2895 Tasting Notes

I made a solid western steep of this one & sipped it while adding more primer to my front porch, this time on the stair rail. The re-steep was nice too, & although I prefer this one gongfu, I just don’t have time for that kind of tea drinking right now.

MzPriss

Terri are you going to paint the ceiling of your porch pale blue?

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Is June already over? Really? Geez…
It’s time to update my tea list & straighten out my cupboard…tonight!
I feel like I haven’t drank enough tea this month! I’ve barely nicked my cupboard.
Oh well…whatever…
I started the day with this lovely tea. I gave it the 1min/2/5min treatment, & it was very tasty, but I prefer going with the shorter steeps.
Still, it’s like toast & honey in a cup, & it was great to walk around my garden with cup of tea, picking & eating a handful of blackberries & some red raspberries, bringing in a shallot & some asparagus to enjoy for breakfast. A wonderful start to my day!

Stephanie

Yeah, wtf happened to June? Sheesh

Your garden sounds lovely :)

TheTeaFairy

Yep, summer is already on its way…let’s enjoy every minute of it :-)

Lariel

Summer has already started… according to the solar calendar.

Sil

i’m having a hard time with the fact that we’ve been in the new place a month now…

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Another fandom blend from Sil, sent to her by Shmiracles.
This was fairly tasty also, but although I enjoy gunpowder, I don’t care for it as much is flavored blends. I prefer it plain. So to me, that took away from the cup a bit.
On the other hand, I love the Tiger Eye blend, so that was a plus.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Yum!
Thank you Sil & Shmiracles
This is a tasty Chai, plus apple, & is especially nice with a drizzle of Maple.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

I just spent the afternoon in my garden, which always feels so good.
I picked a basket full of cukes, so tomorrow I’ll probably start another batch of dills.
I gathered some asparagus for my dinner.
I dug up the rest of my Shallots & some garlics, & hung them up to dry.
I braided the garlics & shallots that I dug up a week or 2 ago.
For photos: https://www.facebook.com/terri.langerak
I pulled a few weeds, watered half of the garden, & ate a few handfuls of red raspberries, all while talking on the phone with my mom for an hour!
Now I’m back at Tony’s house, enjoying a cup of this tea. Cavorcorax sent me several samples from River Tea awhile back, & it’s about time I start sampling them, right?
The name of the tea sounds like the name Troy would give to a 14 foot Alligator on Swamp People, LOL, but in reality it is a classic Assam, bold & malty. Probably something I should be drinking with breakfast, not at 6pm.

Marzipan

I want to be your next door neighbor.

Terri HarpLady

:)
It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood! :)

TheTeaFairy

So nice, great job!
(Lol, the troy comment is hilarious)

Terri HarpLady

LOL, Swamp people is the only reality show I ever watch :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

My preference with most of my YS blacks, including the 2013 version of this one, has been 5g + 4oz (rinse) x 15/30/45/sec etc.
OR 1/2/5 min.
Today I’m just going with simplicity: 1 heaping tsp in a mug for 3 min.
Any way you make it, this is a delicious mug of tea, toasty, malty, & rich with a creamy caramel & milk chocolate mouth.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

It’s hard to believe that I still have some of this!
I usually go with a gongfu sessions with this tea, but today I’m just having an awesome cup of it, with a resteep next. It’s rich with malt, honey, & sweet potato. Thick & delicious!

MzPriss

Terri – I had a sweet potato for breakfast and I thought of you

Terri HarpLady

:)
I had one last night, & will probably pop one in the oven here shortly. Love me some sweet tater!

MzPriss

Meeee too! One of my favorite dinners is a baked sweet tater with cottage cheese and caramelized onion on top. For breakfast, I left off the onion and just had it with the cottage cheese and a little cayenne sprinkled on the tater

Terri HarpLady

Mine is a tator with cinnamon, although I filled one with pulled pork, caramelized onion, & BBQ sauce recently, & that was amazing!

MzPriss

Dang! I bet that was good

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

When did this become a smokey tea?
I don’t recall it ever having a smoky taste. At all.
But today it does. hmmmm
Ironically, I like it better this way!
A yummy smokiness, a thick chocolatiness…I almost think somebody has pulled a switcheroo on me, except this is from last Aug TOMC, and I’ve drank it before, so I’m not sure how this happened.
But I’m glad it did!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Guess what? The wrapper for this teabag is almost the same color of read as the EB wrapper, so I accidentally made it my 2nd cup. Oh well…I drank it anyway, & if I’d added some stevia it would be almost like a koolaid kind of thing. It wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be, & would probably be tasty over ice.
Am I gonna run out & buy some?
No, most likely not. But at least I don’t hate it, right?

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Tony & I went to one of our old haunts for breakfast, a place we used to visit pretty much every weekend, but I’ve just been cooking breakfast for quite some time now, because I’d much rather eat my own cooking any day. Regardless, there was nothing in the frig, so out to breakfast we went. This was my first cuppa there, and as far as bagged teas go, it’s better than most EBs, in my opinion, if for no other reason than the bags are not made of that phony ‘silk’.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

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!

Location

St. Louis, MO

Website

http://www.harpsinger.net

Following These People