Yesterday my youngest sister, Ginger, came for a visit. Some of you know my other sister, Liz, known on Steepster as MsWhatsit. Liz & I have shared a love for tea for awhile now, while Gin hasn’t really been bit by the tea-bug as much.

So we were hanging out all afternoon & evening, talking, laughing, etc. We share a variety of interests, including Reiki. She gave me my level 4 atunement, & the energy level was pretty high!
I shared some Shui Xang Wuyi Oolong with her, which I’d been sipping on during the afternoon.
I started telling her about the mind-blowing effects of Puer, & so we drank some. It just seemed like the right thing to do.

We started with Mt Banzang Farmer’s Coop ’03 Sheng
As the evening wore on, we moved on to Xingyang 1998 Golden Leaf Shu.
Finally, I did some steepings of Lao Tong Zhi 2012.
It was really fun to share all of these, & to see her reactions to them. We had such a good time, sipping, laughing, & just being sisters!

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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!


St. Louis, MO


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