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This stuff is like an ancient relic in my cupboard since I have no idea how long I’ve had it or when I bought it. I don’t buy too many teabags anymore now that I’ve discovered a store where I can get most of my herbs in bulk.

Today has been a crazy day of very long working hours and my brain is kind of fried. I definitely wanted something soothing and relaxing so I thought I’d give this a whirl again. I know some people don’t really like chamomile but I do think it’s nice. It’s always felt very soothing to me and I like the appleish sort of flavor. Lavender is a more difficult thing for me to get used to in tea. I love the aroma of it but since I use a lavender bath oil I always feel like I’m drinking bath oil or soap.

This seems to be a pleasant diversion right now and is hitting the spot. As you can imagine, most things from a company called “Traditional Medicinals” are more focused on health benefits than they are on flavor. I’m finding the lavender to be strong but nice. I did feel the need to add a bit of sugar to this. Don’t know if I will buy anymore but will finish off the few teabags I have remaining.

Hopefully I will be drifting off to lullaby land soon, good night Steepies. :)

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I can understand the soapy quality of lavender-I still likes it, and chamomile too!

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I can understand the soapy quality of lavender-I still likes it, and chamomile too!

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty


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