Ron Teeguarden's Dragon Herbs

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Day 2, Tea 3 of my adventure in mom’s tea cabinet. Yeah, this one isn’t really a traditional “tea”, but let’s be honest, neither is a lot of stuff on here if we follow that logic to a T.

This one, however, is further off. Made from Gynostemma leaves and a collection of Chinese and Asain extracts. The new age, hippy folks love this stuff, the rest of us are a little skeptical. Then again, it does need to come down to taste.

Here we go:


The scent is not bad, slightly sweet, somewhere in the neighborhood of the grass and wet straw hints in green tea.

But then there is the taste. Yeah, no. It has a sort of slimy, oddly bitter taste. Not really for me.

I’m sure if you drink this stuff several times a day for a couple years, you will have a super clean system. Maybe so. The folks in Southern China and Northern Vietnam who drink this stuff their whole lives are very healthy. Of course, there is no proof that that is from this specific plant and not the rest of the natural, healthy lives.

For me, I’ll stick to the proven science behind straight up Camellia sinensis.

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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