When you feel like crap what do you drink?
Cocomint Cream from DAVIDs
Green tea with lemon in it. and a spoon of honey. Instant mood changer for me, and a great soothing feeling down a sore throat!
Cream of Earl Grey. It’s so smooth and sweet and soothing. It’s a loose tea from DavidsTea, and I like to add a bit of golden sugar and a bit of milk. Amps up the comfort level. :)
But if I’m feeling like crap as in SICK, I either do hot water with honey and lemon or a good bold breakfast tea. The kind that sort of punches you in the face, haha.
A strong earl grey, homemade ginger chai, pepermint tea, or ginger decotion( boiled ginger) that I either add honey and lemon to ( and sometimes whisky), or drink straight, or if it is my throat sage tea made from sage in the garden plus cardamon and ginger or mint depending on my mood ( don’t take this if you are nursing a child as sage has been used historically to help dry up ones milk).
That depends on what kind of “crap”. If it’s from illness- peppermint tea, or usually sweet ginger heat. It use to be jinga citrus twist, until I found out it was discontinued.
If it’s a case of the blahs, Pumpkin Chai, or one of my fav flavoured oolongs- creamy nut oolong, spiced mandarin oolong or wonderberry truffle.
Physically, I often force myself to make David’s North African Mint with lots of honey. I don’t especially like the tea and I’m really not a honey fan, but I know both of those will help.
Mentally, often a green oolong or a dragonwell, unless I want something decadent, in which case it’s the Vanilla Mystique from Dallywater’s. Or, if I really want to treat myself, the aged silver needle from Verdant. I’m hoarding the last of my stash.
One of my medicinal teas or chamomile if I feel physically like crap. I can’t stand ginger in anything so I have to make do with that and mint. No additives.
Mentally like crap, a nice Yunnan black that I can resteep a couple of times without much extra effort. Add milk and sugar.
Wine? Mead? Uh, either chai or something minty.
When I’m down in the dumps, tired or just generally out of sorts, I reach for a good Japanese sencha or gyokuro. Something about green tea always improves my mood. I also like Teavana’s Body + Mind tea for this.
If I have a cold or sore throat, I drink Traditional Medicinals’ Echinacea Plus or Gypsy Cold Care, or just about any “detox” or “calming” herbal tea.