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  1. 1. How do u make your tea?

    • Desi style - water, Laung lechia, tea bags or leaves, saunf, milk, sugar all in one pathila (pan)
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    • Western style - tea bag (sugar) (milk) in mug with boiled kettle water
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    • Black tea without milk or sugar - western style
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    • Black tea with sugar - western style
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    • Any sort of herbal tea?
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    • Adrak (Ginger)
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    • No tea
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Is this true? My brother in law drinks a ton of chai and he has been getting a little dark lol

Put it this way, tea is loved and consumed in considerable quantities by the English. How many of them have darkened their skin tone by drinking it, lol?

Although, they don't put bare masaleh and meveh into their tea like we do, so who knows!

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I drink mostly Yogi Lemon Detox or Tazo Zen

I think everyone already knows green tea is good for you, but a good article on it if anyone wants to learn more:

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/health-benefits-of-green-tea

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The Tazo one looks good.

Thankuji for the article.

I can't recall specifics, but apparently the caffeine in tea isn't desirable. It's meant to be almost a drug of sorts. Of course, it won't damage a person like hard drugs, lol, but I think it disturbs an individual's spiritual equilibrium if you're into that sort of thing.

Talking of caffeine, I tried some Coca Cola yesterday after 3years of not having it . Omg it was awful only managed one gulp. How on earth do people drink that, too sweet yukk.

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I drink strictly chamomile tea.

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I don't drink tea or any coffee, never going to take anything that can be somewhat addicting :p

chamomile tea is not addicting at all.
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Camomille or Chamoille ,as some call it , is not tea at all. It is stamen( the male part producing pollen in flower ) dried from the flowers of a plant with same name , grown in Europe .It has very soothing and calming effect , unlike tea which acts as stimulant . In iIndia , people in Himachal add Rhododendron petals for the same effect . Tea prepared from Green unprocessed leaves has very ghood quality Flavanoids ( anti oxidants )and is good for heealth. While the processed CTC (general Black Tea ) variety has very little of these good effects ( 70- 80 % lost during processing ) and added are some bad effects .

Desi Masalaa (Khalsa Tea , desi chai or Chahta , Saunfa , GHaram Jal omg so many names ) is a concoctions of spices only sans real tea , and is good for general health & digestion

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I can't recall specifics, but apparently the caffeine in tea isn't desirable. It's meant to be almost a drug of sorts. Of course, it won't damage a person like hard drugs, lol, but I think it disturbs an individual's spiritual equilibrium if you're into that sort of thing.

My direct experience with tea is that it will spoil your restful sleep at night so that you are not fresh enough to wake up at Amrit vela. That way you start slipping in your routine. However tea taken at the right time - before noon sometimes can be a better option. When I went off tea completely, I was feeling too sleepy or I would sleep too much. Therefore it is an individual choice, it may help your spiritual life or it may decline it. Black tea without sugar is the best as milk acts to neutralise the healing effects of the antioxidants which exist in normal tea.

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