3076 Tasting Notes

Yesterday was an awesome day. I fixed a tasty brunch for myself, my 2 sons, Tony, & my friend Lisa. While we ate, we watched “The Interview” on my son Leif’s huge flatscreen. We also shared a pot of this tea, which is tasty. Then we played Cards against Humanity for about 3 hours, LOL.

I steeped the tea in this teapot, which was made for me by a friend!

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Stephanie

Sounds like a great day! Was the Interview any good? :)

Skulleigh

Yes, after all the hype I must know if the movie was any good :D I played Card Against Humanity with my friends on C. Eve :)
That teapot is amazing! I love it!

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Long ago I picked up some extra of this tea, & I have been enjoying multiple steeping today, & enjoying the time to savor those steepings.

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Harpy HoliDaze!
I’m starting my busy day with this lovely tea, along with this breakfast
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/05/broiled-ham-hock-with-braised-cabbage.html
And now on with the day!
1. Today is my Mom’s birthday, she is 80!
2. My new washer & drier will arrive today sometime before noon!
3. My last xmas gig of the year is at 10pm tonight
Everyone have a wonderful day!

Sil

woot! happy holidays you awesome lady. thanks for being a part of my life :)

Yang-chu

this looks ridiculously tasty.

Stephanie

Happy Christmas Terri!

Ubacat

Merry Christmas!

Christina

Happy birthday to your mom, Terri! I bet you’ll have a lovely holiday.

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I got in 5 hours of practice yesterday!
And I survived, whew!
I’m so glad to have my callouses back, & although I have to be careful not to end up with over-use issues in my arms, it just feels good to be able to work like that. There is still a lot to do by Friday, so today will be a mix of practice sessions interspersed with yoga stretches, tai chi, & tea.

I’m starting it off with this cup of toasty oats & cinnamon, then brekkie, then we’re off!

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Winter Break!
That means NO students for 2 weeks, no getting up at 5am either.
Of course, I have hundreds of things to do to get caught up over the next couple of weeks, & I already know I won’t get to most of them, but Ms Theresa is making her lists & checking them twice. To be honest, my main goal is to enjoy drinking tea, to catch up on sleep, & try to organize my office so that it is once again functional. The highest priority on my list is practicing for a recording with a vocalist. We were gonna try to go into the studio today, but I think Friday will be a better day for it, so that’s what I’ll be doing all week. And a late night xmas eve gig.

This is a solid & delicious Yunnan, a perfect start to my day. I brewed a cup that went with me to physical therapy, & although the resteep isn’t as good as the first cup, it’s still solid & was great with breakfast.

Sil

yaaaaaaay! holidays are great!

gmathis

Merry, merry! (Little Miss Lazy and Old Mrs. Get-R-Done are likely to have a holiday battle at my house, too.)

Skulleigh

The one thing I miss from being a kid in school is Winter Break. I want one as a grown up! :D

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How did I end up joining 3 tea clubs?
I’m so behind on samplings, just finally getting to this one for the first time, & all I can say is Delicious!
It starts out as baked crusty whole grain bread, then develops a smooth creaminess, & wonderful sweetness. I’ve been at a loss for words in describing teas lately, so all I can really say is that I’m loving this one tonight.

OMGsrsly

You managed because you love teas. :)

Terri HarpLady

yeah, I guess that must be it! :)

Sil

haha i want to be in at least 2 but the cad $ is going to be tanking even more next yr :(

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I made a cup of this in the morning to drink in the car en route to work, drank a few sips, & then accidentally left the rest of it in the car. By the time I realized it, class was starting, so it sat out there all day. On the way home, I sipped it. It was chilled & super yum!

MzPriss

Instead of sheng I opted for some Teavivre black tea as well. I’m REALLY enjoying the Nonpareil Yunnan Dian Hong Ancient Wild Tree. I’m 7 steeps into it and its DELICIOUS

Terri HarpLady

yeah, that one is really nice!
I need to polish off some of my tea vivre teas & I’m so close, so that I can place a new order! I also need more money ;)

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I’ve been sipping this over the afternoon, actually I’m still sipping it!
It’s from the white2tea club, december. Actually, the box contained an entire 250G to of it, along with 25G of the black tea I drank earlier.

Anyway, I can’t really think of anything to say about the taste of it, but I’m please to say that the overall effect, for me, has been positive, in that although I still feel the pressure of a migraine, I’m not in pain, & my head has an overall expansive & relaxed feeling.

I’m predicting a bubble bath, followed by bed.
Goodnight :)

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It’s been awhile since I drank a smokey tea. No real reason, just not that into them lately. But today I realized a pot of this would be nice with lunch, and so there it was. When I first tried smokey teas, they kind of freaked me out, but now I enjoy them. Not something I want every day, but today it seemed right.

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This tea, from the White2Tea club, was my companion this morning during my first practice session of the day. I also tried it the other day. So now I have drank it twice, once as a cup of tea steeped 3 min & resteeped 5, and today as a gongfu session. In both cases it was very satisfying. That’s really all I have to say, & I wish I could offer more by way of description, but it really is tasty :)

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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