drank Dandelion by PureAromaTea
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It is the evening, & I’m not quite ready to quit drinking tea just yet, but I’ve really been cutting back on my caffeine lately, & admittedly, I’ve been sleeping so much better!

Sil sent me this, once upon a time (a couple of boxes ago…her most recent box will be the death of me). Tonight seems like the perfect night to drink it. We’re suppose to have severe storms all night, & although we had a little wind earlier, & I just heard thunder, we haven’t had much rain yet tonight. I’m staying in, trying to get caught up on a few things at my desk & then hopefully going to bed early.

I eat dandelions for breakfast. You might laugh, & think that as a gardener, I’m just saying that as a threat to any dandelions that might be thinking of springing up in my garden, but actually, I really do eat them for breakfast this time of year. In fact, I selectively allow them to grow, & then when they look just right, & twist them out with as much of the root included as possible. They make a great frittata, especially if you include some of the flowers too. They are amazingly good for your liver, & although they can be a little bitter, we need a little bitterness in our lives to help us enjoy the sweetness that life also has to offer. I have a friend that goes to the park every morning & digs them up, taking the roots home & roasting them for tea. I’ve never roasted my own roots, but I do enjoy roasted dandelion tea (& roasted chicory as well), so naturally I thought this would be the roasted root. It’s not. It’s the leaf & stems. Oh well. It’s not as satisfying as the root tea would be, but it’s not bad. More of a delicate herbal, & would probably be nice mixed in with some lemon balm, mint, or other delicate herbals of that nature.

TeaBrat

I really need to try sticking to a no caffeine after noon policy!

Terri HarpLady

I’ve been trying to cut caffeine out after 6pm, LOL.
But I’ve also been drinking more re-steepable teas, like chinese greens, oolongs, & puerh, so I like to think I’m taking in less caffeine in the long run. Maybe?

Terri HarpLady

As an aside, I have trouble getting myself to go to bed anyway, as my true creative energy wakes up around 10pm. I just spent the last half hour at my harp, trying to work out I am the Doctor & Hedwig’s Theme for a wedding I’m doing next weekend. Now I want to spend the next 2 or 3 hours practicing, but the rest of the house is trying to sleep…sigh…

Megan

Now that is a wedding I want to go to!

oddree

Beautiful! I love hearing about eating flowers, and I think it’s something I’ll definitely have to look into more.

Terri HarpLady

I enjoy dandelions. The other day I made a salad & added a handful of violets to it. I guess I should try making some violet tea!

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TeaBrat

I really need to try sticking to a no caffeine after noon policy!

Terri HarpLady

I’ve been trying to cut caffeine out after 6pm, LOL.
But I’ve also been drinking more re-steepable teas, like chinese greens, oolongs, & puerh, so I like to think I’m taking in less caffeine in the long run. Maybe?

Terri HarpLady

As an aside, I have trouble getting myself to go to bed anyway, as my true creative energy wakes up around 10pm. I just spent the last half hour at my harp, trying to work out I am the Doctor & Hedwig’s Theme for a wedding I’m doing next weekend. Now I want to spend the next 2 or 3 hours practicing, but the rest of the house is trying to sleep…sigh…

Megan

Now that is a wedding I want to go to!

oddree

Beautiful! I love hearing about eating flowers, and I think it’s something I’ll definitely have to look into more.

Terri HarpLady

I enjoy dandelions. The other day I made a salad & added a handful of violets to it. I guess I should try making some violet tea!

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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