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drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
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Sadly, I chose this one today because I’ve been stressed out beyond belief for the last week, and my anxiety is riding higher than ever, and this tea is my zen tea. Also, since I had an upset tummy this morning, the ginger was beneficial. When I reorder this tea, I’m going big. BIG I tell ya!

I still really love this tea, and will be sad when it is gone, but it is definitely going on a reorder list.

Butiki Teas

Sorry to hear about the stress and anxiety. I hope things get better soon. :)

Amariel

Part of it should get better soon, but part of it will take time, and require the first part to be resolved. But things are looking up, and my mantra has been that there are people far worse off than me. I have a loving husband and family, a job, food on the table, a roof over our heads, and those are things some less fortunate deal with regularly. But this last week has thrown me for a loop, for sure, with lots of unexpected things.

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Butiki Teas

Sorry to hear about the stress and anxiety. I hope things get better soon. :)

Amariel

Part of it should get better soon, but part of it will take time, and require the first part to be resolved. But things are looking up, and my mantra has been that there are people far worse off than me. I have a loving husband and family, a job, food on the table, a roof over our heads, and those are things some less fortunate deal with regularly. But this last week has thrown me for a loop, for sure, with lots of unexpected things.

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I generally like a lot of tea. I do find I have a preference for flavored over unflavoured, but I do love a good straight tea as well.

Likes are too hard, since there are a lot. Dislikes are easier, so here they are.

Hibiscus. Blech. I can tolerate a little, depending on the brew, like Berry Good from Davids and Ruby Pie from Butiki…but in general, it’s too tart and too strong for me.

Licorice. Anything that remotely resembles licorice is out too, so that includes fennel and anise. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

Florals. I’m cool with petals in the tea to make them look pretty, and I’m cool with teas like oolongs having a floral note, but strong florals can give me migraines. Rose and jasmine are the biggest offenders. This is one where it can vary on the blend, as I can handle Teavivre’s Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea because there is very little jasmine actually detectable in it.

Rooibos is hit or miss. I can do some, but not others. I handle green better than red, and honeybush better than rooibos.

Um, I have an extensive wishlist. It is both a list of things I want to get again, and things I want to try. If you are sending me something, and you want to know which is which, I’ll tell you via PM.

My ratings don’t have a particular scale or method, and may on occasion contradict themselves, but I’m honestly not fussed about that. Sometimes I don’t even rate at all.

Uh, guess that’s it.

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