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Sipdown! 204
I think I’ve made it one of my goals today to get down to 200 teas.
Why not?
Of course, that is just one of my goals. The other goals include 3 hours minimum of practice time, & a couple of hours of writing on my nanowrimo project (I’m miserably behind so far…sigh…).


Drinking more tea seems like the most important of those.

Terri HarpLady

It probably shouldn’t be, but there it is! :D

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Another Sipdown! 205!
I’m not gonna go into a long description, because I’m tired & I should be practicing right now. Let’s just say this is delicious, ok?
Cuz right now, it is.

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Sipdown! 206!
Yum! That’s all I can say.
I’m back to trying to cut out caffeine after 5 or so, & this is a lovely cup of Delicious.

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drank Weeping Angel Tea by 52teas
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Sipdown 207!!

Sil sent me this forever, & I’ve been saving this last bit to drink while I watch a Dr. Who episode. Actually, I had planned to rewatch the final Amy & Rory episode, since there are so many Weeping Angels in it, & drink it then. Never happened. Too Busy. I’m miserably behind, as I never got a chance to watch the last 3 episodes of the last season. I really need to watch them before the xmas special, etc.

So I drank this today, or I was going to drink it, but accidentally over steeped it by like 10 minutes (blame little terri & her easily sidetracked mind). So, I didn’t really drink it, because it was lukewarm & terrible. :p
But I still get to claim the sipdown! HA!

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That puts me at 208!
This is a lovely toasty one.

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I’m in an avoidance pattern this morning. There are a few unpleasant things that I need to do, that I’m admittedly avoiding. I need to just get it over with, & then let go & move on.

This is a sipdown, of sorts, but not one I can count. It’s the last cup out of the package, but I have another package waiting in the wings to replace it.

I love this tea! So rich, so deep, so perfectly awesome.

Terri HarpLady

Ok, I did the thing I didn’t want to do. It’s done. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Now more tea…


+1 for procrastination :-P


Things never seem quite as bad once they’re done! :-)

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I pulled this out hours ago, drinking steepings of it in between practicing for various gigs. I’d forgotten how lovely this tea is!
No real tasting notes to speak of, creamy banana & vanilla, chocolate, & really just a wonderful tea to enjoy on a Fall day. I have just enough to drink this one more time, & I plan to savor it!

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I’ve been sipping on this one for awhile. I finally had time to go with short steepings, & it’s been very nice. The initial flavors were of butter & honey, gradually building in maltiness, & an earthy kind of shroominess. I steeped it in my little 4oz Blue & white lotus porcelain mini teapot (yes, Garret, I am still IN LOVE with this teapot!).
Two leaves escaped the pot & swam around in my cup, finding each other & forming into the shape of a seagull :)
According to http://www.readingtealeaves.info/symbols.html, Seagulls indicate a sign of storms, or if flying (this one was), News from Abroad.
Maybe my package from Yunnan Sourcing will finally arrive! Maybe my lost box from Sil will come :)
In the next pouring they rearranged themselves into the shape of part of one of the Reiki symbols (for those in the know, it was ‘sha’ from the long distance symbol).
Of course, the Reiki symbols aren’t listed on that tea reading website, but I’ll interpret that as meaning there are people who would benefit from having Reiki sent to them.
Of course, this wasn’t a proper tea leaf reading, as I read the leaves while the tea was still in the cup, but I’ve always been a rebel without a clue, so why not?


that would be nice sigh

Terri HarpLady

I keep hoping!

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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How is it almost noon? I’d really like to know!
I woke up at 9 (after going to bed at 2), spent awhile in my room doing my morning things (my free style blend of yoga, journaling, taichi, meditation, & breathing). I made breakfast & tea (actually in the opposite order), & here I am, quarter to noon. Already?

I decided to follow Sil’s lead from yesterday, & start with Laoshan Black: 1 Tbls in my mug, steeped 3 minutes.
Oh yeah… (inhale) The aroma alone is enough to sooth the savage beast raging inside me.
“uh…Ms Theresa, please go take a bubble bath, & leave us alone.”

Ms. Theresa, my personal office manager/secretary/Mom, is out of control, yelling in my head about all the things that need to be done: Phone calls, emails, music to practice, a novel to write…on & on…
Resteeps at 4 & 6 minutes. I’m finishing this tea first.

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What to say? Sometimes I hate being the person who has to add a tea, AND being the first person to review it.

I wanted a cup of raw puerh because I’m feeling kind of fuzzy headed, & drinking sheng tends to clear my head…well sort of…it also makes me a little out there, if you know what I mean. I feel extremely ‘present’ right now.

This Sheng is VERY dark, almost black, with mahogany streaks running through it. I started sipping it a few hours ago. I can’t really describe the tastes today…other than to say it was initially earthy & smokey, gradually getting sweeter. After a few rounds there was an ‘open’ taste. I can’t really tell you what that means to me…kind of a hollow, circular taste, very smooth. Right now there’s a tangy sensation about halfway up my tongue. It doesn’t taste like pineapple, but it feels kind of like pineapple. A few steeps later my tastebuds all feel like they are wiggling around. I’ve got a good skull shining going on now, Good energy, time to go play my harp for awhile. I’ll continue to sip into the evening.


Sheng is so hard to describe! I totally get 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!


St. Louis, MO



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