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drank Cold 911 (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Ugh, I’m sick!! blegh.
And this tea… well I thought it would help! but boo hoo, it’s not really doing much for my cold. and it tastes like regular mint tea?! Sure, if I did a side by side tasting it might highlight a few of the differences… but who has the energy for that when sick?
Now, my ‘buds are super dampened today so that is definitely not helping the cause. However, if the reason I bought this is to destroy my headcold and it isn’t working… well then I say it’s failed at it’s mission… yes??
maybe I’ll try it when not sick just to see if I can actually taste the juniper.
I doubt I’ll buy it again. Yep. I have nothing against it, but nothing for it over and above regular mint tea. So the rating here is kinda low because while I did find it very tasty, it wasn’t effective nor unique.

OMG brainwave… this tea mixed with Exotica when sick!!!!! how “sic” would that be :)
Guess what I am trying tomorrow!

Tina S.

Yay tea blending!

Try Honeybush Ginger Lemon . . that one cleared me up fast.

Indigobloom

I have some at work actually!! it’s pretty good. Anything with ginger helps a cold! :)

Dinosara

Feel better soon!

Indigobloom

I plan on it haha. thx Dinosara!!

gmathis

Get better soon. (Now’s the time to pull out all the minty and spicy stuff to unclog with. I like Tazo Refresh because of the tarragon when I feel yucky.)

Infusin_Susan

Sorry to hear you’re sick. When I’m ill, I drink a lot of Gypsy Cold Care and Echinacea teas from Traditional Medicinals. The trick is to steep it for the full 15 minutes to get the benefits of the herbs. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

Indigobloom

Gmathis and InfusinSusan- awesome tips… I’ll try them next time I get sick for sure! but now I am off to a ski chalet with friends so won’t have a chance to pick any up. Thanks so much tea friends XO

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Tina S.

Yay tea blending!

Try Honeybush Ginger Lemon . . that one cleared me up fast.

Indigobloom

I have some at work actually!! it’s pretty good. Anything with ginger helps a cold! :)

Dinosara

Feel better soon!

Indigobloom

I plan on it haha. thx Dinosara!!

gmathis

Get better soon. (Now’s the time to pull out all the minty and spicy stuff to unclog with. I like Tazo Refresh because of the tarragon when I feel yucky.)

Infusin_Susan

Sorry to hear you’re sick. When I’m ill, I drink a lot of Gypsy Cold Care and Echinacea teas from Traditional Medicinals. The trick is to steep it for the full 15 minutes to get the benefits of the herbs. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

Indigobloom

Gmathis and InfusinSusan- awesome tips… I’ll try them next time I get sick for sure! but now I am off to a ski chalet with friends so won’t have a chance to pick any up. Thanks so much tea friends XO

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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