3091 Tasting Notes

I only have a few more chances to drink this one, & then it will be gone, & I will be sad…sigh…
Just for today, I will savor every sweet amazing sip…


the packet you sent me is tucked away in my save for a really bad day box. haha

Terri HarpLady

That’s a great idea!

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I haven’t really gotten to drink very much tea, but I don’t want to have anymore caffeine, so I had a cup of this. Yummy, spicy, basically an herbal chai.


We like to call that Hobb’s Choice around here.

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This has been a long day & I’m tired. I practiced for a few hours, I played a gig, I drank this tea while I was practicing. Usually I’d go with a gongfu session, but I wanted to stay focused on playing, so I just did a 3 minute steep, & it was tasty. I wish I had more to say, but that was hours ago.

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Hmmm…I swear I thought I posted about this one this morning, but I guess I never hit the ‘post’ button. Anyway, no new observations about this tea, it is a nice bold breakfast blend, & I’ve commented on it numerous times. Thanks Stacy!

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Sure, why not?
I ended the day with a cup of this.
Kind of like having cookies, without the calories or the sugar rut.

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This morning I told Sil I wasn’t going to be ordering much during the black friday sale. That was before I visited the Verdant website & found out that Golden Fleece is back…sigh…ah, the golden fleece…
Needless to say, that was the beginning of a binge that wound through 4 tea companies, emptied my playpal account, & has Ms Theresa yelling from somewhere in the back of my mind. I will probably never be allowed to buy tea again, & I probably already have enough tea around here to last for the rest of my life.

So I made myself a cup of this. It’s a lovely tea, but for some reason today it tasted very beanie to me, & I wasn’t picking up on the sweet flavors I got as much last time. Most likely it has something to do with my tastebuds, rather than the tea. It was still an enjoyable cup, enough that I went back for a resteep.


I only ordered a few that are intended to be staples but honestly I have accumulated enough tea to carry me well into the afterlife.

Terri HarpLady

LOL, I told my daughters that when I leave this earth & they are going through my things, they will find multiple tea stashes. Luckily for them, I keep a tea journal, so they can find brewing instructions & comments on anything worth being hoarded ;)


Terri – i spent a small fortune this weekend BUT only picked up about 45 teas (so far) however i am game for you in going as long as possible with no more orders…you uh also have a box here with your name on it lol

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God I love this tea!
I started off drinking it in bed this morning, with resteeps, & once the leaf was spent I made more. I’ve been drinking it while planning & executing a rediculous black friday order from verdant. Let’s just say I will be well stocked on all of my favorite black teas from there for quite some time!


Sichuan Caravan!! :D

Terri HarpLady

I’m stilling waiting…it wasn’t there when I ordered, but hopefully by monday it will be up…

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Happy USA Thanksgiving & Happy Hannukah!

I spent the day making food, as did my daughters. It took 2 kitchens, 3 chefs, & 2 sous chefs (my sons), then we transported the food made at my house to my daughter’s house (1 block away), & the feast was on.

Meanwhile, I DID drink tea, several pots full, most of which I’ll have to review the next time I drink them, but I also tried a delicious experiment, which I’ve been dying to share all day. Here it is:

1.5 Tb Laoshan Black + 1.5 Tb Shui Jin Gui Oolong + 1 cinnamon stick + 1 vanilla bean (after I used the seeds in something else), chopped up.
All of these were combined in my 16oz green cash iron dragonfly teapot.
Steep 3 minutes, and Oh My God!!! I also tried adding a little maple…
And of course, there were the resteeps…sigh…

I’m grateful for tea!

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This is the last cup of the 2012 version of this tea!
It’s a sweet kind of nutty green, with kind of a creamy cooked cereal aspect to it. A pleasure to drink, and I am claiming a Sipdown, even though I also have the 2013 Spring version in my TOMC files, because…well…because I can!

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This tea is delicious!
It has a smooth & bright mouth to it, & the flavor is sweet, with a chocolate & honeyed essence, and nicely rich but clean taste, if that makes sense.
1TB + my mug (12 oz?) X 3min/5min resteep

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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!


St. Louis, MO



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