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Hi Steepsterites! I dropped-off Steepster yet again, but this time around I didn’t stop drinking tea too. The circumstances of my tea drinking, however, weren’t too groovy: after three rounds of strep about a month-apart each, I was hit with a very rough case of mono. I was close to going to the hospital-type mono. As my doctor kept telling me that I needed to really push liquids and that my white blood cells were outta whack (and my immune system would be not-so-good for about 6 months) — I realized that I had a great tea to help with all of that: This Tea!!!

And then I checked my tea cupboard and there was no Cancer Fighting Tea! I’d forgotten that I had been trying to sip-down the size of my cupboard and had decided not to purchase more tea until it was under control. Well, I promptly broke that self-imposed rule and bought 2 bags of this. I just wish that I would have done it sooner during my illness!

My throat was so sore that I added honey to this and it was just so soothing. I couldn’t even tell you how many cups-a-day I had of this — but I probably had a 16oz cup every hour of the day. Between trips to the kitchen and then trips to the restroom, well, I think this tea helped start building up my strength — it was the most walking (well, more like shuffling) I’d done for weeks.

When I went back to the doctor a little over a week later — my throat was better, my lymph nodes were finally shrinking more significantly, and my white blood counts were back to where they should be (the doctor was impressed). I have to admit that at night I was drinking Celestial Seasonings’ Echinacea Complete Care (I’d read that echinacea is supposed to help the lymphatic system) so maybe that combo was what really worked.

One other note: I had a small problem with my order and I contacted the company (Daniel) via the website and almost immediately received a very thoughtful and considerate response. I cannot fully express what wonderful customer service The Georgia Tea Company provides. I’ve placed a subsequent order and it was perfect (and a bit generous on their part). I will be happily placing another order in the next month or so (since I’m drinking this tea like it’s going outta style).

JacquelineM

Oh Rabs! Mono! I’m glad that you are on the mend, and I hope you get stronger each day. xoxo

ScottTeaMan

So glad your back Rabs, and getting better! :D

Rabs

Thank y’all so very much! This has been an utterly…painful and frustrating illness just because it hit so hard and it’s going to take a long time to recover. Unfortunately I won’t be drinking a whole lot of variety tea-wise, but by golly I’m going to try and get on here more often. Y’all will just get tired of seeing notes on this particular tea — I’ll try and keep it exciting :)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Rabs, so happy to see you on here again. =) And v glad you’re starting to feel better.

Rabs

Thanks chrine! I’m trying to keep up on steepster, but I get so easily distracted (especially by shiny objects and puppies) ;)

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JacquelineM

Oh Rabs! Mono! I’m glad that you are on the mend, and I hope you get stronger each day. xoxo

ScottTeaMan

So glad your back Rabs, and getting better! :D

Rabs

Thank y’all so very much! This has been an utterly…painful and frustrating illness just because it hit so hard and it’s going to take a long time to recover. Unfortunately I won’t be drinking a whole lot of variety tea-wise, but by golly I’m going to try and get on here more often. Y’all will just get tired of seeing notes on this particular tea — I’ll try and keep it exciting :)

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Rabs, so happy to see you on here again. =) And v glad you’re starting to feel better.

Rabs

Thanks chrine! I’m trying to keep up on steepster, but I get so easily distracted (especially by shiny objects and puppies) ;)

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Proud all-around nerd, crafter, and brand-new Assistant Library Director. Give me an engrossing book and a wonderful cup of tea and I’m in heaven.

After being a barista for almost a decade it wasn’t until 2010 that I discovered loose leaf tea. Now I’m hooked.

How I use Steepster has been evolving since I joined. Yes, I use it for my personal “to buy or not to buy” info, but I’m enough of a goofball that I hope it can amuse others more often than not.

I’ve also started to become anal about my tea (times and temps). That’s surprised me. I finally realized that I should respect the leaves like I used to respect the beans. I also take my tea plain unless otherwise noted.

There’s really nothing remarkable or noteworthy of how I rate teas. I do take it a tiny further step to help clarify the muddled middle grounds for myself. TG is a definite repurchase. Anything below that is less and less likely.

TG=Teagasm
NE=Nice Enough
M=Meh
GA=Gods-Awful

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