I’m starting the morning with a tea from Sil.
This is a gentle Assam, with long twisted leaves like an Oolong. The flavor & aroma is fruity & sweet, with an undertone of toast maybe? If the more robust Assams were bold & studly guys, with one would be more like a strong but somewhat refined Chic. It’s not as bold of a brew, but the flavor is rich & I really like these Sun Moon Lake teas.
By the way, the packaging on these teas is absolutely beautiful! If you want to see the pic of the box Sil sent me, here it is:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201069287589748&set=pb.1095023403.-2207520000.1375451395.&type=3&theater
The tea I’m drinking now is in the wrapper with purple on it.

Sil

i have to get through these soon…making myself drink older teas first. Looking forward to seeing how this one is different from lot 154 or whatever the other number we have is

Terri HarpLady

LOL! One of them is fruitier, but they were both nice!

Sil

did i tell you i need to sipdown 8-9 teas (if i don’t count the stuff that’s incoming to me) every week if i’m going to make it to 150 by November 1st lol

Terri HarpLady

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!
OK, sorry, maybe that was a little too much laughing…You just made me think of all our schemes to make our tea collections more manageable. :D
Really, this is a manageable plan. It’s just 1 – 2 sipdowns a day. You can do that! I actually managed 4 yesterday, although I’m not sure that any will happen today. Sometimes if I want to sip something down, I’ll pull out the big teapot, use the tea up, drink a cup or 2 & try to get the boys to drink some, offer it to students, etc, then refrigerate the rest to drink cold. I haven’t done that lately, but maybe I should!

Sil

1-2 a day is only doable if i have little bits of tea to finish. work has been hard to find time to have “extra” teas. but yes…we are a pair of silly fools :)

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Sil

i have to get through these soon…making myself drink older teas first. Looking forward to seeing how this one is different from lot 154 or whatever the other number we have is

Terri HarpLady

LOL! One of them is fruitier, but they were both nice!

Sil

did i tell you i need to sipdown 8-9 teas (if i don’t count the stuff that’s incoming to me) every week if i’m going to make it to 150 by November 1st lol

Terri HarpLady

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!
OK, sorry, maybe that was a little too much laughing…You just made me think of all our schemes to make our tea collections more manageable. :D
Really, this is a manageable plan. It’s just 1 – 2 sipdowns a day. You can do that! I actually managed 4 yesterday, although I’m not sure that any will happen today. Sometimes if I want to sip something down, I’ll pull out the big teapot, use the tea up, drink a cup or 2 & try to get the boys to drink some, offer it to students, etc, then refrigerate the rest to drink cold. I haven’t done that lately, but maybe I should!

Sil

1-2 a day is only doable if i have little bits of tea to finish. work has been hard to find time to have “extra” teas. but yes…we are a pair of silly fools :)

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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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