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So in my Monday morning haze, I had this made and in my travel mug before I realized that my travel mug smelled like the armpit of hell because I’d forgotten to clean it after having a tea latte over the weekend. So…last bit of breakfast blend ruined, and mug set to soak in a variety of things that the intarwebs tell me will get rid of the terrible terrible smell.

Mondays!

(In case you are wondering, the intarwebs is mostly saying bleach, baking soda, and vinegar – not all at once – so nothing earth-shattering there)

gmathis

Let us know if that’s a decent de-scenting combination…my travel mugs are getting a little gamey, too.

__Morgana__

Yeah, be careful there. Wouldn’t want your travel mug to esplode!

Ewa

I said I’m not gonna use them all at once! First bleach for a couple of hours, then move on to baking soda and vinegar is kind of a last resort.

__Morgana__

Yeah, I know you said that. But don’t you have a bit of the rebellious streak? Like when the teacher said not to put the zinc in the sulfuric acid, didn’t you just have to know what would happen? Lol.

Ewa

Man, I was raised by chemists. This is one area where I am always gonna follow instructions :P

Rabs

LOL! I almost spit tea onto mah pooter from “smellin’ like the armpit of hell” :D Sorry about the crap start to a Monday :(

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gmathis

Let us know if that’s a decent de-scenting combination…my travel mugs are getting a little gamey, too.

__Morgana__

Yeah, be careful there. Wouldn’t want your travel mug to esplode!

Ewa

I said I’m not gonna use them all at once! First bleach for a couple of hours, then move on to baking soda and vinegar is kind of a last resort.

__Morgana__

Yeah, I know you said that. But don’t you have a bit of the rebellious streak? Like when the teacher said not to put the zinc in the sulfuric acid, didn’t you just have to know what would happen? Lol.

Ewa

Man, I was raised by chemists. This is one area where I am always gonna follow instructions :P

Rabs

LOL! I almost spit tea onto mah pooter from “smellin’ like the armpit of hell” :D Sorry about the crap start to a Monday :(

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.

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