Tea is a drink made from cured leaves of the plant Camellia Sinensis. Each type of tea (white, yellow, green, oolong, black and post-fermented) has a distinct method of preparation in order to produce the best flavor.

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Can you get sick drinking expired tea?

If you're talking about loose-leaf tea that has been properly stored (in a dry area), then no. Tea starts to break down and lose flavor, but it generally does not spoil. If you have tea that has been stored for a very long time, it will often taste very bland, and it may develop "off" aromas. But it is generally not harmful, unless it has been stored improperly (such as in too damp an area) and has grown mold.

A taste test is usually all you need...if it smells and tastes fine, it is probably safe.

Brewed tea is another issue, however...once tea has been brewed it can grow mold or bacteria or other microorganisms, so it is best to drink it up relatively quickly.

Smoking and Tobacco Use

Is smoking tea bad for your health?

Any form of smoke inhalation is bad for your health.

All forms of smoke contains tiny particles of carbon and partially-burned carbon chains that has the ability to latch onto your bodily cells and damage them, causing injury to those cells and even the growth of cancer.

Smoke also contains other sub-chemicals which dissolve in the bloodstream, causing damage to the arteries and making them inflamed. Over time they will also cause fat to be clogged up in your arteries, causing strokes and heart attacks.

Smoke doesn't have to contain harmful ingredients such as tobacco or cannabis to be harmful to you.

Any form of smoke is harmful to the human body, no matter where it comes from. Humans are oxygen-breathing creatures, smoke is carbon, the exact opposite of oxygen.

Tea contains a chemical called tanine. When tea is drunk normally, tanine is harmless to the body. However, if tanine is combusted (smoked) it can cause complications to the digestive system and dissolves the water content in the body, causing the skin to become brittle and rough.

Another natural chemical in tea called thealine can also cause migraines if smoked.

Tea also contains natural traces of caffeine, smoking caffeine negatively effects the nervous system and raises blood pressure. It can also lead to irritability, aggression and lack of concentration, which can be dangerous if mixed with everyday activities such as driving a car.

Tea is specifically designed for drinking. When tea is consumed via drink it is very beneficial to the body. However, if it is smoked it can be rather harmful.

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What type of hats do the Tetley tea folk wear?

The hats are supposed to represent Yorkshire flat-caps. This is according to the Tetley tea company itself. However they look closer to resembling a desert cap due to the apparent flaps at the back.

The flaps at the back of the Tetley folk hats are probably supposed to be hair-nets, part of the required uniform in food production to prevent contamination.


How do you prepare onion tea?

Take a large onion and peel out the external layer of it. Retain the clean, fresh and fleshy colored skin on it. This serves you as an excellent source of beneficial facts.

Take a container and put about two cups of water in it. Allow it to simmer and after sometime reduce the flame to low.

Now take the onion whose outer skin is removed and cut it into two or four halves and add it into the container with boiling water. Allow in to simmer on a low flame for about 10 minutes. Then after boiling let it stand for further 5 more minutes.

Next to this boiled water add can add a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of lemon juice before you consume the drink. Drink it as soon as you prepare it freshly and make sure you do not let it stand overnight

This onion tea will serve as an excellent home remedy in treating naturally your cold and clogging and gives you the result within the few hours of use. So drink and get well soon.


Where did the saying more tea vicar come from?

England. A vicar is a Church of England priest.

Oscar Wilde- The Importance of Being Ernest (1895). A question frequently asked of Dr Chasuable, the local vicar, during afternoon tea.


How much acid is in Earl Grey tea?

Earl Grey tea has a level of acidity similar to other black teas. Earl Grey uses a standard black tea, often a Ceylon black tea, as the base. The flavoring, bergamot oil, adds aroma but does not hugely effect the acidity.

Also, acidity is a function of concentration, so it is hard to give an exact estimate of acidity...because tea contains mildly acidic substances, the stronger the tea is, the more acidic it will be.

As a general rule, tea, including Earl Grey tea, is slightly more acidic than water, but significantly less acidic than coffee.


Can you take manasul tea twice a day?

