2946 Tasting Notes

drank Dian Hong by World of Tea
2946 tasting notes

Another busy day!!
This was my first tea of the day, one of Sil’s offerings in the BBBBox. I drank it, I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I can’t really say what it was like, because that was hours ago! :)
Luckily there is enough for me to drink again, & hopefully have time to comment on.


Some days I’m in it for the tea. Other days I just want the hydration and/or caffeine. Those latter days, I often end up inhaling my tea and not remembering a thing about it.

Terri HarpLady

I like to sip tea while I teach, but since I’m teaching, I’m busy analyzing & evaluating my student’s playing, so I can’t analyze the tea, but i still enjoy it!

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Last night I restrung one of my Harps, staying up until 3am to get the job done. This afternoon I knew I wanted some Sheng, & this was the only selection from the Sept Reserve TOMC I hadn’t tried. So I’ve been enjoying this all afternoon. I don’t really have much to say about it, other than it’s pleasant, lightly sweet, & I can taste the similarities between this & Master Han’s Wild picked Yunnan. While I was sipping it I was practicing Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” for a performance the first week of Dec. I was retuning my Harp over & over again, because new strings take forever to settle down. I was returning phone calls, & booked a gig for May. I was talking to a potential new student. I was doing other things too. Next time I’ll try to be still, so that I have more to share.

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I came across this recipe for making iced Thai Chai. It calls for a homemade coconut milk creamer, which I had to make a half batch of, just to try it out. While I was making it, I started thinking how nice a hot latte would be, & so this tea became the first latte.

The coconut milk has a pleasant oranginess to it, which goes nicely with the Bergamot, & I added a little more sweetness to the cup. Not something I’ll be drinking regularly, but fun to try. I’ll let you all know how the iced chai comes out once everything cools down.

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Now that the weather is cooling down, the boys are drinking more tea again, reminiscing about our past Adagio fandom orders, & all that. Drew has all of his classes on Mon, Wed, & Fri. Leif’s classes are on Tues & Thurs. Everyone has been fending for themselves for breakfasts lately (we have a rule in my house, which I call, “Find it, Kill it, Cook it, & Eat it”. Of course, nobody in this house is killing anything, but we have had that rule for a long time, & all of my kids know how to fix food because of it). Leif is on ‘Fall Break’ from his college, so the 3 of us had a nice breakfast together, which included a huge sweet potato that I dug up yesterday! Leif selected this tea & brewed a big pot, which we all enjoyed. It’s a light tasting cup, with a very bright, tart, & fruity flavor. I still haven’t tried it iced, but I bet it would be tasty that way.

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This is one of those sad sipdowns, where I’ve been hoarding the last cups-worth for awhile. And now it’s gone. I drank this last cup with a touch of Maple syrup, just cuz it’s so damn good that way!

Today is 22 days since I’ve ordered tea from anywhere. I’m at 214, or at least that’s where I think I am, lol. I’d really like to order more of this from Stacy, along with some of the newer things she has, but I’m still really trying to be good!

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drank Qing Pin by Yezi Tea
2946 tasting notes

My first tea of the day, which is from the BBBBox, thanks to Tasty Brew! The main feature of this tea is a gutsy grapenuts kind of taste. I always liked grapenuts. :)

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This tea has really grown on me, & the 2013 batch is definitely better that 2012 I think, although right now I can’t exactly say how, LOL. But it’s a tea with a really nice energy, perfect for bringing on a state of mindfulness, & tasty too.

I’m feeling somewhat better now, & I think the other component to my grumpiness, without a doubt, is the lack of sunlight. Even though it is gloomy outside, I’m gonna head out now & dig up sweet potatoes, because playing in the dirt always makes me feel better!


I’ve started taking my vitamin D supplements here for lack of sunlight!


It has been overcast or raining every day for about two weeks. It makes me feel soooo sluggish and sometimes depressed. I guess I had better start back on vitamin D, too.


It really helps! Even if it is just the placebo effect, whatever, as long as it works :)

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I’m feeling like a grumpus. In part, it’s due to lack of self-care. I haven’t been getting enough sleep, haven’t been spending enough quality time alone doing yoga, reiki, & such, & have been on a potato eating binge so my feet hurt (yes, it’s documented, more than once now…dammit).
I also have a bit of a resentment going, which I need to resolve by sending Reiki to the person in question. “Just for today, there is no anger.”
And I need to relax & enjoy more tea. Starting with this one, introduced to me by Sil. Thank you, tea sister, thank you.


I miss you!

Terri HarpLady

I know, I miss you too! I hope you had a good weekend! We need to set a ‘date’ to visit on FB, cuz we haven’t talked for awhile. :)

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I’ve been relaxing at Tony’s this afternoon, watching back to back episodes of the walking dead. We’re in the middle of season 3, & this isn’t really my kind of show, but I feel compelled to watch it & see what happens, I don’t know why.

I wanted more tea, but I don’t have alot of options here: this, bags of ‘awake’, earl grey. This seemed like the best option. I used to like it more than I do now.

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I hoarded the last of my Bilbo Brew at Tony’s house for quite some time, but today I drank the last cup. I’ve enjoyed this tea, but it’s no longer available. Maybe I’ll have Stacy make me a custom brew similar to it.


I loved this one soooo much. I wish I had been able to get some before it was yanked.

Terri HarpLady

We went through a couple of orders of it, & I even bought the commemorative tin! I think it will be even better if I replace the vanilla green with either black or oolong vanilla, or just have Stacy make a blend…that’s what I’m thinking… :)


Terri- have you ever had the remixed Burglar Brew tea? It has pumpkin instead of sweet potato. Was thinking of grabbing some, but if you’ve had both I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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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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