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drank Organic Rooibos by Harney & Sons
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Second steep note: I know, steeping a bag a second time is usually pointless. But as this was an experiment, I didn’t want to “waste” a new tea bag on it.

I’m not feeling well. I went to Tar-zhay with Mum the other day, trying to hunt down some of that seasonal/holiday milk (red velvet!) momo said was there. I didn’t find the milk, sadly, but I think I may have come back with some cooties. The fun tickle in the throat, the malaise, the occasional nausea…all the usual party guests are here.

I took two Tylenol and wanted to take some Airborne (the orange kind). I always take it in cold water, but just discovered that I can take it in hot water, too. So I went ahead and boiled some more water and poured it into the same cup and dropped in the Airborne tablet. FYI, it bubbles way more aggressively in hot water than in cold and is lots of fun to watch. =)

Anyway, this orangey rooibos hot fizzy concoction was really good. I love Airborne by itself, and this was much better. It’s so good, in fact, that I wish I could take Airborne more frequently than every 3-4 hours; I could happily guzzle this all day. Next time, I’ll try this with a new teabag to see if the stronger rooibos flavour is an improvement.

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Terri HarpLady

Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well, Nik. Your bubbly concoction sounds interesting, and I’m glad it tasted good and provided amusement for you during your malaise. Feel better soon!

Nik

Thank you! I’m already feeling better than I was before I medicated. I hope it keeps the symptoms at bay until the thing works itself out. I’m a terribly whiny, pain-in-the-butt patient. And since I live alone, I only end up annoying myself.

canadianadia

I had no idea that Airborne can be used in hot water. I love that stuff! Yep, definately going to try that. I hope you’re back to feeling 100% soon

Nik

Thank you, I hope so too. :D

gmathis

Husband was telling me about the funky flavor milks at the store. Interesting!

Nik

The lady at Starbucks was saying that they’re getting in a bunch of new mugs ‘n’ such on Monday, including their holiday line. I might go check them out (I’m on the lookout for a small (6-10oz), spill-proof thing for my tea, and can’t seem to find one anywhere) and at the same time see if Target has the specialty milk in stock again.

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Terri HarpLady

Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well, Nik. Your bubbly concoction sounds interesting, and I’m glad it tasted good and provided amusement for you during your malaise. Feel better soon!

Nik

Thank you! I’m already feeling better than I was before I medicated. I hope it keeps the symptoms at bay until the thing works itself out. I’m a terribly whiny, pain-in-the-butt patient. And since I live alone, I only end up annoying myself.

canadianadia

I had no idea that Airborne can be used in hot water. I love that stuff! Yep, definately going to try that. I hope you’re back to feeling 100% soon

Nik

Thank you, I hope so too. :D

gmathis

Husband was telling me about the funky flavor milks at the store. Interesting!

Nik

The lady at Starbucks was saying that they’re getting in a bunch of new mugs ‘n’ such on Monday, including their holiday line. I might go check them out (I’m on the lookout for a small (6-10oz), spill-proof thing for my tea, and can’t seem to find one anywhere) and at the same time see if Target has the specialty milk in stock again.

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2012.10.07: I hear people like to understand other people’s ratings, so here’s a loose guide:

01-29: Dear God, why.
30-49: I’ll finish this cup, I guess, but no more.
50-59: Meh.
60-69: Decent. Maybe I can blend it with something else and make it better.
70-79: Heeey, this is quite good!
80-89: I love it, but I’m not in love with it.
90-100: Permanently resident in my Happy Place.


Update: I have steeped, and it was good. =] Still a tea-ophyte, though.


This is a tea site, so I feel like “well, I’m Indian” should be enough of an introduction. Because, I mean, it’s kind of in my genes, right? But the fact of the matter is that I’m an absolute tea-ophyte.

I’ve just discovered a world beyond Celestial Seasonings. I’ve just discovered “sachets” instead of “normal” tea bags and bought my first loose tea sampler. I don’t get the whole water temperature and steep time thing yet, nor that if I want to get a yixiang tea pot, I’d need one for each type of tea. I have this infuser ball thing, but I haven’t used it yet.

Don’t cringe, but right now I’m still just boiling water and pouring it over a teabag, adding some sugar, and drinking a nice, hot cuppa. I’d like to learn more, I think, and I’d like to train my palate. I figure participating in this community is the best way to do that.

So ya. Hi!

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