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drank Throat Comfort by Yogi Tea
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I am not feeling so well today, so I decided to turn to tea to try and soothe the problem. I found this one in the organic section of my grocery store and decided that it could not possibly hurt. However, before I get too in-depth, this is not actually a tea, there is no tea in the ingredients, it is an “herbal supplement”, so please forgive when I say “tea” but I did treat it as such. The smell of the tea bag is almost overwhelmingly licorice. The brewed tea has a licorice scent, but it is subdued by light fragrant spices. The tea itself starts with a mild licorice flavor (I do not like licorice) that is blended well with spices, ginger, cardamom, clove, pepper and cinnamon followed by a slight aftertaste of orange. This tea is incredibly sweet, I brewed hot with no sugar (luckily).

While drinking, my throat actually did feel soothed. This probably had everything to do with warm liquid with the large amount of organic extracts and sweet calming flavors. My only complaint is that when it cools, some of the tea seems to settle, when drinking the settlement, it actually agitated my throat more and caused me to start coughing, which did not help the sore throat.

I will continue to use the tea to see if I feel any better and furthermore when I am better to give a better rating and description of the flavors.

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Suzi

How is it working several hours later? I’m coughing like crazy and looking for a good throat-soother :)

Cinoi

I had another cup this morning, still coughing, but throat is feeling better, definitely does not hurt as much.

takgoti

Tea helping or not, I hope you’re back to healthy soon!

Cinoi

thank you!

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Suzi

How is it working several hours later? I’m coughing like crazy and looking for a good throat-soother :)

Cinoi

I had another cup this morning, still coughing, but throat is feeling better, definitely does not hurt as much.

takgoti

Tea helping or not, I hope you’re back to healthy soon!

Cinoi

thank you!

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I am a sarcastic perfectionist, a computer nerd, a game geek, an avid reader, a gadget guru, a wine (and tea) enthusiast, and (in my spare time) a chemist.

As I mentioned, I am a chemist, research and development to be exact, so when evaluating tea, it is much like evaluating my products: I will find the flaws and do my very best to fix them because it is what I love to do. Along those lines, nothing is perfect, but can have perfect qualities, I will highlight those also.

I made a preliminary guide to my rating scale:
0-19 – Did not like anything about the tea, feel it cannot be saved without being reformulated.
20-40 – Did not like the tea, it can be saved with extreme amounts of tweaking (i.e., sugar, milk, honey and or blending with another tea)
41-60 – Neutral about the tea, it can be helped or hurt by additives or blends, varied temperatures and steep times
61-70 – Decent tea, needs a little bit of help to get it in the place I like it, but definitely not out of reach
71-80 – Quality tea, liked it, will try again
81-90 – Really enjoyed the tea, high quality, will continue to drink the tea, not looking for something better
91-100 – Loved the tea, will continue to brew and drink and spread the word about the tea to everyone

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