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Took a turn for the worse overnight, feel like death warmed over today. I love bravissimo, but I’ve had so much of it over the last few days that I couldn’t bear the thought of more, so I made a pot of this instead. Mmmmm, I adore this one, I’m glad we got a tin of it. It’s a bit more expensive, but it’s so light that 50 g of it filled our tin, so it works out for me.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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drank Raspberry Royale by Bigelow
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Plucked this out of our suicide jar (a jar full of all of our leftover bagged teas, some good, some terrible. Whatever you snag, you have to brew and you have to drink). I didn’t have high hopes for this one, but it wasn’t terrible! I don’t know if I’d search it out, but it was very nice for a bagged tea! I might restock this one when the suicide jar runs out, and I look forward to making sun tea with this!

Thank you, brandy3392 for bringing this to my attention!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
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My second roll of the day turned up this one and I couldn’t be happier! So delicious, I love the almond flavor and I’m a girly-girl at heart. I love that it steeps up pink! squee! We’re almost out of this one, we need to restock soon!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Tahitian Vanilla by Tealish
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So my wonderful wife, who is as brilliant as she is creative, made me a tea-drinking game for my birthday! I roll two D10s, and drink whatever tea matches the two numbers. If I roll doubles, I get to use one of the ADORABLE cards she made to determine which tea to drink. Squee! Best wife ever, y’all.

So, my first official use of the game was this morning, and this is what I rolled. Mmmmm…this was a very good place to start. I love vanilla and this was just what the doctor ordered.

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
KeenTeaThyme

And when will this game be available in stores?! I wanna play!

Daddyselephant

Oooh, sorry, you have to have the base AwesomeWife starter kit and I snatched up the last one. :D

Serenes

that is friggin’ adorable. best idea ever!

Tea

What a cute idea! XD

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So…here it is. I ran out of Dayquil today and I was miserable. I made a cup of this and I really am feeling better…I can breathe and my throat isn’t hurting as much and I feel less like death.

That all being said, I had to treat this like medicine, I could not stand the taste. My tastebuds could be off or it could be the fact that I’ve got chicken soup, bravissimo, and this in front of me and I’m switching between the three, but I found very little pleasure in the taste.

But hey, if it makes me feel better, who cares? It just won’t be one I drink when I’m not sick. The rating is based solely on how it made me feel so much better, and has nothing to do with taste.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Bravissimo by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Bravissimo by DAVIDsTEA
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Formerly aisling of tea, now you can call me ele .

“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

New label as of May, 2015: Diabetic. I’m using tea to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings and keep me hydrated without hurting my system or messing with my blood sugar.

Ah, tea. My love for you is ever changing. At my last update, I was all about the rooibos and now I hardly drink it. I only occasionally had an oolong and now I have one just about every day. I’ve learned the art of resteeping and coldbrewing and kombucha. I have a lovely little tea pet named…well, I haven’t decided on a name for him yet. I also have five! live pets, a tabby cat named Rosabella Francis (Bella for short), a ginger cat named Orange Julius Pekoe (Pekoe), a white and grey cat named Earl Jean Grey (Earlie), a tuxedo cat (and the only boy in the house) Prince Erik Darien Darjeeling (JiJi) and a red foot tortoise named Da Hong Pao (Pao). So if you see me referring to my girls, I don’t have kids, just animals.

As for tea, I love oolongs, herbals, and black tea. Since I am no longer working, I no longer feel the constant need for a mate energy boost, though I do still reach for it from time to time. I also drink less matcha, though I do throw a spoonful or two in when I’m making smoothies. Most of my tea I drink coldbrewed, and since I discovered coldbrewed rooibos was giving me headaches, I’m drinking less and less of it. Straight pu-erh is not a thing I enjoy, but there are a few flavored blends I like. Greens are still too finicky for me to bother with hot, but they make great cold brews.

I am by no means a tea purist. I greatly enjoy flavored teas and I put stevia in all of my teas. It’s just how I do.

I think I’m going to name my tea pet Mr. Turtle. Even though he’s a tortoise.

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