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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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I’m in love with David Duckler!
I want to buy every variety of tea he has!
I want to read all of his tea writings!
I want to join his Tea Club!
Of course, I’m not really in love with him…My boyfriend, who I’ll call Tony, since that’s his name, would be very unhappy if I was.
But I’m in love with the ideal he embodies.

I keep telling my kids (ages 29, 26, 23, & 20) to “find something you love to do, & then find a way to make a living doing it”. That’s exactly what I’ve done, as a musician, and “All of my needs, desires, & dreams are abundantly fulfilled.” (That’s the affirmation I’ve been reciting for at least 20 years, & I’m grateful to say, it’s true.)

So I’m in love with the ideal of following your dreams, & believing that the powers of the universe will line up to fulfill them. I’m also in love with the ideal of the perfect cup of Black Tea. I’ve only just discovered David’s company, Verdant Teas, but it appears that he has done this, & his teas are SO enticing!

Today my first order arrived from Verdant. I have yet to add them to my virtual cupboard, but I was SO excited to try the Laoshan Black that I immediately opened it, & breathed in. Ahhh…chocolate…vanilla bean…deep malty milkshake…oh, the promise of the long awaited love of my life…That first cup went down, so smooth, so ‘thick’ in the back of my throat, everything that was promised, & more…

“je ne se quais”
I brewed my 2nd cup…

Terri HarpLady

I have to confess, I’m wired to the gills! It was late in the day, plus I followed the instructions & steeped the tea 4 times, savoring every cup! I have to add that I also had tea earlier in the day. I’ll wind down eventually…TGIF!

Babble

Theres so much to be said when you actually enjoy your job.

Terri HarpLady

Yup! “Takin’ Care of Bizness…”, that’s my theme song!

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Terri HarpLady

I have to confess, I’m wired to the gills! It was late in the day, plus I followed the instructions & steeped the tea 4 times, savoring every cup! I have to add that I also had tea earlier in the day. I’ll wind down eventually…TGIF!

Babble

Theres so much to be said when you actually enjoy your job.

Terri HarpLady

Yup! “Takin’ Care of Bizness…”, that’s my theme song!

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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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St. Louis, MO

Website

http://www.harpsinger.net

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