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drank Barley Tea by Tea Dynasty
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wowsa, was this ever smooth!! I got a tad of the normal tea/wearing sensation, but nothing like the crude abrasiveness I experienced with the T&T variety awhile back. YUMMM!!!
The barley flavour was just strong enough that I craved more, and the roasted flavour was not overdone either. This is rich in calcium, and tasty… AND great iced. The aroma is intoxicating to.
This is love… well, as much love as I could have for an iced tea. There is something about holding a hot beverage that will always have a special place in my heart. err, stomach. err hands! yes, that’s it… :P

QuiltGuppy

I love barley tea! I cold brew it pretty much daily for my kids. They love it, too.

Indigobloom

oh, good! I included a few bags for you to try in the sampler package… I’m excited to hear about what you think of it!!

QuiltGuppy

I can’t wait! Maybe it’ll be here in time for Christmas… ;) I’m guessing my package to you hasn’t arrived either. I know that barley has protein. I wonder if any of it passes to the steeped tea?

Indigobloom

this link I found on livestrong says there is, but there are so many variables, I’m not sure what they are…
http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/nutrition-calories/food/shirakiku/roasted-barley-tea/
ha, merry Christmas!!! and yes, your package arrived, I just opened it!! thankyou QG, so generous!! it pays to look in the front room… (where we keep our mail, I just got home) lol

QuiltGuppy

Woo-hoo! :) Glad it got there.
I’m going with it and saying that there’s protein, then. Yet another reason for the kiddos to drink it.

QuiltGuppy

I forgot what I put in that package… whatever it is, I hope you enjoy it. :D

aisling of tea

Yet another tea I must try on your recommendation. You are dangerous to my wallet! ;) But especially since I can’t have milk, finding calcium-rich foods is a must.

Indigobloom

QG: There are some really good ones in there! I don’t know which one to play with first lol
LKK: I love it, just beware, this one is an acquired taste, being roasted and all- my best friend is Japanese so I’ve been drinking it since I was in elementary school… but it is an addiction to be sure!

Indigobloom

oh and a magazine I read says barley is one of nature’s super-foods… eating away at bad cholesterol. Yay! :)

Indigobloom

oh and we’re SO agreed on the calcium… I shouldn’t have much milk myself as I don’t do well with it(but indulge anyhow, moderately). apparently this tea has something like ten times the amount of calcium that milk does! :P

aisling of tea

Well, I look forward to trying it and I hope it’s a tasty option for me! .

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QuiltGuppy

I love barley tea! I cold brew it pretty much daily for my kids. They love it, too.

Indigobloom

oh, good! I included a few bags for you to try in the sampler package… I’m excited to hear about what you think of it!!

QuiltGuppy

I can’t wait! Maybe it’ll be here in time for Christmas… ;) I’m guessing my package to you hasn’t arrived either. I know that barley has protein. I wonder if any of it passes to the steeped tea?

Indigobloom

this link I found on livestrong says there is, but there are so many variables, I’m not sure what they are…
http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/nutrition-calories/food/shirakiku/roasted-barley-tea/
ha, merry Christmas!!! and yes, your package arrived, I just opened it!! thankyou QG, so generous!! it pays to look in the front room… (where we keep our mail, I just got home) lol

QuiltGuppy

Woo-hoo! :) Glad it got there.
I’m going with it and saying that there’s protein, then. Yet another reason for the kiddos to drink it.

QuiltGuppy

I forgot what I put in that package… whatever it is, I hope you enjoy it. :D

aisling of tea

Yet another tea I must try on your recommendation. You are dangerous to my wallet! ;) But especially since I can’t have milk, finding calcium-rich foods is a must.

Indigobloom

QG: There are some really good ones in there! I don’t know which one to play with first lol
LKK: I love it, just beware, this one is an acquired taste, being roasted and all- my best friend is Japanese so I’ve been drinking it since I was in elementary school… but it is an addiction to be sure!

Indigobloom

oh and a magazine I read says barley is one of nature’s super-foods… eating away at bad cholesterol. Yay! :)

Indigobloom

oh and we’re SO agreed on the calcium… I shouldn’t have much milk myself as I don’t do well with it(but indulge anyhow, moderately). apparently this tea has something like ten times the amount of calcium that milk does! :P

aisling of tea

Well, I look forward to trying it and I hope it’s a tasty option for me! .

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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