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A Jasmine Green tea experience fail has occurred. Cause: Faulty user cannot compute JGreen correctly.

Yesterday afternoon, I heated up some chicken curry with onions and green peppers. A cup of JGreen sounded like it would go great with the meal. For the past week or two, my allergies have been acting up in varies degrees of horribleness, trending towards worse over time. While JGreen was indeed a great compliment to the meal, somehow the floraliness of the tea was being associated in my head with contributing to the awful feeling of the allergies. The tea tasted delicious but my mind was interpreting it as this is bad for your allergies.

I finished the first cup and thought I would get another steep or few in at some point during the rest of the day. I thought about it several times but never brought myself to do it. I hated throwing out the leaves after only one steep. It felt a bit wasteful, especially since I so enjoy this tea usually.

I did start taking Zyrtec yesterday and am now going through the 5-7 day adjustment period where I’m pretty groggy at times until my body gets used to the medicine. I was hoping to make it through the allergy season with just some bad days but no meds. Alas, that was not the case. I am confident that once the allergy symptoms have subsided fully I shall be able to enjoy JGreen without any hangups.

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Rabs

The “like” is more of a “hug” for you since that was a very sad note :(

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Aww, thanks Rabs. Nearing the end of my 2nd 24 hour period on the Zyrtec, I am feeling much better than I have been lately. I do feel like falling asleep sitting up at any given moment as a side effect of it, despite a full night’s sleep. =) But I know that will pass in a few days.

I’m currently finishing my 2nd steep of Caravan and all I can say is yum, an unexpected yum.

Meghann M

Hugs. I’m in a zyrtec daze right now myself. I didn’t know about the 5-7 day adjustment period and have only been taking it on really “bad” days. I suppose I should take it regularly like recommended. Boo for not tasting your JTea :(

Stephanie

Allergies are the worst! What works best for me is Alavert D-12. Feel better soon!

~lauren.

Oh, feel better soonest! My son swears by Zyrtec for his spring allergy relief – hopefully your doses will kick in soon!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Meghann ~ I find that taking it daily helps. My body gets used to it and I don’t feel groggy at all. You should try it while allergy season is on.

I’ve tried several of the allergy drug on to find a good fit. I started with Claritin and it made me seriously irate. lol

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Rabs

The “like” is more of a “hug” for you since that was a very sad note :(

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Aww, thanks Rabs. Nearing the end of my 2nd 24 hour period on the Zyrtec, I am feeling much better than I have been lately. I do feel like falling asleep sitting up at any given moment as a side effect of it, despite a full night’s sleep. =) But I know that will pass in a few days.

I’m currently finishing my 2nd steep of Caravan and all I can say is yum, an unexpected yum.

Meghann M

Hugs. I’m in a zyrtec daze right now myself. I didn’t know about the 5-7 day adjustment period and have only been taking it on really “bad” days. I suppose I should take it regularly like recommended. Boo for not tasting your JTea :(

Stephanie

Allergies are the worst! What works best for me is Alavert D-12. Feel better soon!

~lauren.

Oh, feel better soonest! My son swears by Zyrtec for his spring allergy relief – hopefully your doses will kick in soon!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Meghann ~ I find that taking it daily helps. My body gets used to it and I don’t feel groggy at all. You should try it while allergy season is on.

I’ve tried several of the allergy drug on to find a good fit. I started with Claritin and it made me seriously irate. lol

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
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80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
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0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no

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