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drank Mermaid Tea by Østerlandsk Thehus
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I have been having this issue with my phone where it drops network and picks up network like a light switch. Off. On. Off. On. Constantly…for hours. And then it is fine for a week and then it starts its shenanigans again.

I have factory reset the phone. I have switched the SIM card. And a couple days ago, after it rebooted multiple times through the night which meant I had no alarms to wake me for class the next morning, I took it to Bell to send it out since it seems to be a hardware issue. Of course this always happens when I am in London, without a car, despite me being in Toronto, with people who can drive me places for 1/2 the week every week.

So I trekked to the Bell store at the mall where the customer service rep told me b/c the issue is intermittent, Samsung likely won’t see it and will just wipe my phone and send it back. He said I would need to send it out 2-3 times and they may replace it after that. He sent me to a Samsung-authorized phone repair shop in the mall and they told me the same thing about sending it back and forth to Samsung until they decide to replace it. So, I sent it out and was obviously not too pleased with the service I was getting. As far as I am concerned, in the Android vs. Iphone debate, this is a definite strike against Android.

The one positive note from this phone experience is I was in the mall where I could hit up DAVIDsTEA and buy a mug I definitely did not need and some tea samples. Then after paying for those, I remembered the teas my sister brought from Copenhagen which are all large quantities in brown paper bags. So I picked up tins. Now I am trying to taste them to see if they are worth a tin or if I should trade them or give them away.

This tea is an interesting one because unlike most people, I hate seaweed, which is an ingredient in this tea. Seaweed, gooseberries, and sea buckthorn. All rare ingredients for teas so while I wasn’t overjoyed with some of the ingredients, it at least is something different.

The seaweed flavor is not strong at all, so sorry for anyone looking for that flavor note. Instead, I am getting a lot from the gooseberries and their sour grape sort of vibe. At first I was unsure of it but as the tea has cooled, I think I am enjoying it more.

Dustin

Funny, I’m having issues with my iphone and was thinking of switching to android next time I need to replace it. We should trade! LOL!

VariaTEA

I had Iphones forever and finally gave up b/c of the battery life crapping out so quickly. Unfortunately it appears Android isn’t much better battery-wise and now all of this craziness. It is kinda sad when you can’t even rely on your phone to act as a clock.

VariaTEA

And I should mention my friend who has had Samsungs forever was not surprised by what was happening because apparently she had similar issues in the past

ashmanra

My iPhone is almost four hears old. I had battery problems and got a local shop to replce my battery six months ago for $30 and it is still working like a champ, i am saving for a new phone just because of the advanced age (tech wise) of this one. I was thinking about switching to anither phone, but maybe I will stick with iPhone after all.

Dustin

I’ve had to replace batteries in i products before, my last phone included. These phones are so expensive. You’d think the companies could work these issues out.

VariaTEA

I usually don’t replace the batteries b/c a lot of the time the cost to replace the battery is about equal to just getting a new phone.

Dustin

I have ordered third party replacement batteries and done the replacement myself. I think it’s around $30 or so that way. If you were going to replace the phone anyway a $30 gamble isn’t that much to loose if you break the phone in the process.

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Dustin

Funny, I’m having issues with my iphone and was thinking of switching to android next time I need to replace it. We should trade! LOL!

VariaTEA

I had Iphones forever and finally gave up b/c of the battery life crapping out so quickly. Unfortunately it appears Android isn’t much better battery-wise and now all of this craziness. It is kinda sad when you can’t even rely on your phone to act as a clock.

VariaTEA

And I should mention my friend who has had Samsungs forever was not surprised by what was happening because apparently she had similar issues in the past

ashmanra

My iPhone is almost four hears old. I had battery problems and got a local shop to replce my battery six months ago for $30 and it is still working like a champ, i am saving for a new phone just because of the advanced age (tech wise) of this one. I was thinking about switching to anither phone, but maybe I will stick with iPhone after all.

Dustin

I’ve had to replace batteries in i products before, my last phone included. These phones are so expensive. You’d think the companies could work these issues out.

VariaTEA

I usually don’t replace the batteries b/c a lot of the time the cost to replace the battery is about equal to just getting a new phone.

Dustin

I have ordered third party replacement batteries and done the replacement myself. I think it’s around $30 or so that way. If you were going to replace the phone anyway a $30 gamble isn’t that much to loose if you break the phone in the process.

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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.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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