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I grabbed this today, thinking I wanted to stick with non-caffeinated blends in my attempt to try and get some real sleep tonight. Lots of getting to bed at 2am of late, just to have my youngest wake up at that time, raring to go.

I swear there’s some saffron in this tea, however the ingredient list says differently. All I know is, once I started brewing it I realized this is more for fighting colds than being clear mentally — and I love it.

The smell to this tea is new to me and difficult to describe. Best I can do is a herbal concoction a medicine woman gave me years ago that was filled with medicinal berries and ginger root to help fight off a nasty infection I had at the time. They both smell(ed) unique, healthy and lovely.

Steeped I smell mostly ginger, and drinking this also tastes a lot like ginger, with something sweet in the background. I can feel my eyes watering, and my sinuses clearing, but not from the heat. It does have a bit of bite to it… and I love bite.

All in all, a strangely pleasant cup. This may have surpassed my usual sicko teas – either Super Ginger from DAVIDs or a packaged cold/throat tea available at most grocery stores in Canada. I’ll definitely re-order more to keep on hand for cold/flu season.

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Tuscanteal

I love those kinds of teas when you’re sick. They’re such a comfort. I also buy this asian one from TNT, it’s a dehydrated ginger drink that has a lot of BITE. Its sweet because it has cane sugar in it and awesome for when you’ve got a cold.

MissB

Ah, yes I’ve had that one many, many times. :) I stopped getting it just because of the high sugar content, however it was a doozy of a yummy ginger tea.

Tuscanteal

Knock your socks off ginger tea, I agree it’s sugary, but I figure when I’m sick if it makes me feel better, I’ll make the sacrifice.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Glad you like this one!

If you want to make this more healthy and better at killing off your cold, simply steep it longer. :) I usually stovetop this for about an hour, add raw honey and then go forth and kill my cold :)

MissB

Ooh, thanks! I’ll probably do just that tomorrow. I read your note on the tea about blowing your eardrums Whispering Pines… I hope that cleared up okay and relatively painlessly? THe only way I know how to reduce pressure when ears are clogged is something simple, yet odd: pull on your earlobe (sometimes with a touch of force) until you feel the pressure release. It moves the tissue around your eardrum so as to basically open up the seal where all the pressure is building. Too late, I know. :(

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Yeah, I eventually saw a doctor and there was blood in both of my ears. Ruptured both ear drums and now my hearing is terrible and my ears hurt with altitude and weather changes. It sucks :(

On the plus side, your order just got shipped :D

MissB

Yikes! I did that when I flew many years ago with a head cold. Actually cancelled a trip last weekend (weekend before?) for the same reason – wanted to avoid doing more damage to my ears. It’s been close to 20 years though since it happened, and I did eventually regain my hearing, etc.

I saw that! Heh. You’re amazing. Thank you.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Ohhh I hope I can get my hearing back! :D

No worries! I threw in a sample of another healing herbal for you to try out. Seems that you like them :)

MissB

Oh, yay! Samples are always welcome.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:) Hope it gets there as fast as it did last time!

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Tuscanteal

I love those kinds of teas when you’re sick. They’re such a comfort. I also buy this asian one from TNT, it’s a dehydrated ginger drink that has a lot of BITE. Its sweet because it has cane sugar in it and awesome for when you’ve got a cold.

MissB

Ah, yes I’ve had that one many, many times. :) I stopped getting it just because of the high sugar content, however it was a doozy of a yummy ginger tea.

Tuscanteal

Knock your socks off ginger tea, I agree it’s sugary, but I figure when I’m sick if it makes me feel better, I’ll make the sacrifice.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Glad you like this one!

If you want to make this more healthy and better at killing off your cold, simply steep it longer. :) I usually stovetop this for about an hour, add raw honey and then go forth and kill my cold :)

MissB

Ooh, thanks! I’ll probably do just that tomorrow. I read your note on the tea about blowing your eardrums Whispering Pines… I hope that cleared up okay and relatively painlessly? THe only way I know how to reduce pressure when ears are clogged is something simple, yet odd: pull on your earlobe (sometimes with a touch of force) until you feel the pressure release. It moves the tissue around your eardrum so as to basically open up the seal where all the pressure is building. Too late, I know. :(

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Yeah, I eventually saw a doctor and there was blood in both of my ears. Ruptured both ear drums and now my hearing is terrible and my ears hurt with altitude and weather changes. It sucks :(

On the plus side, your order just got shipped :D

MissB

Yikes! I did that when I flew many years ago with a head cold. Actually cancelled a trip last weekend (weekend before?) for the same reason – wanted to avoid doing more damage to my ears. It’s been close to 20 years though since it happened, and I did eventually regain my hearing, etc.

I saw that! Heh. You’re amazing. Thank you.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Ohhh I hope I can get my hearing back! :D

No worries! I threw in a sample of another healing herbal for you to try out. Seems that you like them :)

MissB

Oh, yay! Samples are always welcome.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:) Hope it gets there as fast as it did last time!

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites and rooibos blends, straight blacks and greens, and have a long-standing adoration for herbals/medicinals. Dessert teas top my list along with anything cocoa-y (like Laoshan Black, any of Verdant’s chai’s and Whispering Pines’ Mint Chocolate Chip). Missing living near a tea shoppe that offers a lot of options; other than DAVIDs a few blocks away, I’m buying most of my stuff online. Still, I have more than two cupboards devoted to tea, and a ridiculous amount of it!

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, single mom, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time either running, swinging kettlebells, or hanging with friends.

I love tea swaps, and will gladly swap anything I have that I have enough of to share.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, and thus I’m avoiding these for now as well. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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