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drank Berry Mint Cassis by Teavana
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drank Berry Mint Cassis by Teavana
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drank Chamomile by Stash Tea Company
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drank Chamomile by Stash Tea Company
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drank Chamomile by Stash Tea Company
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drank Chamomile by Stash Tea Company
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I bought a box of this tea a few months ago primarily for its calming properties. It’s a good tea to drink before bed or when battling a headache. I’ve never really loved the taste of chamomile, but it undoubtedly has a relaxing effect that I find both soothing and a bit nostalgic. My mom would drink unsweetened chamomile when I was younger, and now that I’m older it reminds me of home and of her. She has a gift for knowing exactly how to make everything better, and I think I associate that feeling with this tea because of her.

So whenever I’m sick or anxious or generally unwell, I think of this tea. It’s like an aromatherapy of sorts, breathing the vapors in and letting the anxiety out. There is something intrinsically healing here. It’s a cup for comfort.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I picked up on a few different scents from the dry leaves: cardamom first, followed by a cooling sensation similar to that of mint, and finally a slight orange note. Once brewed, it reminded me of a chamomile or light green tea both in perfume and in flavor. I wasn’t able to taste any of the spices in the tea while drinking, but my taste buds have been a bit off since I’ve been sick so that might be it. Overall, this was a nice and simple cup for a calm, relaxing morning.

Flavors: Cardamon, Mint, Orange

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Lemon & Ginger by Twinings
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Truth be told, I only drink this tea when I’m feeling under the weather. It has certainly been one of those weeks. I don’t particularly enjoy the taste; it’s far too similar to a cough drop, though I suppose that is the point. I added a good bit of honey to this to up the wellness factor and sipped slowly. I’m not sure there is enough lemon and ginger here to make a real difference, but it does give the feeling that I’m doing something good for my body so it serves its purpose.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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