tried stevia, no thanks.
    If you're ever sick at my house, like with bronchitis type of virus, coughing, stuffy head, etc, I will make a big pot of tea and you'll be feeling better before ya know it.
     
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  14. Morgan101

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    I too opt more for coffee than tea. Does Budweiser count? It is natural. Are barley and hops herbs?
     
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  15. priyaraj

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    I also taste green tea and black tea. I added basil, ginger, black pepper, clove. That was bitter in taste but also good for health.

    #Have a cup of positive tea
     
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  16. Old Geezer

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    https://www.wideopeneats.com/10-reasons-drink-whiskey-good-health/

    Whiskey does have its benefits when taken in moderation. However, ...

    I done heard'a whiskey made local cawlled "Tennessee tea", but let's jist face hit riot hyar, anythin' thit kin take th'clear coat offen yore truck jist cain't be cawlled "tea".
     
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  17. Old Geezer

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    My grandmother was a herbalist (she wouldn't have known what the word "herbalist" meant; born 1899). When I was but a boy, she'd take me with her when gathering herbs. I've now forgotten what all we gathered. This is in the mountains of Southern Appalachia.

    Here are three plants that I remember gathering for her. These went into her teas.

    Sassafras, this grows all over the place. It's not as prolific as poke greens, however I see it all the time.
    https://www.curejoy.com/content/benefits-of-sassafras-tea/

    Wintergreen
    https://learningandyearning.com/wintergreen-tea

    Catnip (not just for cats, has opposite effect on humans)
    https://articles.mercola.com/teas/catnip-tea.aspx

    There are more, but I can't remember right now. Picked mint plants, also. Dug a lot of ramps -- it is a strong onion or garlic. I guess ramp is a member of that family of plants with a bulb root. Ramp, you cut up and put in the skillet with frying meat -- just like onions, it's just that it grows wild. When picking ramps, dig a few in a "colony" of plants, then leave the rest alone so that they will keep reproducing. It is PUNGENT! A person will ooze ramp smell for a couple of days. But it sure does make everything you fry it with taste great! Pap and I would be squirrel hunting, then dig ramps to be fried-up with the squirrel meat that night.
     
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  18. Alaskajohn

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    When I’m not drinking coffee I’m drinking chaga tea. We are fortunate to have it growing all around us. My wife almost always has a pot of it on the wood stove.
     
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  19. varuna

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    I've never consider any tea as part of herbal medicine. Anyway I typically consume green tea + ginger during evening and iced black tea at noon or afternoon
     
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  20. Pragmatist

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    Good afternoon all,

    I'm not a tea drinker; just coffee and espresso.

    I do have 2 sealed tins of black tea in my long-haul loadout duffel.
    Black tea is called "Red" tea in areas of China.

    ...

    Tea for two, ... cha cha cha....
     
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