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drank Earl Grey Bravo by Adagio Teas
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I have a terrible respiratory infection right now. My mother is starting her chemotherapy for breast cancer soon and I can’t be around her until I am better. This is particularly painful. I am on several medications, but few things truly relieve my sore throat like a steaming cup of strong black tea.

I awoke at 4:30am unable to swallow. Upon trying it felt like I was forcing down razor-sharp slivers of glass. I needed something strong and comforting.

I put the electric kettle on and put in a hefty amount of Earl Grey; the strongest dose I’ve had to date. I poured the just boiling into my cast iron teapot and gently slid in the mesh. The result was a super-strong, ebony, and highly perfumed cup of tea. I am now on my third cup, my throat is feeling significantly better, and my sinuses have cleared up quite a bit. I think the re-steep on this will also be very strong considering how many leaves I used.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec
Fuzzy_Peachkin

Whoa! Feel better! And I hope your Mom’s chemo works out!

Elonwy

Thank you Fuzzy! A good cup of hot tea always soothes the throat and comforts the soul. My mom’s a tough cookie, tougher than me ^_~

Sil

i hope you feel better soon so that you can be back with your mom, supporting her. that’s gotta be tough.

Elonwy

Thank you, Sil, I will be seeing her today after a week’s absence, My love of tea is from her.

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Fuzzy_Peachkin

Whoa! Feel better! And I hope your Mom’s chemo works out!

Elonwy

Thank you Fuzzy! A good cup of hot tea always soothes the throat and comforts the soul. My mom’s a tough cookie, tougher than me ^_~

Sil

i hope you feel better soon so that you can be back with your mom, supporting her. that’s gotta be tough.

Elonwy

Thank you, Sil, I will be seeing her today after a week’s absence, My love of tea is from her.

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I have a huge affection for malty, Chinese reds with rich, sweet flavors that soothe the throat and calm my nerves.

Yezi Tea is my favorite online vendor. Joy’s Teaspoon, Teavivre, and JusTea are also all-around-excellent.

I occasionally enjoy hot dragon well, but do not often drink green teas. I do enjoy mint, rose, lychee and chamomile, however. Rooibos is quite off-putting to my taste buds, and I am very wary of spray flavors, but not above trying them.

Other than tea I enjoy dabbling in watercolor, my cats and dogs, the occasional rescue animal, fantasy mmos and turn-based rpgs, and arm-chair linguistics.

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