drank Black Gold by Mandala Tea
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This is a decent black tea. I’m having a hard time getting motivated today. That’s the price you pay for being self-employed. I woke up early enough, was all set to do my yoga, & ended up goofing off on my ipad for at least 30 minutes: steepster, FB, etc. I finally got my yoga done, made brekky, & now I’m goofing off again.

“But”, little terri says, “We’ve been working super hard for weeks!”
“Yes”, Ms Theresa replies, “and we’re not done yet! Don’t forget, we have the Winter Solstice concert Saturday night, with Ceremony of Carols again, & we have to play 3 solos, including one we haven’t even made up yet! Get to work.”
Ms. Theresa has spoken. I need more tea.
The good new is, I love my job!

ashmanra

Britten’s Ceremony of Carols? Love!

Terri HarpLady

I played it at a college in IL a week or so ago! Believe it or not, I’ve made it through 35 years as a professional harpist & never been asked to play it! So I never learned it. Then a month ago 2 different groups asked, so I’ve been practicing my fingers to the bone! It is a challenging set of pieces, but strangely beautiful & I’m in love with it for the rest of my life. Hopefully I’ll get to play it every year from now on! :)

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ashmanra

Britten’s Ceremony of Carols? Love!

Terri HarpLady

I played it at a college in IL a week or so ago! Believe it or not, I’ve made it through 35 years as a professional harpist & never been asked to play it! So I never learned it. Then a month ago 2 different groups asked, so I’ve been practicing my fingers to the bone! It is a challenging set of pieces, but strangely beautiful & I’m in love with it for the rest of my life. Hopefully I’ll get to play it every year from now on! :)

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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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http://www.harpsinger.net

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