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drank Ceylon Star by The Tea Smith
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Received a sample of this tea with a purchase and just noticed it in my pile. Brewed two teaspoons in about 100 ml gong fu in a kyusu pot for 30 second steeps.

I didn’t notice any special flavors to this tea, to me it just tasted
Iike a regular black tea. Ceylon tea is in many tea bags I’ve had over the years. But the caffeine kick in this is pretty powerful. I had taken an ibuprofen for a pinched nerve in my back and have been doing this for days now. This tea had a sort of Excedrin effect and really boosted the ibuprofen tab.

Honestly this is the best pain relief I’ve had in days. Gonna hoard my little Baggie of this tea. Will recommend this for the caffeine because it is definitely one of the stronger teas I’ve had lately.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML
Ost

Tea and advil helping your pain? that’s awesome! Hope you are able to get more relief!

Cwyn

I repeated this again today and found it worked. I think I need to have a higher caffeine tea so I can take half the dose of ibuprofen, and save my stomach for sheng!

Ost

That’s really awesome! :D

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Ost

Tea and advil helping your pain? that’s awesome! Hope you are able to get more relief!

Cwyn

I repeated this again today and found it worked. I think I need to have a higher caffeine tea so I can take half the dose of ibuprofen, and save my stomach for sheng!

Ost

That’s really awesome! :D

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