I don’t know why I don’t drink Tieguanyin more often. It’s not like I don’t have any, in fact I have a ton of it! There are a bunch of them left over from when I was in Verdant’s TOMC & TOMCR, plus I also have others from other companies.

So this one is from last June’s TOMC. It is the essence of spring itself. The aroma is gently floral, the taste is also gently floral & yellow, like spring daffodils, with a beautiful yellow color to the liquid as well. As I run through the steepings, the leaves bloom, gracefully, lushly, like some cross between lettuce & Wakame. I served some to one of my students & her mom, & they were like, “I feel like we’re drinking flowers!”
I love turning people on to new teas!
:)

BigDaddy

TGY is usually the first tea I give newbies, they always respond with, “is this tea? Its not bitter like my tea.” Sets there wheels rolling. Next thing I know I have to order more for all the newbies. How’s your Yunnan Sourcing addiction going?

Terri HarpLady

Funny you should ask, Big D, I was lurking on their website a few days ago. I haven’t ordered anything…yet!
You?

BigDaddy

Saving up for big spring harvest extravaganza. Getting my tea rhythms straight this year. Going to try and see if I can drink all my greens before they are 8 years old :)

Terri HarpLady

It’s kind of nice how tax returns come in spring…:)

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BigDaddy

TGY is usually the first tea I give newbies, they always respond with, “is this tea? Its not bitter like my tea.” Sets there wheels rolling. Next thing I know I have to order more for all the newbies. How’s your Yunnan Sourcing addiction going?

Terri HarpLady

Funny you should ask, Big D, I was lurking on their website a few days ago. I haven’t ordered anything…yet!
You?

BigDaddy

Saving up for big spring harvest extravaganza. Getting my tea rhythms straight this year. Going to try and see if I can drink all my greens before they are 8 years old :)

Terri HarpLady

It’s kind of nice how tax returns come in spring…:)

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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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