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So, I didn’t get to taste this infusion, but this tea absolutely saved me today.
I crushed my finger in the automatic car window today and broke the bone. Serious serious pain. Also, gross alert, I know this is a tea review website, not a med school bandage review site or something.
So, my crushed bleeding finger is looking awful, I’m screaming and my sister gets me back in the car and hurries to the ER. Without really thinking about it (again, serious pain), I unscrew the lid to the travel mug that I was cold steeping this tea loose in and stick my hand in.
I kid you not, the tea seriously helped. The cold was soothing and there were so many leaves in there it made a kind of herbal leaf layer around my hand that soothed it as best as one could hope.
I’ve got a splint now and actual medical painkillers for the break and all, but for the first few hours of terrible? It was all Silver Needle, babe. This is my new favorite tea.

If only I had gotten to drink it :( No way I could do that after having it open with my fingers in it in a hospital.
Long story short – Silver Needle and I are now bffs. <3

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
LiberTEAS

I wouldn’t drink the batch that you soaked your finger in though. I don’t think that finger blood + white tea = tasty. I could be wrong, but I am not going to test it out to be sure, either.

LiberTEAS

Oh… and PS: I hope that your finger feels better soon. I have not had fingers broken but, had my hand fractured and it was very painful. Every single movement seemed to cause pain. I hope the pain killers work well for you. :(

momo

Oh wow, I hope you’re feeling better and in less pain! Good to know tea can make a good temporary pain reliever!

BlueKittyMeow

Thanks LiberTEAS and Amanda :) Yeah, no way was I getting that tea… I did make some super comforting yunnan gold after I got hope. I am feeling a little better – it can only go up from here :)

Azzrian

OMG you poor thing!

Missy

Oi! I hope you feel better soon.

Lynne-tea

Ouch! Your poor finger! I hope it heals up quickly for you.

gmathis

Add that to the list of tea’s “health benefits!”

Michelle

Oh no!!

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LiberTEAS

I wouldn’t drink the batch that you soaked your finger in though. I don’t think that finger blood + white tea = tasty. I could be wrong, but I am not going to test it out to be sure, either.

LiberTEAS

Oh… and PS: I hope that your finger feels better soon. I have not had fingers broken but, had my hand fractured and it was very painful. Every single movement seemed to cause pain. I hope the pain killers work well for you. :(

momo

Oh wow, I hope you’re feeling better and in less pain! Good to know tea can make a good temporary pain reliever!

BlueKittyMeow

Thanks LiberTEAS and Amanda :) Yeah, no way was I getting that tea… I did make some super comforting yunnan gold after I got hope. I am feeling a little better – it can only go up from here :)

Azzrian

OMG you poor thing!

Missy

Oi! I hope you feel better soon.

Lynne-tea

Ouch! Your poor finger! I hope it heals up quickly for you.

gmathis

Add that to the list of tea’s “health benefits!”

Michelle

Oh no!!

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I’m a writer and as such, am obviously an emotional rollercoaster. I used to drink tea a lot more, but kind of stopped and switched to coffee. Now, after too much stress, I’m completely unable to drink coffee anymore, so I figured tea would fulfill some of my “awake” needs as well as calm my emotions. I’m working my way through a huge selection of samples of pretty much everything, leaving notes so I remember what I like.
I love being adventurous and trying new things, even (especially?) things that sound strange or off-putting. Aside from tea I also enjoy tasting wines. The last really interesting one I tried was a dandelion wine! (And yes, it actually was delicious. Extremely bizarre and herby, but delicious).

I don’t have a set of numerical ratings set down yet, mainly because I’m very intuitive (read: disorganized and opinionated) about how I rate things. Basically, If something is in the 70-85 range, it’s pretty good, totally drinkable. Below that, in the 50-69 range, it was probably incredibly boring. I really hate boring tea. Below 50, I wouldn’t drink it again and might not have finished it (I actually really hate leaving ratings below 50, it makes me feel bad. I’m probably too nice). If it’s above 85 then I really liked it. Super high ratings are reserved for teas that totally blew me away.

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