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I want to give up.

I have nieces and nephew around for this weekend, yesterday they came, next Sunday they are leaving. Today we are going to celebrate lots of things, some birthdays, some name-days (not really), that mom is okay after car crash, et cetera.

I hate too many people. Especiallly when they are relatives. TRIGGERS of my panic attacks. Kids with my brother and sister-in-law are going to visit another grandma tomorrow, so at least something “positive”. And I decided to move for that week to my friend’s place. My mother says I am weak and do not want to fight against it.

I prepared this tea in kitchen and almost ran back to my room.

Now to the tea, it brews cloudy dark brown, copper colour. The smell is not very pleasant. Not light (well, it should be “extra strong”); malty aroma – but bit artificial I think.

I steeped it for 3+ minutes, I did not care, but wanted to make it weak.

In taste it is very common, cheap black tea. As I steeped it for short time, it was not bitter, but not pleasant for sure. Generic citrus fruits came up too, but I think it is artifical – as ingredients says: black tea, aroma.

It is never good, when they do not declare what aroma they used.

In conclusion: I do not enjoy this cup very much, but maybe I am too affected.

Flavors: Citrus, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
mrmopar

I dislike those crowds as well.

Kawaii433

Me too. lol

LuckyMe

Yeah, big family gatherings tend to get pretty chaotic and crazy. Thankfully there’s tea to help restore serenity afterwards

Martin Bednář

At least I am not only one.

gmathis

Bunch of introverts, aren’t we? I like my people in short doses, too.

mrmopar

Many days I like my teas better than people.

Kittenna

I don’t think it’s weak to try and maintain your sanity by removing yourself from an overwhelming situation! I, too, wouldn’t be able to handle the chaos of a bunch of relatives in my living space for all that long. I rely on my late-evening solitude to recharge. I hope you’re able to enjoy some family time as well as some much-needed breaks from it :)

ashmanra

I love love love to have some alone time, but I do like to be with my children. I think the situation you describe with a lot of nieces and nephews around could get overwhelming for a lot of us! When a crowd overwhelms me, I make some jasmine dragon pearls and drink it all alone! It makes me feel better. I hope you are feeling better now, too.

Martin Bednář

I was kind of afraid to lose my temper if I stayed with them for 10 days. Actually, I am kjnd of caring person, but sometimes too much and I understand it can be bothersome for someone. That’s the reason why I decided to “run away” from my responsibility.
More over I felt it for bit longer time that I need kind of break in my life. Something to stop my stereotypes. This sounds like a good idea to spend a week somewhere else than my home.
Moreover, when it’s rather a hotel now for me, as I am leaving in 9 am and 8 pm returning. Haha

derk

After being ill, starting a new job and getting used to waking up at 3am, I finally sent your package last week. I’m sorry for the delay. May some relief arrive soon and before you go to your friend’s for a week!

Martin Bednář

derk – don’t worry, I have loads of tea at home now and I have no place to put them. Ahh. Need to clean up cupboard a bit probably.

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mrmopar

I dislike those crowds as well.

Kawaii433

Me too. lol

LuckyMe

Yeah, big family gatherings tend to get pretty chaotic and crazy. Thankfully there’s tea to help restore serenity afterwards

Martin Bednář

At least I am not only one.

gmathis

Bunch of introverts, aren’t we? I like my people in short doses, too.

mrmopar

Many days I like my teas better than people.

Kittenna

I don’t think it’s weak to try and maintain your sanity by removing yourself from an overwhelming situation! I, too, wouldn’t be able to handle the chaos of a bunch of relatives in my living space for all that long. I rely on my late-evening solitude to recharge. I hope you’re able to enjoy some family time as well as some much-needed breaks from it :)

ashmanra

I love love love to have some alone time, but I do like to be with my children. I think the situation you describe with a lot of nieces and nephews around could get overwhelming for a lot of us! When a crowd overwhelms me, I make some jasmine dragon pearls and drink it all alone! It makes me feel better. I hope you are feeling better now, too.

Martin Bednář

I was kind of afraid to lose my temper if I stayed with them for 10 days. Actually, I am kjnd of caring person, but sometimes too much and I understand it can be bothersome for someone. That’s the reason why I decided to “run away” from my responsibility.
More over I felt it for bit longer time that I need kind of break in my life. Something to stop my stereotypes. This sounds like a good idea to spend a week somewhere else than my home.
Moreover, when it’s rather a hotel now for me, as I am leaving in 9 am and 8 pm returning. Haha

derk

After being ill, starting a new job and getting used to waking up at 3am, I finally sent your package last week. I’m sorry for the delay. May some relief arrive soon and before you go to your friend’s for a week!

Martin Bednář

derk – don’t worry, I have loads of tea at home now and I have no place to put them. Ahh. Need to clean up cupboard a bit probably.

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