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This afternoon I spent several hours cleaning my studio. Tomorrow I’m hosting what I call a “Bridal Tea”. Once a month I invite brides who have visited my booth at the Bridal fair to come for tea for an hour or so, during which time I talk with them about music for their weddings, answer questions, play my harp for them, & usually they go ahead & book me. I have 2 brides coming tomorrow, & when I asked what kind of tea they like, they both said they don’t really like tea. I’ll make some tea anyway (something I like, LOL), & set it out with some grapes, some macaroons, some rock sugar, & cute little cups & saucers.

So, I don’t really like cleaning. I have a special arrangement with myself: I work for 45 minutes, then I get a 15 minute break. During my first 15 minute break, I brewed my sample of Laoshan Village Chai. It was pure Heaven. Not the spiciest chai I’ve ever had, but SO very blissful & yummy. I drank the first half plain, then I added stevia & almond milk, and it was gingerbread! I re-steeped the leaves 3 more times, during my breaks, & although each cup was a little weaker, the flavors were still there. A warm, yummy brew!

Ms. Whatsit

Sounds lovely. It’s a good time of year for chai. I was just sorting mine and thinking it was about time for some new ones.

Terri HarpLady

I love a good chai, iced in the summer, hot in the cooler weather. I especially enjoy iced chai when I’m out playing a gig!

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Ms. Whatsit

Sounds lovely. It’s a good time of year for chai. I was just sorting mine and thinking it was about time for some new ones.

Terri HarpLady

I love a good chai, iced in the summer, hot in the cooler weather. I especially enjoy iced chai when I’m out playing a gig!

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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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