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I had an upset stomach this morning, so I immediately thought of ginger. And the only caffeinated tea I’ve got today that has ginger in it (I think?) is this one.
And, you know, it did the trick! I am feeling much better, and my stomach has not been upset since I had this cup of tea.
So, all is well. An unexpected benefit!

ashmanra

The is the second tummy trouble I have seen posted here today! Hope all is well already!

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drank Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
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Tea of my morning.
Ahh, but this is nice. Its all soft, almost perfumy (in the best way!), a dream of a tea.
It was perhaps a little too relaxing for my busy morning, but hey.
So I’m subbing in an office, where the boss requested me personally (even though we’ve never worked together before), and has made it clear he’s looking to start his own office, and is considering me for the position, provided we work well together this week.
So, eep! That’s big and potentially scary (after the disaster with the last boss), and potentially awesome? (hello heath benefits and full time salary again!)
So this should be an interesting week.

Evol Ving Ness

Sounds like just the kind of tea for this particular week to keep your cool.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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This was a sadder sipdown of yesterday. I love this guy, but my tin is now empty. No worries, I’ll get more, probably sooner than I should!

ashmanra

This one is especially yummy if you can order the loose leaf pound bag and shake it, then store it upside down to keep those vanilla bean specks distributed. It is far and away better than the sachets. I usually find one or two frien to split a bag.

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65

Today is apparently “I don’t really care for this tea, lets drink it down” day.
So farewell to Oolong Ice Cream, which shall not be missed.

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drank The Earl's Garden by DAVIDsTEA
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I was starting to resent this tea. This tea was keeping me from drinking better teas. This tea was keeping me from drinking newer, better, more interesting teas. It was taking up valuable space in my cupboard! It had to go.
And so, today, it did. I brewed it up, and kicked it to the curb.
Bye bye, Earl’s Garden. Get lost.

Evol Ving Ness

Hahaha. Well done getting rid of that freeloader.

Super Starling!

That’s how I feel about their Earl Grey Cream. It’s oh-kay, but it’s not super, and I want to try new things.

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drank Yume by Lupicia
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I’m not quite sure what happened here today. Its normally a creamy, sweet, delightful tea. Today it was bitter, and the sweetness turned into a bite.
Is it too old? Have I waited too long? Is it just that kind of morning?
Bleh.

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70

Take two on this tea.
I’m taking a slight break from my Summer Sipdown mission, to try something a bit more autumnal/wintery. Enter Honey Gingerbread Pancakes.
The good news is that today, in addition to the honey, I’m getting a burst of ginger as well. This is a lovely addition, and I’m excited for it.
The bad news is that I still don’t taste anything resembling a pancake. But if that had been left out of the name, then I would be happy with this blend. So I’ll work on making my mind happier around it, as this is very nice. Honey and ginger are two of my favorite things, so I will enjoy this.

Evol Ving Ness

I find doughy pastry notes come up for me more often when I use water slightly below boiling.

Evol Ving Ness

And honey ginger sounds great!

Rosehips

I’ll give that a shot! I usually do a proper boil, but I will test the waters (so to speak) in the name of pancakes.

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drank The Earl's Garden by DAVIDsTEA
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I have managed to slop this over my desk, and a good section of my office this morning. At least its not a tea I mind spilling!

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drank Jingle Bells by Lupicia
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My breakfast tea of the day!
Ditto everything I said yesterday about sipping down my summer flavors. I have a mission now, to empty the cupboard of these fruity blends, and to get down to honest autumn sipping as soon as possible.
It will be a bit of work, but I’ll feel so accomplished when I am done. I am ready for the pumpkin, the spices, the almonds and the currants. I am ready for fall!

Super Starling!

Me too. I’m one of those very basic bitches that is ready for Pumpkin Spice the second it says September on the calendar.

gmathis

Honest autumn sipping. I like that :) My celebration of “almost fall” involved picking up a container of half and half for my steepin’s.

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70

This tea has a very nostalgic place in my heart. When I first moved into my current house, I had barely any tea to my name. One thing I had was a tin of this, which I would sip on every evening, as I settled into my new home.
So the flavor knocks me right back to that time, which was exhilarating and new. And I do find it a pleasant flavor!
But my devotion to it may be more sentimental than flavorful, and I wonder, after I finish this tin, if I’ll be in any hurry to bring it back. Aging has not been kind here, either, as the red tea base has come out much stronger than the almond flavor.
I’ll have to consider how much space I’m willing to let nostalgia take in my cupboard, in future.

Super Starling!

I often wonder how many things I like due to nostalgia or due to their innate goodness. If I were to encounter it for the first time, would I still like it? This is actually a thing that I fret about. Especially with my music tastes, which are ALL influenced by other people. I can’t separate a band out from the person in my mind and heart that likes it best. I’ve had to cross off bands I liked (or, probably, add ones I didn’t like) due to people.

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I love tea! I confess that I was a hot chocolate lover for most of my life, but recently a switch has gone off in my brain, and suggested that I might just love tea. And I do!
I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
I love vanilla, fruity, and caramel flavors, and cant wait to try more.

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