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Sipdown…and i’m SOOO SAD! I wish I’d accosted Indigobloom for more than a cup of this one. I don’t have the same issue with Lapacho that the girls do – for me it’s just another honeybush.rooibosy whatever leaf thingy dingy :) (yes technical term)

This smells heavenly and steeps to a delicious creamy orange brew. On a random side note, this would probably make some seriously kick ass tea infused vodka for my next experiment. This really is an orange creamsicle in liquid form, just a little less sweet, making it PERFECT.

Honestly…i’m just going to go see if i can eek out a bit more from my leaves….i hope. please. YUM!

Preparation
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Indigobloom

I’ll never finish this before it goes stale… I’ll share some! :D

Amariel

I swapped the rest of this out at our swap this weekend, not for the taste, but for the lapacho itself, which is also why I swapped out the Amaretto too, even though I do like both. There’s a health concern I have with the lapacho, and while it is generally a safe tea, there are some situations where not enough is known about its effects, and is considered questionable.

Indigobloom

Heather, yeah I remember reading about that! but, I figure everything in moderation right. I mean, I drink this tea every once in awhile, and it can’t be more harmful than alcohol, which I do occasionally have, and is my standard for comparison heh :P

Amariel

Yes, potentially, moderation could be ok, but with the lapacho, it isn’t known well enough, I think, and the effects could be more immediate and harmful for certain people. But most people can drink it fine.

Indigobloom

That makes sense. If I ever noticed an ill effect from it I would certainly stop drinking immediately, knowing the hazards!!

Amariel

I think the main hazards are pregnancy related, so if you aren’t pregnant, you are probably ok. If you are pregnant, or TTC, then it may not be the best tea to drink.

Indigobloom

ah well I don’t plan on getting pregnant just yet! but it’s great to know, I’m glad you mentioned it!!

Amariel

I did a check on it once and this is what I found on lapacho…

Safety Issues
When taken in normal dosages, lapacho has not been found to cause any obvious side effects. 3 However, full safety studies have not been performed. Furthermore, the anti-cancer actions of lapachone raise serious concerns about the safety of lapacho for pregnant women, because like cancer cells, cells of a developing fetus rapidly divide. Also, a study in animals found that lapachol caused fetal death. 20 For all these reasons, pregnant or nursing women should not use lapacho. Safety in young children or those with severe liver or kidney disease has also not been established.

Indigobloom

That doesn’t sound so bad! asides from the pregnancy bit, of course.

Amariel

Nope. Not bad except pregnancy and also surgery. It has a blood thinning quality, iirc. Might be he other way around. You’re not supposed to have it two weeks prior to surgery. I think it affects the blood clotting.

Indigobloom

Oh?? I had no idea. Wow

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Indigobloom

I’ll never finish this before it goes stale… I’ll share some! :D

Amariel

I swapped the rest of this out at our swap this weekend, not for the taste, but for the lapacho itself, which is also why I swapped out the Amaretto too, even though I do like both. There’s a health concern I have with the lapacho, and while it is generally a safe tea, there are some situations where not enough is known about its effects, and is considered questionable.

Indigobloom

Heather, yeah I remember reading about that! but, I figure everything in moderation right. I mean, I drink this tea every once in awhile, and it can’t be more harmful than alcohol, which I do occasionally have, and is my standard for comparison heh :P

Amariel

Yes, potentially, moderation could be ok, but with the lapacho, it isn’t known well enough, I think, and the effects could be more immediate and harmful for certain people. But most people can drink it fine.

Indigobloom

That makes sense. If I ever noticed an ill effect from it I would certainly stop drinking immediately, knowing the hazards!!

Amariel

I think the main hazards are pregnancy related, so if you aren’t pregnant, you are probably ok. If you are pregnant, or TTC, then it may not be the best tea to drink.

Indigobloom

ah well I don’t plan on getting pregnant just yet! but it’s great to know, I’m glad you mentioned it!!

Amariel

I did a check on it once and this is what I found on lapacho…

Safety Issues
When taken in normal dosages, lapacho has not been found to cause any obvious side effects. 3 However, full safety studies have not been performed. Furthermore, the anti-cancer actions of lapachone raise serious concerns about the safety of lapacho for pregnant women, because like cancer cells, cells of a developing fetus rapidly divide. Also, a study in animals found that lapachol caused fetal death. 20 For all these reasons, pregnant or nursing women should not use lapacho. Safety in young children or those with severe liver or kidney disease has also not been established.

Indigobloom

That doesn’t sound so bad! asides from the pregnancy bit, of course.

Amariel

Nope. Not bad except pregnancy and also surgery. It has a blood thinning quality, iirc. Might be he other way around. You’re not supposed to have it two weeks prior to surgery. I think it affects the blood clotting.

Indigobloom

Oh?? I had no idea. Wow

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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