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I’ve had a couple of crazy days! One of my daughters came friday, we spent the day eating, gardening, & sipping tea! We started with Laochan Black (her comment, "Wow! This is a great coffee substitute). We had some of Verdant’s Hand Picked Summer Tieguanyin (which I already reviewed) with it’s wonderful orchid-like essence, S’mores from Della Terra (thank you Azzrian), & Butiki’s Coconut Cream Pie (which was my daughter’s favorite tea of the day). All of this was spread out over the day.

I spent the weekend running around playing gigs, so all of my tea drinking was deep & strong: Wild Picked Yunnan Jin Jun Mei, Laoshan black, Bergamot Rose Laoshan black, & Imperial Breakfast Summer Blend. After each one was steeped 2 X, I dried the leaves & this morning I combined them all into one big brew, which was then strained off into a quart jar & refrigerated. An interesting combo, & tasty cold. Also, I only had one tsp of the WP jin jun mei, so I added a tsp of Laoshan black this morning for a nice hot cup!

What will I sip on next?

Bonnie

Sounds like a barista teaista! Party at Terri’s house, she has all the tea!

MsWhatsit

I kind of like the idea of combining previous steepings into a big jar of suicide tea. Now that I’m drinking so much of my tea hot, I’m going through it pretty fast. This would be a way to slow down the consumption a little as well as making an interesting game of tea roulette.

Terri HarpLady

LOL Bonnie! Those were all brewed over the weekend, in part because I wanted to compare them.
MsW: Previously I haven’t re-steeped teas all that much, but I’ve been doing it more lately. It was fun to put them all together!

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Bonnie

Sounds like a barista teaista! Party at Terri’s house, she has all the tea!

MsWhatsit

I kind of like the idea of combining previous steepings into a big jar of suicide tea. Now that I’m drinking so much of my tea hot, I’m going through it pretty fast. This would be a way to slow down the consumption a little as well as making an interesting game of tea roulette.

Terri HarpLady

LOL Bonnie! Those were all brewed over the weekend, in part because I wanted to compare them.
MsW: Previously I haven’t re-steeped teas all that much, but I’ve been doing it more lately. It was fun to put them all together!

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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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http://www.harpsinger.net

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