Best tea beverages according to redditors
We found 2,066 Reddit comments discussing the best tea beverages. We ranked the 1,191 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.
1. Kirkland Ito En Matcha Blend Japanese Green Tea-100 ct 1.5g tea bags
Authentic Japanese Sencha with matchaCountry of origin is United StatesThe package dimension of the product is 10.2cmL x 15.2cmW x 34.3cmHThe package weight of the product is 11.2 ouncesAllergen information: chicken_meat_free
2. Organic Guayusa Loose Leaf Tea by RUNA, 1 Pound (16oz) | Packed with Natural Caffeine for Clean Energy | Alternative to Yerba Mate, Coffee, and Green Tea
CLEAN ENERGY FROM A LEAF, NOT A LAB | Our products are made with clean, organic ingredients - not packed with synthetic ingredients and sugar like traditional energy drinks formulated to jolt and jitter. RUNA's organic, single-source of natural caffeine comes from Guayusa, an Amazonian jungle super ...
3. Yogi Tea - Kava Stress Relief (6 Pack) - Eases Tension and Promotes Relaxation - 96 Tea Bags
FLAVOR: Yogi Kava Stress Relief tea is a naturally spicy-sweet and warming blend of Kava, Cinnamon, Indian Sarsaparilla Root and Carob Pod.BENEFITS: Kava, traditionally used for its power to calm the body and mind, combines with warming spices to help support relaxation and tranquility.ORGANIC: Made...
4. Thai Iced Tea Mix, Traditional Restaurant Style, 16 oz. (Pack of 2)
Thai Iced Tea Mix, Traditional Restaurant Style, 16 oz. (Pack of 2)
5. Thai Iced Tea Traditional Restaurant Style,16 oz (1LB.)
Thai iced tea traditional restaurant style Now in an excellent packThai iced tea is a delicious iced tea drink that is loved in Thailand as well as in the rest of the worldThis delicious iced tea can be modified to suit anyone taste preferencesBrewing your tea strong in a press pot is another method
6. Jade Leaf Matcha Green Tea Powder - Organic, Authentic Japanese Origin - Culinary Grade - Premium 2nd Harvest [1oz]
100% USDA Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder - Pure Shade-Grown Green Tea Leaves - All Natural, Nothing Added (naturally gluten free and vegan)Authentic Japanese Origin - sourced directly from organic farms in Uji and Kagoshima, Japan, allowing us to provide much better quality at better pricingCreate ...
7. Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder - Organic Japanese Culinary Grade Matcha - 4 ounces (113 grams)
This 4oz bag of authentic 100% certified organic Japanese Matcha green tea powder is perfect for Lattes, Smoothies, Whipped Drinks & Baking recipes!The all natural, unsweetened, grassy and slightly bitter flavor lets you know that it's the good stuff!Increases energy and focus, and lifts your vitali...
8. Yogi Tea Herbal Stress Relief, Honey Lavender 16 ct
FLAVOR: Yogi Honey Lavender Stress Relief tea combines Lavender, Chamomile and Lemon Balm with Organic Honey Flavor for a floral and lightly citrus-y sweet blend.BENEFITS: This soothing blend includes Lavender, Chamomile and Lemon Balm; herbs traditionally used to support relaxation.ORGANIC: USDA Ce...
9. Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Gold, 160 Teabags
Yorkshire Gold is a high quality blend made from specially selected black teas from the ten finest tea gardens in Asam, Rwanda and Kenya. This tea produces a rich, golden liquor that is full of character and brightness with a brisk, refreshing character.Why does Yorkshire tea taste so good? The simp...
10. Traditional Medicinals Organic Throat Coat Seasonal Tea, 16 Tea Bags (Pack of 6)
Supports throat health.*Non-GMO verified. All Ingredients Certified Organic. Kosher. Caffeine Free.Consistently high quality herbs from ethical trading partnerships.Taste: Sweet and silky, with a distinct licorice taste.Case of six boxes, each box containing 16 sealed tea bags (96 total tea bags)
11. Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea, Sleepytime Extra, 20 Count
One 20-count box of Sleepytime Extra tea bagsBlended with chamomile and valerian rootCaffeine and gluten-freeNo artificial flavors, colors or artificial preservativesSteep in hot water for 4-6 minutes for the perfect cup20 tea bagsContains the potent herb valerianNaturally caffeine-free; contains al...
12. Lipton Gallon-Sized Iced Tea Bags Picked At The Peak of Freshness Unsweetened Can Help Support a Healthy Heart 48 Oz 48 Count
Lipton Iced Tea bags let you easily brew a gallon of refreshing iced teaMade with real tea leaves specially blended for iced teaTasty, refreshing Lipton Iced Tea is the perfect addition to any mealConsuming flavonoids as part of your everyday diet can help support a healthy heart. Like other hot and...
13. Harney & Sons Loose Leaf Black Tea, Hot Cinnamon Spice, 4 Ounce
Assertive blend of black teas, three types of cinnamon, orange peel, and sweet clovesThis is one of our oldest flavored tea blends, developed at the beginning of the 1980sCombination of strong spices and sweetness with no sugars it is safe for everyone to enjoyMedium-bodied with a very strong aroma ...
14. Davidson's Tea Bulk, Gunpowder Green, 1-Pound Bag
16-ounce bagStrong deep flavorOrganic green tea from ChinaA pack of 1-Pound BagUSDA Certified OrganicContains caffeineEnjoy drinking this loose leaf bulk tea with our best selling and convenient Ultimate Tea Infuser, also available on Amazoncom or DavidsonsteacomPacked in a paper/kraft stand up pouc...
15. Sunflower Jasmine Tea 1 LB (454 g)
Stronger taste than the original Yellow Tin
16. Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea Bags 1200 Catering Bulk Pack
A proper brew – pure and simple. We pay fair prices for really good tea from farms in Africa and India, to make a lovely blend that’s big on flavor, seriously refreshing and kind to the people who grow it.Why does Yorkshire tea taste so good? The simple reason is that we never compromise on qual...
17. Davidson's Tea Bulk, Earl Grey, 16-Ounce Bag
A pack of 16-Ounce BagUSDA Certified Organic and Fair Traded CertifiedContains caffeineEnjoy drinking this loose leaf bulk tea with our best selling and convenient Ultimate Tea Infuser, also available on Amazoncom or DavidsonsteacomPacked in a paper/kraft stand up pouch (SUP) with aluminum foil lini...
18. Tea Forte Organic Classic Tea Sampler, Single Steeps Loose Leaf Tea Gift Box Variety Pack of 15 Single Serve Pouches with Green Tea, Herbal Tea and Black Tea
ORGANIC TEA SAMPLER with an assortment of our most popular USDA Organic tea blends - Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Chamomile Citron, Green Mango Peach & Ginger LemongrassDIVERSE, SUBTLE FLAVORS from only the finest tea leaves in the world, blended with aromatic fruits, spices and herbsDELIGHTFUL TEA...
19. Tradition Pure Green Tea Powder, Matcha Tea Powder, Product of Taiwan, 8.8 Oz
1 Bag, 8.8 Oz (250 Grams)100% Natural Tradition Matcha Green Tea PowderMake over 50 Cups of tea
20. Ito En Oi Ocha Green Tea, Unsweetened, 16.9 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 12), Unsweetened, 5 Calories, with Antioxidants, Excellent Source of Vitamin C
WHOLE LEAF TEA: Oi Ocha Green Tea is brewed from first flush whole green tea leaves grown in Japan not from tea powder or concentrate; using the whole leaf means our teas don’t lose any of the health benefits that are naturally present in green tea leavesCLEAN AND REFRESHING: Oi Ocha Unsweetened G...
Go to your nearest Asian market and get you some Ito En Green Tea. It's completely unsweetened so it takes some time to get used to the earthy flavor, but it is real green tea from Japan. I have it in my house pretty regularly and have come to really like it.
It’s $5 off on Amazon right now FYI 😃
RUNA Organic Guayusa Loose Leaf Energy Tea, 1 Pound (16oz) | High Caffeine Coffee Alternative | Sustained Boost with No Jitters | Organic and Antioxidant Rich https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004FSASKU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_HyGQDbNDSCFAG
Watch out because Some places add sugar to loose leaf teas (especially Teavanna).
This cinnamon tea by Harney & Sons tastes sweet, but has no sugar or sweeteners. They even tested it to verify it is sugar free. It is just the cloves & cinnamon.
Let me introduce you to Kirkland's Green Tea.. You can find it at Costco. Check the reviews!
I like Yorkshire tea. I don't really need 1200 tea bags, but they last quite a while.
Pretty sure this stuff will be exorbitantly expensive compared to DIY methods.
I drink this Gunpowder Tea when not fasting (drinking green tea on a fast gives me nausea).
OP, if you're a big fan of green tea you should probably look into getting your own stash so this won't ever happen again. :P
Powdered matcha stuff like this will go rather well if you just boil some water or if you use those Japanese water boilers. It's not in bags because it's green tea, yo. Shit doesn't need to be in bags, even if you typically hate leaves floating around.
Matcha. I make myself a matcha latte first thing every morning and the combination of caffeine and theanine really makes a difference for me. 1tsp matcha (I use Jade Leaf) + 1tbls honey + 1 cup unsweetened milk of choice.
Exercise is also really helpful for treating depression, as is a solid sleep schedule. If you're having trouble sleeping I highly recommend Olly Sleep supplement (for nights when my brain just won't shut up I take Olly Goodbye Stress)
I really love Throat Coat when I'm fasting. Throat Coat has no caffeine and has such a nice aftertaste, it almost feels like cheating!
I drink the Yogi stress relief tea - it also have lavender in it. It's not nearly as intense as that, but it definitely helps me! If nothing else, I sit down for a few moments and just decompress with a cup of tea. Plus it's yummy and has cute sayings on the tabs at the end of the string.
For all you people wondering which green tea to drink, let me introduce you to
This motherfucker right here.
