I feel fantastic!
I love sheng! I’m convinced that it is the cure all, & if it isn’t, oh well, I sure do feel 100% better than I felt a few hours ago! I was really dragging, people, it was all I could do to keep my eyes open, in spite of several servings of black tea. I started drinking this Sheng, & in no time I felt totally revived. If I still have a headache, I’m feeling no pain.
The dry leaf is in Shades of green, gray, beige, & brown, with a fresh & tart aroma like newly dried hay & grapes. When I warmed the leaf in my yixing, I smelled banana cakes & a heady floral quality. If you’ve never had them, banana cakes are sticky rice with a piece of banana in the middle, wrapped up in a banana leaf & steamed. Sometimes they put bean paste in there, & you can put other things in them too. You can also make them savory, but they’re especially nice as a dessert, drizzled with coconut milk. My kids have always loved them, especially my son Drew.
5G + 4oz Yixing (rinse) X 5 seconds…
The initial steepings were mildly lemony with a taste of green banana leaf. I’ve been drinking this over the past 3 hours, just a cup here & there. I took a break to put a chicken in the oven, another break to pick raspberries with Drew. I continued to sip while paying bills (ALL of my bills are paid! Yay!). I also drank a few cups with dinner. I’d like to keep drinking, but I’m headed out the door, so I may have to revisit this tomorrow, because I feel like there is still many cups left :)
I really should start drinking Sheng every day, it always makes me feel so fantastic!
I think I’ll fill my to go cup & take it with me…

TheTeaFairy

This note makes me feel your happiness and well being :-)

Stephanie

Sheng is so special!

Ubacat

I haven’t developed a real love for the taste of sheng yet but it’s not bad and the way it makes you feel is totally worth it.

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TheTeaFairy

This note makes me feel your happiness and well being :-)

Stephanie

Sheng is so special!

Ubacat

I haven’t developed a real love for the taste of sheng yet but it’s not bad and the way it makes you feel is totally worth it.

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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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