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I’m not quite sure what to do about this tea. I went through my tea this weekend and came up with a more complete (though still not fully, I haven’t cleaned out the boxes in the spare room and I KNOW that there’s at least one Verdant and Amoda box in there hiding) list of my teas. 487 for those who don’t want to check. But this one…in addition to the mostly full packet I have at work, I have two sample packets at home…those will go in my swap tub I think. I stand by my previous note about how this just tastes muddled though I’m getting a weird taste in the middle of the sip and the back of my throat that is putting me off. I put the normal amount of sugar I usually do for a black tea these days and it’s coming off almost sickly sweet. I have one more cup of this in the pot so I’ll try that one with less sweetener.

In other news, I need some recommendations for a good hand cream because my building is SO DRY, 22% humidity according to my desk thing and I keep putting lotion on and it isn’t helping. Not to mention that I’m having an allergic reaction to something that manifests itself as lumps along my joints that make them hurt to bend. The dryness doesn’t help. Arg.

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Sil

haha time to start drinking up your teas!

Starfevre

Yeah, I’m going to have to start a sipdown log like you guys, I think. Problem is most of my teas are not sipdownable in a quick type fashion.

Sil

oh… so hand cream – if you don’t mind things with a smell or really THICK cream, go with Glysomed. i hate the stuff because i don’t like the smell or the texture, but it works lol

If you are like me, the one thing i’ve found that works well is the following: http://www.aveeno.ca/productline/intense-relief
I haven’t tried the overnight one, but i LOVE the hand cream one because it absorbs quickly, and hold through washing my hands/doing dishes.

Sil

sipdowns = baby steps. I organised my cupboard by age and make sure that i’m drinking at least a couple of cups of my older teas every week so that i’m working on those teas/quantities. :)

ashmanra

Plain old organic coconut oil is what I use. Smells good, but dogs love to lick my hands. Not greasy once rubbed in but lasts.

Sil

i miss cocoa butter.. heh

Starfevre

I’ll look into that. Amazon seems to carry it.

TheTeaFairy

+1 with Ashmanra. I’ve been using organic virgin coconut oil on my whole body for years, and I’m told I have the skin of a toddler, lol! It feels greasy when you first apply it, but as you rub it, it absorbs quickly. And the scent is like vacation in a jar.( I also use it as a lip balm)

TheTeaFairy

Oh, and Ashmanra, there should be a caution warning on the jar that says: «keep canine away while applying», haha, same problem here!!!

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Sil

haha time to start drinking up your teas!

Starfevre

Yeah, I’m going to have to start a sipdown log like you guys, I think. Problem is most of my teas are not sipdownable in a quick type fashion.

Sil

oh… so hand cream – if you don’t mind things with a smell or really THICK cream, go with Glysomed. i hate the stuff because i don’t like the smell or the texture, but it works lol

If you are like me, the one thing i’ve found that works well is the following: http://www.aveeno.ca/productline/intense-relief
I haven’t tried the overnight one, but i LOVE the hand cream one because it absorbs quickly, and hold through washing my hands/doing dishes.

Sil

sipdowns = baby steps. I organised my cupboard by age and make sure that i’m drinking at least a couple of cups of my older teas every week so that i’m working on those teas/quantities. :)

ashmanra

Plain old organic coconut oil is what I use. Smells good, but dogs love to lick my hands. Not greasy once rubbed in but lasts.

Sil

i miss cocoa butter.. heh

Starfevre

I’ll look into that. Amazon seems to carry it.

TheTeaFairy

+1 with Ashmanra. I’ve been using organic virgin coconut oil on my whole body for years, and I’m told I have the skin of a toddler, lol! It feels greasy when you first apply it, but as you rub it, it absorbs quickly. And the scent is like vacation in a jar.( I also use it as a lip balm)

TheTeaFairy

Oh, and Ashmanra, there should be a caution warning on the jar that says: «keep canine away while applying», haha, same problem here!!!

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Single, vegetarian, asexual, 5 cats. Airplane Engineer. I drink most of my tea with a bit of sugar and all the ones with a black tea base with a little bit of milk too. I’m super sensitive to bitterness and spiciness so I tend to avoid those.

I am also a flavoured matcha latte fanatic.

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