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So, I am on this. After a few days of taking Reactine (Zyrtec for my US friends) as well as a Chlortrimeton/Sudafed mix and still sneezing to the point of pain when I step outside, I am looking for more natural ways to beat my allergies. Of course, tons of vitamin C, but also green tea is supposed to help. My mom brought up local honey, which seems so obvious when you think about it. Local honey is made from local pollens, so it helps your system build an immunity to them. Oh darn, I have to eat some honey every day. My life is so hard. XD.

So, when I thought of green tea and vitamin C, I immediately thought of this tea. I’d been avoiding it because, well, greens are too much trouble for my tastes and even when I do manage to brew them properly, I’m not overly fond of them anyway. So it’s a lot of work for not much payoff. But this one has surprised me, especially since I had it as a to-go cup and we all know that the to-go teas from DT usually don’t turn out so great. But I’m drinking this one iced and I’m really enjoying it. It’s light and it’s super refreshing, just what I was looking for. And if it means I get to breathe, all the better.

I can taste the earthiness of the green, but it’s a good thing, it’s not overwhelming, and the fruitiness is what takes to a better place for me. I am truly enjoying this tea and look forward to more of it!

(For those hoping to fight allergies naturally, any of the cold remedy teas also have a lot of ingredients designed to help the symptoms, if not the cause.)

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Iced
Jessie

I’ve read a few different places that rooibos is good for allergies. Does it help you? Good luck fending them off!

aisling of tea

Well, yesterday I was outside for a good 3-4 hours. I took one Reactine and one does of the other pills at 6:30 am and didn’t take anything else that day except Green Seduction and local honey, so…who knows? Maybe it does work! The true test will be tomorrow when we’re wandering around Toronto for Father’s Day.

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My jug of cold tea for the next few days. Out of a fear that the black wouldn’t resteep well (to make iced tea, I make one pot of tea, pour it into my jug, and then resteep the leaves to get my full two liters), I probably used way too much and it is super strong. I used about twice the amount of leaf I usually use for 2 L of tea, and I brewed it in a smaller teapot (to avoid having an extra liter leftover…and the other one was dirty). So it is super strong, but very, very tasty. I’m enjoying this iced a lot, though I need to be careful about drinking it after five. I like sleeping. Maybe I need to keep one jug of caf tea and one jug of decaf in the fridge.

This tea really is a delight iced, and it’s creamy without any milk added. A bit bitter, but that’s my fault. It’s creamy and sweet and everything I want in a black tea.

Maybe when I go home to Tennessee in August, I should steal a milk jug or two from mom so I’m not lying when I call my pitchers of iced tea “jugs”.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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I made a two-liter jug of this the day before yesterday, and by yesterday evening it was all gone. That right there says it all. Cold, this is an absolute delight. I am so glad we bought a tin of it.

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Iced

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drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
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Still dying of allergies. Mom suggested a hot toddy, but I’m not in the mood for booze, so I added a few drops of honey and lemon to this….yum. It’s soothing, it’s helping my throat…love. So much love for this one.

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

Allergies have hit me full blown as well.Yikes! Guess I have no choice but to get this one… ;)

Jenn

I can’t wait to try this one!

MaddHatter

So wish I have not over done my tea allowance for this month… :) Hopefully this one will be popular enough to keep around a while.

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drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Whisky White by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Bravissimo by DAVIDsTEA
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I am having a terrible, terrible allergy day. At once point the left side of my face itched, including my throat. I made a big mug of this and drank it as hot as I could and thank god, it helped. Whenever there is something even remotely wrong with my throat, I reach for this tea.

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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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