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I drink different teas for different reasons.
In the morning I tend to drink bold & rich black teas.
Sometimes I want something green & fresh, sometimes I want something floral or roasty.
Sometimes I want something sweet & flavored like a dessert.
Other times I want an experience, not a flavor. A feeling of introspection, a feeling of ‘this moment’. The feeling of qi flowing through me…
That’s when I turn to this Shu. I love this tea! It is like a revelation every time I drink it. The leaves just keep giving, & I’m certain I’ll continue steeping them tomorrow. It’s not a dessert tea, it is a tea for the moment. It is a tea for all eternity.

Spencer

This sounds amazing! I love that experience (teadrunk?), and aged shou is what provides it for me, too.

Terri HarpLady

I tend to get it more from shengs than shu’s, but the chaqi in this tea is amazing! Every time I drink it, it blows my mind! :D

Spencer

Definitely adding this to my shopping list. Thanks for the recommendation!

Bonnie

Amen sistah! I still have a stash left myself. Need to drink some!

Terri HarpLady

I know it’s probably not possible, but I sincerely hope David encounters more of this, because I’d buy it in a heartbeat. I think its one of those puers that people would invest fortunes in!

Spencer

A fourteen year is a tremendous find. Was it pricey, when it was available?

Bonnie

Not really. You were able to buy smaller quantities which is how I began. Verdant had this puer for a long time.

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Spencer

This sounds amazing! I love that experience (teadrunk?), and aged shou is what provides it for me, too.

Terri HarpLady

I tend to get it more from shengs than shu’s, but the chaqi in this tea is amazing! Every time I drink it, it blows my mind! :D

Spencer

Definitely adding this to my shopping list. Thanks for the recommendation!

Bonnie

Amen sistah! I still have a stash left myself. Need to drink some!

Terri HarpLady

I know it’s probably not possible, but I sincerely hope David encounters more of this, because I’d buy it in a heartbeat. I think its one of those puers that people would invest fortunes in!

Spencer

A fourteen year is a tremendous find. Was it pricey, when it was available?

Bonnie

Not really. You were able to buy smaller quantities which is how I began. Verdant had this puer for a long time.

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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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