It’s Day 9 of little terri’s Ultimate Sipdown Extravaganza!
I stayed up til 2am, playing harp, paying bills, setting goals, & reading Sherlock Holmes. I’m getting close to the end of the collection, & it’s been fun, but I hope to move on after this weekend.
I’m having a nice morning. I slept in until 9:30 (I love being self-employed), then I woke up with Bach’s invention #8 in my head, so I sat at the piano & played a slow rendition of it. It’s been years since I played the inventions! I grew up on the piano, but I don’t really play it much, & I need to create time for it, because I still love THAT instrument too. If only there were more hours in each day!

I’ve visited Joseph Wesley’s website a few times, but never ordered. It seemed a little high brow for me, a little too polished/designer/sterile. Plus, I’d think naming a tea company after yourself would be kind of risky, like getting your girlfriend’s name tattooed on your arm, LOL. Of course, Joe is really probably a really cool guy who just loves tea!

I’d like to thank boychik for sending me this generous sample. I divided it, placing 5 grams in my 4oz pot for a gongfu session of 15/30/45sec/1min/2min/3min, & a nice Tb in my 8oz cup for 3/5 minute steeps. I drank the gongfu brews first, & although it was nice, the flavor profile remained pretty much the same throughout. It was a lovely wheat toast, made from a darker molasses sweetened bread.
The 8oz cup X 3min was my preferred steeping, with a nice dense chewy kind of thick mouth, Boston Brown Bread with a touch of rye & dark molasses, lightly sweet & savory, & even a little tart, as if some citrus peel were added. It is also mildly astringent, & the resteep @ 5min tends towards a slightly bitter ‘hops’ quality. Not a bad tea, & a sipdown.
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Angrboda

Well, after he let me get away with half the actual cost of shipping for my order because it would have qualified for free shipping if I had lived in the US, I’d say he’s definitely a really cool guy. :) Or at the very least a very friendly one. :)

boychik

I’d say he is very down to earth, maybe even a little shy.

Joseph Wesley Black Tea

haha! This conversation just made my day!

Terri HarpLady

Good to know! I like nice people!

Joseph Wesley Black Tea

(and I’m happy to read that you enjoyed the tea)

Terri HarpLady

:)
When possible, I like my tea reviews to be a little entertaining!

Joseph Wesley Black Tea

I was originally going to try and be cute by pushing back on the “high brow” comment, but after realizing that I’m sitting in the library, reading a book and listening to Bernstein conduct Mahler’s 2 Symphony, I decided it was probably best just to laugh. Thanks for taking time to review our teas. Cheers, Joe

Sil

i need to try some of these before i bite the bullet and place an order – shipping just a little high for my tastes without having first tried 1 or two of them. LIttle more confident now that you’ve seemed to enjoy it my tea sister heh

boychik

Sil, i need the address, pls!

Terri HarpLady

I can split my samples with you, if you like, Sil…for your NEW box ;)

Sil

I didn’t even see this terri. I can’t recall if boychik was sending me these…it’s been that sort of week but if not, then I am game..or if there was one you loved in particular, happy to share an order or something.

Terri HarpLady

Too late, the box is in the mail! I mailed 7 boxes yesterday, in what I’ll call a serious tea measuring & packaging binge!

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Angrboda

Well, after he let me get away with half the actual cost of shipping for my order because it would have qualified for free shipping if I had lived in the US, I’d say he’s definitely a really cool guy. :) Or at the very least a very friendly one. :)

boychik

I’d say he is very down to earth, maybe even a little shy.

Joseph Wesley Black Tea

haha! This conversation just made my day!

Terri HarpLady

Good to know! I like nice people!

Joseph Wesley Black Tea

(and I’m happy to read that you enjoyed the tea)

Terri HarpLady

:)
When possible, I like my tea reviews to be a little entertaining!

Joseph Wesley Black Tea

I was originally going to try and be cute by pushing back on the “high brow” comment, but after realizing that I’m sitting in the library, reading a book and listening to Bernstein conduct Mahler’s 2 Symphony, I decided it was probably best just to laugh. Thanks for taking time to review our teas. Cheers, Joe

Sil

i need to try some of these before i bite the bullet and place an order – shipping just a little high for my tastes without having first tried 1 or two of them. LIttle more confident now that you’ve seemed to enjoy it my tea sister heh

boychik

Sil, i need the address, pls!

Terri HarpLady

I can split my samples with you, if you like, Sil…for your NEW box ;)

Sil

I didn’t even see this terri. I can’t recall if boychik was sending me these…it’s been that sort of week but if not, then I am game..or if there was one you loved in particular, happy to share an order or something.

Terri HarpLady

Too late, the box is in the mail! I mailed 7 boxes yesterday, in what I’ll call a serious tea measuring & packaging binge!

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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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