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So I’ve been taking prescription eye drops for my darn allergies for the past week (eyes were a horrendous red at this time last week lol) and have been sneezing and all that fun from it being spring. So tonight, after reading on a note somewhere (I think it was Terri HarpLady that said it) that nettles are awesome for allergies, i found my one tea with nettles and made a cup. I contemplated cold brewing some for tomorrow but instead put another mango tea in the fridge. This tea is not my favorite, it’s very herby and thirst quenching, but not an exciting flavor, but if it helps my allergies, i might have to get a bit more. I’m hopefully going to davidstea tomorrow to get the summer collection and an iced tea pitcher, so I hope I make up my mind about this tea by then. If not, I still have a few cups left lol. See previous notes :)

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Terri HarpLady

Yeah, it’s not my favorite flavor, but it’s also not grocely bitter, so it’s tolerable. Ideally you need to brew it strong (cold brew won’t really get the ‘medicine out of the leaves as well). I use a cup of leaf to a qt of water & let it steep 2-8 hours, then strain & refrig if you want it cold. I was making mine before bed, letting it stereo covered over night, & straining it in the morning. The last couple days I’ve been brewing a quarter cup of leave in a 12 oz mug in the morning, letting it sit a few hours & then drinking it. It’s a lot of leaf, it’s very vegetal, but it helps.

Terri HarpLady

I’m proud of you for giving it a try, Lena!

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Terri HarpLady

Yeah, it’s not my favorite flavor, but it’s also not grocely bitter, so it’s tolerable. Ideally you need to brew it strong (cold brew won’t really get the ‘medicine out of the leaves as well). I use a cup of leaf to a qt of water & let it steep 2-8 hours, then strain & refrig if you want it cold. I was making mine before bed, letting it stereo covered over night, & straining it in the morning. The last couple days I’ve been brewing a quarter cup of leave in a 12 oz mug in the morning, letting it sit a few hours & then drinking it. It’s a lot of leaf, it’s very vegetal, but it helps.

Terri HarpLady

I’m proud of you for giving it a try, Lena!

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Hello all, I am a happily employed electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

MissLena’s rating system
(as of 04/19/13)

95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

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