I haven’t been drinking as my puer lately. I’ve been busy, & playing around with the Gaiwan takes attention & time. For the same reason, I’ve been neglecting my greens & oolongs, because I like them best steeped that way.

So today while I was teaching, I really wanted some of this! I peeled off a T of it, steeped 3 minutes, & it was delicious!!! Bold, smooth, with that vanilla sensation (not the flavor), & sweet too.
Second steeping: 4 min, 3rd @ 5min. Still awesome, just what I needed.

Rachel J

Tea while teaching is the best. Really makes the time go by more pleasantly. Not that I dislike teaching but since I do over four hours straight starting around 3pm every afternoon after spending 8 hours with my one year old, well let’s just say I need my tea — especially when I’ve got a student who didn’t practice. ;)

Terri HarpLady

Definitely! I have students Mon, weds, & thurs from 10am -7 or 8pm, with an occasional break here & there. As each student arrives, I make tea for myself while they warm up. If the student is an adult, I make tea for them as well. And we have tea parties!

Rachel J

Sounds great!

Terri HarpLady

The best part is, while I’m making tea they don’t think I’m listening, hahaha, even though some have been coming to me for years. So I can gauge their progress before they get nervous. :)

Garret

Terri! Thanks for the write-up on this tea! I am excited to tell you that I had secured the rest of the ripened material for the Phatty Cake and also acquired a grade 3 leaf from the same producer and am doing a new cake called “Phatty Cake: The Sequel”! I’m pumped… it’ll be similar, but the blended tea will have some variations to the Phatty Cake. The cakes are getting pressed in China next week. Can’t wait to get them! Wishing you great joy!

Terri HarpLady

Cool Garret!
Keep me posted!

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Rachel J

Tea while teaching is the best. Really makes the time go by more pleasantly. Not that I dislike teaching but since I do over four hours straight starting around 3pm every afternoon after spending 8 hours with my one year old, well let’s just say I need my tea — especially when I’ve got a student who didn’t practice. ;)

Terri HarpLady

Definitely! I have students Mon, weds, & thurs from 10am -7 or 8pm, with an occasional break here & there. As each student arrives, I make tea for myself while they warm up. If the student is an adult, I make tea for them as well. And we have tea parties!

Rachel J

Sounds great!

Terri HarpLady

The best part is, while I’m making tea they don’t think I’m listening, hahaha, even though some have been coming to me for years. So I can gauge their progress before they get nervous. :)

Garret

Terri! Thanks for the write-up on this tea! I am excited to tell you that I had secured the rest of the ripened material for the Phatty Cake and also acquired a grade 3 leaf from the same producer and am doing a new cake called “Phatty Cake: The Sequel”! I’m pumped… it’ll be similar, but the blended tea will have some variations to the Phatty Cake. The cakes are getting pressed in China next week. Can’t wait to get them! Wishing you great joy!

Terri HarpLady

Cool Garret!
Keep me posted!

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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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