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Mastress Alita’s sipdown challenge – September Tea #4 -A tea with honey added

The book I’m reading kept mentioning chamomile, and once for eye health (though the book didn’t mean drinking it for eye health, but a compress or something…), and my eyes are always wrecked so I steeped this up.  I don’t actually mind this one from Twinnings and I’m often craving it.  So this has honey in the name of the tea for this prompt AND I actually added some of Grandma’s honey to the mug… which I never really like to do since I never actually taste honey until I get to the bottom of the mug… and that will be the dregs of the cup in the morning! On another note, the local grocery ad this week showed $7 for two boxes of 20 teabags of Twinings tea. NO WAY. I don’t like this that much.

Kaylee

This was a thing my mom actually used to do for me when I was a kid and my eyes hurt! Like allergies, cold, etc. Just steep up two bags of straight chamomile tea and use the teabags as compresses (making sure they’re a safe temperature). It was super soothing! I would still do it now except I stopped keeping chamomile teabags at home when I got really into tea and switched over to looseleaf.

gmathis

I’ve used plain cheap black tea bags for tired eyes for years. Not sure if I’ve ever attempted chamomile, but it does sound soothing!

tea-sipper

huh, I wonder if the teabags of chamomile on my eyes might help my chronic dry eye or allergies… I don’t think I have many teabags of chamomile around at this point anyway…

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Kaylee

This was a thing my mom actually used to do for me when I was a kid and my eyes hurt! Like allergies, cold, etc. Just steep up two bags of straight chamomile tea and use the teabags as compresses (making sure they’re a safe temperature). It was super soothing! I would still do it now except I stopped keeping chamomile teabags at home when I got really into tea and switched over to looseleaf.

gmathis

I’ve used plain cheap black tea bags for tired eyes for years. Not sure if I’ve ever attempted chamomile, but it does sound soothing!

tea-sipper

huh, I wonder if the teabags of chamomile on my eyes might help my chronic dry eye or allergies… I don’t think I have many teabags of chamomile around at this point anyway…

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
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My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

I’m always in search of: Hattialli, Qu Hao black, Jin Jun Mei, teas using marshmallow root.

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer… I have a dumb phone so can’t access internet on that. As of 12/20/21 my wifi might start getting unreliable.)

Happy sipping!

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