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Disclaimer: Please excuse me while I have a mini pity party!

I’m broken!!! :(
Or atleast my taste buds are. I thought it was related to something else, but my apparent lack of drive to consume bucket fulls of tea lately is caused by a health problem that I already knew about, but have been working out how to fix.
I have Dysgeusia, partial loss or alteration of taste sensors :(:(:(
Soooo… since I need to fix the problem anyhow, I’ve decided to make a concerted effort to stay away from caffeine. I mean, I claimed to be doing that before, but now… well I don’t really have a choice! my body has made it for me xsighsx
Chocolate, malty teas, roasty toasty teas, delicate teas… they’re all bland!! The horror!
I’ve been distraught over it all day.
I have a few pu-erh samples that I’ll try but once those are rated, I’m banned for six weeks! I’m not sure I can handle it :s
So it looks like I’ll be taking a bit of a break from this place. yeah, I’ll stop in and rate an herbal tea every now and then but it really isn’t the same!!
Oh well, my wallet could use a break anyhow.
end rant

So… this tea?
I added no sugar, and yet it was very flavourful. Woodsy almost but not in a biting sour way (how I sometimes find green rooibos). Otherwise, it didn’t make much of an impression on me but don’t let that stop you! I fully admit that I can’t taste much for the moment… so I haven’t got much else to say on the topic
It was interesting but I won’t be running out to buy more anytime soon. Too bad, I’m on the hunt for a tisane to love while I’m on break.

LiberTEAS

I’m sorry. :(

Jenn

Oh no! I’m so sorry that you’re going through this. Please let me know if there’s a tisane in my cupboard you may like to try, or if there’s anything I can do to help.

Indigobloom

Liberteas: thanks. I’m clinging on to the fact that it isn’t a forever thing!!
Jenn: the way my taste buds are behaving I’m not sure it’d be worth it. Only the spiciest, most pungent teas can make it past my meh factor :(
But thank you so much for offering!!! <3

The Purrfect Cup

I’m so sorry to hear this! I hope it is a speedy six weeks for you!

Jessie

Oh no! I’m glad to hear it’s reversable. And I’m glad there are lots of great herbals.

gmathis

Pity party away. Not on doctors orders, but just for unspecific no-longer-being-18 health reasons, I’m trying to be sane in my caffeine intake, which means trolling for good decaf options. Will watch to see if you hit on any oh-wow discoveries.

Kashyap

so sorry that such an avid tea drinker was blasted with such a curse…I hope you recover quickly and are back to the tea uphoria…heal up

Indigobloom

agh, that’s too bad Gmathis, I feel your pain…
Kashyap, I hope so to! I need tea like I need air…

thanks for the positive thoughts everyone xx

ScottTeaMan

Hope your problem can be fixed and is temporary. When I have a cold, I back off of quality teas, bc my sniffer can’t smell the full aromas of the tea (if at all), and that affects the taste of the tea too. Take care!!

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LiberTEAS

I’m sorry. :(

Jenn

Oh no! I’m so sorry that you’re going through this. Please let me know if there’s a tisane in my cupboard you may like to try, or if there’s anything I can do to help.

Indigobloom

Liberteas: thanks. I’m clinging on to the fact that it isn’t a forever thing!!
Jenn: the way my taste buds are behaving I’m not sure it’d be worth it. Only the spiciest, most pungent teas can make it past my meh factor :(
But thank you so much for offering!!! <3

The Purrfect Cup

I’m so sorry to hear this! I hope it is a speedy six weeks for you!

Jessie

Oh no! I’m glad to hear it’s reversable. And I’m glad there are lots of great herbals.

gmathis

Pity party away. Not on doctors orders, but just for unspecific no-longer-being-18 health reasons, I’m trying to be sane in my caffeine intake, which means trolling for good decaf options. Will watch to see if you hit on any oh-wow discoveries.

Kashyap

so sorry that such an avid tea drinker was blasted with such a curse…I hope you recover quickly and are back to the tea uphoria…heal up

Indigobloom

agh, that’s too bad Gmathis, I feel your pain…
Kashyap, I hope so to! I need tea like I need air…

thanks for the positive thoughts everyone xx

ScottTeaMan

Hope your problem can be fixed and is temporary. When I have a cold, I back off of quality teas, bc my sniffer can’t smell the full aromas of the tea (if at all), and that affects the taste of the tea too. Take care!!

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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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Toronto (Mississauga, but I work in TO)

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http://hrslinger.wordpress.com/

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