Been enjoying a lot of this. Drank it again before going into work this morning. A few hours ago, I received an email from a certain lady that I’m very fond of. She asked me to send her a haiku. It happens that Shui Xian is her favorite of all the teas I’ve shared with her. On the bus home from work, I was thinking about the brief time she and I enjoyed with each other last night, and about the experience I had drinking Shui Xian alone this morning. The haiku came to me:

What could make this tea
more lovely? One thing. Your smile,
here, sipping with me.

Bonnie

Ah, I’m smiling because you are such a wonderful soul Geoffrey!
A tea and a woman that inspires poetry?! Next thing you know, you’ll be dancing a tango in the street!

Geoffrey

Aw shucks, Bonnie. Thanks so much. And I’m actually going to get on a plane headed for Baltimore in a few hours to vacation at a tango festival. I’ll be doing more dancing than walking for four days straight. It’s gonna be great! And maybe I will just dance in the street for a bit at some point.

Bonnie

Good for you, Dance in the Streets! Have fun and eat some of those famous Chesapeake Crabcakes.

TeaBrat

I’ll be there at the end of the month visiting family. :)

darby

Great haiku Geoffrey! Hope your lady liked it.

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Bonnie

Ah, I’m smiling because you are such a wonderful soul Geoffrey!
A tea and a woman that inspires poetry?! Next thing you know, you’ll be dancing a tango in the street!

Geoffrey

Aw shucks, Bonnie. Thanks so much. And I’m actually going to get on a plane headed for Baltimore in a few hours to vacation at a tango festival. I’ll be doing more dancing than walking for four days straight. It’s gonna be great! And maybe I will just dance in the street for a bit at some point.

Bonnie

Good for you, Dance in the Streets! Have fun and eat some of those famous Chesapeake Crabcakes.

TeaBrat

I’ll be there at the end of the month visiting family. :)

darby

Great haiku Geoffrey! Hope your lady liked it.

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Tea drinking, tango dancing, rock climbing, and reading are my main activities of interest.

Currently obsessed with Fenghuang Dancong Oolongs and Wuyi Yan Cha. My fascination with Pu’er is steadily growing, and I imagine it will take over one of these days.

I typically don’t feel ready to say anything conclusive about a tea (and thus, say nothing) until I’ve tried it three or four times, which helps prevent both false positives and false negatives, and offers a more comprehensive sense of a tea’s dimension and character.


As of 01/12/2012, I’ve accepted full-time employment as the Business Development Manager at Verdant Tea. From that date forward I’ve decided to stop rating teas on Steepster due to my professional stake in the tea business. I have no interest in manipulating the rating system in our favor or against other tea businesses. All my ratings on Steepster were made before my employment with Verdant Tea, and reflect nothing more than my personal opinions as a tea drinker.

I want to continue writing tasting notes without ratings from time to time, for both our teas and teas that I enjoy from other businesses; but as my life has now become much more busy, my activity on Steepster will be lessened. And in any case, my future contributions here will have to be made on my personal time.

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