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drank Stress Reliever by TeaFrog
382 tasting notes

BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP

BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAN HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP

BEAN HIP!

I was really tempted to just leave this review at that, but I guess I’ll say more. I am, by nature, prone to stressing out about things. The month before I first went to Japan I developed a rash out of stress. While IN Japan and applying for graduate school, I developed ulcers. This past year, in anticipation of my first conference paper, I actually had bouts of unexplained nausea starting FOUR MONTHS before. So yeah, a good stress reliever tea would be…helpful.

Today, I tested the Stress Reliever tea by drinking it while having a phone conversation with my mum who was describing her heart attack like symptoms to me but categorically refusing to go get checked out. I am not sure if the tea helped, but I AM feeling very sleepy right at the moment so it may be…TOO GOOD. Or I may just be sleepy. I DID feel remarkably calm about the whole heart attack thing so…let’s go with it working!

The taste of the tea is your pretty standard herby set up in terms of both smell and taste, although thankfully without anise which seems to be in a lot of these homeopathic type teas and which I am just not that big a fan of. Interestingly, I do feel like I can taste some sort of beanness about it.

Reading the other reviews I begin to wonder if I didn’t steep it for too long, I wasn’t getting much out of the lemongrass at all. Second try is clearly called for!

Second steep: Oh my! What a lovely light lemony taste! There’s a slight herby undertone still, but the lemon is definitely dominating this time. I really must have oversteeped on the first go around. THIS tisane really stands out among tisanes I’ve drunk. I could definitely see getting more of it for destressing in the afternoon.

Rabs

Next time you have this tea I’m hoping that you post the BEEEAAAN HIIIIP etc and leave it with that. That’s fantastic :D

I hope that your mom is doing okay — I think a conversation like that is utterly terrifying. I’m a worrier by nature, but have through the years mellowed considerably. ::send zen inner-strenght vibes your way::

Ewa

Yeah, she eventually admitted that she’d gone to a doctor and was just winding me up. (Punishment for the entirety of my teenage years I must assume) She’s fine, thanks for the concern!

Rabs

I’m so glad that she’s okay, but shame on her! :P

__Morgana__

Bean hip!! A really hip bean! Glad to hear your mom is ok.

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Rabs

Next time you have this tea I’m hoping that you post the BEEEAAAN HIIIIP etc and leave it with that. That’s fantastic :D

I hope that your mom is doing okay — I think a conversation like that is utterly terrifying. I’m a worrier by nature, but have through the years mellowed considerably. ::send zen inner-strenght vibes your way::

Ewa

Yeah, she eventually admitted that she’d gone to a doctor and was just winding me up. (Punishment for the entirety of my teenage years I must assume) She’s fine, thanks for the concern!

Rabs

I’m so glad that she’s okay, but shame on her! :P

__Morgana__

Bean hip!! A really hip bean! Glad to hear your mom is ok.

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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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