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I just really need something warm going down my throat. It’s aching even more, especially on the right side, and I’m also sensing a sharp shooting pain from my throat down to near my sternum. This probably isn’t good, is it?

Anways, this tea seems a bit less floral and more bergamot-y today. I don’t hate bergamot, so this is fine.

Angrboda

Have you seen your doctor about it? If it’s a virus he can’t do anything about it, but if it’s bacterial you’ll want some sort of antibiotic. If it hurts that far down your body, you should at least have it confirmed that it’s not turning into bronchitis or pneumonia.

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Angrboda

Have you seen your doctor about it? If it’s a virus he can’t do anything about it, but if it’s bacterial you’ll want some sort of antibiotic. If it hurts that far down your body, you should at least have it confirmed that it’s not turning into bronchitis or pneumonia.

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Dislikes (or at least generally disinclined towards): Hibiscus, rosehip, chamomile, licorice, lavender, really vegetal green teas, shu/ripe pu’erh.

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