Matcha is not only the best possible green tea you can have, but it's also delicious. I reuse the bag about 3 times before it starts tasting watered down, but it hardly ever gets that over-used teabag taste. And don't let the Kirkland Signature turn you off, it's still genuine matcha.
Also, you'll only like it if you like green tea in general. I've had a coworker who hates the stuff, but loves things like peppermint and sugar in her green tea (???)
Edit: I also recommend black tea. If you've tried milk tea, you've basically had black tea, except without sugar and milk. Green tea has more antioxidants than black tea, but in my opinion, black tea tastes better than green.
Yeah I'd say it's fairly standard.
The best household tea is Yorkshire Gold though.
I put foot powder in mine and I just started storing tea bags in them overnight to absorb moisture and leave a light scent.
Edit: I use these giant tea bags
I am assuming that you're trying to make the Thai iced tea served in restaurants and bubble tea shops? If so, this mix is what you're looking for :3 It's already got the tea and spices mixed in. In trying to find a recipe online to make my own blend, this brand came up over and over, and I have to admit, it really does taste exactly the same. I've since found it in several different Asian markets, so if you have one locally, you may want to try there first. It takes a fairly high tea to water ratio, because it needs to be very strong, and you will need to get a can of sweetened condensed milk to pour in after it's chilled.
This if you like loose: https://www.amazon.com/Thai-Iced-Traditional-Restaurant-Style/dp/B000UPNK9S (I think the flavor is better)
This if you need a bag: https://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Thai-Iced-Flavored-Black/dp/B004EEW2HW/ref=sr_1_6_s_it?s=grocery&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1509657510&amp;sr=1-6&amp;keywords=thai+tea
Expat pro tip: Yorkshire Gold is available on Amazon. It's even on Prime and as a subscription/regular delivery in the US.
This is the brand I use, the whole bag makes 4ish gallons and takes about 4-8 hours depending on how strong you want it. I just use a large stock pot and stir it every 20 min or so but there is a mesg holder you can get for the tea if you aren't going to be around to stir it e enough
Throat coat tea!!! https://www.amazon.com/Traditional-Medicinals-Organic-Throat-Seasonal/dp/B0009F3POO?th=1 Comes in regular or lemon - both are awesome. The lemon one covers up the faint licorice flavor that shows up in the plain one.
And the longer you let it steep, the more you notice a very subtle sweetness - I think from the licorice root... No carbs, super effective, and good either hot or iced.
Hope you feel better soon!!
I second this comment. I am pretty sure they use this one. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000NIHZMU/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?pc_redir=T1. It's like 5$ in chinese grocery stores.
Only place i've ever found it. Careful it stains the crap out of everything. I suggest buying the bag in the suggested products if you want to make a pot of this tea instead of just a glass.
COFFEE IS GARBAGE, GIVE ME A BEAUTIFUL CUP OF EARL GREY AND I AM SET FOR THE DAY.
ALSO, I [STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS TEA] (https://www.amazon.com/Taylors-Harrogate-Yorkshire-160-Count-Black/dp/B000XEV9YE?th=1) GIVEN TO ME BY AN ENGLISH FRIEND. IT'S THE BEST BAGGED TEA I'VE EVER HAD.
Most stores brew it in the coffee maker. Lipton tea bags have directions for this. Make sure it is the gallon size tea bags if you go that route.
depends on what you want to do with it really.
Matcha requires a lot more processing than say a loose leaf tea. it has to be grown, harvested, treated and ground a certain way, and those things add to the cost of the product.
Matcha is split between 'culinary grade' and 'ceremonial grade'. culinary grade is generally lesser quality because the standards for its growth and processing is more lax, the leaves aren't harvested immediately and not shaded as much. It tends to be a stronger, more bitter tea. It is also the cheapest, and ends up being the tea that people use for cooking and mixing into lattes etc.
ceremonial grade is a lot milder, sweeter and less bitter, and is substantially more expensive.
if price is a factor, and you're not gonna make straight matcha with just hot water, go for a good quality culinary grade. this one is pretty good for an introductory one, if you mix with some water and hot milk, and some sugar for a latte feel.
I haven't bought a good ceremonial tea (poor student) but i have tried it. if you got the cash, go for it.
I don't have all that much experience with matcha itself, because its so expensive on the whole. I'd defer to the opinions of the others here.
I've been sick for the past 8 days, and had a sore throat for the first 5 or so.
I've been 100% keto throughout the holidays, and didn't want a stupid cold to knock me out of ketosis. So I've been drinking hot toddys, and they are a game changer.
You can put just about anything you want in them. But I have a Holiday Spice tea. (Or, I've also combined a tea bag of Holiday Spice with a tea bag of Throat Coat, and I liked that combination even better). While the tea is steeping, I simmer some sugar substitute with fresh ginger, lemon juice, orange peel, peppermint extract, and a cinnamon stick. I strain the sugar to remove the solids, and combine it with the tea. Then add a nice shot of whiskey.
I've never had anything help with a sore throat so much! I've read that the alcohol actually kills bacteria in the back of your throat. Don't know if that's true, but I would take one sip of the toddy and my sore throat would be just gone for the next 5-10 minutes. I wish I had known about hot toddys before I started keto, because I would've used them back then too.
Hope you feel better real soon!
Amazon? I'd also bet on your local health food/specialty store, or maybe even some places that sell natural remedies and supplements and that sort of stuff. You may also find it in either the health food or tea section of your local grocery store.
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's situation. As a fellow TBI sufferer who still deals with all the associated bullshit on a daily basis, and as a fellow son of a mother with less-than-ideal mental/cognitive health, my heart goes out to you both. Biiiiig post coming up. I know you frequent /r/nootropics and similar subs so sorry if I'm just telling you stuff you already know.
It goes without saying that it would be ideal if you could get her to consult a specialist about her condition, preferably a good neurologist and psychiatrist who can work together to develop a medication, supplementation, diet, exercise, general lifestyle etc. regimen tailored specifically to her. If you have the means to do so, make it happen.
First things first, it would obviously be incredibly beneficial if you could convince her to cut out or drastically reduce her alcohol consumption. It sounds likely that she's self-medicating for depression related to her head injury and its consequences (I was there for a long time), so you might see about getting her onto a prescribed antidepressant. (Side note: it is crucial that she see a good psychiatrist to discuss taking any prescription psychiatric medication. Despite being legally allowed to prescribed many potent psychoactive drugs, GP's simply do not have the expertise necessary to make a good diagnosis and prescribe accordingly. Chances are if you ask for an antidepressant they'll just give you whatever a major pharma company shill most recently gave them samples of. Speaking from experience.) If you don't want to bring in the "big guns" so to speak just yet, then bacopa monnieri might be a good place to start. Very mild, very well tolerated, with a host of nootropic benefits to boot - it's known to improve memory significantly after about 3 months of supplementation. I started taking it about a month ago and for me personally it's been amazingly helpful; I can't wait for the memory enhancement to kick in. If it keeps on working like it has been, I don't think I'll ever stop taking it.
If you don't think she'll ever be willing to go completely sober, then make sure she's minimizing the harmful effects of alcohol with MisterYouAreSoDumb's damage/hangover prevention stack. (mind that NAC should always be taken before drinking, not during or after.)
I recommend trying to get her to replace alcohol with something less harmful, maybe every second drinking day or something at first. The obvious recommendation is marijuana, though as you're undoubtedly aware there are a ton of possible downsides to weed use as well. In the long run though, from a cognitive health point of view, it's far safer. If you're able to, get a few strains with different cannabinoid profiles for her to try so she can decide what she likes best - a high CBD/low THC strain (typically indicas) is probably more similar to alcohol than high THC, though it's still very different. If you decide to go with weed, make sure she's actively endeavouring to replace alcohol with it, rather than just adding it to her usual booze usage. Make edibles, extracts, or get her a vape if smoking doesn't appeal to her.
Then there's Kava. Its effects are probably a little closer to alcohol's than weed (though again, quite different) and it's much easier to get your hands on as it's legal pretty much everywhere (and easy enough to get through customs if you're somewhere lame like Australia). A good, affordable "beginner's" kava that she can try to see if she likes the effects is Yogi Tea's Stress Relief Tea
, as it's heavily flavoured and thus masks the acquired taste/feeling of kava pretty well. To really get a "drunk" feeling from it though, you may need to use 3 or 4 bags. Brew it in coconut milk or half water/half coconut cream to make it especially tasty. Or, if she's willing to tolerate the taste, go straight for a high quality source like Hawaiian Kava and brew it traditionally. Just make sure that she doesn't have any alcohol in her system whenever she uses it, as apparently that's a dangerous combo.
Also, if she does decide to quit booze at any point, make sure she does so safely.
Now, as for things to take... I'm still trying to perfect a regimen myself.
Over on the NeuroTalk forum, home to one of the largest online community of concussion and TBI sufferers, the recommended stack, as put together by the granddaddy of the forum, Mark of Idaho, is as follows:
>B-12 (500 to 1000 mcgs daily)
a B-50 complex, for all the other B's so you get a good balance of B's
a high potency multi-vitamin like GNC Mega Women/Men. Centrum and One a Day are too weak.
Niacin, 200 to 500 mgs
Some extra anti-oxidants, Vit C and Vit E
D3, plenty of this, 1000 to 5000 iu's
Omega 3 fish oil, with a proper balance of Omega 6 and 9
Calcium with magnesium, 500 mgs per day
I also have added
Curcumin (pricy but worth it) 950 mgs daily This is a Turmeric extract
DHEA, 25 mgs , a hormone that helps the body balance the other hormones, If your skin gets oily try 1/2 of a 25 mgs tablet. I only take a half of a tablet.
a Costco High Energy multipack (7 pieces) in place of the multi-vitamin
I have recently added:
Resveratrol, it is supposed to help the Omega 3 fish oil work better
Garlic capsules for cholesterol
L-theanine for GABA regulation
I don't know that it's perfect but it's probably a good place to start. I think he might be going overboard with the amount of B vitamins in there... As long as she's taking the full dosage of a good multivitamin like Source Naturals Life Force (gets pretty pricey at 4 capsules a day, my approach is to take half the recommended dose and then add in a sensibly-dosed B complex. Any complex that uses methylfolate instead of folic acid should be of good quality.) she should be all set for B vitamins. Curcumin to reduce any residual inflammation is probably a good idea too - it's pretty pricey though. Make sure to get pills with added piperine, and I've seen it recommended that you take it with a fat source as well.
