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drank S'mores Genmaicha by 52teas
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I totally did not expect this one to go over well in a travel mug… but strangely, it does?!
Now that could be because I got my water from Starbucks, piping hot, and had to wait a few min before dunking the sachet… and probably burnt the leaves (ie. also any chlorine/alcohol residue)
Just sayin, that was totally unexpected and a delightful surprise. The marshmallow and toasted rice really came out nicely. A little too burnt in the aroma and taste for my liking. I’ll always prefer my standard Shmallow version of course :)

On a side note, I am so frustrated… just got some test results back. Looks like my thyroid is outta whack again. No wonder I’ve gained a bunch of weight lately. sighs.

Amariel

I’ve gained some lately too, and I have always been borderline, so I wonder if I should get tested again.

Rachel J

Sorry about the thyroid results. Hopefully with the right med, it will be a simple matter to get it under control.

Indigobloom

Definitely get tested!! better to know than be unsure :)

Indigobloom

Rachel, unfortunately my results don’t justify any medication, as it isn’t enough to affect my heart… only my weight heh

CHAroma

Really, no medication? That sucks. Maybe get a second opinion?

Indigobloom

This was based on my GP as well as the Specialist he sent me to. Industry standard is for them to treat me when it gets just a little bit worse than where I am now grumbles

teataku

Yeah, I’m with CHAroma. Weight gain can affect your heart, even if your thyroid isn’t. :/

Amariel

I have had it tested a few times in the last year and both times was borderline, though the last time was less borderline.

Indigobloom

teataku, oh I was just whining. Only gained about ten pounds. Doc says I need to gain another ten before they worry lol

Heather, I went to a naturopath managing that for two years, I was managing it for awhile but didn’t have benefits coverage and now am unemployed. Bah! Diet is paramount. Are you gluten free?

Terri HarpLady

One of my adult students was on thyroid meds for years. He doc put her on a paleo type program a few years ago – no grains, beans, dairy, sweets. She’s lost 85# or maybe more now, looks & feels great, & was able to get off the thyroid meds.

Fjellrev

Oh no, I’m so sorry about the results! My mom’s been battling with hyper- and now hypothyroidism all her life and it’s so serious. I hope everything will be ok.

I need to get tested too. It’s nearly impossible for me to lose weight no matter what I do.

Amariel

My weight seems to yo yo about 20 or so pounds every few years. I don’t do anything differently. I slowly lose it over the course of a year and it stays down, and then after a few it comes back, and then it goes down, and so forth. My bra collection has 3 cup sizes because they change before the bra is ready to toss, and I know I have a chance of fitting it again if I just wait. Not that I like having blood drawn, but I wonder if I should be getting tested once a year or every 6 months, just to keep an eye on it. Last testing was a little under a year ago when I had a noticeable change in my period flow. That plus the weight thing led me to blood work on thyroid and LSH/FSH hormone levels. And no, I am not GF, though I have considered it, but I have a very picky and cheap husband, and I am not sure I would be able to do it. I was also tested for Celiac Disease and it came back negative.

Indigobloom

Terri, I would so love to do a diet like that, or atleast something similar. In my house that wouldn’t work. I can’t wait to move out heh.
INcendiare, thanks! I think the most awful part, asides from the weight gain is the mood swings and depression. I have some really low days, and I really don’t wanna treat a symptom of a manageable condition with other meds so I just deal with it as best I can!

Indigobloom

Heather, mine does the same thing! only I work hard at losing the weight, and then my circumstances change so that I can’t maintain those habits anymore so I gain it all back, and then some. Bah. It will get better eventually, I hope. Once I get the diet under control!

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Amariel

I’ve gained some lately too, and I have always been borderline, so I wonder if I should get tested again.

Rachel J

Sorry about the thyroid results. Hopefully with the right med, it will be a simple matter to get it under control.

Indigobloom

Definitely get tested!! better to know than be unsure :)

Indigobloom

Rachel, unfortunately my results don’t justify any medication, as it isn’t enough to affect my heart… only my weight heh

CHAroma

Really, no medication? That sucks. Maybe get a second opinion?

Indigobloom

This was based on my GP as well as the Specialist he sent me to. Industry standard is for them to treat me when it gets just a little bit worse than where I am now grumbles

teataku

Yeah, I’m with CHAroma. Weight gain can affect your heart, even if your thyroid isn’t. :/

Amariel

I have had it tested a few times in the last year and both times was borderline, though the last time was less borderline.

Indigobloom

teataku, oh I was just whining. Only gained about ten pounds. Doc says I need to gain another ten before they worry lol

Heather, I went to a naturopath managing that for two years, I was managing it for awhile but didn’t have benefits coverage and now am unemployed. Bah! Diet is paramount. Are you gluten free?

Terri HarpLady

One of my adult students was on thyroid meds for years. He doc put her on a paleo type program a few years ago – no grains, beans, dairy, sweets. She’s lost 85# or maybe more now, looks & feels great, & was able to get off the thyroid meds.

Fjellrev

Oh no, I’m so sorry about the results! My mom’s been battling with hyper- and now hypothyroidism all her life and it’s so serious. I hope everything will be ok.

I need to get tested too. It’s nearly impossible for me to lose weight no matter what I do.

Amariel

My weight seems to yo yo about 20 or so pounds every few years. I don’t do anything differently. I slowly lose it over the course of a year and it stays down, and then after a few it comes back, and then it goes down, and so forth. My bra collection has 3 cup sizes because they change before the bra is ready to toss, and I know I have a chance of fitting it again if I just wait. Not that I like having blood drawn, but I wonder if I should be getting tested once a year or every 6 months, just to keep an eye on it. Last testing was a little under a year ago when I had a noticeable change in my period flow. That plus the weight thing led me to blood work on thyroid and LSH/FSH hormone levels. And no, I am not GF, though I have considered it, but I have a very picky and cheap husband, and I am not sure I would be able to do it. I was also tested for Celiac Disease and it came back negative.

Indigobloom

Terri, I would so love to do a diet like that, or atleast something similar. In my house that wouldn’t work. I can’t wait to move out heh.
INcendiare, thanks! I think the most awful part, asides from the weight gain is the mood swings and depression. I have some really low days, and I really don’t wanna treat a symptom of a manageable condition with other meds so I just deal with it as best I can!

Indigobloom

Heather, mine does the same thing! only I work hard at losing the weight, and then my circumstances change so that I can’t maintain those habits anymore so I gain it all back, and then some. Bah. It will get better eventually, I hope. Once I get the diet under control!

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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.

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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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