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drank Løv in Mind by Løv Organic
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My day of sipdowns took a detour when I got talked into going to see Mary Poppins Returns with my mom and sister. We went to a VIP cinema and I was not paying attention and ended up ordering a fishbowl to drink. A giant fishbowl of alcohol, juice, and soda.

Now I am back home and my guess is the whole lot of sugars and alcohol didn’t sit well because I am a bit nauseous. I looked for a tea with ginger and this was the first I found. It came to me courtesy of Cameron B. Thank you!

This tea has a slight ginger burn when it hits the back of the throat which is nice for the nausea. Other than that, I am not loving this all that much. I think the dragon fruit is what appealed to me about this one but I don’t get much, if any, dragon fruit. I get ginger. Some turmeric. And something a little musty. It’s different but different isn’t always good. And to me at least, this is not good. Still grateful to Cameron B for the chance to try it and at the very least the ginger is calming the slight nausea from before.

Cameron B.

I’m not a fan of this one either – too much ginger/turmeric and not enough dragonfruit.

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Cameron B.

I’m not a fan of this one either – too much ginger/turmeric and not enough dragonfruit.

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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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