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It took me over three hours to fall asleep last night, so even though I doubt caffeine is the problem (most likely anxiety and/or an over-thinking brain), I’m going to start the day off with something caffeine-free.

I normally can’t deal with honeybush or rooibos blends because they tend to be far too woodsy for me, but I couldn’t pass up the root beer. Dry, this is a dead ringer for creamy root beer.

After six minutes, I thought I’d test it out. After stirring the tea before pouring it into my cup, I licked the teaspoon and it tasted like creamy vanilla. Ok, so far so good. No overly powerful base. Yet.

But the first sip was far too woodsy for me. Even more so than I would expect from a honeybush. The root beer was there but was struggling to remain noticed amongst the honeybush frenemies.

Hmm, let’s experiment and put some half and half in this. By far better. The half and half simultaneously dampens the base and brings out the root beer flavouring. Kind of like drinking a root beer float. Yay!

I’ll be drinking it like this from now on, and will even try my other rooibos/honeybush blends with some half and half.

Now to think about what to brew to take to the library with me.

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Stephanie

Oof, that’s a LONG time to be attempting to fall asleep…

TheTeaFairy

Not that it helps in any ways, but you know I feel for you and understand :-)
I’ve tried the no caffeine thing and I know that’s not the problem for me. But you never know, if you’ve never tried. To really know, you have to do no caffeine for about a week, man that was hard and all for nothing. I was tea-less for a whole week!

Fjellrev

Aww, yeah, I wish no one in the entire world had to deal with this. I’ve done caffeine-free periods for a while and they don’t seem to matter either. I’ve had sleeping problems since I was 12 or so, really.

At least now you know that you can drink all the tea you want!

tigress_al

Sooooooooooo frustrating not sleeping :(

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Stephanie

Oof, that’s a LONG time to be attempting to fall asleep…

TheTeaFairy

Not that it helps in any ways, but you know I feel for you and understand :-)
I’ve tried the no caffeine thing and I know that’s not the problem for me. But you never know, if you’ve never tried. To really know, you have to do no caffeine for about a week, man that was hard and all for nothing. I was tea-less for a whole week!

Fjellrev

Aww, yeah, I wish no one in the entire world had to deal with this. I’ve done caffeine-free periods for a while and they don’t seem to matter either. I’ve had sleeping problems since I was 12 or so, really.

At least now you know that you can drink all the tea you want!

tigress_al

Sooooooooooo frustrating not sleeping :(

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