So…while I was going through my entire tea collection, I eventually ended up in my bedroom on the third floor with my puer boxes. I won’t go into any great deal here on my puer collection, but those cakes do tend to drop a few leaves & fragments here & there. I collected them into a bowl, & in the spirit of TeaLove (or maybe it’s addiction), I mixed them together & made a cup. So this is a mix of various Sheng & Shu bits. More Shu than sheng, so there is a nice smooth semolina & earth kind of taste, but then it is punctuated by a bright citrus mouth. Normally I wouldn’t combine the two, but whatever! I think I’ll start pouring in the final sipdowns of various teas, so it will be different everytime I drink it!
I even decorated a recycled tin & the title I put on the label is:
“Have Harp, Will Travel Caravan”



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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!


St. Louis, MO


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