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I just got home from playing my 2nd gig of the day, I’m tired & hungry, & I want tea! My package from Eric, at The Fragrant Cup, has arrived! I started the water, opened the package, & …roasted chestnut is what I am thinking. The leaves are chocolate colored, with tinges of yellow, green, & beige.

I’m going for the lazy woman’s brewing method, as I don’t feel like fussing with the Gaiwan. I want a quick tea to carry around the house with me & sip while I grab a few things to take to Tony’s & get changed out of my black dress & into some pajama-like clothes, which is what I’ll wear for the rest of the weekend. So 2 minutes brew, in a cup with the Finum. (I promise another day I’ll give this the proper treatment).

This pale gold infusion has a very mild sweet flavor, very delicate. In my mind I see a field of clover blossoms, & I’d like to lay down in that field & rest. It’s a really pleasant tea with a mild honey taste, a little drying in the back of my throat (of course, that could be my allergies, now that I think of it). Definitely a tea I’ll drink again. (gongfu style next time)

Terri HarpLady

and actually, I’m still in my black dress. I sat here & drank the tea, which is really what I needed to do, I’ve been running around all day.

Bonnie

One rule of thumb. Never lay down in a field wearing a black dress. (ah hum)…glad you made it through the day though. Had to have been difficult.

Terri HarpLady

Just a day in the life, Bonnie, & a profitable one at that! It was sad to play a memorial service for someone I have known, although I hadn’t seen her for years. It was beautifully done.

MsWhatsit

I can imagine you in your black dress, seated at the table and sipping your tea all proper like, with your pinky up and everything.

Terri HarpLady

That’s exactly how it was! Not sure about the pinky, but probably, lol

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Terri HarpLady

and actually, I’m still in my black dress. I sat here & drank the tea, which is really what I needed to do, I’ve been running around all day.

Bonnie

One rule of thumb. Never lay down in a field wearing a black dress. (ah hum)…glad you made it through the day though. Had to have been difficult.

Terri HarpLady

Just a day in the life, Bonnie, & a profitable one at that! It was sad to play a memorial service for someone I have known, although I hadn’t seen her for years. It was beautifully done.

MsWhatsit

I can imagine you in your black dress, seated at the table and sipping your tea all proper like, with your pinky up and everything.

Terri HarpLady

That’s exactly how it was! Not sure about the pinky, but probably, lol

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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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