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75
drank Moroccan Mint Tea by Custom
6 tasting notes

I still need to perfect the mixture, but it’s close.

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75
drank Wu Yi Fujian Oolong by Custom
15 tasting notes

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75
drank Wu Yi Fujian Oolong by Custom
15 tasting notes

This is also from China. I got 5+ steeps out of one batch.

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75

I personally prefer a longer steeper time than what many ‘gurus’ advocate. Like most Oolongs this is a refreshing drink after being rinsed and steeped for a few minutes but a 10 minute steeping time brings out more of the tannins and polyphenols and I like the very slight bitter taste this produces.

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75

The lemon grass dominated the mint and other ingredients, which was fine because it was bedtime. When I need to wake up tomorrow and get my tea fast, it’ll be nice to compare to a commercial blend with more mint kicker.

Pamela Dean

Tea-son, what a lovely picture your blend makes, spread out on your kitchen counter. It reminds me of fun teatimes at your house!

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75
drank Kumquat Spice Bush by Custom
211 tasting notes

The citrus and cinnamon make first impressions, while the fresh bush tastes linger. Not very sweet, so I added agave nectar.

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16
drank Catnip by Custom
106 tasting notes

This was supposed to be calming but it tasted so bad I was not calm at all.

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16
drank Chamomile by Custom
106 tasting notes

I am not fond of herbal teas on a whole and this one is no exception.

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71
drank Spearmint & Cream Blend by Custom
911 tasting notes

I am sick.

Correction: The husband got me sick.

I need mint.

This is mint.

I feel better. But I am still sick.

Mike

Aww…feel better, Auggy!

gmathis

Family germs…nothing like it!

LENA

oh man, I just got over a really bad stomach bug. hope you feel better soon.

jennlea

Feel better! I am still sick and it is no fun!

teaplz

Feel better Auggy! :(

wombatgirl

Oh poor thing. Feel better soon!!

Angrboda

Poor Auggy! :( I hope he spoils you rotten, the bugger. ;)

takgoti

Duuuude! You’re sick! That’s bogus! Feel better!

LENA

total bummer, dude.

sophistre

Ugh. This time of year is so bad for that. I hope you get well in a hurry! In the meantime, enjoy many cups of excellent tea. Not that you don’t try to do that anyway, I guess. ;)

Auggy

Aw, thanks all! I feel pretty horrid still and have been sleeping all day but more tea is soon on the way! Fortunately, the husband is about over his so he will be able to take care of me! :)

Cynthia Carter

I think this is what they mean by “in sickness and in health.” When he gets sick, you get sick. You can take turns making each other tea. Marriage is truly romantic, isn’t it? Especially with a runny nose.

I hope you both feel much better soon.

Auggy

Hehe! Ah, marriage! The guaranteed passing of germs from one spouse to the other. Though I’ll tell you a secret – no matter who is sick, I always make the tea. Poor hubby still has issues making a decent cup.

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71
drank Spearmint & Cream Blend by Custom
911 tasting notes

Today is going to be a long day. I set the thermostat on 70 because the heater in my office is way too powerful for the small room. And yet the heater is still going even though it is 74 in here. Someone just came to visit me and complained about how stuffy it is. I can’t help it! It won’t stop! I feel like I’m suffocating. On top of that, I don’t feel good – my stomach isn’t happy. Which made me bring this tea out of the recess of my pantry.

This is just a 50/50 mix of Adagio’s spearmint and cream. I only break this out when I don’t feel too hot, so today. It gives me tea but the mint adds a little gentleness that makes my stomach, if not happy then at least not mean(er) to me. This is my feel bad tea.

So now my stomach is still unhappy (though not worse – yay mint!) and I feel like someone is trying to smother me with a heavy duvet straight from the dryer. And that is making me very whiny. Meh.

takgoti

Aww. As the queen of whine, I think I’m going to give us all permission to emo it out this week. If I were you, I’d work out in the hall as an act of protest. Tell them, “I refuse to shower until you fix the temperature situation. Which may not affect you today, but…you will RUE next week!”

Or I suppose that you could react like a normal human being and endure it. I’m just throwing ideas around, here. At least you have tea?

Jillian

Do you have a window in your office that you could open a crack? Or you could maybe bring a portable fan to work.

Auggy

@takgoti: You crack me up! I think I’d crack before my coworker would if I decided to boycott showering!

@Jillian: Only the window right next to the thermostat has a screen (yes, we are high class) and that just makes the blasted thing work harder. It takes about 10 minutes for the heat to shut off after I drop the thermostat down so at least I just suffocate first thing in the morning, right?

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Hope you’re at home now and feeling better.

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15
drank Peppermint Gunpowder by Custom
1291 tasting notes

In a fit of experimental inspiration I took a pot of generic Gunpowder and added a smidge of peppermint to it. The result is… interesting. Minty. It’s sufficiently drinkable that I’m not going to pour it out, but I wouldn’t really recommend the combination. Not as served hot anyway. I suspect it would work a lot better on ice.

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75

About a tablespoon of honey combined with 1/4 cup lime juice and hot water to fill mug. Use this to stave off hunger, drink when bored, and especially useful when I have colds.

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75
drank Mint and Lemon Balm by Custom
2 tasting notes

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