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I’m home sick from work today…

I got home last night, from closing the store, at about 10:30PM. I hadn’t felt great all day but I figured it was just ‘cause the last few weeks I’ve been doing the opening shift so my body just wasn’t used to starting work at 2PM when lately I’ve been getting off work by 4PM. Not the case though – shortly before midnight last night I threw up, and I haven’t really stopped since. So, definitely not just a break in work habit kind of thing.

I don’t really know what my tea drinking day is gonna look like today; my sense of taste is fine but I’m still DEFINITELY having some tummy issues and nothing is really sitting well. I picked this one ‘cause I thought the cinnamon/ginger notes and the soft roasty notes might sit well enough. I mean, taste wise it’s been great – very brown rice and spice cake. Not so much carrot cake today though; just spice cake. I think it’s too early to tell if I’ll be able to keep it down, but fingers crossed!

Fjellrev

That’s brutal, I’m sorry, Roswell. I hope you’ll start to feel better soon.

Sil

oh god. hope you feel better asap!

CrowKettle

Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery!

VariaTEA

You’re the third person I’ve heard of with stomach problems like this recently which is weird given you’re all in different provinces. I guess it’s the time of year where illnesses run rampant

VariaTEA

I hope you feel better soon though!

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Fjellrev

That’s brutal, I’m sorry, Roswell. I hope you’ll start to feel better soon.

Sil

oh god. hope you feel better asap!

CrowKettle

Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery!

VariaTEA

You’re the third person I’ve heard of with stomach problems like this recently which is weird given you’re all in different provinces. I guess it’s the time of year where illnesses run rampant

VariaTEA

I hope you feel better soon though!

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Hello;

My name is Kelly. I’m a twenty something tea drinker and reviewer living in Saskatchewan, Canada. I started drinking loose leaf fairly casually about five years ago, and at some point between then and now that ‘fun little hobby’ turned into a serious obsession.

You know you’ve got it bad when you get your hobby tattooed to your arm.

I’m a TAC certified Tea Sommelier!

Typically I drink flavoured blends more than straight but one of my mini goals is to get that ratio to a more 50/50 level. I do a daily cold brew, and have at least (but usually a lot more) two hot cups of tea every day. Naturally I lean towards black or white blends and as of late oolongs but I WILL drink everything; the last half year or so I’ve been challenging myself by further exploring Oolong and Pu’Erh which are the tea types I know the least about overall.

A personal goal of mine has been to do a proper Gong Fu session every week because it’s something I deeply enjoy doing but struggle to make time for. I can’t say I’ve been doing great staying on track with this goal, but I haven’t forgotten about it!

My default for preparation is Western Style with zero additives. The exception to this is matcha which I drink in straight milk with no additives. So unless I mention otherwise you can assume that I’ve prepared my tea Western style without added ingredients/sweeteners.

Favourite flavours/ingredients: Pear, lychee, cranberry, cream, melon, pineapple, malt, roasty, petrichor, sweet potato, heady florals like rose, walnut, and honey, but only in moderation.

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger, often Chai spices in general, mushrooms, overly vegetal or marine/seaweed, chamomile, sometimes mango or peach, stevia, saltiness, or anything that reminds me too much of meat that isn’t supposed to taste like meat…

Currently exploring/looking to try: Shou Pu’Erh or Dark/Roasted Oolong, Sweet Potato flavoured blends or straight teas with strong sweet potato notes, and anything with Goji berries. Also, I need to try ALL the root beer teas!

Tea Pet Reference Guide:

Clay Pixiu Dragons: Zak & Wheezie
Clay Goldfish: Dot
Clay Monkey: Enzo
Ruyao Carp: Splashy
Ruyao Frog: Bebe
Ceramic Rabbit: Rupert
Ceramic Horse: Bergamot
Ceramic Snail: Snicket
Wood Fired Old Man: Leopold

I also have a real life pet – a fancy rat named Wasabi.

Currently I’m employed at DAVIDsTEA. While I’m still reviewing DAVIDsTEA blends I am no longer numerically rating them due to the obvious conflict of interest. Any tea blends you currently see with a numeric score that are from DAVIDsTEA were reviewed prior to my being hired there.

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