Yes. I did so I could lose extra pounds quickly, and it worked. I lost 5lbs in one week. But the first time you take it if you are backed up you'll feel horrible. So take a peice of ginger with it to help sooth the cramps.

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Inducing Labor

Will jasmine tea make a woman go into labor?

I've never heard of inducing labor through tea, but... who knows, I guess that since there are certain chemicals that can induce labor (i.e. Castor oil, or natural oxytocin) but I think that only rose-hip tea has castor, and only sexual means (usually via intercourse or nipple stimulation) causes oxytocin releases... My guess is that jasmine tea'd be fine, but one would need to consult their doctor (OB-GYN, family dr, etc...) first.

There are certain herbs that should be avoided during pregnancy but jasmine is not one. Raspberry leaf tea is traditionally drank to help contractions but it does not induce labor in itself.

Castor oil works by stimulating the bowel by causing diarrhea, the motions of which can stimulate the cervix into contracting.


What are the bad effects of rose tea?

There are some side effects, including heartburn, rose tea can give you. For example, bladder and kidney stones can develop if excessive amounts of vitamin C are digested. Too much vitamin C has also been resulted in sickle cell crisis in rare cases.

Some people have found that, besides heartburn, rose tea has led to respiratory problems. While these are some of the more severe side effects, other less serious side effects are headache, insomnia, nausea, and heartburn; rose tea has been shown to cause all of these problems.


What do you call the thing you put tea leaves in?

It's called a caddy, a tea ball, or an infuser.

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Can you still drink bitter tea?

Of coarse you can still drink it. In my opinion it does not taste very good but it won't poison you or anything.

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Does darjeeling tea have high acidity?

Tea varies widely in its acidity. It is easy to assess the acidity of tea by taste--the more sour it tastes, the more acidic it is. Strong black teas (often described as tannic) tend to be more acidic, but there are some lighter teas that are acidic as well. Sometimes the sour taste can be masked by bitterness in strongly bitter teas.

It is hard to generalize about all Darjeeling tea, because it can be diverse, but Darjeeling tea tends to be gentler than other black teas. If you are concerned about teas being harsh on the stomach, Darjeeling tea might be a good choice, especially if you can get your hands on some high-quality loose Darjeeling like a Darjeeling first flush. First flush Darjeeling tends to be lighter than almost any other kind of black tea.

The Darjeeling district of India also produces a few green teas and oolong teas. Although these are unusual and can be hard to locate, they might offer some less-acidic Darjeeling teas.

If you are concerned about the acidity of tea and want to look for some smoother teas, you might want to look at oolong tea. Many oolong teas are gently roasted, which can take the edge off the tea and make it easier on the stomach.


Why did his tea smell of bitter almonds?

the tea smelled of bitter almonds because old drugs smelled that way. she was trying to kill him by drugging the tea.


Can you make herbal slimming tea at home?

Herbal slimming tea can be made by everyone with the right ingredients and recipes. Homemade herbal teas are healthier and help to slim down more. They also do not contain any preservatives and consumers know what exactly goes in there.


What is chippy tea?

a visit to the fish and chip shop usually on a Friday between 4.30pm to 6.00pm when go to buy fish chips and peas for your evening meal very north of England

Calorie Count

Which has more calories coffee or tea?

Neither. Coffee and tea are essentially colored and flavored water. There are no calories until the sugar and creams are added.

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Herbal Medicine

How do you make poppy seed tea?

There are numerous ways to extract Morphine and Codeine alkaloids from Poppy Seeds.

One method is smoking. You can create home-made opiate extract from as little as 1 pound of poppy seeds. First pour your seeds into a pan with water, and begin to boil. Let it boil until the water is half gone. Then strain out the seeds, and begin boiling again. This time, boil until all the water is gone, and there is a tar looking substance at the bottom of the pan. Get a razor blade and scrape it off the bottom, let dry for at least 12 hours. You can then hot-knife the extract, or load some in a bong with cannabis.

