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My acid reflux has been really acting up for the first time in a long time and it caught me without any rooibus at home. I am VERY picky about rooibus-it tastes medicine-y to me and the most popular blends of orange, mango, vanilla and such do nothing to alleviate the rooibus taste. I’ve found a couple from Canadian companies that look promising, but the shipping is just too high-I’m not paying more for shipping than for the tea.

Anyhow, so I broke into my Summer Strawberry Paradaiso from Teavana (which is milder on reflux), but it’s expensive and I don’t want to drink it all day anyway. So, I took a look at my Christmas Herbal Tea. I bought 2 75 gram bags because it was very good and because of the very long shelf life. I was saving this for December-and I BROKE INTO IT! It’s not the caffeine, apparently I just need to drink a hot beverage. Still, I rarely drink herbal tea. I still haven’t finished my Greek Mountain tea from quite some time ago.

But, for some reason I tried this herbal tea. Perhaps I was wanting to try all the TG holiday-themed teas. I don’t remember. The dominant flavor here is cinnamon-a very mild cinnamon (not like Jolly Ranchers). I can taste the orange and maybe a bit of cloves. But make no mistake, this is no herbal “constant comment”. It’s smooth and sweet enough to not require sugar. The aroma is a pleasing melange of all the ingredients-again mostly cinnamon, but complemented quite well by its supporting cast. I guess I’ll be drinking more of this until I find a Rooibus and another white tea. I can’t say that I love it, but it’s very solid and if it can save me a cup of caffeine and tannins every day until my reflux settles, it’s a very pleasant way to do so. At Christmastime, this seems like a Christmas-ey tea-now it just tastes good.

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TeaBrat

hope you feel better soon!

Scott B

Thanks, doing better today-4 cups of black tea with no major problems. Been having some sour Jolly Rancher’s hard candy-the malic acid in them promotes saliva production and seems to help with reflux.

Joshua Smith

Hope you’re doing better today. Also, nice tip with the Jolly Ranchers, that will definitely come in useful at some point!

Scott B

Thanks. It’s been kind of good days-bad days at this point. I might just have to give up tea for a week or so to take care of it for awhile. I guess any hard candy with malic acid will work. Unfortunately, Jolly Ranchers don’t come in sugar free and it’s 23 calories each, so it’s not a permanent solution. Supposedly you can get the same effect from sucking on a slice of lemon or lime-if you can put up with that.

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TeaBrat

hope you feel better soon!

Scott B

Thanks, doing better today-4 cups of black tea with no major problems. Been having some sour Jolly Rancher’s hard candy-the malic acid in them promotes saliva production and seems to help with reflux.

Joshua Smith

Hope you’re doing better today. Also, nice tip with the Jolly Ranchers, that will definitely come in useful at some point!

Scott B

Thanks. It’s been kind of good days-bad days at this point. I might just have to give up tea for a week or so to take care of it for awhile. I guess any hard candy with malic acid will work. Unfortunately, Jolly Ranchers don’t come in sugar free and it’s 23 calories each, so it’s not a permanent solution. Supposedly you can get the same effect from sucking on a slice of lemon or lime-if you can put up with that.

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Started drinking tea for health benefits maybe 5 years ago-exclusively bagged tea. Usually went for various Celestial Seasonings type of stuff. I bought a tea infuser at a gourmet shop once and then I realized there was almost no loose tea available. Eventually tiring of bags, I started ordering loose tea online and I have never gone back. Initially, I was exploring all the wild and exotic flavor combinations, but now I mostly drink straight teas. I still enjoy blended teas-but prefer those without “flavoring”. Hope to learn here and find some new teas I might not otherwise find. Am a vegan, so “milk” generally means “soymilk” to me. If it’s almond, rice, or coconut, I will mention that fact.

I am new here, and new to reviewing tea. Many of my initial reviews will be from memory and may not be very detailed at all. I hope to write more informative reviews on current and future teas.

I won’t let external factors affect my rating of the tea-such as slow shipping, too expensive, etc. I’ll mention any customer service problems in my reviews. I also won’t let my mistakes in not following the seller’s recommended parameters affect a rating. I can’t believe people who say “I forgot about it and oversteeped it” and then give it a rating. If I brew outside the parameters, I will wait until I brew it right before I give it a rating.

TEMPORARY RATING SYSTEM- Don’t hold me to these numbers and descriptions-like George Bluth, I like to tweak.

90+ It’s awesome, right?? I’ll probably try to keep it on hand.

80-89 – I really like this and will buy it again at some point, but there are so many teas to try!

70-79 – This is a pretty good tea and I may buy it again based on my mood, what tea store I am buying from, and what kind of deal I can get.

60-69 – This is okay. I finished the bag. I would drink it again if offered, but would not buy it again.

40-59 – IF I finished the bag, I recall this tea thinking “Why in the hell did I finish the bag?”

1-39 – Did not finish the bag. Maybe not even the cup. Tea was given away or discarded.

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