This thread, though more specifically targeted at treating a brain injury immediately after it's happened, is a great resource. Anything that's good for the immediate effects of a brain injury is probably going to be beneficial in the long term as well.
Oh! Also, the uridine stack. I don't recall the exact theory behind it, but it gets a lot of buzz as a means of preventing/reducing dementia/alzheimer's/general cognitive aging, so much so that somebody turned it into a drink which they now make a buttload of money from.
I'm super tired so I'm gonna just wrap this up neatly now... Might come back to edit it, but you're probably sick of reading crap from me as it is! For your mom, neurogenesis is king now, pretty much. Help her give her brain what it needs to heal and grow, and keep it away from things that hinder or harm these processes (booze, stress, poor diet/lifestyle, etc.). Lion's Mane is a good start, but I'd highly recommend looking into Cerebrolysin (requires injection), possibly P21 (like a refined Cerebrolysin, but very new to the market, so kinda risky), Semax (typically injected but if you send an email to [email protected] and ask nicely they'll be able to hook you up with a nasal spray), Noopept (should be taken sublingually), piracetam (has been studied fairly extensively for post-TBI, seems quite beneficial), NSI-189, etc. Supplement-wise, this kind of stuff is probably going to be the most beneficial for your mom in the long run. I recommend checking out this post by user Rior on Longecity about recovering from brain damage. It's a thread about MDMA-related damage, but his advice is quite general and is based on his own experience with recovering from multiple concussions.
Whew! Definitely wasn't planning to write that much, haha. Really hope I've been of some help man. Best of luck to you and your mom.
With coffee, herbal teas, mate, and postum, you're going to be used to a much stronger flavor. Tea can be very subtle. If you drink it right after a cup of coffee or spicy/ strongly flavored food, you won't taste it.
It can also be made pretty weak, if you're using single serving loose leaf packets in a 12oz mug, it'll be pretty weak. Those are meant for closer to 6oz. Try adding a lot more tea. Add 4 times what you normally do, and steep it for the same amount of time you normally do (unless it's usually bitter, then do less). You can make it really strong if you just add more. I like to do that with a good Irish breakfast tea.
Also, explore flavored teas! Earl Grey, genmaicha, Lapsang Souchong, mint, and jasmine teas are some really good teas.
This jasmine tea has a great jasmine flavor, it's made with real jasmine instead of sprayed with oil or flavoring. It's also super cheap for pretty high quality tea.
Harney & Sons makes a good Lapsang Souchong. It's really smoky and tastes like a campfire, if you like strong drinks, you'll probably like it. It's very polarizing, though, some people love it and some people hate it.
Taylor's has good Earl Grey, which is flavored with bergamot. It tastes like fruit loops. Fancy.
Rishi makes good mint tea. It's very forgiving, if you like mint, it'll cover up most flaws you'll find in tea. The flavors compliment each other very well.
Genmaicha is made with puffed brown rice. It tastes a little bit like popcorn, it's a little sweet because of the rice, and it can have a strong flavor.
Try other things with tea, too. An Arnold Palmer (half black tea, half lemonade) is great in the summer. A squeeze of lemon or lime juice in any tea totally changes the flavor.
If you mean this then yeah, it's a good solid starter tea, and most asian markets carry it. I still have a tin of it on my tea shelf.
I'm really a tea beginner, so if someone with more experience and knowledge comes along feel free to ignore me, but I just found an affordable earl grey on amazon.com for $15/lb. It's called Davidson's and I personally find it wonderful. The bergamot is much stronger than in other Earl greys I've had, which I really love!
Finally got summoned for jury duty. Meh.
On other news, the Thai iced tea mix I bought from amazon is on point. The recipe I used calls for 1 cup of the mix with 4 cups of water so if anyone is interested to try it it’s probably best to buy the 2 pack
You should buy just thai tea, as in... just the tea. Like you were buying jasmine tea or something. Here's a link to the bag I bought:
For everyday, convenient "I-need-some-tea-in-me-stat" drinking I quite enjoy Costco's house brand green tea bags. It's actually Ito En tea, sold under the Kirkland name. 100 bags to a box, and if I recall it's about $15. Looks like this (Amazon link; though Costco is cheaper).
the costco ito-en bagged sencha + matcha. it's like 100 bags for 10-15 bucks in a costco and on amazon it is almost 20.
My standard go to one is Yorkshire Gold.
you can order it off amazon, save yourself!
The powder v1.6 is significantly cheaper at 28 days x 2000kcal for $216.
Bottles or powder, over time you will find a consumption level and schedule that works for you. I personally drink 25+ ounces (v1.6) before and during my morning workout and then consume the rest in 4-6 small glasses throughout the day. I am never hungry for long because a good swig/mouthful of Soylent takes care of hunger pangs instantly.
Reading this and other liquid food forums has opened my eyes to the wide perceptual and conceptual differences in taste that exist between individual humans. That said, people who insist that either version of Soylent tastes like cardboard paste are either trolling (ie. full of shit) or they exist at the rare end of the "ability to objectively taste things spectrum". I've turned on (converted) almost 2 dozen people to Soylent usage and watched taste tests of twice that number and not one has ever come up with the cardboard analogy.
Cardboard or not (it's not) you can mix and match a thousand things into either version of Soylent to adjust the taste, texture or nutrient balance. I have been on 80-90% v1.x for 20 months. In addition to a daily multivitamin and 2000mg of Fish Oil, I add the following to my regular 2000kcal batch.
) - possible antioxidant properties, takes the edge off the sweetness of stock Soylent
My other variation is the "Soylent Hot-Shot™:
Somewhere between the stock Soylent and these two extremes is a blend that will work for you.
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$12 for 48 gallons of iced tea. That's 25 cents a gallon. I've gotten it for cheaper but that's still really good.
before i closed the tab I saw this:
Save 15% when you enter code LPTONTEA at checkout.
I love Yerba mate and feel great after drinking it! With that said, I would look into Guayusa. While I do enjoy Yerba, I prefer Guayusa overall. I think the taste is slightly better, it has a certain natural sweetness to it. It is a cousin to Yerba and comes from a similar region, so its very comparable. The main reason I bring it up though is because you wanted to mix L-theanine with your Yerba. Unlike Yerba, Guayusa naturally has L-theanine in it. Honestly, Guayusa is probably my favorite beverage. If you were interested in trying it, this is my favorite brand https://www.amazon.com/RUNA-Organic-Guayusa-Tea-Antioxidant/dp/B004FSASKU/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1535924939&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=runa+loose+leaf
It has a lot of different names, but i'm sure this is it. Found it under the name Guayusa on Amazon.
I like Runa brand: https://www.amazon.com/RUNA-Organic-Guayusa-Tea-Antioxidant/dp/B004FSASKU
Amazon.co.uk will deliver to Norway.
It'll cost you £10.90 for delivery + £21 for 1200 Teabags from here.
Well you see, if I were to win this it would be a great help, because I have a lot of stress lately, and could definitely use stress relief.
Why is your zipper so tight?
I don't know? What do you want me to do about it?
...I don't know, fly casual
This one's good, but I'm not a tea scientist or nothin.
Yah Thai tea is a star anise tea. It's definitely not the same. It's this:
That's even the same brand the vast majority of restaurants use.
omg that must've been torture. Is it this? Seems really good, I appreciate the recommendation, you probably just saved me lol
I use Throat Coat tea (always have, never thought about it being keto):
> Yogi kava tea
Is this the one you like? https://www.amazon.com/Yogi-Tea-Tension-Promotes-Relaxation/dp/B0009F3QKW?th=1
I read reviews and some folks said they had changed their formula recently, so wanted to ask before ordering some.
I saw Kava at my local grocery store Ralphs. can you believe it??? Is it the same stuff as you can get online ?? It's the Yogi brand.. u know, the one that produces all those herbal teas...
Tazo Rest is pretty good and will knock you out. Yogi Tea's Kava blend is pretty good too. Personally, I also do really like just straight chamomile, especially if it's loose leaf - tends to have more flavor than the bagged version. Mint is great as well - you can get dried mint, but fresh is great, too. I keep a mint plant in my apartment and occasionally make tea with a few freshly cut sprigs. (It also makes great mint juleps and mojitos...)
You can in supermarkets in other countries.
As far as I have researched, it is relatively safe.
the orange tea tin that most (cheaper) chinese and vietnamese restaurants serve. check asian markets to see if the price is cheaper.
Amazon has some alright loose leaf tea for cheap.
Loose leaf enthusiast here. Teavanna definitely has high quality leaves but you should check your options before you commit. Also - Teavanna(at least the one at South Coast) tries to push the sweet/mixed stuff too much - it's like showing off a steak with A1 sauce instead of letting customers try the delicious steak itself.
I highly recommend just buying tea in bulk on Amazon. If you're looknig for green, these are good : Link $14 for a 16oz bag will last you a very long time. Davidson's Gunpowder is cheap but robust and still delicious for its price.
If you want something with a more distinct flavor then go with Genmaicha. It goes great with food and is great to share with people because of its unique attributes: Link
If you're really keen on going to a store, a lot of the 'alternative' markets have loose leaf. Whole Foods has a pretty good selectoin of loose leaf - keep an eye out for the Rishi brand(Link), quality stuff. Make sure they sell it in loose form and not in the bagged/satchel form.
