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This is the second cup I made to soothe my stomach this morning. Turns out all I really needed was breakfast but yet again, this is brewed so might as well enjoy it. Alas “enjoy” isn’t the word I would really use to describe this cup. This, like Le Digestif, tastes more like herbal medicine than a tasty cup of tea. Especially since I turned to tea in order to enjoy all the flavors I could not otherwise have since I am on a diet, this really is not something I would ever reach for when I have soo many other delightful treats in my stash. I suppose that is why this herb-y, mint-y tea is on my swap list.

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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec
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Ha-I know what you mean about those teas. I’ll sniff a tea every now and then and be like “oh I don’t want this-it smells like it’s sick people tea and I’m not sick at the moment!”

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Haha. It is funny because my Dad believes all tea is “sick people tea”. He grew up only ever drinking tea (with lemon and honey) when he was sick so to him, my tea shopping is insane. In fact, I also used to only have tea when I was sick and it actually took me getting sick in August and having cup after cup to reevaluate my thoughts on the stuff. Now I am a tea addict and realize there is far more out there then the Tetley Orange Pekoe I grew up with.

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Ha-I know what you mean about those teas. I’ll sniff a tea every now and then and be like “oh I don’t want this-it smells like it’s sick people tea and I’m not sick at the moment!”

VariaTEA

Haha. It is funny because my Dad believes all tea is “sick people tea”. He grew up only ever drinking tea (with lemon and honey) when he was sick so to him, my tea shopping is insane. In fact, I also used to only have tea when I was sick and it actually took me getting sick in August and having cup after cup to reevaluate my thoughts on the stuff. Now I am a tea addict and realize there is far more out there then the Tetley Orange Pekoe I grew up with.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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