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drank Pink Passionfruit by DAVIDsTEA
271 tasting notes

My mouth hurts like a sonofabitch (for those who just started following, I had oral surgery yesterday) even with all the ibuprofen I’m taking. So I sent my partner and temporary nurse to the liquor store to get some vodka. Imma brew this hot, ice it and booze it up for a nice anesthetic. :)

Will let you know how it goes.

18 hours later

This tea promises Passionfruit and it does give you just that starting with the nose of the dry leaf to the aroma, colour and flavour of the liquor. Aided slightly by artificial Passionfruit flavour and a little tangy for me because of the hibiscus. Before you write this off because of the hibiscus, I’ll tell you it doesn’t bother too much. Personally I don’t mind hibiscus but for those who do, its presence is not agressive. As i mentioned, it lends a tangy-ness to the blend but that’s what sweeteners are for. Brewed following label instructions and poured over ice does make a pretty good cocktail should you happen to have vodka lying around.

scribbles

Surprised they didn’t send you home with something stronger. Hope you feel better soon!

Nxtdoor

I have T3s from my last oral surgery in November (I’m on an ongoing quest to line the pockets of oral surgeons everywhere) but to tell you the truth ibuprofen works better for me because it reduces inflammation as well, not just painkiller.

yyz

ibuprofen works best for me to. My sympathies about the pain it can’t be pleasant. Best of luck riding it out and hope it is over soon.

JustJames

i was going to write and ask how you were feeling! not sure this tea would help…. its awesome but pretty acidic. a chamomile might help because its a diuretic and will eliminate some swelling…. feel better.

Nxtdoor

I’m ok. cranky but I’ll make it! How are you feeling, justjames ? Surprised to hear from you already. Speedy recovery?

JustJames

surprisingly well! pain meds muddle things a bit, but drinking tea helps to clarify. all in all not bad for all the stitches! did this tea help?

Nxtdoor

The vodka did. I don’t like chamomile so I don’t have any such tea in the house anyway. As for you, hope you’re going home soon if you haven’t already.

Sil

Nxtdoor – tea infused vodka is also quite nice….I “brewed” one of my blueberry teas in vodka as a cold brew….and then I just added the vodka to other things heh

Nxtdoor

Genius. Thanks!

JustJames

no, i can’t abide camomile either. vodka is brilliant, and i never considered steeping my tea in booze… thank you Sil!

Sil

NP there’s a discussion somewhere about cocktails as well that was started by someone… Makes for MUCH better flavoured vodka than you buy in the stores imo haha

canadianadia

Tea flavored alcohol – how clever! Hope you’re feeling better soon

TheTeaFairy

I’m late on the news, but I sure hope you feel better! Oh la, la, mouth surgery is nasty and so painful…Boozing it up sounds like a plan :-)

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scribbles

Surprised they didn’t send you home with something stronger. Hope you feel better soon!

Nxtdoor

I have T3s from my last oral surgery in November (I’m on an ongoing quest to line the pockets of oral surgeons everywhere) but to tell you the truth ibuprofen works better for me because it reduces inflammation as well, not just painkiller.

yyz

ibuprofen works best for me to. My sympathies about the pain it can’t be pleasant. Best of luck riding it out and hope it is over soon.

JustJames

i was going to write and ask how you were feeling! not sure this tea would help…. its awesome but pretty acidic. a chamomile might help because its a diuretic and will eliminate some swelling…. feel better.

Nxtdoor

I’m ok. cranky but I’ll make it! How are you feeling, justjames ? Surprised to hear from you already. Speedy recovery?

JustJames

surprisingly well! pain meds muddle things a bit, but drinking tea helps to clarify. all in all not bad for all the stitches! did this tea help?

Nxtdoor

The vodka did. I don’t like chamomile so I don’t have any such tea in the house anyway. As for you, hope you’re going home soon if you haven’t already.

Sil

Nxtdoor – tea infused vodka is also quite nice….I “brewed” one of my blueberry teas in vodka as a cold brew….and then I just added the vodka to other things heh

Nxtdoor

Genius. Thanks!

JustJames

no, i can’t abide camomile either. vodka is brilliant, and i never considered steeping my tea in booze… thank you Sil!

Sil

NP there’s a discussion somewhere about cocktails as well that was started by someone… Makes for MUCH better flavoured vodka than you buy in the stores imo haha

canadianadia

Tea flavored alcohol – how clever! Hope you’re feeling better soon

TheTeaFairy

I’m late on the news, but I sure hope you feel better! Oh la, la, mouth surgery is nasty and so painful…Boozing it up sounds like a plan :-)

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

NOTE: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity. Home improvements, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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