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Illness continues on. I do think I’m turning the bend, however, and so I’m keeping the soup and tea coming.
Lovely boyfriend has come over, to ply me with hot beverages, and to use my sewing machine. (he’s adding velcro to his fencing uniform. He’s got a tournament tomorrow. )
Its very domestic around here. Hack, wheeze.
This is a good tea for this. Nice, but not special. And the lemon helps sooth the painful swallowing.




Feel better! sometimes lemon tea is just the thing you need..

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Had a break between work shifts. I’m just about to go to the evening shift.
I brewed this up, and tucked myself into bed to read. I managed to drink it all before I went to sleep.
Up now for part two of the working day. Bleh.

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Deterioration during the night. I woke up at midnight with a massive sore throat, and was unable to get back to sleep easily.
I dragged myself out of bed when my alarm went off, grabbed an anti ingflammatory, which will hopefully help get me through the morning shift, and brewed this tea.
It fits all the specifications. Hot, drinkable, not special, and the touch of lemon makes it soothing.
Its gonna be a long day.

Flavors: Lemon Zest


Ugh sore throat is always horrible for us tea lovers. Definitely stick with the lemon teas, maybe some ginger too if you have any. Hopefully it will shift soon.

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The “I am not feeling well” tea drinking continues on! And theres no use wasting something special on a case of the blahs.
Enter this tea. Its supposedly got saffron in it, but I cant say I’ve noticed. Oh well. I got it from the local discout grocery store, and so its alright. And its exactly what the doctor orderd tonight.

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Curse you, mild illness! Not enough to make me stay warm in bed, but not mild enough to make my day easy.
Its turned into one of those little proto-colds that makes it feel like there is a rock stuck in my sinuses, and a little annoying cough keeps making an appearance.
So its time for tea. (I mean, its almost always time for tea, but still…). This cup of mint and chamomile is just the right thing for this. Mint and chamomile always feels like “feel better” tea to me. So I am gonna guzzle.


Hope you feel better quickly!


get better soon :)

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drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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Woke up to the return of the cough and the dusty breathing. Blergh. And I’m not unwell enough to stay at home from work.
Oh well.
But because I feel a bit crummy, its time to drink something warm and comforting and soothing. This is what immedietly came to mind.
Its almost a passive tea. Nice, but not demanding your attention. So I can sit and drink and think about the upcoming day.
Sip. Sip. Sip.

Flavors: Vanilla


Tea can be so soothing :)


I hate that stage of sickness where you feel shitty but not nearly shitty enough to not go in.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Lousy day at work, and not feeling really well.
Time for tea! And also a bowl of hot soup. Between those two things, the world seems a much better place.


I hope you feel better soon. soup and tea will most certainly help.

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More tea! More tea!
Time for the second try of this tea, the lovely valentines gift from my boyfriend. (Good man. He knows me well).
I, somewhat to my surprise, like this. The ginger was a given. I love ginger. But I have more mixed feeling as peach.
But the blend here is lovely. Light, slightly spicy, and a bit sweet. Good.


This was always one of my favorite fruit blends from Republic of Tea. I haven’t had a can in quite some time. Maybe I should do something about that!

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Woke up to a cold house, and a brand new cough. You know the kind where every breath you take feels dusty? Yeah, its that. Brilliant.
So the first thought that popped into my head, after assessing the situation, was “tea. now.”
And so I brewed some tea.
This sounded like exactly the right thing. A little roasty and warm, with a taste of spices and orange peel. One of my favorites for the cold weather.
Hopefully it will help the cough and the cold!

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drank Daruma by Lupicia
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Yesterday I thought I should have a wide open day, to drink tea and relax. Ha! Nope.
Boyfriends car was in the shop, so there was much running about and errands and car parts and waiting for mechanics and it was all rather tedious and tea free.
Then I got talked into watching the Wolf of Wall St, which no one warned me was three hours long, and so I got home to bed at 1:30 in the morning.
Then, today, up at 6:30, to stagger onto my day.
So I am knackered, and wiped out, and am ready for more tea and possibly a nap.
This savory/sweet/spicy tea is an interesting wake up in my sleepy afternoon.

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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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