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Reading The Tea

Posted by terrepruitt on March 3, 2015

I have been having this icky feeling in my chest.  I don’t have a cough – really, but sometimes a tickle.  I don’t FEEL sick, but this icky, burning type feeling.  It is kinda making me grumpy.  Short-tempered is more accurate.  I think I have mentioned how when I don’t feel good, before I even realize I don’t feel well, I get grumpy.  I think it makes sense for people to be grumpy when they don’t feel well.  I am trying not to ACT grumpy, of course, but I feel a bit grumpy/short-tempered.  I know that I have also mentioned that I have not been sick since last year, so I am fighting this with vitamins, sleep, and tea.  I have been drinking a lot of tea.  My hubby and I will drink tea at night to warm us up when we are cold.  But I don’t usually drink tea during the day unless I am cold. I do drink Chai Tea Lattes, in place of my coffee sometimes in the morning. I have some days where I have a Nia class in the morning and a yoga class right after so I get home later in the day than I want to be drinking coffee so I drink the Chai Tea Latte (recipe here).  But the thing that makes my chest feel better is HOT liquid so I have been drinking tea.  I like those Yogi teas.  I have posted about them before.  I am drinking two that are supposedly to help support your immune system.  But, ya know what else they actually do?  They make me happy.  I love the little sayings on the tea bag tags.

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Many, many, many people believe that “Gratitude is the open door to abundance.”  First of all if you are grateful for what you have you have many wonderful things in abundance.  And if you think in the positive you attract the positive.  Having gratitude will attract more things to be grateful for.  Ahhhhh . . . and a lovely cup of tea to go with that awesome perspective.

“Life is a flow of love; your participation is requested.”  WOW!  Life is a flow of love.  That alone is a great saying.  Just thinking of life as one big flow of love.  My cup of tea tasted better with just THAT part alone.  Then the request for participation.  That really made this saying go over the top (in a good way) for me.  I love that.  Participate in the love that is life.  Let love flow.  Grab your raft and jump on the flowing river that is love and that is life.

I really love my Echinacea Immune Support Yogi Tea.  It smells great.  It smells of fragrant flowers.  I can just breathe in the aroma from the bags and be calmed.  It tastes just as good.  Then the little sayings on the bags — just make me smile.  I don’t love all of them . . . but they make me smile.  And then some of them I love.  Like these ones mentioned here.

Do you drink Yogi tea?  Do you have any favorite sayings that they have on their tea bags?

16 Responses to “Reading The Tea”

  1. there13 said

    I love yogi tea!! Their tiny notes fit me perfectly aswell as the flavor

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  2. paywindow7 said

    Does the burning in your chest feel like heartburn Terre? If so please go to the doctor. I had a heartburn sensation last year and when they checked it out I had three arteries in my heart that were blocked. I had been ignoring it for six months and I was lucky that I did not have a heart attack. I’m not saying this is the same thing but my advise is to have it checked.

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    • Ha, I thought of that – it feeling like heartburn, but it doesn’t really. I am glad you got yours taken care of. How did they determine it was blocked arteries?

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      • paywindow7 said

        There’s a test that they run called an angiogram. If they find any blockage they perform a procedure called an angioplasy to clear the blockage and place stents in the vessels to keep the arteries open. I waited way too long and one of my arteries was 100% occluded another was 70% and a third was 80%. That’s why I’m throwing way more info at you than you asked about because it’s very important to get this checked. It may turn out that it is heart burn.

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        • Your comment got me curious and I looked it up. I don’t think it is a blockage nor heartburn. It is the cough thing that is going around or perhaps a little stress. But doing some inversions yesterday brought up some phlegm, so, I am confident it is just “ick” and not serious. Plus the inversions seemed to help. Which would not be the case with heartburn. And I don’t think movement would help ease a blockage. Once I did think something was wrong and the doctor said it was heartburn, when I looked up the causes I laughed. https://terrepruitt.com/2010/08/14/well-duh-it-was-my-fault/ I posted about it!

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  3. Michele said

    Let’s have some tea and a chat! I have been drinking more tea lately, but none with sayings on the tea bags 😁 I finally even got a tea kettle to heat the water 👍. Yay for tea, and all of it’s goodness, perhaps I shall try the Echinacea tea from your post and I will definitely grab my raft and jump on that flow of love/life!

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  4. Love yogi tea! I’ve been drinking ginger forever– it warms and soothes in this winter which is going on and on and on. The sayings are definitely a fun little bit added to the experience…kind of like getting your fortune cookie!

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