drank Wintergreen by Camellia Sinensis
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The right tea at the right time is a blessing. Due to change of schedule, more running around over the holidays than usual, and probably some general sloppiness and inattentiveness on my part, I’ve caught myself a good old fashioned head cold—the kind you wouldn’t have had to apologize for, pre-plague ;)

So I taught kids from a distance and behind a mask this morning (we’re blessed with awesome adult volunteers who kindly do any legwork needed…today they were scorekeepers and measuring judges for the Forest Park Junior Olympic Fake Ski Jumping Competition). I’m home now spending the afternoon feigning invalidism and pampering myself with a beautiful mugful of wintergreen steam, RX courtesy of Dr. derk!

These were big, flat leaves straight off the plant, and I gave them ten minutes over a warming candle. In retrospect, I should’ve thrown a towel over my head and the mug for the duration. Even though the final product is so pale I can see to the bottom of my pottery mug, the flavor itself is warming and gently mentholly (no burn) and sweetly medicinal.

Quiet house, fragrant tea, one sleeping cat in each corner of the living room, sunshine on my toes…if one has to be under the weather, this is the way to do it.

Mastress Alita

I have had two bad colds since post-plague, and both times I hated the way everyone would stare at with a sharpened gaze over any cough or sneeze. As if colds haven’t always been a thing! (Harumph!)

gmathis

I allowed myself the luxury of some wonderfully loud head-clearing sneezes at home this afternoon. And, two mugs of wintergreen later, the overinflated inner tube behind my sinuses is starting to recede. I’ll have to see if our local bulk herb proprietor carries it.

Evol Ving Ness

Awww, that derk…

Hope your under-the-weather ness blows over very quickly.

CrowKettle

Feel better soon! Derk strikes again with fitting, unique teas :)

And I hear you about the pre-plague colds; coughs tend to stay with me looong after the actual illness subsides, which can make public life challenging these days :|

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Mastress Alita

I have had two bad colds since post-plague, and both times I hated the way everyone would stare at with a sharpened gaze over any cough or sneeze. As if colds haven’t always been a thing! (Harumph!)

gmathis

I allowed myself the luxury of some wonderfully loud head-clearing sneezes at home this afternoon. And, two mugs of wintergreen later, the overinflated inner tube behind my sinuses is starting to recede. I’ll have to see if our local bulk herb proprietor carries it.

Evol Ving Ness

Awww, that derk…

Hope your under-the-weather ness blows over very quickly.

CrowKettle

Feel better soon! Derk strikes again with fitting, unique teas :)

And I hear you about the pre-plague colds; coughs tend to stay with me looong after the actual illness subsides, which can make public life challenging these days :|

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Steepster “geezer” (been reviewing here for more than a decade); tea barbarian who has no systematic method for storage, preparation, classification, or rating; lover of strong unleaded builders’ tea. Never quite grew up—I cut and glue, play with Legos, design kids’ curriculum, and play with fifth graders every Sunday.

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