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Non-tea related revelation, can skip if desired

So I decided, yesterday, randomly in the morning, that I need to do something about how I am living life. I go to work, sit at my desk, eat lunch, sit at my desk, go home, eat, sit at computer or watch tv, go to sleep. Not very active, since I drive to work and drive most places really. So yeah, yesterday I was like screw this, I need to get heathier. Also, my back has been getting really bad (poor posture = many many knots and tension headaches) and yes, I just haven’t felt good lately really, even with all my tea. Oh, I am also going to try to cut back on caffeine for a bit for my anxiety.

So today, I went for a run! I was going to go yesterday, but the terrible excuses got me haha, but today I went! Now, it wasn’t a full, run the whole time thing, but I sweated and I couldn’t breathe and I’m sore tonight, so it must have done something! I am going to try to go every two days. I got in this habit last year, and I felt amazing, but for some reason quit halfway through the summer, and it went downhill from there. So this summer, I want to do it every second day for the first bit until I can actually do a decent amount of running without feeling horrible lol, and then I’d like to stick with 2 or 3 times a week. I need to do this. It’d be nice to progress into some yoga-like things or going to the gym for some weights, but for now, I will start small. I don’t need to lose weight at all from running, but I do need to get in shape and I’m hoping some physical activity will also help with how anxious I seem to get sometimes. Sorry for pouring my heart out, Steepsters, but I just felt the need to tonight, and I’m always happy you guys are here to listen!

OK, if you read through that, kudos, and thank you for reading my lamentations and goals. Sorry for cluttering up the tasting note with unnecessary and unrelated things. Now, onto this tea!

So after my exercise, I was feeling all cliched and was like “I’ll have The Skinny tea!!” LOL. But I do like this tea, I still can’t believe I used to dislike it so much, and now that I’m down to about one cup left in the bag, I might have to buy another decent sized bag just to have on hand for times of need, as this is a tea I crave at times. It was orangey and fresh, very enjoyable! See previous notes on this tea :)

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Fuzzy_Peachkin

Good luck with the running! Run 3x a week and do something else 2 or 3x a week. It really makes a difference in my health and also just my attitude toward lfe. So go go go! :-)

Josie Jade

Running has always been my go-to fix when I get in a slump. It’s hard to start at first, but after a while you’ll have so much more energy and will look forward to your runs! Good luck! :)

MissLena

Thanks for the encouragement :) i am hoping to add in more activities but I’ll start with committing to one lol, i’m terrible at starting things but once I start i’m usually good to go!

OMGsrsly

I’m doing couch to 5k, and also hiking, and I sometimes cycle to work. Whee! Exercise and less caffeine truly do help. Good luck! :)

MissLena

Wow that sounds crazy active haha I am jealous! Hoping I get to that point eventually :D

OMGsrsly

I’m training for a 7 day hike this fall. I need to be able to hike 10k each day with a full pack. EEP! So yeah, I’m doing a lot. Hopefully it works and I have an awesome trip!

Cavocorax

Eeek. All you healthy people and your talk of running almost inspires me to try it, but… but… I hate it so much. >:| I get so wheezy and get stomach pain. I always figure that if I’m actually jogging then I must be pretty miserable with myself, yet so many people seem to like it. ;O

Anyway, you guys are inspiring!

OMGsrsly

Cavo, couch to 5k, seriously. You start by jogging (like a little old lady for pace) for 60 seconds, then walking 90 seconds. It’s the best way to ease into it. I’m repeating each week twice, just so I don’t overdo it.

Cavocorax

Hmmmm…. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….
I’ll look into it. :P
Also, it doesn’t hurt that 5k is about 30 minutes of activity. I can make time for that…

MissLena

Cavo – Yes I do the walk and run thing, I’m not nearly as technical, I probably should be lol, I run until I can’t anymore, then I walk a bit, eventually it gets easier to not stop running. I go for about an hour, but that includes the walking, so I have no idea what the distance is, you can do it though! You just have to start :)

OMGsrsly – man a 7 day hike will be pretty intense! But awesome at the same time, I love hiking, it’s so nice to be outside in the wild :D

OMGsrsly

It should be awesome, if I can repeat what I did yesterday 7 days in a row, and with a loaded pack. Haha. I’m so sore. :)

CHAroma

Yay!!! Good for you! Keep up the awesome work! :D

MissLena

Haha I will try to, I haven’t been going running much lately with looking after my new kitty, but when he’s a bit bigger I’ll be able to go more often :)

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Fuzzy_Peachkin

Good luck with the running! Run 3x a week and do something else 2 or 3x a week. It really makes a difference in my health and also just my attitude toward lfe. So go go go! :-)

Josie Jade

Running has always been my go-to fix when I get in a slump. It’s hard to start at first, but after a while you’ll have so much more energy and will look forward to your runs! Good luck! :)

MissLena

Thanks for the encouragement :) i am hoping to add in more activities but I’ll start with committing to one lol, i’m terrible at starting things but once I start i’m usually good to go!

OMGsrsly

I’m doing couch to 5k, and also hiking, and I sometimes cycle to work. Whee! Exercise and less caffeine truly do help. Good luck! :)

MissLena

Wow that sounds crazy active haha I am jealous! Hoping I get to that point eventually :D

OMGsrsly

I’m training for a 7 day hike this fall. I need to be able to hike 10k each day with a full pack. EEP! So yeah, I’m doing a lot. Hopefully it works and I have an awesome trip!

Cavocorax

Eeek. All you healthy people and your talk of running almost inspires me to try it, but… but… I hate it so much. >:| I get so wheezy and get stomach pain. I always figure that if I’m actually jogging then I must be pretty miserable with myself, yet so many people seem to like it. ;O

Anyway, you guys are inspiring!

OMGsrsly

Cavo, couch to 5k, seriously. You start by jogging (like a little old lady for pace) for 60 seconds, then walking 90 seconds. It’s the best way to ease into it. I’m repeating each week twice, just so I don’t overdo it.

Cavocorax

Hmmmm…. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….
I’ll look into it. :P
Also, it doesn’t hurt that 5k is about 30 minutes of activity. I can make time for that…

MissLena

Cavo – Yes I do the walk and run thing, I’m not nearly as technical, I probably should be lol, I run until I can’t anymore, then I walk a bit, eventually it gets easier to not stop running. I go for about an hour, but that includes the walking, so I have no idea what the distance is, you can do it though! You just have to start :)

OMGsrsly – man a 7 day hike will be pretty intense! But awesome at the same time, I love hiking, it’s so nice to be outside in the wild :D

OMGsrsly

It should be awesome, if I can repeat what I did yesterday 7 days in a row, and with a loaded pack. Haha. I’m so sore. :)

CHAroma

Yay!!! Good for you! Keep up the awesome work! :D

MissLena

Haha I will try to, I haven’t been going running much lately with looking after my new kitty, but when he’s a bit bigger I’ll be able to go more often :)

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Hello all, I am an 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
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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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