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I’m having an all day gongfu session, it seems. As one tea begins to wane in flavor, I’m just starting up another one. So now we have this.

This tea is from the January Reserve TOMC. In my efforts to really drink ALL the TEAS, I’m gradually working my way through the TOMC bundles. I have the ‘reserve’ teas in one box, the ‘classic’ club teas in another. I’ve cut the flaps off several Verdant boxes, & I use them for dividers. So this week I’ve been working my way through January in the Reserve Box & March in the Classic.

I am a fan of Master Han. As far as I’m concerned, he is one of the Jedi Knights of tea, with Master Bi being another. Their teas inspire me in a way that Thich Nhat Hanh inspires me.

This tea is very gentle. It is gently sweet. It is a comfort tea, like a soothing bowl of cream of wheat, with a drizzle of honey. There is also a drizzle of olive oil, a trait that all of his teas tend to share. And a nice new-age style buzz, which I’m thoroughly enjoying. I’m still tired, & still feel out of sorts, but I’m breathing deeply & slowly, sipping deeply & slowly, & the next stop will be my garden, because although I’m feeling anti-social where people are concerned, I have a deep desire to commune with plants. Here I go.

Veronica

Tea, a Star Wars reference, and gardening talk… this might be my all time favorite tasting note. :)

JustJames

i second veronica, lol. the gentle tea may gentle your mood…. say hello to your plants from me… maybe give them your luscious leavings (it’s how i get my orchids to respike). xoxo

JustJames

OH!!! thought of you!

my sister is the singer/songwriter of this: http://liambiggs.bandcamp.com/

what do you think?

Terri HarpLady

Thanks you guys! I shared a few garden photos on my facebook, if you want to see
https://www.facebook.com/terri.langerak

Terri HarpLady

James, I’ll listen to that sample in a little while! Thanks for sending :)

JustJames

thought you may enjoy… she’s a musician (mostly teacher) and supports herself as you do.

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Veronica

Tea, a Star Wars reference, and gardening talk… this might be my all time favorite tasting note. :)

JustJames

i second veronica, lol. the gentle tea may gentle your mood…. say hello to your plants from me… maybe give them your luscious leavings (it’s how i get my orchids to respike). xoxo

JustJames

OH!!! thought of you!

my sister is the singer/songwriter of this: http://liambiggs.bandcamp.com/

what do you think?

Terri HarpLady

Thanks you guys! I shared a few garden photos on my facebook, if you want to see
https://www.facebook.com/terri.langerak

Terri HarpLady

James, I’ll listen to that sample in a little while! Thanks for sending :)

JustJames

thought you may enjoy… she’s a musician (mostly teacher) and supports herself as you do.

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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!

Location

St. Louis, MO

Website

http://www.harpsinger.net

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