You can also use Yelp to find a local coffee/tea shop that offers loose leaf tea - they sometimes sell the leaves by itself. Link
Some shops I've personally been to that offers loose leaf tea : Zinc Café, Milk + Honey, Sweet Elle Cafe, Gypsy Den, & Kean Coffee.
Edit - I also recommend using Adagio Tea to buy tea. Great reviews and selection of tea. I have not bought from Tea Trekker but I did buy a book from them - great knowledge and selection of traditional tea from all around the world.
I think this is a better deal kitchen soap wise: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FA1NV4/. Instead of 12oz for 7 dollars, its 6 25oz bottles for 20 bucks. 3 times the money, but 12.5 times the soap. Also, for dishwasher detergent, this is a better deal: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C72BXZK/. Instead of 20 count for 7$, it's 110 count for 20$.
Some stuff it just makes sense to try and get in bulk, because you get so, so, so much more.
Also, re milk. You don't have to get powdered milk. You also have the option to get UHT milk. UHT milk is milk that's been cooked at a high enough temperature that it becomes shelf stable. Just search for UHT milk and you'll find a tonne of brands and choices. Different fat percentages, sizes and so on. You can get a large carton, or they also make packs with a bunch of small cartons, like this one: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002FX2IOQ/. I prefer that, because I don't use milk very often, so opening a small container each time works perfectly for me. You do however, have to stick the container in the fridge once you've opened it.
Also, if you have a tea strainer (or even if you don't, they're only a few bucks and worth it!), try and get loose leaf tea. You can get a lb of tea for around 10 bucks easy, and you can easily make a few hundred cups of tea. To make strong black tea, I use 4 grams of tea for every pot, and each pot gets me about 4 cups. A lb of tea is 453g, so...that works out really well. Even if you make individual cups instead of pots and use a couple grams per cup, you can easily get 200 cups out of a lb box. There's just no beating that with bags, even if you resuse them.
Here's 1lb of a green tea for 10 bucks: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000SATIFA. And here's 1lb of Earl Grey for 8 bucks: http://www.amazon.com/Davidsons-Tea-Bulk-Earl-16-Ounce/
Thanks OP! I'd already created list and was about to post to food_pantry when I saw your post and you'd found cheaper options for a few things and that seriously rocks.
I ain't birthed no babies! Thank god for that! I want to be an aunt, not a mum!
This or this tea would make me quite happy!
What kind of books do you like? So I can get a better idea of what to recommend to you!
It's a typo. Should have said Thai tea. I corrected it. It's a delicious tea that I first tried at a Thai restaurant and on the menu it said 'Thai Tea'. At the restaurant, they add milk, but it's pretty amazing without it as well. A lot of caffeine. It's pretty much replaced coffee for me because it has a much better flavor. It tastes very nutty and smoky while also being very heavy and filling (like coffee, maybe better). Here's the brand I buy: Thai Iced Tea Traditional Restaurant Style,16 oz (1LB.) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UPNK9S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_SNl4AbV9YZ0HH
I actually started blending a Hibiscus Honey Lemon Tea and a green matcha tea together in my large liter water bottle, and it's amazing!
I also enjoy a classic Earl Grey with a bit of milk and sugar.
One of my faves is a Jujube/goji/longan berry blend. It's super common here in China, and sometimes hawthorn is included in it, too. It's naturally sweet, but adding a bit of rock sugar can be nice at times.
As for Chai, my favorite blend is Good Earth, but that was an older blend and I'm having trouble finding it online...
I take Optimum Nutrition creatine mono and whey, Nature Made fish oil, and NOW Vitamin D-3. They all seem to work for me (but I've never felt any difference with fish oil). This stuff is a relatively good green tea for cheap.
There's the Kirkland matcha green tea blend that's pretty okay.
i cold steep it
storebought, no fucking way, i don't drink that sugary shit
I generally dislike spicy teas but tried Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice at a hotel and liked it enough to buy a small tin. It has a serious spicy punch, so you might like it. It's available in bags and loose leaf. The bags I had at the hotel were a good quality and I did not feel cheated.
You already have a teapot and variable temp kettle so the initial expense is out of the way. Now you just need some tea to brew!
Harney & Sons Earl Grey Supreme
Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice
I do recommend you purchase direct from vendors if possible. My favorite vendors (and their styles)
Adagio - Fruity blends and beginners. Offers a wide range of types generally at mid grade quality
Harney & Sons - Chiefly western style brewed tea but has a vast catalogue of midrange teas and an extensive offering of tisanes (other plants brewed like tea)
What-cha High quality teas sourced from all over the world. At times inconsistent in lineup and availability but offers unique teas not found anywhere else
Yunnan Sourcing Essentially the one stop shop for Chinese tea. Offers a vast array of high quality teas sourced directly from the places that grow them. Great product but expansive and complex catalogue that is hard for a newbie to use
I love this teacup, my grandparents used to get up at 4:45am every morning and drink coffee from these cups. They were thrown out as worthless after they passed. Found one with the same pattern in a thrift store for a nickel and eyes got sweaty real fast.
So here is my teaporn.
What cracks me up, is this is what goes through the first flap in my carryon laptop bag (over 100 airport checkpoints) and not once have I been asked to open the bag, let alone what are all those leafy snack baggies doing in there. for anyone who doesn't understand why carryon, good tea can be expensive and/or hard to source on the road
my favorite cozy tea-anything cinnamon and or cardamon
"Of all the silly nonsense, this is the stupidest tea party I've ever been to in all my life." just can't type that straight-faced. Any tea party is awesome!
I don't need double talk, I need cinnamon spice tea! Seriously. I do need this. It looks utterly amazing. My mouth waters just thinking about it. And more tea is always a necessity. Also, I'm down to half a box of one kind of tea that I love, so it's definitely about time to replace it (considering I had 6 boxes).
Also, /u/damnyoureloud really needs some good screwdrivers. Really. Everyone needs a good set of screwdrivers. And they're colorful! Who doesn't love colorful screwdrivers??
Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Gold, 160 Teabags https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XEV9YE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_w.PvDbVS9D0GN
If I could find this shit, cheaply, I would be drinking it all day. I've experimented with making my own cold teas, and things turn out WONDERFULLY, until I can't get the instant gratification and have to wait 24 hours for a new kettle of deliciousness to cool down enough.
I'm accustomed to savory drinks though; Coke Zero is starting to get too sweet for me and the salt gives me headaches. I can do straight coconut water, and STRONG green tea tastes delicious to me, but too bitter to other people. (More for me, haha!)
I use 2 level teaspoons of japanese Tmatcha per 'meal' of soylent 1.x.
Initially I ordered this cheaper green tea powder from Taiwan but the packaging was crap, it sprayed powder all over the other stuff in the box. The Tmatcha stuff is in a much sturdier bag and they double-bag it with a zip-lock bag too.
It's freezing out! Get some green tea powder and make some amazing hot drinks, snuggle up, and watch Dr Who. I know you're feeling sick and this will get you feeling better super fast!
I bought mine from amazon. It is not ceremonial grade or anything but it is pretty damn cheap and works really well for a diy face mask.
So ive found my way because I could never convince my friends to throw a heaping spoon of powder in their mouth and painfully wash it down with some liquid to achieve a feel-good state (They would think ive lost it) and I didnt want to kratom all by myself. The best tasting most classy way to take kratom is.......
Smoothie it my friend. Get yourself a nice little easy to clean blender, and obtain some frozen fruit to keep on storage. Throw a handful of maybe blue berries and pineapples in, add some milk and a bit of ice cream (Honey to be healthier and more convenient, shit dont go bad or melt) add your kratom dose and blend that bitch!!! For some added antioxidants or energy boost (As well as yummy flavor) Add yourself a teaspoon or two of matcha green tea!! IT works so well with the kratom (that you can hardly taste) Throw any extracts you wish in there as well. Blue lotus? Fuck it. Kava? Fuck it. THC? Fuck it. Throw em! Got some veggies like kale? Fuck it, throw em in!!!
For the matcha
The more kratom you use the bigger you should make the smoothie. Cons about this is the kratom does add a bit o a weird texture, as if there are fruit peels. But its so easy to ignore. If my snob ass friends could enjoy it you for sure can too. And also cleaning up sucks of course. Your blender will make the cleaning easier or harder or you. Luckilly, I got one of those bullet blender that dont have a lot of nooks and crannies. In the end, its worth it. Im making kratom margaritas next, cause fuck it.
Also if you never had taro look it into, shit makes good ass smoothies. Reminds me of hazelnut at times just not as robust
Kratom and coffee could pair, but im not sure.
That's peculiar. I never came across bottled unflavoured Lipton Iced Tea; it has always been either Peach or Lemon flavoured.
Your other options could be to try out the tea bag variety and see if you can make some of your own; this is the particular one I found by Lipton.
Then there is the powdered variety, which I would suggest you avoid like the plague.
I am a huge fan of sweet tea. There is literally NOTHING like it here. Pureleaf and goldpeak are fine and all, but they insist on only selling the fruit flavored kinds in Canada. Why can't we have tea flavoured tea?!
Even finding regular black tea (that isn't a 'breakfast blend' or whatever is incredibly difficult. The only pure black tea bags I was able to find was at vincenzos.
I broke down and imported these and just make it myself now.
Something like this maybe?
I had such a cuter post before, but for some reason mobile isn't always posting my comments. I hope you have fun on my wish lists, I think you will find some things you like!
Fear cuts deeper than swords
OOH I LOVE SCAVENGER HUNTS. Placeholder. I'm working on this. Goodbye sunday night productivity.
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1.) something that is gray.
2.) Something reminiscent of rain. It rains so much in my city and on those days I like to have my tea and soup and all the yummy hot homecooked food at school in the library while I study. I already have a great thermos for my tea and hot cocoa but not for my soups/food.
3.) Something food related that is unusual. I don't know if this is necessarily food related but WOOOO TEA. MANA-TEA. Seriously this is awesome.
