So I know I’m not the only person here that is a member of the Verdant Reserve TOMC. My March box arrived on saturday (according to the online tracking it was delivered friday at 3:30, but that wasn’t true). I’ve had a busy couple of days, & only today did I finally have time to just relax & breath, & sample something from the box. I picked this sheng first because I’ve been dragging all day, & I realized I really needed some Sheng.

It’s a loose Sheng, & real appealing visually, with shades ranging from a dark olive drab to charcoal. The aroma was of lime (the fruit), with a vanilla quality, but not in the actual smell, more in the way it made my nose feel. The wet aroma was of bright winter sunshine.
I followed the instructions: 5G + 4oz (rinse) X 4 sec
I like to pour 1 cup to savor, then combine the next 3 in a little glass pitcher. I sit & enjoy & when the pitcher is empty, I do it again.

The first steeping was the texture of unglazed porcelain.
Citrus up the the center of my tongue, hinting of lime.
A very ‘clean’ sensation.
2-4 a highly mineralized clay, which would seem drying, but somehow a sweet juiciness also was there, transforming the lime to tangerine.
My tongue started tingling.
5 Very bright taste of sunlight
6 – 8 Polished stone, or glazed porcelain. There’s something about this tea that reminds me of the texture of unsalted rice cakes, with an aftertaste of almond, & now I’m thinking of those awesome Nut Thin almond crackers. Yeah!
9 – 12 Now a vegetal taste starts coming up. I’m also thinking of lime again, but this time it is the lime used for making corn tortillas.
I’ll probably steep a few more rounds later, but I’m starving now, so time to fix something to eat!

I feel better now than I’ve felt all day!

Sil

mmmm this one should be a good one! looking forward to it. my box is still in transit… lesigh

Terri HarpLady

As always, everything in the box looks awesome! Every month I think I’m gonna drop out of the ‘club’, & then I can’t!
“Just one more month”, little Terri begs. Ms Theresa looks at her, rolls her eyes, & says, “We’ll see…”.

Sil

i cancelled my subscription this past month eep only because we’re moving into spring and i’m really not a fan of the greens and whites. I mean i don’t hate them, but i’d rather save my money and just pick up 1-2 of the teas to try in the regular rotation of teas. And then i’ll likely pick it up again later in the year if there are slots open lol

Terri HarpLady

I see your point, totally. I’ll drink a little green or white here & there, but a little goes a long way.
I’m actually thinking of canceling the regular TOMC (I did the bundle), because they keep sending me teas I already have. I guess that’s really my fault, because I buy everything they come out with, & really, I guess it’s not a bad thing, since it’s just more tea, LOL.
Anyway, I gotta quit buying so much damn tea! :D

Sil

that’s not a bad idea…or, stop buying their teas until after the totmc gets there :P

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Sil

mmmm this one should be a good one! looking forward to it. my box is still in transit… lesigh

Terri HarpLady

As always, everything in the box looks awesome! Every month I think I’m gonna drop out of the ‘club’, & then I can’t!
“Just one more month”, little Terri begs. Ms Theresa looks at her, rolls her eyes, & says, “We’ll see…”.

Sil

i cancelled my subscription this past month eep only because we’re moving into spring and i’m really not a fan of the greens and whites. I mean i don’t hate them, but i’d rather save my money and just pick up 1-2 of the teas to try in the regular rotation of teas. And then i’ll likely pick it up again later in the year if there are slots open lol

Terri HarpLady

I see your point, totally. I’ll drink a little green or white here & there, but a little goes a long way.
I’m actually thinking of canceling the regular TOMC (I did the bundle), because they keep sending me teas I already have. I guess that’s really my fault, because I buy everything they come out with, & really, I guess it’s not a bad thing, since it’s just more tea, LOL.
Anyway, I gotta quit buying so much damn tea! :D

Sil

that’s not a bad idea…or, stop buying their teas until after the totmc gets there :P

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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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