All MoP herbs below.
Green Tea Leaf
*Makes tea out of it*
*Goes off to meditate*
Providing latest update, can be found in The Jade Forest, Valley of the Four Winds, Krasarang Wilds, Kun-Lai Summit, Townlong Steppes, Dreaded Wastes, and Vale of Eternal Blossoms. In short, all Pandarian 85+ zones. This is the most common herb in Pandaria.
but you can't cook them into green tea
538 Normal Pigments
46 Misty Pigments
Misty Pigment per stack = 86%
Misty Pigment per Mill = 21.5%
This is a small sample size.
I will update this post with my total mills after DMF.
Thus the phrase "I wouldn't ____ for all the Green Tea Leaf in Pandaria".
Because there's A LOT.
For those who are lazy as me and don't want to mill the herbs one by one, here's a one-button-milling macro for Mists herbs:
/use Rain Poppy
/use Desecrated Herb
/use Green Tea Leaf
/use Fool's Cap
/use Snow Lily
689 Shadow Pigments
68 Misty pigments
2.53 Shadow Pigments per mill
25% chance of Misty Pigment
When I compare this data with data of others...it seems like the chance of getting
, and you get about
2 and half
s each mill.
I will try to update this posts with more mills in the future.
I'm sure the reason this is so prevalent is that for alchemy, you learn new recipes from doing one of 2 potions which need green tea leaf to make...so its the fastest way to spread your skill is by mass producing these potions
Caution: picking up every Green Tea Leaf node you find is hazardous to one's rate of leveling.
Farmed a green tea node today (11/29/12) and got 3 green tea from it and 1 golden lotus. I have never seen a golden lotus drop from another plant's node before. Perhaps a change included in 5.1? This also occurred today with a silkweed node. This does not however give you the Luck of the Lotus buff when gathered this way.
As everyone mentioned, this herb is everywhere, but if you're 90 and have Wisdom of the Four Winds (that is, you learned flying in Pandaria), my favorite spot to farm these is the
in Valley of the Four Winds. Most of the area is inhabited by neutral mobs -- mushan and goats -- with a hozen every now and then. Since it's a narrow ridge up in the mountains -- a small area to pick herbs from -- they're not very spread out. Respawn times are quick. I can go from one end to the other and on my way back, more will have spawned.
Towards the northern part, there is a hozen village. I hate having to deal with mobs while I'm farming, but I can avoid the hozen most of the time. Even some of the nodes that are really close to mobs I can pick just by inching up to the herb from the side furthest away from the hozen and waiting for the grayed out herb cursor to indicate I can pick the herb. I'm farming herbs on a hunter, so if I pull aggro, I just use feign death, shadowmeld, or camouflage (I have the glyph that also provides stealth while moving).
Note that this is an area where players are doing dailies for the Tillers in Halfhill. I farm there at least a couple times a day, daily, and I have never gotten ganked while doing my daily quests or farming. It's not usually busy up there -- the most people I've seen there at a time are maybe 4 or 5 (usually it's more like 2-3) and people quest or farm without being bothered. That's just in my experience, though. It might be something to keep in mind if people are gank-happy on your server. It's pretty dead in the middle of the night if you're a night owl like me.
This is the most convenient and efficient spot I've found so far, mostly because I could farm rep for the farmers in Halfhill by doing the dailies while I farmed herbs. When I got bored of that, I would fly down to the Heartland and farm
for more rep. I'm best friends with them all now, so I don't need to quest here anymore, but I haven't explored all of Pandaria yet. For now, this is still my favorite spot. If anyone has any better areas, feel free to drop a comment.
Right before posting this, I farmed for about 20 minutes and got 6 stacks and didn't run into any other players. On several occasions, I have spotted Golden Lotus up here (and quite a few times have seen two of them spawn near each other. One time of those times, a damn druid swooped in and picked them both as I was trying to drop aggro from a hozen). I also get some from picking the green tea, but of course, there's no
. If I do pick a Golden Lotus and get it, I'll start killing stuff to get some extra loot from
Edit: Now that we're in 5.4, I just wanted to post an update about the quickest way I farm herbs and inks for my scribe.
Up until an hour ago, I was only using
; the gloves did far more than the goggles (up in the Skyrange, there doesn't seem to be any hidden nodes) to increase efficiency in farming herbs. An hour ago was when I finally crafted and learned my
, which allows you to pick herbs without dismounting. Now my hunter farms herbs just like a tauren druid (racial passive to pick herbs faster + ability to pick herbs while in flight form).
I believe I currently have everything I can own to farm herbs at maximum efficiency. In short, when I go farming the Skyrange, I have my Forager's Gloves, Mist-Piercing Goggles, Sky Golem, Hyjal Expedition Bag, and auto loot turned on to minimize unnecessary clicking. I said "everything I can own" instead of "everything needed" because unfortunately, my guild isn't high enough for the guild perk
, but having just farmed about 250 herbs in about 15 minutes (YMMV), I won't complain.
If you need a specific herb for alchemy or just wanted to farm low level herbs to sell, the Sky Golem is still very awesome for non-druids. However, as a scribe, you don't need specific herbs, so I just farm the green tea leaf in the Skyrange. Since I farm the fastest in Pandaria (the goggles and gloves obviously won't work in the previous expansions), I don't plan on farming the low level herbs anymore; I'll just trade Ink of Dreams for the low level inks at the ink trader (while I could've done this before I had my new mount, I would sometimes go farm low level herbs for their respective inks because as a lvl 90, you rarely aggro any mobs, so farming was less annoying).
I just spent 45 minutes farming these SOLELY in the Skyrange area of the Valley of the Four Winds. I stayed away from the Hunzen main camps and dotted around the outskirts of the ritual place and further south - you are never waiting around for any to spawn, they respawn in a couple of minutes so you're always gathering.
In the 45 minutes I gathered 400 x
Green Tea Leaf
and 15 x
. This in turn milled into 202
Ink of Dreams
) and 24
Not a bad haul at all for 45 minutes, i'd highly recommend this place for your herbing and milling needs.
Received by miners who are under skill lvl 525. When over skill 525 you will receive the normal
The same can be applied to herbalism. Those who are under skill lvl 525 will get the following items -->
As others have warned, if you start gathering all the green tea you see on your mini-map tracker, you will have full bags and banks within the hour. -
You are been warned!
So for anybody wondering where they can find these, or if you'll be able to get enough, seriously don't even worry.
The best place to farm these is the Kunzen Village in Valley of the Four Winds. 10 Minutes should easily grab you over 100. If you're a 90 Druid, you can stay in flight form, and not have to worry about encounters.
The first route from
is a great place to farm
when no one else is farming in this area, as the page says. I got 85
in just a couple of minutes. There are also a few areas along this route where 3 or 4
will spawn right next to each other. Good luck farming! :)
Quite a lot of these in a small area in Paoquan Hollow, Valley of the Four Winds.
It's the north area, west on the map at 18,31 ish.
Had to give up and just leave or I would end up just picking herbs instead of leveling.
For those with lower level alts who need to farm Green Tea Leaf etc for Alch/Scribe, get a port to your capital Shrine. From there, follow the mountainside and around to the wall separating Townlong/Dread. Go to where there are all the mogu then get killed as close to the wall as possible. You will be taken to the spirit healer on the wall. Take rez sickness. Now you can run all the way back to Jade Forest and start your farming!
That might be a little easier than asking someone to fly you on their two-seater.
As of 9.0.1 pre-patch, these give a correct amount of exp - on par with Ghost Iron Deposits in the Jade Forest area.
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