Welcome to day 6 of little terri’s Sipdown Extravaganza!
Last night I stayed up late & totally re-organized my tea collection, updated my tea database, & I must admit, it was pretty out of control, but it’s looking good now! I have all my black teas organized into boxes, based on the location where they were grown :)
Yes, Ms Theresa spearheaded the whole project, & when she’s on, she gets some stuff done.
My true tea total is 356 teas…whew! Now on with the Extravaganza!

My first sipdown of the day, #35 (355 now!) is from my most recent box from my tea sister Sil. BTW, I compiled all the leftovers from the several boxes she has sent into one box, with little separators, so that I can easily find black, puer, or whatever!

This is a typical Mi Xian, with the honey & coriander taste.
Thanks Sil!

Sil

The thought of all that organizing makes
Me shiver with glee

TastyBrew

I need to do to this badly. Someone tell my kids to start napping again so i can have a break in my day, ok?

Dexter

Can I borrow Ms. Theresa…. ?

K S

Do you count one serving samples in this number?

Terri HarpLady

Sil & TB…sigh…now to make it last!
Dex, you’d have to fly me to your house, & let me live there for awhile. Ms. Theresa is very unpredictable, usually sleeping somewhere in the left quarter of my brain. It takes a lot to get her moving, I’m starting to think that she responds best to sleep deprivation & lots of caffeine :D
KS, the answer is yes. Many of these are single serving samples from friends like you :) Just enough to try a tea & see if it’s worth buying, right?

Sil

dexter…let meeeeee do it! will work for tea! i LOVE organising things… haha

Dexter

:(( I live in the wrong part of the world. If I were closer I would let both of you come and “organize”, help yourself to “payment”.

Terri HarpLady

I’ll probably post FB pics tomorrow, maybe. I take boxes that the tea comes in, cut off the flaps, & use them as file dividers…at least on some boxes! Other boxes are just crammed full of tea packages, with a label on the front that says something like, “Fujian”. Of course, on one of my tea cupboards, the top shelf is white & green teas, the 2nd shelf is all oolongs, & the next 3 shelves are packed with Black teas.
Then there are the Sheng & Shou…sigh…they have a special shelf in the other tea cupboard (there are 2 in my office now), & additional storage in my bedroom that I won’t bother to photograph. My family doesn’t need to know about THAT.

K S

I really need to do this. My stuff is out of control organization wise. I have no idea how many I have. Probably 80% are 7g or less. Maybe after I do taxes. Of course my brain will be spent by then.

Terri HarpLady

Taxes…that’s on my agenda too…:p

Sil

OOOH i could start my taxes this weekend..not that i have everything i need yet..

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Sil

The thought of all that organizing makes
Me shiver with glee

TastyBrew

I need to do to this badly. Someone tell my kids to start napping again so i can have a break in my day, ok?

Dexter

Can I borrow Ms. Theresa…. ?

K S

Do you count one serving samples in this number?

Terri HarpLady

Sil & TB…sigh…now to make it last!
Dex, you’d have to fly me to your house, & let me live there for awhile. Ms. Theresa is very unpredictable, usually sleeping somewhere in the left quarter of my brain. It takes a lot to get her moving, I’m starting to think that she responds best to sleep deprivation & lots of caffeine :D
KS, the answer is yes. Many of these are single serving samples from friends like you :) Just enough to try a tea & see if it’s worth buying, right?

Sil

dexter…let meeeeee do it! will work for tea! i LOVE organising things… haha

Dexter

:(( I live in the wrong part of the world. If I were closer I would let both of you come and “organize”, help yourself to “payment”.

Terri HarpLady

I’ll probably post FB pics tomorrow, maybe. I take boxes that the tea comes in, cut off the flaps, & use them as file dividers…at least on some boxes! Other boxes are just crammed full of tea packages, with a label on the front that says something like, “Fujian”. Of course, on one of my tea cupboards, the top shelf is white & green teas, the 2nd shelf is all oolongs, & the next 3 shelves are packed with Black teas.
Then there are the Sheng & Shou…sigh…they have a special shelf in the other tea cupboard (there are 2 in my office now), & additional storage in my bedroom that I won’t bother to photograph. My family doesn’t need to know about THAT.

K S

I really need to do this. My stuff is out of control organization wise. I have no idea how many I have. Probably 80% are 7g or less. Maybe after I do taxes. Of course my brain will be spent by then.

Terri HarpLady

Taxes…that’s on my agenda too…:p

Sil

OOOH i could start my taxes this weekend..not that i have everything i need yet..

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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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St. Louis, MO

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http://www.harpsinger.net

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