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drank Snow Buds (Xue Ya) by Rishi Tea
911 tasting notes

I feel kind of… off today. Pretty sure my body is building up to a migraine. So I’m being careful today and hoping I can get it to detrigger (if that’s even a word). I ate something earlier and eating just made me feel worse, so I’m hoping that a nice, gentle tea will make me feel better. Or not worse. At the very least, hopefully I’ll feel mentally better about feeling physically bad, right?

This tea strikes me as a very friendly tea. Sweet and flavorful, but gentle. It’s sort of an “I know you really want sencha but can’t deal with the potency right now, so here’s a little of that sweet grass flavor but not enough to overwhelm you.” Isn’t that nice of it?

ETA: Two cups of this and I’m feeling a little caffeinated but otherwise better than I have all day. On my third cup now it is starting to feel a little weak (but it is still nicely sweet, just not as strong and some salty taste is starting to come in) so I think this will be my last one of this. On the other hand, my cat really seems to be enjoying this steep.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Mitch Donaberger

Careful. I used to have chronic migraines when I was a kid (they ended when I had facial reconstruction surgery, funny enough! Long story), and the bestest thing on earth for them was Advil Migraine.

It’ll make you feel weird (it’s caffeinated. caffeine is excellent for migraines as it helps the brain absorb painkillers), but that’s the only stuff that would help me when locked in the throes of migraine hell.

Cynthia Carter

Sending you anti-migraine vibes.

Auggy

@Mitch: I haven’t tried Advil Migraine but I do by Excedrin Migraine in the large bottles. It doesn’t work all the time but it does pretty good and keeps me from having to turn to the prescription stuff I have – which always works but I hate how I feel with it – full body headrush for hours. Yuck! Glad you are migraine-free now!
@ Cynthia: Thanks! I ended up having all the symptoms of a migraine gearing up and then I had all the hungover post-migraine feeling but it seems like this tea has helped me miss the actual pain part of the program so yay! :)

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Mitch Donaberger

Careful. I used to have chronic migraines when I was a kid (they ended when I had facial reconstruction surgery, funny enough! Long story), and the bestest thing on earth for them was Advil Migraine.

It’ll make you feel weird (it’s caffeinated. caffeine is excellent for migraines as it helps the brain absorb painkillers), but that’s the only stuff that would help me when locked in the throes of migraine hell.

Cynthia Carter

Sending you anti-migraine vibes.

Auggy

@Mitch: I haven’t tried Advil Migraine but I do by Excedrin Migraine in the large bottles. It doesn’t work all the time but it does pretty good and keeps me from having to turn to the prescription stuff I have – which always works but I hate how I feel with it – full body headrush for hours. Yuck! Glad you are migraine-free now!
@ Cynthia: Thanks! I ended up having all the symptoms of a migraine gearing up and then I had all the hungover post-migraine feeling but it seems like this tea has helped me miss the actual pain part of the program so yay! :)

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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