I sort of feel like I’ve become the official secretary for the Reserve Club: taking & uploading photos of tea, typing in David’s comments. I’m been placing them in the Verdant (Special) folder. I didn’t create that folder, but it seems like the right place to put them.

This tea has large & full, irregularly twisted leaves in colors of mahogany, brown, & Black. It looks wild & appealing.
The dry aroma was a little tart & reminded me of pickled plums (Umeboshi). I heated my Gaiwan, put the dry tea in there to warm up, smelled it again, & it was of tart plums & carob. After the rinse, it smelled of grape peels, & a toasty earthy wine.

The early steepings of this were tart, like a plum wine with a little smoke added. A nice fruity taste lingers after you swallow it!
In successive steepings the flavors continued to develop: Rich, warming, sweet, a little toasty.

The later steepings included a rock taste & a hint of chocolate.

Bonnie

Thanks…I did put one in without a picture.I’m lazy.

Kasumi no Chajin

I’ve been putting them up without pics too. wonder if we have duplicated at all

Terri HarpLady

LOL, no worries. I’m not really complaining, just doing my ‘job’.
:D

Terri HarpLady

Probably not Kasumi. When I went to enter my comments I found the looked around pretty good first, & when I found the empty descriptions, I added Davids comments from the sheet he sent, added a pic, & moved it to the (special) folder. I hope nobody minds!

Bonnie

Mind? Oh sure! We’re going to repossess your tea and split it up between us ha ha ha! (bhwahaaaa)

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Bonnie

Thanks…I did put one in without a picture.I’m lazy.

Kasumi no Chajin

I’ve been putting them up without pics too. wonder if we have duplicated at all

Terri HarpLady

LOL, no worries. I’m not really complaining, just doing my ‘job’.
:D

Terri HarpLady

Probably not Kasumi. When I went to enter my comments I found the looked around pretty good first, & when I found the empty descriptions, I added Davids comments from the sheet he sent, added a pic, & moved it to the (special) folder. I hope nobody minds!

Bonnie

Mind? Oh sure! We’re going to repossess your tea and split it up between us ha ha ha! (bhwahaaaa)

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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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