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drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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So I’m on a caffeine “cleanse” (I miss my oolongs… 2 weeks to go) and I picked this up the other day. Dry, it smells like cough syrup to me but then again, I think that about most rooibos teas so I bought 50g to try. I tried it both hot and cold.

Hot: It was pretty good. Very smooth, mellow flavors and it’s definitely relaxing. I drank some before bed and it had me nodding off. It tastes a little cough syrupy when it’s hot, but it’s not a horrible taste somehow!

Cold: YUM. this tasted like a creamy, orangey bubblegum! Weird I know but somehow it works and it’s sooo delicious when cold with a little honey. Tastes like happiness in a cup :)

Next, I’ll try it as a latte. Yay for new tea discoveries.

Faith

Yow, good luck with the cleanse! It can be rough…

dee

Its been two weeks! I’m sleeping much better and I don’t really miss it much except for my oolong teas :( The first week was so painful I couldn’t even keep my eyes open. Doesn’t help that I work at a coffee shop LOL

Angrboda

How long are you doing this for? Is it something you decided to do for yourself or is it some kind of program you’re following?

I’m asking because I had a rooibos blend last night (very unusual for me) and no real tea, and today at work at around noon-ish or so I had a bit of a sleepy crisis. Actually had to go and buy me some sort of sugary sweet so as not to fall asleep on the keyboard. I wonder if these two things might be connected, and that if I can’t get through even half a work day, even though I’m drinking tea at work, then maybe I ought to have a closer look at my caffeine intake.

dee

I decided to do it for a month! I’m doing it for myself… like you I started to realize the effects that caffeine was having on me (as in, couldn’t function without haha). I went completely cold turkey and I’ll admit the first week, I just wanted to quit and I felt like a drug addict sniffing coffee beans and stuff to tide myself over.

It used to be REALLY hard for me to fall asleep, stay asleep and feel rested in the mornings. Truth be told, I’m on my secondish week and only now is my sleep schedule starting to readjust and I’m finally feeling rested in the mornings.

I wish I could cut caffeine out altogether but for me it’s not possible because my favorite teas contain caffeine but this has definitely helped me reevaluate what I’m putting into my body. I’ll definitely try and control my intake to maybe just in the morning or something because this whole experience has really opened my eyes to my dependence on caffeine (as cheesy as that sounds :P) Hope I helped!

Angrboda

Interesting. Maybe I’ll attempt something similar for myself. Especially now that I know there’s at least one rooibos that I don’t dislike. It would be nice to be able to visit my parents for a weekend and not have a low-level headache for most of the time because of the drastically reduced caffeine intake. (May also be liquid intake in general though. I’m not always good at drinking my water if I can’t have it tea-flavoured)

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Faith

Yow, good luck with the cleanse! It can be rough…

dee

Its been two weeks! I’m sleeping much better and I don’t really miss it much except for my oolong teas :( The first week was so painful I couldn’t even keep my eyes open. Doesn’t help that I work at a coffee shop LOL

Angrboda

How long are you doing this for? Is it something you decided to do for yourself or is it some kind of program you’re following?

I’m asking because I had a rooibos blend last night (very unusual for me) and no real tea, and today at work at around noon-ish or so I had a bit of a sleepy crisis. Actually had to go and buy me some sort of sugary sweet so as not to fall asleep on the keyboard. I wonder if these two things might be connected, and that if I can’t get through even half a work day, even though I’m drinking tea at work, then maybe I ought to have a closer look at my caffeine intake.

dee

I decided to do it for a month! I’m doing it for myself… like you I started to realize the effects that caffeine was having on me (as in, couldn’t function without haha). I went completely cold turkey and I’ll admit the first week, I just wanted to quit and I felt like a drug addict sniffing coffee beans and stuff to tide myself over.

It used to be REALLY hard for me to fall asleep, stay asleep and feel rested in the mornings. Truth be told, I’m on my secondish week and only now is my sleep schedule starting to readjust and I’m finally feeling rested in the mornings.

I wish I could cut caffeine out altogether but for me it’s not possible because my favorite teas contain caffeine but this has definitely helped me reevaluate what I’m putting into my body. I’ll definitely try and control my intake to maybe just in the morning or something because this whole experience has really opened my eyes to my dependence on caffeine (as cheesy as that sounds :P) Hope I helped!

Angrboda

Interesting. Maybe I’ll attempt something similar for myself. Especially now that I know there’s at least one rooibos that I don’t dislike. It would be nice to be able to visit my parents for a weekend and not have a low-level headache for most of the time because of the drastically reduced caffeine intake. (May also be liquid intake in general though. I’m not always good at drinking my water if I can’t have it tea-flavoured)

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