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Thank you Stacy for the sample of this yummy tea!

First off, this tea looks like a valentine! Pretty raspberries on a bed of black tea, with the cutest mini-chocolate-chips ever! I wanted to eat them, but I only got a sample, so I made little Terri (my inner child) behave & wait.

We (me & little Terri) brewed this one as directed, inhaling the waftings of chocolate & raspberry. She kept saying, “is it ready yet?” while we were blowing & blowing so we wouldn’t burn our tongue…then sipping. The tea base is strong enough to support all the players, but not so strong as to overpower them. All of the flavors are so nicely balanced, & my addition of stevia (just a pinch) really made the whole cup sing!

This is a tea that I want to swirl around in my mouth, like a somalier, & in doing so it made my mouth water, it was juicy! The underside of my tongue tingled from the raspberry, the chocolate rolled over the top, so that my tongue became a Truffle! Yum!

Bonnie

I like little Terri. She can have some more!

Terri HarpLady

“Thanks Miss Bonnie, I love you!”, little Terri said.

Bonnie

It’s almost your bedtime little Terri.

Terri HarpLady

Grown up Terri responded,“She’s begging me steep a cup of the Bergamot Rose Laoshan Black! I told her it was too late in the day for that much caffeine. Help?”

Bonnie

You better have a little bit or she’s gonna throw a fit!

Terri HarpLady

We did! I have to stay up late anyway, doing something on my computer (Azz knows what I’m talking about…), so I figured, what the heck! Might as well indulge! :D

Butiki Teas

Hahaha, “Little Terri”. That’s awesome!

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Bonnie

I like little Terri. She can have some more!

Terri HarpLady

“Thanks Miss Bonnie, I love you!”, little Terri said.

Bonnie

It’s almost your bedtime little Terri.

Terri HarpLady

Grown up Terri responded,“She’s begging me steep a cup of the Bergamot Rose Laoshan Black! I told her it was too late in the day for that much caffeine. Help?”

Bonnie

You better have a little bit or she’s gonna throw a fit!

Terri HarpLady

We did! I have to stay up late anyway, doing something on my computer (Azz knows what I’m talking about…), so I figured, what the heck! Might as well indulge! :D

Butiki Teas

Hahaha, “Little Terri”. That’s awesome!

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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!

Location

St. Louis, MO

Website

http://www.harpsinger.net

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