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Tony & I are having a laid back pajama morning. We just finished breakfast, & we’re thinking of visiting the London Tea Room this afternoon. Yeah!

Thanks to Azzrian for sending me this tea. You Rock!

I was particularly excited about this sample (& there are so many!), because I have a thing for peaches, & I absolutely LOVE Chai too. It smells like heaven dry, though while steeping I detected a bitter underlying scent rising (& I actually identified it, but now I can’t remember what it was…& that was only a few minutes ago…did I mention I have CRS?). Brewed it smells sweet & peachy, & kind of like marshmallow.

Taste-wise: Plain, it’s just ok. Typical of flavored teas, it requires the addition of sweetness to bring out the flavors, so I added a little stevia & vanilla almond milk. The taste of peach blooms in my cup, but I’m not really getting the Chai, at least not much. It’s a pleasant dessert-like cup, for an after-breakfast tea, but probably not something I’d buy.

Tony’s not a big peach fan. His favorite teas are Plum Oolong & Jubilee (both from the London Tea Room…that’s why we’re going, he’s out of Jubilee), & Twinings Lady Grey. I gave him a sip & he said: “It’s ok. I thought you said there was chai in this?”

We are of one mind.

Terri HarpLady

I’d like to add that I still don’t have this tea rating thing worked out, so don’t take my numbers too seriously…

Nik

You ‘n’ me, both. My numbers are completely unreliable. Heck, my approach is completely unreliable: I just drag the little circle back and forth until it feels right. The left-brained part of me disapproves and is twitchy.

Azzrian

OMG I thought I was the only one who knew about the CRS condition! ha I have that too! :) Yeah this was one of several attempts I made with a good peach tea … I prefer the zabaglione one I think I also sent you. Its fun to try things though. :)

Azzrian

Oh and I am SO JEALOUS your going to LTR!!!
:) have a blast!

Terri HarpLady

@Nik, usually I don’t even rat theme, unless I really love them.

@Azz, I drank the zabaglione a few days ago, & it was tasty.
Not sure what I’m going to have a pot of at the LTR today, but whatever I have, I’ll take a sip in your name!

Terri HarpLady

We’re going to buy Tony some more Jubilee, but we’ll also each have a little pot of tea, & share both pots. I told him he had to try something other than the Jubilee (since he can drink that at home anytime), & he looked at me like I was crazy. LOL!

LiberTEAS

My numeric rating is not at all logical… it really depends upon my feelings at the moment of drinking the tea. I’ve tried to sort of work out a formula, but then I realized it was a bit too much like Math and there should not be math in tea. Math = bad, Tea = good… they do not belong together. So my numbers are totally arbitrary.

Terri HarpLady

Well put, LiberTEAS!

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Terri HarpLady

I’d like to add that I still don’t have this tea rating thing worked out, so don’t take my numbers too seriously…

Nik

You ‘n’ me, both. My numbers are completely unreliable. Heck, my approach is completely unreliable: I just drag the little circle back and forth until it feels right. The left-brained part of me disapproves and is twitchy.

Azzrian

OMG I thought I was the only one who knew about the CRS condition! ha I have that too! :) Yeah this was one of several attempts I made with a good peach tea … I prefer the zabaglione one I think I also sent you. Its fun to try things though. :)

Azzrian

Oh and I am SO JEALOUS your going to LTR!!!
:) have a blast!

Terri HarpLady

@Nik, usually I don’t even rat theme, unless I really love them.

@Azz, I drank the zabaglione a few days ago, & it was tasty.
Not sure what I’m going to have a pot of at the LTR today, but whatever I have, I’ll take a sip in your name!

Terri HarpLady

We’re going to buy Tony some more Jubilee, but we’ll also each have a little pot of tea, & share both pots. I told him he had to try something other than the Jubilee (since he can drink that at home anytime), & he looked at me like I was crazy. LOL!

LiberTEAS

My numeric rating is not at all logical… it really depends upon my feelings at the moment of drinking the tea. I’ve tried to sort of work out a formula, but then I realized it was a bit too much like Math and there should not be math in tea. Math = bad, Tea = good… they do not belong together. So my numbers are totally arbitrary.

Terri HarpLady

Well put, LiberTEAS!

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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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