Tea Test

September 15, 2009

They can't all be winners.

It’s “Lauren Left Her Camera At Work” Day, so here’s a lame post I can make without leaving the comfort of my computer stool.

Let’s talk tea.

I had to go to Wal-Mart for some non-fun Stuff tonight, and I decided to swing by the herbal tea section. I’ve been having a little trouble falling asleep lately. Absolutely no trouble staying asleep – with the exception of waking up at 3:30 like clockwork, checking the time, and quietly rejoicing that a respectable amount of sleep still lies ahead. So, I bought (and am in the middle of trying) Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra. Apparently it has a little sumpin’-sumpin’ extra in it that will knock me out in a completely safe, non-FDA-approved way – like that bear.

I’ve brewed my first cup.

I’m smelling my first cup. It smells like gum. That is not appealing.

Sipping… ow, it’s too hot to sip.

* Dum de dum de dum * (time passes. Lauren unloads the rest of her Wal-Mart stuff. and loads the dishwasher. and clears off the counters. and checks the mail. Dang, now this cup is cold. Into the microwave.)

Ok. Sipping my first cup. (Sans sugar, since I don’t want to activate the acid factory that is my stomach.)

Hmmm. Flavorless, gum-scented water with a slight bitterness that makes the sides of my tongue contract.

I should write ads for these guys.

Cup consumed.

Well, if the velerian (trusted as a sleep aid since the days of Greeks and Romans because of its mild sedative properties) kicks in, I’ll be sure and let you know. I hope I don’t fall asleep like that bear – I’ll fall off this stool.

UPDATE: It’s about 10 minutes later, and I’m not kidding – my throat is a little numb and my ears feel weird. Those Romans were on to something!

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12 Responses to “Tea Test”

  1. Uyek Said on:

    LOL at * Dum de dum de dum *
    My DH swears by this stuff but we had a baby and now we can fall asleep anywhere, anytime, if given the chance. But I wouldn’t recommend it.


  2. Amy Said on:

    I had some tea with that while I was in Peru… It made me feel kinda sick.. so I had to stop using it. I felt bad though, because my host family had bought it just for me! oops…


  3. Brad Said on:

    Do they make teas for other occasions as well?

    “Try all the Celestial Seasonings drug-added teas:
    ADDelicious Tea
    AmpheTEAmine Mornings
    Serenitea (now with more opium)”


  4. Kristi Said on:

    I like having iced tea with a bit o’ Southern Comfort. That always relaxes me.


  5. Uyek Said on:

    “Southern Comfort,” aka sleep medication.

    Get this: These days, I’m drinking (religiously) an herbal tea called Mother’s Milk.


  6. Rae Said on:

    One question: How many times were up in the night having to… um, you know… pea? Cuz we all know what tea makes us do.


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