4.) Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. A wii for my mom because she has been wanting a wii or ipad for a long time. My bro and i think the wii would be better because at least we could all play it together when we go home to visit.
5.) I will recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It's the book I just finished reading and I feel like it has helped me a lot. I am so much more motivated and driven and it is helping me make some tough choices in my life. I am a senior in college but this book can help anyone who is at any place in their life I think. I currently have this on my wishlist which is like a supplement to the book. Seriously though, read it, share it with everyone you know. Let's make the world a happier place.
6.) An item that is less than a dollar. Awww yeee. They always seem to have one of these on the coffee table at my brother's house. Wherever he lives. Even though it's never his. But yeah, they're cool but I don't actually want one.
7.) Something related to cats. THIS IS SO AWESOME. I have another mug with the disappearing thing on my wishlist too. But yeah, I love cats, I just don't have much cat stuff on my wishlist. I do need a real cat though... hint hint nudge nudge
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8.) Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it. Okay it's not Amazon but it is beautiful and I have had my eye on it for a year. Despite that fact that I do not plan on having children for at least 8 years. Dem hormones are a'ragin.
9.) I know it's not REALLY a movie but... A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why? Because it is so beautiful and awe inspiring. It really brings me a sense of peace every time I watch it.
10.) Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain. I can put on my holy strainer hat and pray to The Flying Spaghetti Monster to save me from the zombies.
11.) Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals. I know I used this for another one but really, I think doing these exercises would help me in all areas of life.
12.) One of those pesky Add-On items. These beauties, even though I doubt I can grow them without a yard...
13.) The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. Why? My little acer hand me down freezes a lot, can't do multiple things at once, doesn't have a cd drive, has a screen too tiny to edit photos or edit my website. Basically everything is frustrating. And I'm a college student. So I use the computer for basically everything... and everything the little laptop CAN do takes forever.
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14.) Something bigger than a bread box. If you don't think that is big enough, then here, but it's newly added.
15.) Something smaller than a golf ball. Well, I'm pretty sure this is smaller than a golf ball. If it wasn't, I'd be disappointed.
16.) Something that smells wonderful. Mmm imagine the ginger lemon grass!
17.) A (SFW) toy. And here's another one because I couldn't decide which one looks more fun...
18.) Something that would be helpful for going back to school.
19.) Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be. Currently obsessed with learning all kinds of new jewelry techniques! Also obsessed with tea because it's the one thing my boyfriend and I developed an interest in together. It didn't start out as either of our interests.
20.) Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand. THIS IS SO PRETTY AND USEFUL AT THE SAME TIME. Seriously so cute, has lovely details, 8gb, and you can wear it as a pendant. Whaaaat!
EDIT: this lovely is made in oregon!
This is explosively insane! http://www.amazon.com/Tea-Forte-Single-Steeps-Sampler/dp/B004AFKYDE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&amp;colid=124B6RZQDOTCT&amp;coliid=I1VL85T9OFVLL0
I don't know about OP, but I bought my bag on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004FSASKU/ref=pe_175190_21431760_M3T1_ST1_dp_1
At basically $1/oz, it's a pretty awesome deal.
+1 for Guayusa, though I've only had Runa's version. I bought it for the cheap price and favorable Amazon reviews, but Runa claims it has ~90mg caffeine per cup (on par with coffee). I don't feel particularly buzzed with it, so YMMV, but I'm not very sensitive to caffeine anyway.
The taste took some getting used to. Like canadasmith said, it's not actually tea, so I shouldn't be surprised that it doesn't taste the same as orange pekoe or english breakfast. It seemed more "grassy", like some green teas.
I've been getting it from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004FSASKU/
I never use strong flavors. If want perfect amount of caffeine, try Guayusa Leaf. Always tasty and add that perfect extra focus effect. I use to use this alone for focus before i met kratom. Its only $20 for a bag. Its same family as Yerba Mate but better in my eyes because it dont have that nasty taste Yerba mate has. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004FSASKU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
You will never regret it, I reccomand it to everyone. And everyone who tried it fell in love with it. Plus you supporting Amazon jungles poor tribes since thats where it comes from.
This is also great to during T breaks from krarom. Just brew it and make it stronger.
Would this be different with different coffees, perhaps? Certainly here in the UK we have different blends of tea marketed as being for different water areas to some extent - see e.g. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yorkshire-Tea-Hard-Water-Bags/dp/B007EDY142 or https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yorkshire-Tea-Traditional-1200-Bags/dp/B004QPHXL4 (for instance)
Hello, fellow Yorkshire Tea drinker!
I've found that most expat shops do stock Yorkshire tea, but all of them at truly exorbitant prices (usually more expensive than ordering from the UK or getting friends to send it over).
If you're determined, I recommend this bag from Amazon: 3kg / 1200 teabags for £25. Total including delivery came to £25.50, which means it's cheaper per bag than in Tesco.
The teabags are the same as normal, but be aware than 1200 is more than you think: plan on somewhere to store them, preferably airtight, for the year it'll take you to drink them all!
Here are some sour jelly beans! and also some chocolates.
Also, my dad has (since I was a little girl) always included a movie as part of my easter basket thinger as well as part of my valentine's day gift. I always get excited to see what new little film my dad has picked out that day. So, getting unusual things like that are memorable. Just things to think about! n_n
If I win, I would love this tea. Thank you!
A fish eye ball. My dad's friend said if i ate one, he would too. So i did, but he didn't :( It was icky and just rolled around in my mouth. Because I'm an insomniac or this one
Yeah that is probably the most reasonable explanation. If you're having trouble getting to sleep, this stuff works pretty well for my wife and I. Sleepytime Tea
I like that tea a lot better than taking something like sleeping pills. It helps knock me out pretty well, and actually stay asleep throughout the night.
I would imagine activated charcoal would absorb anything in a non-osmotic state, mostly because that's what it does, so yeah, charcoal would probably absorb everything you happened to take with it.
Otherwise, as far as my personal experience I picked thick Matcha tea - of whatever brand seems most reputable to you, this has some inheirent L-theanine as well as Caffeine.
For my thai tea I use this https://www.amazon.com/Thai-Iced-Traditional-Restaurant-Style/dp/B00NJS4S6C/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=grocery&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1495113730&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=thai+tea
No need for the evaporated milk, I just brew then pour over ice. Top with HWC and a liquid sugar free sweetener. One cup will come out to be 4.5 grams of net carb. Could be less depending on how much tea you brew. :) In my opinion this tea taste much better than black tea.
I add this tea mixture to water (1 cup of tea mixture to 4 cups of water, plus 3/4 cup sugar if you like it sweeter) in a French press. Let it steep for 30-60 minutes (the longer you let it steep, the stronger the flavor). I "press" out the tea leaves, then put the mixture in the fridge to let it cool. Add half & half (or basically any kind of milk you want--coconut milk is also good) until it's the color you want. Delicious and saves me lots of money to make it at home!
FYI, this is the brand that a lot of restaurants use, and then add evaporated milk. Be sure to get a "tea sock" or you'll end up with leaves in your finished tea, no matter how many times you strain it.
I buy this 2 pack from Amazon all the time. Good price and great tea https://www.amazon.com/Thai-Iced-Traditional-Restaurant-Style/dp/B00NJS4S6C/ref=pd_sim_325_4?_encoding=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B00NJS4S6C&amp;pd_rd_r=K0JZZPA87DJVCRDSEE61&amp;pd_rd_w=IY2jW&amp;pd_rd_wg=oQvFf&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=K0JZZPA87DJVCRDSEE61
So would something like this be what im looking for? Just something to add to a glass of water and ice for now, while still being healthy?
My bad. I must have overwritten the copy paste.
This one off Amazon is a good starter one. I've since started ordering from my local tea shop, so maybe check that out too!
Basis opinion coming in. But matcha tea is pretty good for speeding up your metabolism. Also just a little matcha powder in your smoothie goes a long way and tastes so yummy. It’s also a fairly versatile powder. That is, if you’re a tea fan. 🙂
Good luck with your weight lost! Here’s Shia LaBeouf yelling and being aggressive. 😦
Not the person you responded to, but I used Throat Coat tea.
I've been using this everytime I sing. Good with lemon and honey as well. Never tried ginger though.
Last time I had a cough, I found two things that worked wonders for me. Thoat Coat tea, and letting a piece of chocolate melt on my tongue as I fell asleep at night. At some point your cough becomes sort of a spasm, rather than a productive necessity, and the chocolate kind of soothes it long enough for me to fall asleep. Feel better!
I would suggest Zoloft but not at her age. Maybe kava tea at night? Lack of sleep is a big reason I had anxiety at that age. You can get Kava tea from Target, Whole Foods and Amazon. I use this one, it's very mild but helps a lot
Kava Stress Relief Tea. This stuff is awesome. I drink a cup with two bags and find it really helps when the anxiety kicks in. Also the act of prepping/making the tea is a nice ritual of sorts.
As an aside, i loathe chamomile and am likely allergic to it anyway, so i steer clear.
Came to post tea, was not disappointed.
I've fallen in love with this tea in particular:
Yogi Kava Stress Relief
Subtle calming effect, not to the point of being anywhere close to a 'buzz' or intoxication, but I've found its a perfect way to wind down at night. Even just the ritual of making it and then patiently waiting for it to cool as it gives off its sweet aroma is usually enough to start calming me down.
If you're struggling to get 8 hours a night, you can focus on deepening the sleep you do get instead of sleeping longer.
Source: neuroscientist who focused on psychopharmacology and sleep when I was getting my degree.
Yummy herbal flavor, slight relaxing effect. I like this one
Holy shit, Kava and Kratom are grouped with coke, heroin and pcp. What the fuck were they smoking when they grouped them together?
