Working at a tea shop is super handy when you develop a sinus infection (read: the plague).
If you ever need tea and are in the vicinity of Teavana, grab my favorite sick blend:
-To Life, Moroccan Mint and Gyokuro Imperial. Add honey and enjoy.
The white tea hydrates and detoxes, the Gyokuro green has the EGCG complex which boosts immune systems along with a lot of vitamins. And the mint soothes your throat.
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or nursing:
DO NOT DRINK TEA WITH HIBISCUS, ROSE HIPS OR CHAMOMILE.
Hibiscus and rose hips may cause you to get a period/cause cramping; and chamomile is also unadvisable.
Also, dried ginger may not be advisable; but fresh is good for relieving nausea. And avoid anything that is a “natural antidepressant.” E.g. St. Johns wort, kava and bergamot.
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