Tea Samples

You will not be surprised to read that I love visiting tea shops. I love talking with the people who work at the shops and hearing their recommendations of new teas to try. And I love the free samples. Recently I visited  Capital Teas. They had two teas available for sampling. One of these teas I will never forget. I sampled their Sailor’s Delight. It was served cold and was so tasty. It is a blend of green and black tea with strawberry and papaya too. Delicious! I highly recommend it.

As I said I sampled this tea and enjoyed it. And then, I noticed that my tongue was tingling. Pretty soon my tongue started to swell a bit. As I was walking to the store to get some Benadryl, I began to cough. The good news is that I now know that I am allergic to papaya. I had been searching for years to find out what fruit I was allergic to after a reaction years ago. Also, good news is that after some medicine, lots of liquids, and a good night of sleep, I feel just like myself again. The bad news is that I won’t be able to drink Sailor’s Delight again. I do highly recommend it to everyone else!


  1. Caroline

    Oh dear! So glad you are ok and you were able to determine that papaya was the cause. The tea sounds delightful, but perhaps I won’t serve it in your presence to ensure you don’t have a reaction!!

  2. SusannahDB

    As is often the case, I was near a large number of pharmacists who were taking very good care of me. I am fine now. Feel free to try this tea without me and let me know what you think!

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