My Tea.... Smells Weird?

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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As I was opening my Organic Numi Mate Lemon Green Tea this morning about to put it in my hot water with my jar of honey on the side, my PSD student said that my tea smells weird.

I'm not really sure what to think of this comment. Can someone here tell this young lad that you never insult a Russian guys tea.



Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Mike H.'s Comment
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I always thought Russian tea was made with vodka instead of water?

Jessica A-M's Comment
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Green tea does have an off smell to non tea drinkers. I have quite a collection of delicious teas but one of my favorites is Triple Leaf Cold and Flu. I drink it whether I'm sick or not and people say it smells odd. I also get that response with a loose leaf Oregon mint tea. I had my mint tea at work with me and my boss asked if it was pot and I said no and he smelled it to make sure and said he almost wished it smelled like pot. I will never understand non tea drinkers.


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Errol V.'s Comment
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This is just a funny situation. You get out green tea, and your student, who probably knows about tea bags, says the green smells "weird".

The funny thing is the tea in the tea bag is fermented and smells OK, while green tea, basically just dried tea leaves, smells weird.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Meanwhile he's drinking his energy drinks which smell like poison. Haha!

It's alright though, I'll purposely do a few terrible set ups when I'm setting him up for an alley dock and then tell him to fix it!


He's a good student though and I can't complain. But it was seriously funny when he said that because I really didn't know what to say.

Greenhorn Trucker's Comment
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I dunno about smells funny but, to me, tea tastes like dirt, however given the option between that or an energy drink I would drink tea too LOL. I get lots of strange looks when I tell people that at 37 years old I still do not drink coffee or tea at all, and even though I love the smell of coffee I cannot drink the stuff. I drink mostly water with flavor packets, the occasional soda, and milk. Maybe that is what I can do when I go OTR is make free coffee for other drivers so I can have that nice smell without wasting it rofl-2.gif


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Magoo's Comment
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I'll be following your truck then Greenhorn. Mmmmm coffee!


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Greenhorn Trucker's Comment
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I'll be following your truck then Greenhorn. Mmmmm coffee!

My hope is that Prime has one of these bad boys in this color, you to go with a theme LOL. Of course I will not be overly picky I will take whatever is available of course. Plumb crazy purple would be a nice one as well smile.gifgreen Prime Inc. tractor trailer truck


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Jessica A-M's Comment
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Oh! Hindsight come back! Those energy drinks have clearly burned out his smell receptors.


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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Phil C.'s Comment
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"That's not my tea your smelling...I need a shower!"

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