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I started the day with a cup of Elder Berry Tea, from Cheryl’s Herbs, an herb shop here in St. Louis that sells all kinds of medicinal herbs, tinctures, essential oils, etc. http://www.cherylsherbs.com/

I always drink Elder Berry in the Fall, Winter, & Spring. When I’m having allergies, my immune system gets low, and Elder Berry has wonderful antiviral properties, and other beneficial qualities.

It’s not a tea I drink for pleasure, but it isn’t really objectionable either. The smell is, of course, berry like, but with overtones of Valerian (another of my favorite herbs). The taste is slightly sweet & tart. I usually use 1 T for a cup of hot tea, sometimes stronger if I’m under the weather, & sometimes with a pinch of stevia. I have a tendency to lung ailments in the Fall, & I’ve seen this tea make a big difference, so I drink it often!

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Ms. Whatsit

Hmmm…I’ve never tried an elderberry tea before. Maybe I ought to expand my horizons a bit.

Terri HarpLady

I’ll include some in your box of tea, Sis!

Terri HarpLady

BTW, I still can’t seem to access your bio or add you to my list of people I’m following.

Ms. Whatsit

I have a bio and I can see it, I can put things in my cupboard, rate teas, and comment on people’s tea reviews, but that’s about it. I still get mostly blanks on my dashboard and can’t write any tea reviews yet. Hopefully Monday or Tuesday they’ll get things fixed.

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Ms. Whatsit

Hmmm…I’ve never tried an elderberry tea before. Maybe I ought to expand my horizons a bit.

Terri HarpLady

I’ll include some in your box of tea, Sis!

Terri HarpLady

BTW, I still can’t seem to access your bio or add you to my list of people I’m following.

Ms. Whatsit

I have a bio and I can see it, I can put things in my cupboard, rate teas, and comment on people’s tea reviews, but that’s about it. I still get mostly blanks on my dashboard and can’t write any tea reviews yet. Hopefully Monday or Tuesday they’ll get things fixed.

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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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