About a month ago I ordered a bunch of samples from the Tea Spot. I like their samples because you get 5 servings! That is an opportunity to really sample something, more than one way. Like several others here, I got sick & all my sampling got set aside, pending improved taste & smell abilities. So today, I decided, “It’s on!” I started with a steaming cup of matcha, & next on my agenda was this unusual tea.

Climber’s High is a Heinz 57 type brew, with everything but the kitchen sink included. The predominant aromas are cinnamon & then licorice, but there is way more in this tea, & it’s packed with flavor along the lines of a Chai. It’s also packed with caffeine! I’ve been dragging myself around for a couple of weeks, recuperating, but not really having much energy to get things done, & POW! I drank a cup of this & the next thing I know, I’m smiling, laughing, talking in a very animated way (things I tend to do after consuming a lot of caffeine, the rest of the time I’m pretty laid back), & feeling very dynamic! I re-potted my key lime tree, which is busting out in blossoms as if it were spring. I picked a lime off it & am drinking lime water (gotta stay hydrated!). I added a little new soil to my kumquat & meyer lemon trees – the 7 lemons are almost ready for consumption, the little kumquats have a way to go, but I can tell it’s getting ready to bloom again too! I did a bunch of other stuff too.

I drank the first cup plain & it was nice, the licorice root providing a mild sweetness. I can tell it would be really tasty with stevia as well. I resteeped, & the 2nd cup is just ok, nothing spectacular. I don’t know that I’ll drink this often, but it is tasty, & I’d say it’s a go-to when I need to really get some things done!

Babble

This is such an appropriately named Colorado tea.

This sounds interesting, but I’ve had such bad luck with licorice root..

IrishBreakfastLass

This sounds really good! I’ve been eying this company’s site, and this was one of my wishlist picks.

Terri HarpLady

I really do like the size of their samples. I’ve enjoyed several of their teas!

Nik

Your home sounds so lovely, Terri. I love hearing about all your fruit-bearing trees! My yard is so pathetic, the result of taking a city kid out of NYC and plopping him in the middle of suburban South Jersey. I have an apple tree, two pear trees and three plum trees, and none of them bears fruit anymore. If you were here, you could teach me to care for them properly and I could maybe resurrect the poor things. =) I’ll have to find a local someone who I’m sure will be a very poor substitute for you!

Terri HarpLady

Thanks, Nik! I have to confess, although I’m a really veggie gardener, my fruit tree knowledge still is in the ‘young’ stage. I have an ancient apple tree & cherry tree that were neglected for years by the previous owners, & although I’ve lived in this house 11 years, & have pruned both trees several times, the Cherry tree appears to be dying, and the apple just finally started making apples big enough to eat! I also planted a peach & an apricot, & have had some luck with them, but I still don’t really know that much about pruning them properly. I have a bunch of berry bushes & usually grow strawberries too.

The 3 citrus trees are dwarfes in pots, & I love them. They go outside in the summer, & return to my sunroom in the fall. The Kumquat is my favorite, & when the fruits are ripe, I eat one a day, LOL. Occasionally I’ll offer one to somebody, if they are lucky. Usually I have a Kumquat a day from around thanksgiving until the end of January. It looks like it will be more like new year’s for kumquats this year, they are a little behind schedule, at least compared to previous years. This is the most lemons I’ve ever had, & I always feel that I must do something really special with them, I’m thinking Meringues & lemon curd? The key lime is new, but it is LOADED with limes, & blooming as we speak! My sunroom smells like heaven, with citrus blossoms, & there is also a jasmine that I just brought in (it was outside for the summer too), & it will start blooming again any day now! I love my home, & my life!

Nik

Mmm… jasmine citrus fragrance… I’d never leave the room… =)

Terri HarpLady

I rarely do :)

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Babble

This is such an appropriately named Colorado tea.

This sounds interesting, but I’ve had such bad luck with licorice root..

IrishBreakfastLass

This sounds really good! I’ve been eying this company’s site, and this was one of my wishlist picks.

Terri HarpLady

I really do like the size of their samples. I’ve enjoyed several of their teas!

Nik

Your home sounds so lovely, Terri. I love hearing about all your fruit-bearing trees! My yard is so pathetic, the result of taking a city kid out of NYC and plopping him in the middle of suburban South Jersey. I have an apple tree, two pear trees and three plum trees, and none of them bears fruit anymore. If you were here, you could teach me to care for them properly and I could maybe resurrect the poor things. =) I’ll have to find a local someone who I’m sure will be a very poor substitute for you!

Terri HarpLady

Thanks, Nik! I have to confess, although I’m a really veggie gardener, my fruit tree knowledge still is in the ‘young’ stage. I have an ancient apple tree & cherry tree that were neglected for years by the previous owners, & although I’ve lived in this house 11 years, & have pruned both trees several times, the Cherry tree appears to be dying, and the apple just finally started making apples big enough to eat! I also planted a peach & an apricot, & have had some luck with them, but I still don’t really know that much about pruning them properly. I have a bunch of berry bushes & usually grow strawberries too.

The 3 citrus trees are dwarfes in pots, & I love them. They go outside in the summer, & return to my sunroom in the fall. The Kumquat is my favorite, & when the fruits are ripe, I eat one a day, LOL. Occasionally I’ll offer one to somebody, if they are lucky. Usually I have a Kumquat a day from around thanksgiving until the end of January. It looks like it will be more like new year’s for kumquats this year, they are a little behind schedule, at least compared to previous years. This is the most lemons I’ve ever had, & I always feel that I must do something really special with them, I’m thinking Meringues & lemon curd? The key lime is new, but it is LOADED with limes, & blooming as we speak! My sunroom smells like heaven, with citrus blossoms, & there is also a jasmine that I just brought in (it was outside for the summer too), & it will start blooming again any day now! I love my home, & my life!

Nik

Mmm… jasmine citrus fragrance… I’d never leave the room… =)

Terri HarpLady

I rarely do :)

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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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