I am sorry everyone, I have a confession, I've been getting high on this tea I buy from Amazon, I am literally a junkie. amazon.com/Yogi-Herbal-Kava-Stress-Relief/dp/B0009F3QKW
I HIGHLY recommend Kava Tea. It is a stress relief tea made from organic herbs that yogis use to help meditate. I quit 5 days ago and have been drinking 3 cups a day and it feels as though the anxiety just disappears. I had a panic attack the day I quit and punched a mirror so hard I broke my knuckles. The counselor at the crisis center suggested the tea and it is a miracle. If you are running out of hope like I was, just give it a try. It has relaxed me as much as weed did. Except you don't turn into a zombie like with weed. DONT GIVE UP. The anxiety is coming from your own thoughts. You WILL get though this and we are all here to help.
Check out your local asian grocer for good loose teas. My two favorites for iced tea are these
[Lychee Black Tea] (http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Sail-Brand-China-Lichee/dp/B003L8LX7M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1397482433&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=lychee+black+tea)
[Jasmine Green Tea] (http://www.amazon.com/Sunflower-Jasmine-Tea-LB-454/dp/B000NIHZMU/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1397482451&amp;sr=8-6&amp;keywords=jasmine+green+tea)
You can generally find them in stores for half of what they charge on Amazon.
I see! Well, in that case, try out Gunpowder green tea. It's really inexpensive and if you can find an international or asian grocery store near you, you can get a box for a couple of bucks! Just make sure your steeping temperature is right. Usually 175-180 or you will get a bitter brew.
This brand Is usually the one I see in stores. That's a half-pound, but they come smaller than that. You can also find some Jasmine greens there too. Such as this one. Again, they come in smaller tins than that.
I've been drinking this jasmine tea with about a teaspoon of honey recently. I've found it's usually better on the second or third brew.
Could anyone recommend some others i might like? That, harvey and son's winter white earl grey, and art of tea's green pomegranate are the ones i like most.
Also this is on my wiahlist because earl grey is my favorite and this is the cheapest for the quantity. Figured I'd share this info with a fellow earl grey drinker. :)
I love Rostov's and have bought much tea there.
Because I'm a bad person, I've switched to buying Davidson in bulk from Amazon. I drink a ton of tea, and it's just a zillion times cheaper. Like I said, bad person.
Rich Geezer: Earl Grey Tea
Go to hell item: This ski hat perhaps?
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Of 0s and 1s :Keyboard, definitely!
To solve world hunger, I need: Hmm, this book?
Pack this, Robinson:This is a toughie. I have a guitar, a Calvin and Hobbes, and a few drawing stuff. I think the Calvin and Hobbes would be best to curb the punishing loneliness.
Every item but the book are in the general Wl, the book, naturally is in the books WL!
Yeah your calculations are correct, the only problem is I use 2 teaspoons per cup of tea instead of 1 teaspoon because it produces a stronger tea that stands up to milk. So it'll cost me significantly more. On top of that, if I need 1.5 times that for cold brew, It'll cost even more.
I'm using Arbor Teas Organic Earl Grey which is at about 30 dollars for 1 pound, but I can also try Davidson's Organic Earl Grey off Amazon for about 15 dollars a pound. https://www.amazon.com/Davidsons-Tea-Bulk-Earl-16-Ounce/dp/B000SATIBO?th=1
But yeah, I think if I advertise just the tea as organic, I would be able to sell more, or charge a higher price.
Is this the Earl Grey Creme you are talking about? https://www.teasource.com/products/earl-grey-creme-black-tea?variant=7636916338724
I can buy a sample and see if it goes well with milk :)
I really love the fandom blends. Adagio is brilliant for thinking that concept up.
Also I forgot to mention that Amazon has Davidsons bulk tea if you want to get crazy. I've heard the quality is pretty good, and it's 15 dollars for a pound. Which is crazy. Totally worth it, I think, if you really love a particular tea type and just want a boat load of it. They also have probably any type you'd want. I have my eye on the Moroccan Mint and the Earl Grey.
In the same vein, Harney and Sons also has bulk tea, like for the Paris tea.
It's similar to coffee in that it's brewed using hot water to extract flavor from plant material.
It tastes mostly quite different, however. Personally, I enjoy good coffee, but good coffee is much more expensive and time-consuming to make than good tea.
You can get tea quite cheaply, although high-end varieties command exorbitant prices. Here for example is what appears to be a decent Earl Grey (I haven't had it myself) for less than $1/ounce (keep in mind that an ounce is enough to make 14 cups of tea, assuming you use 2g per cup).
Tea is as easy to make as you want it to be. All varieties come from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. Black tea is usually steeped once, as are flavored teas and herbal tisanes, so all you need to do is put the leaves in your pot or infuser, boil some water and pour it in.
Oolong and green teas can be more involved, since the high-quality ones can be steeped many times. Still, it's not all that much effort.
Mate and guayusa are rather different. They come from two different types of holly bushes - Ilex paraguariensis and Ilex guayusa respectively. They're even cheaper than tea, but you use a tablespoon or more per cup. They also have much higher levels of caffeine, generally speaking. Mate is traditionally prepared using a gourd, and drunk through a metal straw called a bombilla that has a strainer in it.
Welcome to America, a land where you can choose whatever you want in the store as well as grow practically any food source in your back yard.
That sucks you don't like sucralose, it along with aspartame has helped millions of diabetic people able to taste something sweet on a regular basis without messing with their blood sugar. Aspartame is the most medically tested food chemical on the planet and has no side effects (except for diarrhea, upset stomach, and some other problems when ingested in extreme quantities - you'd have to be on an intravenous line of that stuff to get such a dosage.
Look, I'm not a huge fan of sucralose either, but to get sick off of it I'd have to completely replace my sugar intake with the stuff.
The reason we have large corporations providing food-stuffs for so many people is because there's money in it and they do a good job at it. People wouldn't buy stuff if it was toxic, heck, I stay away from brands if I didn't like the way I felt after eating it. The fact is food is full of chemicals, chemicals that are extremely awesome. Chemicals are everywhere, in fact I'd dare to say everything is a chemical, if a food says it's chemical free, it'd be lying since it has a chemical makeup, heck water is dihydrogen monoxide, salt is sodium chloride, baking soda is something something carbonate (sodium bicarbonate, ah I'm too tired to think about it).
It's not a perfect world, but if you live in America, you live in a country where you have a gazillion options, you can shop at trader joes, walmart, aldi, kroger, etc. There are tons of people who want to sell you exactly what you want at a quality and price that is absolutely incredible. That's why trader joes exists, without corporations, how would you get foodstuffs that you preferred, you'd only have limited options from "government sources".
Believe me, I've been to China, the food is cheap and it's mostly grown in peoples back yard, but when you're driving along and people are burning batteries next to their "farm" it makes you a bit weary about where your food is coming from.
The only suggestion I have is to avoid anything "diet" since it has artificial sweetener, and get yourself some delicious tea, try this: http://www.amazon.com/Davidsons-Tea-Gunpowder-Green-1-Pound/dp/B000SATIFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1405136542&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=gunpowder+green I'm still going through my Chinese tea, but I hear this stuff is pretty good, plus they're "organic" which means the chinese tea farm "claims" they are. Ha-ha. It's still delicious regardless, just rinse off the tea with a bit of cold water right before you steep it.
Oh and if you're looking for tea that is extremely good for you, but tastes really weird, check out this: http://www.amazon.com/Cruz-Malta-Kilo-Yerba-Mate/dp/B001UO90BA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1405136831&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=yerba+mate it has a strangely sweet taste, like a grainy sweet taste. It's apparently good for the skin and what-not. I'm not a fan of it, but it is super good for you. (Cleared up some foot fungus and skin condition for someone I know. They tried all sorts of organic cures, but this was the only one that worked)
So chill a bit and relax. Why not head over to a random store and pick up some nectarines, I bought 7 for $1.50 at Aldi, I'm sure they're probably GMO, but they are insanely delicious, crisp, affordable, and guaranteed safe to eat, otherwise the company would get sued to oblivion.
Edit: Sorry for the long writeup, but I'm a bit tired at the moment.
Teabags are more expensive and more time consuming than loose leaf tea. If you like green tea, here's what I'd recommend.
Buy one of these and a bag of this. Fill the kettle with cold water, turn the knob to the middle of the grey area, hit the button to start it and put in about a palm full of green tea pellets. Wait, pour, drink.
The kettle ought to last a while, and the tea will last you at least four months of heavy use.
Also, don't forget to smell the bag of green tea just as you open it. Worth the 13 bucks alone, it smells so good.
I've been buying Davidson's Organic Tea -- English Breakfast https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000SARJF6/ and Gunpowder Green https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000SATIFA/ -- from Amazon. Good prices, plus it's Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified.
Coffee is best if you grind and brew it fresh. An Aeropress, a burr grinder, and a decent bean will make an amazing cup of coffee. You won't even want to put sugared shit in it because it tastes so good. Go to Starbucks and get a reserve coffee on the Clover machine if you want to try this brewing method.
Tea is best if you use loose leaf tea. Buy a single-cup, basket-style, tea strainer and some tea. I'd suggest Gunpowder Green Tea to start.
Since you didn't specify what kind of tea she preffers, I'll say this; Gun Powder Green Tea! I've had many brands but HERE is my favorite thus far! It's cheap, it's organic, great reviews, great experience! You'll need a metal infuser to go along with it though, if she doesn't already have one. If she doesn't have one, HERE is the one that I use. It doesn't have great reviews, but it works perfectly if you just line it up when you close it. Hope this all helps!
Why not just buy a thai tea mix? I got mine in Manhattan's Chinatown but you can find various others online. I just steep it for a couple of minutes like normal tea then fill up the pitcher with water to the top.
Thai Iced Tea Traditional Restaurant Style,16 oz (1LB.) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UPNK9S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ey9NBbQ232Y8J
Ranch 99 usually has it, if there is one near you. You can also buy it online. This is the type that I buy, and it's just like getting it at a restaurant.
You have to brew a lot of tea - it's something like two tablespoons to one cup of water. I use a bit of half and half, and a lot of sugar (best to add the sugar as you're making the tea so it dissolves.
