May 7, 2016 at 7:34 pm #48673
I was watching one of my youtube subscriptions , JAS Townsend , he has a store and does videos on how people lived in the 1700’s , from dress to cooking , etc . He had one that described one way they were able to transport Tea for long sea voyages , and store for long periods of time . Its called brick tea , its compressed green or black tea , made into a hard , solid brick . You must use a knife and scrape the brick to use the tea , strange to us today , but it worked very well . I looked into it , and its still made , a 1 pound brick is around $20 bucks , give or take , and will store for 20 years . Not a bad idea .May 8, 2016 at 1:21 am #48677
Interesting. I had never heard of those bricks. I don’t like hot drinks at all but I do drink a lot of iced tea year round. Does anyone here know how to make a tea-like drink using anything other than tea?May 8, 2016 at 2:18 am #48679
Depends on what you consider tea like, if it is the caffeine, part you will have a hard time but for flavorful drinks to serve hot well any type of fruit, a lot of flowers and wild plants, some roots of trees http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/herbal-tea-plants.htm
in a zone 2 you can grow tea plants…. i have a few they do ok the pain is drying and cutting the leaves… right now other than trying to make tea i buy from
they have mylar bags of the stuff for cheaper than tea bag for whole leaf teas. I have stored and drank stuff years old still ok just looses a bit of flavor. My favorites are the bergamont (earl grey style) and the mango honey bush.
The brick and medallion tea i have tried are ok without a way to stop air getting to it it losses flavor.
.May 11, 2016 at 2:52 pm #48716
Tolik that is very interesting news, I will purchase one to see what the green tea quality is. Great idea for a SHTF time.May 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm #48721
Cant guarantee its good , but thats how they made it survive long trips , in the days of sail . Apparently it was very common in the colonies back in the 1700’s .May 11, 2016 at 9:48 pm #48724
I buy the vacuum green tea bags which last a long time since there is no air. But this is one that I will buy and try. Like to have tea and coffee when there is a collapse of the system.May 11, 2016 at 10:31 pm #48725
There are lots of herbal teas. You might find one you like.May 12, 2016 at 11:53 am #48729
Interesting. I had never heard of those bricks. I don’t like hot drinks at all but I do drink a lot of iced tea year round. Does anyone here know how to make a tea-like drink using anything other than tea?
Sasparilla or Sassafras tea.May 12, 2016 at 5:23 pm #48731
If you have aches and pains, willow bark tea is good. Nettles make good tea as do pine needles.
If you have kidney/bladders stones try some pipsissewa tea. Pipsissewa is Cree for “Make into smaller parts” or something like that.
There are all sorts of teas that you can make out of common plants around your local woods. Grab a book and do some discovering.
http://ageofdecadence.comMay 13, 2016 at 1:54 am #48733
I printed that out for future reference 74. I think I have a couple of those plants in my flower beds.
Sled, I’ve got all those plants too, other than the pipsissewa.
A good prep for all of us would be to put useful plants into our flower beds and general landscaping.May 13, 2016 at 4:42 am #48735
One could also make poppy tea… Could be useful.May 13, 2016 at 10:05 am #48736
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