Hmmm….I’m not totally sure how I feel about this tea. Initially it seemed pretty blah, watery & weak in spite of a 6 minute steep, so I added more tea & let it go a few more mins. Still not particularly exciting, so I added sweetening, & the flavors began to bloom into one of those dark chocolate bars that you pay top dollar for, a chocolate bar with ground expresso beans in it. Yep, that’s pretty much it. Even as I was thinking, “this is meh, I should just dump it & make something else”, the flavors were building, getting richer, creating that satisfying sensation of having eaten that expresso chocolate bar. I drank the entire cup.

BTW, I spent the afternoon creating my 3rd blog post @ Terri’s Airy Fairie World, which includes a review of sorts of Butiki’s Khongea Tippy Golden Assam, & a few yummy gluten/dairy free recipes. Here’s the link: terrlangerak.wordpress.com

Terri HarpLady

Oh, I almost forgot to mention, Sil sent this tea my way :) Thanks!

Sil

my tasting notes are all showing up in weird random orders…. when new ones appear. I didn’t like this one… like i said..sending you good and bad lol

Terri HarpLady

Hey, we gotta sample ALL the teas, right? :D

Sil

pretty much…and it saves you spending money on them haha

Terri HarpLady

Yep. Now I have kind of a stomach ache. So maybe I should have dumped it out…

Sil

Uh oh… That’s not good.

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Terri HarpLady

Oh, I almost forgot to mention, Sil sent this tea my way :) Thanks!

Sil

my tasting notes are all showing up in weird random orders…. when new ones appear. I didn’t like this one… like i said..sending you good and bad lol

Terri HarpLady

Hey, we gotta sample ALL the teas, right? :D

Sil

pretty much…and it saves you spending money on them haha

Terri HarpLady

Yep. Now I have kind of a stomach ache. So maybe I should have dumped it out…

Sil

Uh oh… That’s not good.

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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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