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Dylan Mulder wrote:

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Lemongrass - Despite trying, I could never get any flavor out of this. Tried it dried and fresh, different parts of the shoot, crushed and uncrushed. Not sure what I did wrong.


Interesting, my lemon grass always gives me a nice flavor, either fresh or dried, folded up to fit into the glass or cut up with scissors. Are you sure it was a lemon grass? Did it smell really nice lemony?
Unfortunately I had to get rid of it since I garden in the community garden plots and it got huge in just a year and half. It took me 8 hours to ax it out, no kidding. I kept some rooted stems and got one in the pot now, where it should behave. :)

 
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I been a green tea matcha powder drinker and i would like to recommend it to you, You can enjoy the green tea powder as a frappe, cappuccino (matchaccino), latte and additional ingredients s to your baking recipes. try it with traditional or enjoy the flavored green tea powder from red leaf tea, there are a lot of flavors to choose from that suits your mood.
 
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Thai Hairy Lemon Basil and German Chamomile 50/50. Really good hot tea for chilling on the porch.
 
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I have really enjoyed this topic though I have some questions.

How do most of you brew your tea?  Do most of you use the hot method as bring your water to a boil, turn off heat and add your tea?  Do you brew a pot or just a cup?

Or do some of you use the cold brew method?  Or does anyone use the "sun tea" method?

I find that there is a big difference in flavor based on brew method.
 
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Anne Miller wrote:I have really enjoyed this topic though I have some questions.

How do most of you brew your tea?  Do most of you use the hot method as bring your water to a boil, turn off heat and add your tea?  Do you brew a pot or just a cup?

Or do some of you use the cold brew method?  Or does anyone use the "sun tea" method?

I find that there is a big difference in flavor based on brew method.



Hello Anne,
I’m not an expert. So far I only use tea bags. Planning to venture into mixing my tea.
I have tried Microwave, boiling water in pot, sun tea,  & tea kettle. A few years ago we got a Keurig. I was against it. Not much on coffee. Now I’m in love with it. The water is much hotter & it’s also filtered. I don’t use the expensive pods. I place honey in my cup. Run water with the Keurig. Stir honey & drop my tea bag. I miss it so much when I travel & have to use a microwave. May not be up what fit for The Queen’s Tea Time😉 It works for me. I drink lots of tea.
 
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first of all thank you for posing this question! I am pretty creative but when it comes to my tea I'm stumped as to what combos are good! (I think we've all made that one cup of tea that was just terrible and made us question everything) my favorite is pretty boring, thyme and honey maybe some lavender if I'm stressed. Thyme is kind of weird to hear in a tea blend but I love it. It's so herbaceous and soothing and homey. Linden tea is another. IT SMELLS AMAZING. I'm warning you this stuff is intoxicating. Very floral in scent plus it turns this beautiful pink color. The taste is pretty bright and floral like so if you aren't a fan of strong tastes I would start with a little and go from there. Lemon balm and peppermint is an awesome winter tea especially if you're sick or congested.
 
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