Thai Iced Tea Traditional Restaurant Style,16 oz (1LB.) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UPNK9S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_iNvTCbXQ1XHGX
These are the tea leaves. I actually havent thought about adding condensed milk. I used white sugar but I think I might try condensed milk next time
This is my favorite brand. It is loose tea though, not bags.
This bag makes about 1.5 gallons.
Add sugar and milk to taste
Interesting theory, but I've never heard of brewing tea that way. I found the brand I drink on amazon. 100% Japanese tea and it doesn't recommend throwing away the first brew.
I hate bags, but one of the better bagged greens from a grocery store I've had is Costco's Kirkland Green tea with sencha and matcha. It is by Ito En, which is a good tea seller that does matcha/greens pretty good. FYI, this has matcha so the caffeine will be high.
If you don't have a costco, you can buy online. https://www.amazon.com/Kirkland-Matcha-Blend-Japanese-Tea-100/dp/B000WB1YSE
If you can find Harney & Sons in store, they have good teas too and come in bagged form.
edit: since you are new. Refer to the side bar for temperatures. Green tea needs to be done at a lower temperature or it'll be a bitter mess.
I'm probably not as much of a tea expert as the rest of the guys and gals here but I have this green matcha tea I bought from costco and it tastes good enough to me.
Comes in a huge package of 100 and isn't too expensive at about ~$0.20/bag.
This is tea with matcha however. I'm not sure if that is the same as just matcha.
ok, I'll look into that one. I was also looking at this one -http://www.amazon.com/Kirkland-Signature-Matcha-Blend-Japanese/dp/B000WB1YSE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1417670024&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=green+tea - what do you think?
why drink tea if you can't stand it? i like coffee a lot, i just prefer ice cold tea.
while others may post exotic tea ideas, i'll stick with the tried and true just to get you started;
it's ok to garnish your tea with citrus juice or milk, sweeten with sugars or honey.
variety packs are fun to sample, just keep in mind they may not be different teas,
just various fruits|spices used to flavor them, kinda like flavored coffee creamers.
> Costco green tea
Hmm, I guess I need to give it a try. Any specific brand you'd recommend? I noticed this was the best reviewed brand on Amazon:
Hello again! Got your PM. Would you like to try any or all of these teas? I can pack small quantities (such as 10-15g samples) or larger amounts, whatever is your preference.
I like the Harney and Son's Hot Cinnamon Spice It has a tad of a 'bite' to it but it's spicy and smooth. I find it very relaxing.
[My favorite: Hot Cinnamon Spice] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WJRBXS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;colid=1OUQ8B0KGTG86&amp;coliid=IWIMT326J3EW1)
I just ran out. It's the best.
Bed Bath and Beyond sells this in their "World Market" section.
I drink quite a bit of tea and this is by far the best Earl Grey I've ever had: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XEV9YE/
It is also the same tea that Patrick Stewart himself drinks.
If you like (completely unsweetened) iced green tea, try Ito En.
Not that I recall. You dont need much.
By my math (see below), Ito En's Oi Ocha bottled green tea uses abt 1/2 teaspoon pure ascorbic acid per gallon.
You can get pure ascorbic acid crystals/powder at natural food stores, or: 1lb https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0013OUMVO/
Ito En's Oi Ocha (ingredients: water, tea, ascorbic acid (vitamin c)) has 220% rda vit C per 8 oz, rda is 60mg, so 132 mg per 8oz, or about 1g per half gallon, which comes to about 1/2 teaspoon (which is 2.25g according to Now ascorbic acid label) of pure ascorbic acid per gallon (whew.)
From Serious Eats: http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/05/best-bottled-iced-tea.html
"Bottled iced tea needs some kind of acidic preservative, but it turns out different brands used different kinds. The Japanese teas all use ascorbic acid (vitamin C), while the Western ones opt for citric acid."
I am pretty sure these are the green ones on the table
I love it! I didn't know Costco sold it and I usually buy it at Mitsuwa Marketplace. You can get it on Amazon, too. =D
Here is the mobile version of your link
Matcha powder is good for an energy boost for sure! Tastes pretty yummy too if you like green tea.
Also check out Chia seeds for a protein and texture boost. These are actually the exact ones I use.
you want an orange pekoe. i lived in ireland for a while and i can't remember who, if anyone, makes an orange pekoe there. bewley's gold label might work? you also might be able to find some lipton in an asian grocery...yellow label maybe? i had my family bring over some of this stuff when they visited me, but it's waaaay more expensive (like £1 per tea bag) on amazon.co.uk.
of course, you could always branch out and get some nice herbal teas, and use those. i've made some really nice pomegranite iced tea, mint iced tea, and iced green tea ain't bad either imho. it might not be what you're used to, but it's sure tasty. you could even try making iced irish breakfast for shits and giggles, but you might get a surprise visit from the ira for that one.
ice tea and a ice tea maker . This is the best thing you could ever do for yourself. I lost some easy wight by cutting out soda and store bought teas and juices by switching over to iced tea. If you don't like drinking water like I do tea is a great alternative, no calories, no artificial crap, it's just naturally flavored water.
Do you have cost examples? Specifics would be appreciated.
I know I can get 48 gallon sized Lipton Tea bags for $11.96 from Amazon
I'm not looking for webpages, but types with cost by weight would be appreciated.
Okay based on that I'm going to suggest a few things you could add to your wish list. I promise I won't be offended if you don't like them, but you might find something you're interested in. :)
First for cute tea things, I highly recommend the flowering tea pot I received it as an Arbitrary Day gift and it's awesome. The teas are delicious and most importantly, to me, the tea pot is sooo cute.
Mana Tea infuser a lot of people have this on their wish lists. I should add it to mine too.
Tea Sampler There are several samplers with different types of tea from this company and a bunch of others. You should look around for sure.
Hello Kitty Stuff:
Add on Hello Kitty alarm clock
This Hello Kitty toy It's adorable.
Ceramic travel mug
Hitler Youth This looks like it would be a fascinating read.
The Roads of the Roma: A PEN Anthology of Gypsy Writers
Gypsies Under the Swastika
The Rape Of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Old Posh Englishmen love their tea! (on the Unsorted wishlist)
I'd probably self-conscious but force myself to wear this. I can't deny my love of kawaiisugoidokidoki any longer. (Under Unsorted list)
I think this looks more like a [sex toy](http://www.amazon.com/Bed-Head-BH320-Ceramic- Styling/dp/B0092MCQZ4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2BN02OVKX5FBY&coliid=I2GB3XZY9AE4M1) but it's the only sexual looking thing on any of my wishlists. (Under Beauty Products)
My most geeky item. (Under Harry Potter but I would never dream of anyone buying this hahaha)
I'm in the midst of cleaning out my room and learning to organize, so this earring hanger would be awesome to achieve my goal of cleanliness! (Under Unsorted)
I'd need this for a deserted island so I could transform into a magical girl and escape. (Under Anime)
While not a true Camellia Sinensis, guayusa is a great caffeinated holly tea native to Ecuador with natural sweetness. You can check it out here and here. Yaupon holly, a sister plant to guayusa, is also a naturally sweet caffeinated holly native to Southeast North America.
Anyone that likes Mate should also give guayusa a try. Personally I like how mate feels but not the way it tastes. Guayusa feels very similar but it tastes amazing. I believe they are very similar plants but guayusa is not at all bitter.
heres a link to wikipedia page about it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilex_guayusa
Yes!! I completely agree. Just started drinking this stuff in the morning: http://www.amazon.com/Runa-Amazon-Guayusa-Traditional-Tea/dp/B004FSASKU and surprisingly I have really quickly cut my caffeine consumption down to 1-2 teas a day instead of 200-400mg caffeine. Really digging it.
Also in regards to Lions Mane, I have looked into that and would like to try it but have held off since mushroom powders are so expensive (and it feels very important to me to get organic, quality powder). Currently planning on switching to this stuff once my reishi runs out http://www.mushroomharvest.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=39&amp;products_id=201 .
I also use Guayusa - typically mix it with black tea. Extremely inexpensive - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004FSASKU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Yorkshire Tea. It is the BEST.
Do what I did.
I can't think of a single decision I've made in my life that was better than that one.
Why stop at 100?
This stress relief tea would be greatly appreciated! I'm in the process of trying to find and apply for internships while simultaneously doing all of my spring break projects and boy, it is stressing me out!
but wait, there's more! Thanks for hosting this contest =)
First take a long hot bath with [this] ( http://www.amazon.com/Fizzy-Baker-Buttercream-Cupcake-Bath/dp/B001HLJMG4/ref=sr_1_105?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1397244966&amp;sr=8-105&amp;keywords=lush+bath+bomb) Then I think that you need some of this [tea] (http://www.amazon.com/Yogi-Honey-Lavender-Stress-Relief/dp/B007M8FRV0/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1397244089&amp;sr=8-6&amp;keywords=tea) out of this [mug] (http://www.amazon.com/Underground-Toys-Doctor-Who-Cyberman/dp/B00D2D4LPC/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1397244155&amp;sr=8-11&amp;keywords=cyberman) while you wear this [hoodie] (http://www.amazon.com/Green-Turtle-Unicorn-XX-Large-Hoodie/dp/B00ICHMYI4/ref=sr_1_36?s=apparel&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1397244699&amp;sr=1-36&amp;keywords=geek+sweatshirt).
Hope you have a wonderful weekend and get some r&r in!
Edited to say...surprise me!
LET'S MAKE A DEAL!
What's behind Door #4?
What's behind Door #3?
What's behind Door #2?
And, because you cannot have Doors #4, 3, and 2 without starting things off properly...
What's behind Door #1?!
Thanks for the contest!! :-D
Hooray for Boobies !
This Yogi Honey Lavender Stress Relief tea. It's $3.33 and on my "Food and Drink Stuff" list. It would be fantastic.
