3001 Tasting Notes

First off, I made paleo pumpkin scones from this recipe to go with breakfast: http://www.freckleditalian.com/2013/10/guest-post-recipe-paleo-pumpkin-maple.html
I did not make the final glaze, as I’m at Tony’s, & I didn’t have all the ingredients I needed. None the less, the scones are tasty! They are more cakey than scone like. Oh, how I miss the bisquity yumminess of scones!
Anyway, I used canned pumpkin puree, which I still have plenty of, so I had an idea. My silly experiment:

I made a cup of Irish Breakfast, adding a heaping TB of pumpkin puree, some maple syrup, some cinnamon, & some vanilla. It was drinkable, but so so, & the worst part was, in spite of all my stirring, there was a thick puddle of sludge (pumpkin) at the bottom of the cup. :p
Oh well…it was worth a try.
Now…what to do with the rest of the pumpkin puree…

Fjellrev

Those both look and sound lovely. :)

Bonnie

Marcus Stout at Golden Moon Tea has a Chai recipe from a few weeks ago that uses pumpkin puree!

Terri HarpLady

Do you have a link, Bonnie?

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First cup of the day, I made the mistake of letting this go a little longer, & although it was still very agreeable, I didn’t enjoy it as much. That’s ok, next time I’ll pay attention!

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I would like to shout out a loud ,“thank you” to Spencer for sending me a sample of this. What a tasty treat!

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This is such a pleasantly clean & clear sheng, tasting lightly of cedar & feeling like a light vanilla creamy texture. Through the sippings it became more savory, with a green olive oil pepperiness, & then later there was a sweet citrus type taste & texture. There is a very lively energy to this tea. I feel very present, laid back, & calm, & I’m thinking “bubble bath”.

I’m trying to drink at least one of my TOMC/TOMCR teas each day, to work my way through them. This was from February TOMCR, & it’s a really nice one. Sadly, this is a sipdown.

Sil

i keep saving this one…

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Home from the rehearsal.
6pearls + mug of hot water X 3 min (resteep 5 min)

All I can say is Thank you, I needed that.

Sil

I spent the morning overwhelmed and crying slightly for a period of time. I’ve been one a call since 6am today. I need a lot of things. Today sucks

TeaBrat

oh, I have some of this on the way!

Terri HarpLady

Sil: Poor girl, I’m sending you a big hug! I hope you get to enjoy the weekend!
Amy: your package arrived!! I’m looking forward to sampling both of those, & I mailed teas to you, including a sample of this one.

Sil

terri….i “started” work half dressed, towel on my head at 6:20…i got up three times after that – twice to pee and once to put clothes on lol. I JUST finished my day….

Terri HarpLady

Tell your man I said he has to be really really nice to you tonight :)

Sil

haha he was awesome tonight… came home and went to pick up food for me early ‘o clock because i was going to be glued to the desk until later and hadn’t eaten all day. he’s always good to me :)

Terri HarpLady

Good men can be hard to find, soil glad we both have one :)

Sil

soil glad too giggling

Terri HarpLady

LOL
We just ordered carry out. I’m starving!

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Heading out to rehearsal with the UMSL choir. This was my tea for sipping while practicing at home, part of an order shared with Sil & BoxerMama.
Wonderful!

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Another tea I needed this morning!
Thank you Tyler!
I know this one is no longer available, & I do want to get some of the newer one, but it may be awhile, as I am short of funds. Luckily, I have enough tea here to last for the rest of my life. Although I’m sure there will be purchases made during the upcoming HoliDaze season.

Now, to my harp to practice for the choir rehearsal I have today at UMSL.

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I need this.
“Thank you, Ms Stacy”
Little terri said that, but we all agree.
Thank you!

ifjuly

Love this one!

Terri HarpLady

Me too! I’m having a savory & malty kind of day :)

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drank Bedtime by Yogi
3001 tasting notes

I played a gig tonight with my trio, 2 hours of Beatles music on flute, harp, & cello. Then I came home & spent the last couple of hours with my son Drew, watching the 3 episodes of Dr Who that I hadn’t seen yet, plus all the previews of the upcoming special. A perfect ending to a perfect day :)

Oh, and Sipdown!

JustJames

when’s the new one? the 23rd? i can’t wait!!!!

Fjellrev

I saw the word “Beatles” and I had to come a-runnin’.

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Last night Ari was looking for a tea to make, “one that was easy”, she said. I pointed out a few plain old blacks, & also the chocolate O & Bolder breakfast. She started sniffing, & this was the one. She made a 16 oz pot of it, & then must have gotten distracted, cuz when I got home from Tony’s last night, about 1/2 the pot was still there. I poured it into a glass, put it in the fridge, & just enjoyed it chilled with my lunch. I’ve always enjoyed this blend of black teas, plus shu pu’erh, plus chocolate! YUM! And it’s really tasty cold, BTW!

Dexter

black tea, shu pu’erh, and chocolate? That sounds like a perfect combination.

Spencer

What a crazy, yet awesome-sounded combination!

Sil

dexter – if you haven’t tried this one remind me. i can send some your way next time i mail you something

Terri HarpLady

I really like it. In fact, I like it better than the chocolate O.

Dexter

I would love to try some of this the next time you send me something. :))

Sil

Do not let me forget heh And I agree with you Terri!

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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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