I crammed my little blue lotus pot about half full of these leaves. That is my favorite way to drink this tea. The first several steepings were very short, the tea quickly packed with sweet bright flavor & sensations. Gradually I’ve steeped it longer & longer, as it moved from Grapes & Malt to sourdough bread & olive oil. I’m in the later steepings, & it has the pepperiness of a green olive oil, & reminds me of crispy potato chips fried in olive oil, sprinkled with salt & pepper.

I’m still trying to resolve my grumpy demeanor. I really woke up in a funk! I’ve eaten well, I’ve enjoyed some amazing teas. I even went to my chiropractor today. He has a crazy amount of Russian Sage growing in front of his office, was talking about needing to thin it out. I thinned it out for him, bringing home a trash bag full, as I’ve wanted to plant Russian Sage for quite some time now! Right now the plants are having a big drink in a bucket of water. Guess who is allergic to Russian Sage? The pollen got all over me while I was pulling plants, resulting in much sneezing, some wheezing, itchy eyes, etc. But the aroma of the sage is so amazing, so just for today I’ve decided it’s a small price to pay. It will look beautiful edging my driveway.

scribbles

You make this sound so delicious!

Nxtdoor

I agree with scribbles, although probably if I drank it I would probably think it was bitter with an aftertaste of hotdogs, or something. I just can’t seem to get most straight teas yet.

Lynne-tea

Haha Nxtdoor I love your description!

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scribbles

You make this sound so delicious!

Nxtdoor

I agree with scribbles, although probably if I drank it I would probably think it was bitter with an aftertaste of hotdogs, or something. I just can’t seem to get most straight teas yet.

Lynne-tea

Haha Nxtdoor I love your description!

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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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