drank Keemun Finest by Zen Tea
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This has been my breakfast tea of late. I need the strength and bold flavor to give me fortitude!

My mother-in-law is in an assisted living facility. The administrator told us in early December that she could save about $200 a month if we do mail order pharmacy. I was elected to handle it. I don’t know how that happened since I wasn’t running! I was told it was because I was the only one who could pronounce the names of the meds!

Red tape. Doctor’s voicemail. Compounding pharmacies. Automated calls – three per day for every script called in and every refill that ships, and you have to respond if you don’t answer the phone and get that 22 digit tracking number written down. Studying the meds and realizing that one hasn’t been given to her in weeks – a strong narcotic patch that is no doubt being sported by staff and lasts three days – and also has potential fatal interactions with two of her other meds. Having aforesaid med cancelled so it won’t kill her since she says it has never helped her pain anyway. Also, the admin said he ddin’t want it in his facility because they know staff steals it off the patients bodies. (???) Finding an alternative source of protein because why should an 81 year old be forced to drink a nasty beverage they hate twice a day when there are other choices. Websites that don’t work properly, but finally with the help of their tech support who couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working, I have the ability to handle all of this online and cancel those stinking phone calls and bypass some of the nonsense to make getting her meds easier. This has been my thing lately.

Bring on the tea. This is a super tasty one. I drink it straight for breakfast and love the cocoa scrape across the tongue and the bloom of flavor. I have also added brown sugar and made a sort of milk tea with it and it was delicious. This will be a re-order when it started getting low. I do strongly prefer this one to Harney and Sons English Breakfast, which is also 100% Keemun.

gmathis

Owie, owie, owie! Elder care is not for the faint of heart! In the separation of duties, medications did not land with me, which is probably a good thing. Drink up :)

K S

Ugh. The only thing harder than dealing with mail order pharmacy is doing so for someone else. The election may have been rigged but the right person has the job. My next door neighbor is in assisted living temporarily. His wife found out they weren’t giving him all of his medicines. Hard to believe this stuff happens. Stay strong and stay observant. Hugs and prayers.

Christina / BooksandTea

Wow. You are made of strong stuff indeed. I hope that you get the help you need.

__Morgana__

Ugh. Sorry.

tigress_al

Dealing with that kind of stuff is so frustrating!

Evol Ving Ness

Keep fighting the good fight! She is fortunate to have you on her side.

Our societies have a long long way to go before we figure out how to appropriately take care of our aging population. However will we manage when it is our turn?

I am delighted to have this tea here waiting for me to get around to it. Now that you have rated it so highly, I will make sure to get around to it sooner.

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gmathis

Owie, owie, owie! Elder care is not for the faint of heart! In the separation of duties, medications did not land with me, which is probably a good thing. Drink up :)

K S

Ugh. The only thing harder than dealing with mail order pharmacy is doing so for someone else. The election may have been rigged but the right person has the job. My next door neighbor is in assisted living temporarily. His wife found out they weren’t giving him all of his medicines. Hard to believe this stuff happens. Stay strong and stay observant. Hugs and prayers.

Christina / BooksandTea

Wow. You are made of strong stuff indeed. I hope that you get the help you need.

__Morgana__

Ugh. Sorry.

tigress_al

Dealing with that kind of stuff is so frustrating!

Evol Ving Ness

Keep fighting the good fight! She is fortunate to have you on her side.

Our societies have a long long way to go before we figure out how to appropriately take care of our aging population. However will we manage when it is our turn?

I am delighted to have this tea here waiting for me to get around to it. Now that you have rated it so highly, I will make sure to get around to it sooner.

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