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Making Teas

Working on a slightly longer one... So this one is sort of the on time post and then shortly there after will be the relationship, sex, fetishy post.

I make my own teas. I tend to buy 3-5 teas whenever I go into a tea shop. And there's now a rule in the house that until they get categorized... no more

I started back when I moved to San Diego. Yes it's true. I do NOT drink coffee.

I do this alot. I don't speak Spanish, Don't like mexican food, and I move to SoCal.
I don't drink coffee and move near Seattle?!?!

So.. I started in San diego by buying a bunch of Celestial Seasonings.

But they inevitably all tasted the same. So I started ripping apart bags and combining them.

Shortly there after is was buying real teas... It's been down/up hill ever since.

Now, I have bout 100 teas.. herbals, and some other powders. I also read books on herbal and magickal treatment. And try to make my teas stand up and bark :)

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Is there any need to worry about tea going bad? I started getting into more interesting tea -- buying these little canisters with loose roughage in them, sort of -- and matcha green tea, but I'm always worried I won't drink them fast enough and they'll lose their oomph, or something...

Tea can go bad over time.

The bigger problem I discovered was that tea can affect other teas.

I had a russian blend which I can only describe as having the intense smell of Mesquite.

I had it in its paper bag in a wooden box with a delicate peach (which was also in its bag.

A few months later and the peach had a very musky mesquite flavour.

In general I recommend keeping your teas in air tight tins. It basically seals the environment.

I'm pretty sure they will lose their oomph over "Long enough" the idea. I don't think tea ages like wine. Not sure.. I'm not that far an expert.. yet

And, of course, there's the endorsement of being the only person to make teas that I will voluntarily (even eagerly) drink :)

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