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I had this one last night because it is supposed to encourage calming. Calm is what I needed after our sump pump stopped working in the rain storm, and started backing up into our heating/cooling unit in the basement. We had to turn off the sump pump and, yeah. Flooded basement does not even begin to describe it.

We’ve drained the basement and gotten the sump pump fixed. Everything that was in the basement is now thrown away (sigh). I’ve mopped a bunch of times but there is still that musty flood smell. This is going to be a long process.

This minty chamomile concoction really helped last night. Even though I was exhausted my brain was going a mile a minute. I had a sweet, herbaceous cup of this and got so knocked out that I slept in my clothing! I couldn’t even get changed into jammies I was so knocked out. That’s pretty calm I’d say :) Highly recommended for Nervous Wrecks!

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Lisbet

Wow I think based on that description I may have to go ahead and put that on my wishlist.

ashmanra

So sorry that happened to you! Now treat yourself to some Marco Polo (They’re all in pink! They’re all screaming!) as a daytime calming treat!

gmathis

Sorry you were a down-in-the-dumps-sump-pump-mugwump. (Apologies. But it just had to be writ!) I’d recommend lots of nice fragrant, minty tisanes to counteract the basement smell. Bre-e-e-e-athe!

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Lisbet

Wow I think based on that description I may have to go ahead and put that on my wishlist.

ashmanra

So sorry that happened to you! Now treat yourself to some Marco Polo (They’re all in pink! They’re all screaming!) as a daytime calming treat!

gmathis

Sorry you were a down-in-the-dumps-sump-pump-mugwump. (Apologies. But it just had to be writ!) I’d recommend lots of nice fragrant, minty tisanes to counteract the basement smell. Bre-e-e-e-athe!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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