There is also some Yogi Caramel Apple Spice Snack Tea on that same list for $2.36, it sounds delicious. So really either one would be awesome. :)
Thank you for the contest! :D
[https://www.amazon.com/Yogi-Lavender-Stress-Relief-Packaging/dp/B007M8FRV0/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1522858887&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=honey+lavender+tea](Honey Lavender Stress Relief Tea) This is the one I have! It smells so nice. I love the smell of lavender essential oil. I find that most "lavender" lotions you find in stores smell like soap, not lavender.
Edited a million times because I can't get the link to look right? But if you click on it it goes to the amazon page selling it.
Tea and mugs are always lovely, well-received gifts.
My favorite tea is Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime because I like to have tea at night before I go to bed, but if it is caffeinated I can't get to sleep. It also tastes really good!
An item that I would like is this tea because I've been wanting to try it to see if it will help me relax after doing homework, but haven't got around to buying it.
Not entering this contest but I still want to add my suggestions for your birthday gift.
It's all about atmosphere and ambiance. Creating a serene environment conducive to relaxation and reflection. It seems that you are a working mom, a wife and probably wear many more stressful hats in your life. That being said, picture this: dinner is cooked, little one's in bed the house is quiet and there you are in your favorite cozy spot wrapped with this Purple Plush Throw. Your cozy spot is lined with this super duper massage cushion and your feet resting on this shiatsu massager encased in these fluffy purple socks. On a nearby table you have the soothing aromatic scent of lavender emitting from this diffuser. Relaxed and soothed you find that you are a bit restless despite all your efforts, so out comes the coloring book. Using your 50 count pack of colors you sit and color for a while in blissful peace. Unwinding for a few moments and allowing the hustle and bustle of the day to pass away. Maybe you even indulge a bit with a cup of tea as you nosh on these delicious butter cookies. After your relaxing massages, your coloring session and bedtime snack, it is time to slip off to bed.
This is what I would give to you: the gift of moments spent each day exclusively designed to recharge, relax and refocus before the new day dawns. The day dawns and you are refreshed and ready to tackle all that may come.
I suffer horribly from insomnia every time I have "quit". I use Sleepytime Extra. It has valerian in it which is usually understood to help people fall asleep a little faster and stay asleep. It's not like taking an Ambien, it won't knock you out, but it's helped me through the tough four or five nights of brutal insomnia before my natural rhythm kicks back in. You might want to give it a try. I don't have much for the rest of your side effects, but I do know the sweaty palms is your body's way of getting rid of the THC and other cannabis related toxins stored in your fat. I'm sure it smells bad, too. Afaik, there's nothing you can do for that, besides wear gloves, but it's an important step and a good sign.
Keep it up. Withdrawl sucks, but it only lasts or week or so.
This helps http://www.amazon.com/Celestial-Seasonings-Sleepytime-Extra-Bags/dp/B00CRAU3LM
I had to work at 4 am for a month which meant waking up at 3. Which also meant having to go to bed somewhat early when my sleeping schedule was usually much later.
I bought some tea called Sleepy time tea and just drink that right before or even in bed and I would be out in no time. Plus it's all herbal.
Now I just meditate before bed and that gets me good and tired.
Sleepytime is my favorite tea. If you're lucky, you can even find Sleepytime Extra that includes Valerian Root. It helps with pain and relaxation so it gives that extra boost to sleep.
Any bedtime tea that has valerian as an ingredient. Valerian is no joke, one or two cups should do it. I once made a whole pot, as I do with other herbal teas, and ended up stumbling to bed. Here are some good teas that include it as an ingredient:
-Republic of Tea Get Some Zzz's: http://amzn.com/B000SWYQOQ
-David's Tea Mother's Little Helper: http://www.davidstea.com/organic-mother-s-little-helper?&amp;TF=&amp;DEID=#
-Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra: http://amzn.com/B00CRAU3LM (got mine at Wal-Mart)
I get it on amazon, this brand has been my favorite so far http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DDT116M/?tag=googhydr-20&amp;hvadid=35643888442&amp;hvpos=1t1&amp;hvexid=&amp;hvnetw=g&amp;hvrand=16826010511478593701&amp;hvpone=&amp;hvptwo=&amp;hvqmt=b&amp;hvdev=t&amp;ref=pd_sl_6p841op9gn_b
I found a good deal on matcha on Amazon.ca :
Gyro exercise balls
only on amazon, such a good matcha tea....
i just ordered this matcha tea: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DDT116M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I'm gonna make ice cream with it! :D
I ended up getting this stuff
Honestly tastes so fucking good, i mix a teaspoon of it with my Ketosoy daily and got my immersion blender, tastes heavenly now to a point where i have to control my drinking habits. I've found that if i save my last bottle to the point where i chug it before bed, i sleep a lot better vs. The issue i've had of not being able to sleep properly for the past 3 days since starting Keto because i'm hungry all night. I had ginger chicken the first night so i wouldn't count it as keto. The second night i ate one brownie with 16g of net carbs as well as a dozen fish balls 0g carbs. Last night i survived with nothing, today i've been awake for 8 hours and, now that i'm thinking of it, will be having my 2nd meal. It's my birthday though, so i might end up having steak for dinner tonight.
TLDR; I now mix my ketosoy with 9 drops of Sucralose, a teaspoon of matcha and blended w/ an immersion blender + kept in the fridge hours before i plan to drink it. Has made a significant difference.
I'm also planning on splitting my meals, so instead of 3 per day i'll have 6. (More water in the mix, so quantity wise it's the same). I'm also getting Keto Chow when i'm back in Jan, for now though, i've ordered a second batch of Ketosoy which I'm not sure will show up before my flight on the 15th.
Wrong tea....you want this stuff... https://www.amazon.com/Thai-Iced-Traditional-Restaurant-Style/dp/B00NJS4S6C/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=grocery&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1518150342&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=thai+tea
The recipe is on the bag, but I recommend brewing/slow simmering it for like 2 hours.
Great snack that can replace cravings for smoothies, shakes, icees, slurpees. I avoid boba shops because they are inconsistent, cost too much, and don't display calorie content (or contain too many calories).
Buy thai tea mix and a tea pot. The tea only takes a few minutes to make but should sit in freezer or fridge for 30~ minutes to cool before adding ice and drinking. Other teas work too. Most teas are 0 calories. I freeze some tea into icecube tray so that I don't have to wait for tea to cool as long. You can also make a big batch of tea and save in fridge if you want.
Boba can be made by hand or boiled from hard (30-60 minutes) or boiled from soft (5 minutes). It is about 80 calories for 1/4 cup.
I use artificial sweeteners and artificial creamers to make the tea sweet and creamy without adding many calories. Make sure to soak the boba in hot sugar water to get them nice and sweet before adding them to your (less sweet) tea. I usually use nut pods or some sort of creamer that has some calories, adding 50-120 more calories to the boba, but you can stick to zero calorie creamers if you want. I hear Stevia is the healthiest zero calorie sweetener, by the way.
Because you want your tea to cool and your hard boba to boil it takes 30 minutes to make but you aren't in the kitchen the whole time. When I get a craving I will start the boba tea and during the 30 minutes I wait. Most of my food cravings pass easily during this time as I know I am about to drink boba. I find it to be very filling by the time I am able to drink it. I find that this is something of a strategy in itself... Having to wait 30 minutes for my snack helps the cravings pass and the snack feels more filling.
All you need is that special thai tea mix..
I made it once upon a time.. I believe with stevia.. and kept it simple by just adding heavy whipping cream. had a really nasty taste. IMO your best bet would be using something like allulose maybe
You're right, not sure why you're getting downvoted. AmantisAsoko literally just copied what Wikipedia says which it clearly says may include (which most of the time it doesn't).
I drink Thai Tea all the time. It's extremely easy. I usually get Police Dog brand (what's available at my local asian grocery stores) and add in condensed milk and ice. This is what every Thai restaurant I've ever been to does and what most Thai recipes will tell you.
Ingredients: Tea, food coloring.
Yeah sure! It's a few ounces of milk, an emulsifier (it's called 'base', it makes the texture smooth and it basically has the texture of maple syrup), simple syrup, matcha (sbux matcha is literally half sugar just so you know), ice and whipped cream.
I haven't tried playing around with making something similar to a frappucino at home yet since I haven't gotten around to buying a blender, but I feel like you could probably do something along the lines of this, based on a grande amount...
Like I said I haven't done anything like this before, but if you try it let me know because I'd like to hear how it worked out!
We can usually sell the vanilla, caramel and other syurps. But stuff like the white mocha, dark mocha and matcha are just for starbucks and we can't sell it.
Tevana would be the best place to get your match powder(the green powder) stuff. I know matcha (ground up tea leaves) is awesome for you. But remember we do mix ours with sugar so be care what you add to when you order it. http://www.amazon.com/Jade-Leaf-Japanese-Culinary-Blending/dp/B00PFDH0IC?ie=UTF8&amp;keywords=green%20matcha&amp;qid=1465268260&amp;ref_=sr_1_4_a_it&amp;sr=8-4
now that's just the powder. Its a good brand but you have to sweeten it to your liking....
I've been drinking this matcha over the last couple of days:
I add a tsp to a thermos of hot water and shake it up. Even though it's culinary grade, it mixes fine. Most people probably won't enjoy the grassy taste, but I don't mind it.
As far as how it makes me feel, it's not as stimulating as coffee and really not too calming. It's overall more mild than expected. The Rev Up (black, green, oolong tea mix) from Teavana provides more of what I'm looking for. This matcha was really cheap though, so maybe I'll try a different brand later.
Edit: nm this matcha is pretty damn good in the mornings.
You need specially grown green tea. Then picked and ground slow to fine powder. About a hour for 30 grams
Or buy it made
[The type of tea often served in a Chinese restaurant is similar to the kind served in a Sushi restaurant, good for the place, but you can find better.] (http://www.amazon.com/Sunflower-Jasmine-Tea-LB-454/dp/B000NIHZMU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1421519792&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=jasmine+green+sunflower)
try this tea