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Favourite "Pick Me Up" Tea?

I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately, life’s been less than great and stuff seems to just keep piling up.

I normally turn to my favourite tea (Quangzhou Milk Oolong from DAVIDs TEA) when I’m feeling low, and it usually cheers me up, but not today apparently.

I’ve been staring at my tea collection, trying to decide what to try as a pick-me-up next, but can’t decide, so I figured I’d get input from the lovely Steepsterites!

What flavour profiles (or specific teas/blends) do you generally reach for when you’re in need of cheering up? What is it about that specifically that makes you feel better?

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It depends on my mood… Dragonwell is my ultimate fallback always-there kind of tea, but sometimes I want something a bit more cuddly… usually then I’ll go for a dark oolong or a flavored black.

I hope you feel better!

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inguna said

Something citrussy. That usually cheers me up.

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I like something sweet because it makes me feel like I’m indulging in some amazing dessert without actually doing so. Particularly in a latter. Or something minty, can’t go wrong with mint.

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Butiki Tea’s Good Morning Sunshine (guayusa caffeine, and tasty citrus). Before I had that tea, I stuck to something really chocolately.

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Nik select said

Samovar Life’s Ocean of Wisdom. I like the story behind it (blended specially for the Dalai Lama), I like the base (rooibos is my favourite), and I like the end result (wonderful fragrance, flavour, and warming/comforting qualities).

Product page:
http://shop.samovarlife.com/Ocean-of-Wisdom-Organic-Herbal-p/0602ocwi.htm

My tasting note:
http://steepster.com/bleepnik/posts/57991

It’s naturally caffeine-free, so it’s not “that” type of pick me up, but for an emotional bankie, it’s perfect. Hope life starts treating you better soon!

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I usually reach for the Quangzhou Milk Oolong from DAVIDs TEA too. But lately I’ve been reaching for vanilla flavored teas.

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