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post #81 of 107
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Originally Posted by Amandamanda View Post
okay, so I'm new to this whole RRL tea thing, and actually new to tea making in general so this is embarassing..

so i got the tea bag kind and was wondering how i make it.

I'm not kidding unfortunately lol.

i made a few cups today and i think maybe i did it wrong because it tasted really watered down.

i used one tea bag for my first 2 cups (and it was watery) and then used 2 tea bags for my third mug full and it wasn't as watered down but I'm not sure if I'm doing it correctly.

how long do i leave the tea bags in there before i drink it?

how many (2g) tea bags should i be drinking per day?

can i reuse a tea bag? like just refill the cup with hot water?

pretty much any advice you can give me would be great.

oh gosh i sound so dumb.
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All right this is my proceedure.

I take a little pot and fill it with about 3 cups of water. I take two tea bags and pull off the paper tags, then throw the tea bags in the water. I bring it up to boiling and let it boil for a couple minutes. I then turn off the oven and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. I usually do this in the evening and I drink one cup hot and then I let the rest steep over night so its really strong and drink that the next day. Don't re-use tea bags. You should drink at least 3 cups a day, I believe. Kathleen told me a quart a day and 3 cups is close to a quart.

Are you getting your tea bags from Natures Nook? I know its kinda pricey there, I ordered a pound of loose leaf and I have more than I need for me if you want some I can give it to you. ;0)
post #82 of 107
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post #83 of 107
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Originally Posted by Goddess3_2005 View Post
All right this is my proceedure.

I take a little pot and fill it with about 3 cups of water. I take two tea bags and pull off the paper tags, then throw the tea bags in the water. I bring it up to boiling and let it boil for a couple minutes. I then turn off the oven and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. I usually do this in the evening and I drink one cup hot and then I let the rest steep over night so its really strong and drink that the next day. Don't re-use tea bags. You should drink at least 3 cups a day, I believe. Kathleen told me a quart a day and 3 cups is close to a quart.

Are you getting your tea bags from Natures Nook? I know its kinda pricey there, I ordered a pound of loose leaf and I have more than I need for me if you want some I can give it to you. ;0)
hmm maybe i will try that. yeah i got mine today from natures nook (and actually had to fight a craving for sonic while i was there.. i suceeded!) and i got the one that was 30 bags for 3.99.. (why there was another brand of 24 bags for like 6 dollars i don't understand) and i figured it wasn't a big deal cuz that's like 13 cents a tea bag..

i think I'm going to try and tackle tea bags before i even begin to think about how i'd make it loose! but thanks for the offer and I'll let you know! do you know if there is anywhere in rexburg that sells the pill form of RRL?

that would work so much better.
post #84 of 107
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Originally Posted by Amandamanda View Post
okay, so I'm new to this whole RRL tea thing, and actually new to tea making in general so this is embarassing..

so i got the tea bag kind and was wondering how i make it.

I'm not kidding unfortunately lol.

i made a few cups today and i think maybe i did it wrong because it tasted really watered down.

i used one tea bag for my first 2 cups (and it was watery) and then used 2 tea bags for my third mug full and it wasn't as watered down but I'm not sure if I'm doing it correctly.

how long do i leave the tea bags in there before i drink it?

how many (2g) tea bags should i be drinking per day?

can i reuse a tea bag? like just refill the cup with hot water?

pretty much any advice you can give me would be great.

oh gosh i sound so dumb.
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i leave it in for about 20 minutes or whatever. Sometimes i forget and reheat it (the environmentally friendly MICROWAVE ). It does not taste watered down and i only use the bag once.

i am like you, i got loose leaf but am waiting to use it (but the french press does work well for it) until i get the hang of drinking it from the bags! i hope it tastes the same cuz these bags are YUM.
post #85 of 107
Just bumpin this up! Is everyone still remembering to drink??

I have had 2 cups to far today and I'm getting ready to have a 3rd.
post #86 of 107
Thread Starter 
I got my bulk order, finally. We spent a few days this week down in Portland, so I'm behind on actually drinking my tea. Tonight!
post #87 of 107
I'm drinking a pot a day and thinking about perhaps increasing that amount. I'm really liking it a lot this pregnancy!
post #88 of 107
I have slacked off to one cup vs 1 pot because I was getting severe BH after I drank it but I am going to start again. I have some brewing right now.

