How To Prepare A Quid (With Pictures)

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  1. Benga

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    let's say you have some teabags and want to "chew", here is one techniquefor preparing a 4 gram quid


    take teabags and some medical gauze, the kind used for bandages





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    open the bags and place them on the gauze





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    add some food grade baking soda, a teaspoon is fine, a mix it with the teabag contents





    (it's an acquired taste, granted...)


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    roll the gauze up into a ball (no need to tie it) and place in mouth to hydrate. Keep you saliva from now on (don't swallow)


    Now if you really want to basify your mouth's ph, and happen to have some limestone paste like this one (ok it's pink)


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    well then once the quid is wet, and your mouth has enough saliva, you can smear some on the outside, just a little or you'll burn your gums, cheek etc...


    this is optional, but works extrawell...


    now pop the quid back in your mouth, fix it between teeth and cheek and KEEP YOUR SALIVA for as long as you feel a numbing effect. For a 4 g quid this should be at least 30 minutes. You won't be able to talk after 10, so it's not that great socially.


    remember to not swallow the saliva, and sometimes compress the quidwith your cheek to get more juice out (suck your cheeks in)


    enjoy


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    this technique works well for powdered material requiring a basified ph for alkaloid extraction, when the alkaloids can be absorbed by mouth mucosa.
     
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    a little update, for a cheaper alternative to gauze, use...coffee filters, or even better, one large teabag filter.
    fill with product, close with a little saliva and cut up the remaining paper so you won't have too much in your mouth. This is actually easier to do than preparing a gauze quid, and just as efficient if you don't chew on the paper that is. If you find that the filter rips and that contents spread in your mouth, you can prepare a double wrap with two filters instead of one. If this is still too fragile, well then go for gauze.
    enjoy
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    How many "tea" bags should go in one quid?
     
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    Good question. Three is a good start, but it really depends on the quality of your tea ! What is very interesting in this method as opposed to whole leaf chewing is that because of the bulk of the leaves, the ball that is made in the traditional way with whole leaves is actually very light ! using ground leaves allows you to consume a much bigger amount.
    when using ground up leaves, one teabag is one gram, and you can "chew" quite a few grams, a 5 to 10 bag quid fits in the mouth fine and is quite enjoyable. Also grinding up the leaves facilitate buccal extraction of alkaloids.
    now swim grounds up whole leaves, adds sodium bicarbonate to the leaf powder, places that in a large teabag (eyeballing the quantity, maybe 10 grams or so), wraps the bag and dunks it 3 seconds in a glass of water, sprinkles some more bicarb on the bag's surface et voila
    enjoy
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    Very interesting information, benga.
     
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    Has anyone tried mixing their tea with some dipping tobacco?
     
  12. genaro

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    man, you need "edible lime" (which is white) for chewing a quid (you might find some for sale for betel chews on the internet), do not use common quicklime !!!

    I would add that there's no need to use edible lime PLUS baking soda....one of these only will do the trick, preferably some edible lime rather than baking soda (but baking soda is clearly easier to get)
     
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    Re: preparing a quid

    no no Genaro, this red lime-stone paste doesn't have to be white. This here is EDIBLE limestone paste, specifically made for Betel chewing, and it is RED. It also comes in white, a different grade. But don't worry man, both are food grade, manufactured in thailand and sold for betel consumption in the betel section of the Asian supermarket where it was bought.
    Living in a chinese area, both are sold in the same store.
    I might add that you nead edible grade sodium bicarbonate, and not something like NATRON, which is sometimes erroneously labelled as sodium bicarb "natron" for instance...

    As for your last comment, I would say go for sodium bicarbonate rather than lime or quinoa ash, as it is just as effective, and you face no danger of burning your mouth lining, and less of the possible carcinogenic issues associeted with lime/betel chewing...

    sorry to dig this one out of the dead, i stumbled onto it as i was searching for a betel post.

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    Re: preparing a quid

    What other substances do you think this technique could be used for?
     
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