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Starting the morning with a lovin’ cup of zhu right. I love this tea.
I have a little time to relax over tea & brekkie with tony, & then I will leap into action. This evening I’ll play 3 church services @ 2 different churches. The first one is at 5 & 7pm. Then I’ll drive across town to do another one at 10:30. I’m grateful that the weather outside is NOT frightful this year. The temps are cool, but not outrageously cold, & no precipitation in the forecast. Harpy HoliDaze!

Starfevre

If I were going to try this and the steepster select black you had yesterday, which would you recommend go first?

Terri HarpLady

I’d go with this one, mainly because it is more accessible. I don’t even know if you can buy the steepster select teas without signing up for the monthly thing. Having only tried the Wuyishan Black 1 time, I can’t really give a comparison, except to say that Zhu Rong is more of a dark chocolate type & Wuyishan was more fruity, but they were both delicious. I love this tea immensely. I try not to compare teas to one another too much because I’m just a girl (ok…a middle aged woman, but a girl at heart) who loves her teas, & I love a lot of teas, not always for the same reasons. I quit ranking teas because who am I to determine a number grade, if you know what I mean?

Terri HarpLady

I just re-read your question…if you are talking about trying them back to back…like one right after the other…I wouldn’t have a clue, lol.

Starfevre

Yes, I have both teas sitting in a bag on the table because I brought them on holiday. I will take your advice anyway because I definitely have more zhu rong than wuyishan. I rank teas for my own preferences so I remember for the next time I drink or am looking to buy tea because my memory is shit. I asked you because I am also a bitter super taster and we have similar thoughts on some black teas although your palate is more discerning than mine. Thank you for your thoughts on fruity vs chocolatey though.

Sil

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Terri HarpLady

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Starfevre

If I were going to try this and the steepster select black you had yesterday, which would you recommend go first?

Terri HarpLady

I’d go with this one, mainly because it is more accessible. I don’t even know if you can buy the steepster select teas without signing up for the monthly thing. Having only tried the Wuyishan Black 1 time, I can’t really give a comparison, except to say that Zhu Rong is more of a dark chocolate type & Wuyishan was more fruity, but they were both delicious. I love this tea immensely. I try not to compare teas to one another too much because I’m just a girl (ok…a middle aged woman, but a girl at heart) who loves her teas, & I love a lot of teas, not always for the same reasons. I quit ranking teas because who am I to determine a number grade, if you know what I mean?

Terri HarpLady

I just re-read your question…if you are talking about trying them back to back…like one right after the other…I wouldn’t have a clue, lol.

Starfevre

Yes, I have both teas sitting in a bag on the table because I brought them on holiday. I will take your advice anyway because I definitely have more zhu rong than wuyishan. I rank teas for my own preferences so I remember for the next time I drink or am looking to buy tea because my memory is shit. I asked you because I am also a bitter super taster and we have similar thoughts on some black teas although your palate is more discerning than mine. Thank you for your thoughts on fruity vs chocolatey though.

Sil

“i’m just a girl….”

Terri HarpLady

“I’m just a girl in the world…”

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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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