I mix mine with peppermint also to snaz it up even though I like it either way. I went to my friends and she put cinnamon in hers it was delicious!
I add chamomile at night to help relax...

Depends on your tastes what you want to try to add to make it taste better for you. I LOVE TEA!!!
post #89 of 107
On Saturday I tried making a pot using two RRL bags and one chamomile. In the evening my stomach was feeling strange and hard and it really freaked me out. I've been reading too many stories lately of women having premature babies (some at 24-27 weeks), so Sunday I cut it down to one bag of RRL and two bags of chamomile. I'll wait until I am term (37 weeks) before upping the concentration again, I just can't get past the worry.
post #90 of 107
Thread Starter 
Just checking in...

I've been drinking my tea in more in the evenings lately, while sitting on the birth ball. At least I can feel like I'm knocking two things out at once... More than I'm normally getting accomplished these days.

Sorry to hear some of you have had problems with the tea. If I felt "off" after drinking it, I wouldn't chance it.
post #91 of 107
Had 2 cups so far today, I might have one more before bed. I've found that it actually relaxes me and helps me sleep too
post #92 of 107
i used up my bags and went to loose leaf. It DOES taste different and has a bit of an aftertaste...i can see more how some would want to flavor it...but i'm fine with it being plain. If its easy, i'll do it.

So, i have been adding a couple TB to a large french press and drinking that every day...but i'm really not sure how much to be adding.
Anyone know? i'm just going to keep going for it!
post #93 of 107
Is it possible to drink too much RRL? I drink a 1L pot during the morning but find I want to make another pot in the evening, would that be too much?
post #94 of 107
I've been finishing up my last box of pregnancy tea (main ingredient is red raspberry leaf), and have been having two cups a day, brewed double strength. I think I only have a few days worth left, so then it will be on to the RRL.
post #95 of 107
Ok my first time drinking RRL tea. Is it normal to not get any BH's when drinking the tea. I'm drinking double strength steeped over night brews and nothing.........
post #96 of 107
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mkmama View Post
i used up my bags and went to loose leaf. It DOES taste different and has a bit of an aftertaste...i can see more how some would want to flavor it...but i'm fine with it being plain. If its easy, i'll do it.

So, i have been adding a couple TB to a large french press and drinking that every day...but i'm really not sure how much to be adding.
Anyone know? i'm just going to keep going for it!
I think, or what I'm doing, is 2 tsp rrl for each cup of water used. In my french press, it ends up being 10-12... Not positive which at the moment. I think I used 12 last night. Then one half to one whole tsp per cup for any of the other herbs you add.

Goddess, sometimes I have BH and sometimes not... It seemed to happen a lot more until recently, for whatever reason. Your uterus must be really well-toned, maybe?!
post #97 of 107
thanks for that!

I wish I got BH. i want my uterus conditioned and i only got BH one time a few weeks ago. I want an easier labor!!!
post #98 of 107
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mkmama View Post
thanks for that!

I wish I got BH. i want my uterus conditioned and i only got BH one time a few weeks ago. I want an easier labor!!!
You're welcome!

I spoke too soon. Mine have been very apparent today. Lots of walking though. I'll share them.
post #99 of 107
I've been drinking like 4 cups a day (i drink it cold, don't know if it makes a difference) and I've never gotten BH afterwards.

my routine so far (have only done it twice but it lasts me for like a week)

i make a huge pot of it in the morning (like 20 cups water and 20 tea bags) and add 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon (because i hear its good for blood sugar?) let it steep all day (maybe 10 hours or so) and then put it in a container and let it refridgerate overnight and voila! RRL iced tea that lasts about 5 or 6 days
post #100 of 107
I make one pot (approx 32oz) a day and add 1-2 tbsp RRL, 1 Tbsp nettles,
1/2 TBSP peppermint, 1/2 tbsp chamomile (to relax me in the evening), sometimes a pinch of hibiscus to change it up...

My friend told me a tbsp for every cup....

I need to get some cinnamon granules man they taste great in the tea!
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