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So I had a huge meal of perogies, onion and mushrooms tonight, and – comfort food or not – my stomach was protesting mightily. One of those situations where you accidentally made more food than you can comfortably eat, but it’s not going to keep well so you eat it anyway. I remembered that I have this one in my cupboard, so I ran for it.

I recall looking up the reviews for this ages back when I was considering getting it, and saw Tina S.’s review which described this tea as “watered down samosa.” And that’s a pretty good description of it – particularly when you don’t steep it long enough. Luckily, I love samosas! So I gave it a shot.

The first time I tried this, I had no idea what sort of parameters you’d need for kitchen spices(!), so I stuck to the minimum on the bag, which is 4 minutes. Yeah. Forget that, unless you like the taste of water that cuddled up to a microwaveable package of Indian curry. This one needs to steep long time. At least the 7 minute “maximum” suggested on the package.

I double the amount of sugar I normally use for this cup. Might sound strange, but I find that the sugar blends well with the natural sweetness to this tea, which I assume is mostly brought about by the fennel at the forefront…followed by the coriander, with cumin coming in at the back.

Most importantly though (because while it’s not unpleasant at all, this is hardly a tea I’d reach for under normal circumstances), it actually works. Really. Does exactly what it says on the tin – I started sipping it, and my stomach started to settle and stop aching almost immediately! Okay taste, but five stars for “benefits.”

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Indigobloom

Perogies! YUM!! I always overeat with perogies, the only time I do that, typically!
For a quick fix, if I can’t get to my tea… I sneak an apple cider vinegar tablet/shot. It dissolves the food a little and feels sooo much better but it’s only immediate with the liquid version. and it tastes awful! :s

Azzrian

Ha we are making Perogies tonight!!

Missy

Then I’m coming over for dinner!!!!

Azzrian

Ha!! LOL dang I would have welcomed you but alas now they are gone :(

Missy

If I had just remembered that teleport spell I would have been there!

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Indigobloom

Perogies! YUM!! I always overeat with perogies, the only time I do that, typically!
For a quick fix, if I can’t get to my tea… I sneak an apple cider vinegar tablet/shot. It dissolves the food a little and feels sooo much better but it’s only immediate with the liquid version. and it tastes awful! :s

Azzrian

Ha we are making Perogies tonight!!

Missy

Then I’m coming over for dinner!!!!

Azzrian

Ha!! LOL dang I would have welcomed you but alas now they are gone :(

Missy

If I had just remembered that teleport spell I would have been there!

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I’ve always been a tea drinker – I grew up drinking Tetley’s Orange Pekoe and their Chai, and considered myself to really like tea.

I’ve been working various retail jobs to put myself through higher education. One day at my store, a customer left a newly purchased bag of loose-leaf behind. We waited for three days for said customer to return, but they (likely not realizing where they had left their bag) did not return to claim the would-be brew. Too bad for them; lucky for me! I claimed the bag, took it home, and awkwardly made my first cup of loose-leaf tea with the only strainer we owned which was small enough.

I haven’t bothered with Tetley since. For the most part (and due to convenience), my patronage is limited to David’s Tea and Teavana. I also order from 52teas and Verdant Tea.

My rating system – hah, I don’t have a rating system. I rate teas a lot like Ebert rates movies. Everything’s relative.

I may often forget to mention it, but you can safely assume everything I drink is sweetened in one way or another – most rock sugar, or honey for green and white teas. I have not yet achieved drinking most tea clear. The few teas I drink unsweetened include milk oolong and genmaicha so far.

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I currently work for Teavana. But I just work there, and my opinions about any of their teas are entirely my own and not meant to be reflective of the views of the company.

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