The other method is ingesting it orally in a tea. You can use a cold water extraction, or a hot water extraction. For cold water, pour the desired amount of seeds (300g plenty for one person) into a cup of cold water. Let the seeds sit for a few hours, shake occasionally. Strain the seeds, and drink the liquid. For the hot water extraction, pour desired amount of seeds into boiling water, let sit for 20 minutes, then strain seeds, let water cool, drink the water.

*Remember to slightly acidify the water before adding the seeds. You want a pH of about 6.5. You can do this with some lemon juice or lime juice.


The "high" of the tea has been described as very similar to most opiates. Euphoria, relaxation, sense of well being, happiness, and sedation are all common effects of the tea.


A dosage for a moderate strength tea would roughly 300 grams. Remember, tolerance plays a large role in dosage, if its your first time with Opiates, start with 200 grams. A dosage for an extremely powerful tea would be 1.5 pounds (700 grams.) Do not exceed 3 pounds (1300 grams.) A young man died from consuming 3.5 pounds of seeds in a tea, and he had a fairly large tolerance, so please be careful.


These tea extracts are dangerous. There is no real way to tell the potency of a seed batch, so tea strengths can vary. Remember, there are two VERY powerful alkaloids in this tea, MORPHINE, and CODEINE. Morphine is deadly at too high of doses, a kid actually died from making a poppy seed tea, he had a lethal level of Morphine in his bloodstream.

This tea is ADDICTING! Its basically Morphine tea, so don't be surprised when you start making impulsive trips to the grocery store to get poppy seeds, this is a REAL drug, with REAL dangers.

Signs of Morphine Overdose:

  • cold clammy skin
  • flaccid muscles
  • fluid in the lungs
  • lowered blood pressure
  • "pinpoint" or dilated pupils
  • sleepiness
  • stupor
  • coma
  • slowed breathing
  • difficulty breathing
  • slow pulse rate
  • bluish colored fingernails and lips
  • spasms of the stomach and/or intestinal tract
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • palpitations
  • drowsiness
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What does the drink dittany tea mean?

Dittany is a type of wild plant that makes good herbal tea.

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Herbal Medicine

Is chamomile tea good during pregnancy?

Chamomile tea is often suggested in the treatment of insomnia, anxiety and digestive problems. Chamomile is gentle enough that it is frequently used to treat children and as an evening beverage for pregnant women.

Used normally (not as the only beverage taken) it is perfectly healthy for most people. The exception being people with allergies to the plant or other plants in the same family.


Does chamomile tea get you high?

The answer is yes and no.

Some people do get high on chamomile tea, but that doesn't mean that chamomile tea gets everyone high. You will have to try it yourself and notice how it affects you.


Why do you use cold water to make tea?

Some people prefer their tea cold, and you use hot water for hot tea, and cold water for cold tea.


How much Caffeine is in earl grey tea?

Black Tea averages 40mg per serving.

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How much caffeine does black tea have?

The caffeine content of black tea is widely variable, but in general, all tea, including black tea, has substantially less caffeine than coffee. Tea tends to have around 15-70mg per 8 ounce cup, usually based on a typical tea bag or 1 teaspoon of dry loose leaf tea.

By comparison, brewed coffee tends to have around 85-135mg per 8 ounce cup. Keep in mind, most standard small cups in coffee shops are 12 ounces and a medium is usually twice an 8 ounce serving.

There are several factors that determine how much caffeine tea has. Tea made from large, mature leaves, like Souchong tea, has a lower caffeine content. Tea made from leaf buds or tips, often called "tippy" tea (like tippy Assam or Yunnan Gold) has a higher caffeine content, with most teas somewhere in the middle. It is not true that black tea has more caffeine than green tea.

Longer steeping times extract more caffeine and result in a cup of tea with a higher caffeine content. Broken-leaf teas can infuse more quickly, which can result in more caffeine being extracted more quickly, whereas with whole-leaf teas, longer steeping is required to extract more caffeine.

Although tea bags usually contain broken tea leaves, some do contain whole leaf, and also, the bag can hinder diffusion of water, leading to a slower extraction than the same tea brewed loose.

Acids and Bases

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